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Karen Wolford

Professor, Graduate Trauma Studies Coordinator


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1980
MS, Oklahoma State University, 1977
BS, Oklahoma State University, 1974


Karen Wolford is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research interests include treatment outcome studies, validational studies and scale development of psychological screening instruments (for organicity, suicidality). Additional areas of interest include psychological assessment, substance abuse, psychological trauma, mindfulness-based stress reduction research, and issues of race, class and gender. Her work includes assisting with the development of a state-wide grief counseling curriculum including a unit on support and supervision for grief counselors dealing with the September 11 tragedy. Most recently Dr. Wolford has been working with veterans mentoring research on trauma for an NSF REU grant.

Classes taught

PSY 350 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY 452/552 - Introduction to Trauma Studies
PSY 451/551 - Trauma and Loss
PSY 595 - Graduate Field Placement in Trauma Studies