Board Member: Kurt Michael

Kurt Michael is a Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University (ASU) and the former Director of Clinical Services at the ASU Institute for Health and Human Services. He was trained at the University of Colorado – Boulder (B.A., cum laude), Utah State University (M.S., Ph.D.), and Duke University Medical Center (Clinical Psychology Resident Internship). Kurt teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his primary areas of research are school mental health (SMH), psychotherapy outcome, and mood disorders. His empirical work has appeared in scientific journals such as: Clinical Psychology Review, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Teaching of Psychology, Children and Youth Services Review, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies and is the first editor (JP Jameson, Co-Editor) of the soon to be published first edition of The Handbook of Rural School Mental Health (Springer).  In addition to Kurt’s teaching and research interests, he is a practicing Licensed Psychologist and in 2006, developed and implemented SMH partnerships entitled the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Centers in rural western North Carolina in the United States. Kurt also consults with agencies both regionally and nationally in the development of crisis intervention protocols for public school systems.

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