Kristina Gorbatenko

Ph.D., L.P., Licensed Psychologist (MN)

Office: 228 Jeter Hall
Email: gorbatenkok@uwstout.edu


Research Interests

Professional interests focus upon program evaluation/ outcomes research, clinical/ counseling psychology, mental health assessment and treatment, and teaching of psychology.

Most past research/ scholarly efforts focused upon applied research, especially program evaluation, and involved graduate student collaboration/advisement. Examples include a 6-year grant-funded longitudinal program evaluation of the multi-state Summer Technology & Engineering Preview (STEPS) program; institutional research; qualitative and quantitative needs assessments; prevalence studies of cholesterol levels in students; issues in School Psychology; and satisfaction studies of health care patients.

Greatest professional enjoyment in the educational setting comes from collaborative research/ scholarly work with students and seeing students get excited about the real-world relevance of what they are learning. In the applied clinical setting, it occurs when being honored by having a person trust in our therapeutic relationship. In the applied program evaluation setting, it occurs when reporting to clients needed information that is then used in program enhancement.

Courses Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology (traditional & self-paced on-line)
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • Applied Health Psychology (graduate)
  • Principles of Program Evaluation (graduate)
  • Professional Seminar (graduate)
  • Psychosocial Intervention (graduate)

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K, Prose, N., Breuer, C. & Entinger, M. (2013, August). Difficult Patient-Physician Conversations in Severe Alopecia Areata: The Physician Perspective. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K., Prose, N., Breuer, C. & Entinger, M. (2013, March). Difficult Patient-Physician Communications: Physicians’ Perspectives on Treatment Discontinuation in Severe Alopecia Areata Patients. Presentation conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K., Murel, L., & Knutson, K. (2005). Cholesterol Levels in a College-Aged Population: Research Review, Recent Findings, and Public Health Communication Addressing Coronary Vascular Disease Risk Reduction. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K., Levin, I., Altmaier, E., & Doebbeling, B. (2001). Accuracy of Health-Related Quality of Life assessment: What is the benefit of incorporating patients’ preferences for domain functioning? Health Psychology, 20, 136 – 140.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K., & Levin, I. (1997, November). Capturing Patients’ Judgments in Weighting Different Domains of Quality of Life. Presented at the Judgment and Decision Making meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Altmaier, E., From, R., Pearson, K., Gorbatenko-Roth, K., & Ugolini, K. (1997). A prospective study to select and evaluate Anesthesiology Residents:  Phase I, The Critical Incident Technique.  Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 9, 629-636.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K. (1995).  [Review of Marketing Mental Health Services to Managed Care].  Contemporary Psychology, 40, 381.
  • Gorbatenko-Roth, K., Altmaier, E., From, R., Pearson, K., & Henwood, P. (1994). Defining Successful Performance Among Anesthesiology Residents: The Critical Incident Technique. Anesthesiology, 81, A1234.
  • Johnson, B., Gorbatenko, K., & Altmaier, E. (1994).  Ethical Issues for Psychologists in Hospital-Based Research and Practice.  Applied and Preventive Psychology, 3, 199-207.