Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
- MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Concentration: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse): University of Wisconsin – Stout
- Ph.D. Counselor Education: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Wisconsin
- Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), Wisconsin
- Group Counseling
- Lifespan Human Development
- Career Development and Counseling
I am curious about how to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of individuals with sexual violence and substance use history, and how individuals use mindfulness. I focus on how mindfulness based interventions may improve wellbeing and quality of life. I use both quantitative and qualitative research to study quality of life, to understand the impact of sexual violence and substance use, and to learn about the circumstances under which mindfulness based interventions work for improved wellbeing and quality of life. I have a special interest in Single Case Research Designs (SCRDs), assessment development/validation, social media, and bridging the practitioner-researcher gap through teaching, research, and service. Most recently, I have launched two studies related to how COVID-19 is impacting quality of life and also how individuals are practicing mindfulness during this time.
Currently, I do not advise doctoral students; however, I am available to serve on doctoral committees and to conduct research with doctoral students.
Callender, K. A., Trustey, C., Alton, L., & Hao, Y. (2019). Single case evaluation of a mindfulness-based mobile application with a substance abuse counselor. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (online) doi:10.1080/21501378.2019.1686353
Callender, K. A., & Lenz, A. S. (2018). Implications for wellness-based supervision and professional quality of life. Journal of Counseling and Development, 96, 436-448. doi:10.1002/jcad.12225
Lenz, A. S., & Callender, K. (2018). Single-case research design. In C. A. Morris and K. L. Wester (Eds.), Making Research Relevant: Applied Research Designs for the Mental Health Practitioner (81-94). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.
Callender, K. (2018, January 9). Why Now? Braving the Storm to Share Your Story of Sexual Violence. Psych Central. Retrieved from https://psychcentral.com/blog/why-now-braving-the-storm-to-share-your-story/
Callender, K. A. (2018). Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) across the lifespan of women: A wellness-based integrative intervention (Wel-BII). Adultspan, 17, 41-52. doi:10.1002/adsp.12052
Stevens, P. W., Callender, K. A., & Smith, R. L. (2018). Behavioral addictions/Non-substance-related disorders: An overview. In P. Stevens & R. L. Smith. Substance abuse counseling: Theory and practice (6th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
Lenz, A. S., Haktanir, A., & Callender, K. (2017). Meta-Analysis of trauma-focused therapies for treating posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Counseling and Development, 95, 339-353. doi:10.1002/jcad.12148
Lenz, A. S., Henesy, R., & Callender, K. A. (2016). Efficacy of the seeking safety program for co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development, 94, 51-61. doi:10.1002/jcad.12061
Lenz, A. S., Del Conte, G., Hollenbaugh, K. M., & Callender, K. (2016). Emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness as mechanisms of change for treatment outcomes within a DBT program for adolescents. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 1, 1-13. doi:10.1177/2150137816642439
Callender, K. A., Ecker, H., Snyder, S., & Heighway, D. (2019, November). The quality of life of substance abuse counselors: What counselors and supervisors need to know. Wisconsin Counseling Association, Madison, WI.
Callender, K. A. (2019, November). Using single case research designs to measure change in counseling and supervision. Wisconsin Counseling Association, Madison, WI.
Callender, K. A. (2018, February). Trauma informed approach to substance abuse treatment: Considerations for advocacy and training. Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Colloquium, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. https://streaming.mu.edu/Watch/Bf56GeJq
Callender, K. A. (2018, February). Substance-related and addictive disorders. University of the Southern Caribbean, Maracas/St. Joseph, Trinidad. (Skype)
Callender, K. A., & Smith, R. L. (2017, October). Using a wellness model: A non-standardized approach to supervision with counselors-in-training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
Callender, K.A. (2016, September). Interpersonal effectiveness characteristics and skills: Instrument development and item validation process. (Poster). Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Callender, K.A. (2016, October). Using a wellness model of supervision with counselors-in-training: Building resilience and character. (Poster). Southern Association for Assessment and Research, New Orleans, LA.
Schmit, M. K., Callender, K. A., Schmit, E. L., & Haktanir, A. (2015, January). Five practical methods to bridging the researcher-practitioner divide. (Poster). Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Austin, TX.
Watson, J. C., Callender, K. A. (2015, January). Evidence-based programs and practices: Preparing counselors to succeed in today’s clinical settings. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Austin, TX.
Callender, K. A. (2013, November). Counselor Wellness: The Role of Self Care for Professionals. Wisconsin Counseling Association, Madison, WI.
Thomas, A. M., & Callender, K. A. (2009, November). Counselor-In-Training Wellness Practices: Educating Professionals on Self- Care. Wisconsin Counseling Association, Wisconsin-Rapids, WI.