Karisse Callender, Ph.D.
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin – Stout
Ph.D. Counselor Education, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Callender is curious about how to improve the well-being and quality of life of individuals with sexual violence and substance use history, and how individuals use mindfulness. She focuses on how mindfulness-based interventions may improve well-being and quality of life. Callender uses 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 well-being and quality of life. She has 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.