Karrie P. Walters is a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychological assessment, differential diagnosis and child/family interventions. In her work with students, Karrie regularly translates current research to applied practice, integrating her 22 years of clinical experience with current best-practice, offering robust training experiences to her undergraduate and graduate students in the department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. Karrie also regular provides workshops and offers consultation in best practices in working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
Karrie received her Masters in Special Education from the University of North Texas and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 2010 from the University of Oregon. Karrie has worked with children and families in educational, social work and community counseling environments for over 20 years, providing a wide range of services, such as behavioral consultation, applied behavioral analysis, intensive family therapy and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation.
As the clinical director of the HEDCO Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment Clinic (CDAC), Karrie provides training and supervision to doctoral students in school, counseling and clinical psychology. Karrie also teaches across multiple departments in the college of education, bringing her clinical expertise to both undergraduates and graduate students in a range of programs, including Family and Human Services, Couples and Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology and School Psychology.
Ph.D. 08/2010 Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon
M.A. 05/2001 Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota
M.Ed. 08/1997 Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral, University of North Texas
B.A. 05/1996 Psychology, University of North Texas
Honors and Awards
2008 Donald and Darel Stein Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Oregon
2006 Nontraditional Student Award, University of Oregon
2006 Nominee, Graduate Teaching Fellow Teaching Award, University of Oregon
2005 Nominee, Commitment to Community Award, LGBT Educational and Support Services Program, University of Oregon
Walters, K.P. (2016) Instructors Manual. A supplement for D. Capuzzi & D. Gross (Eds.), Youth at risk: A prevention resource for counselors, teachers, and parents. (7h ed.)
Walters, K. P., & Kerewsky, S. D. (2014). Facing “The Squeeze”: Ideas for successfully managing fiscal-driven expansion of a human services program. National Organization for Human Services 2014 Annual Conference Proceedings
McWhirter, B.T. & Walters, K.P. (2007) Preventing and Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents. In D. Capuzzi & D. Gross (Eds.), Youth at risk: A prevention resource for counselors, teachers, and parents. (5th ed.)
Walters, K.P. (2001). The Martial Arts: A conduit for conflict education. Women in the Martial Arts, 21, (1), 12-15.
Walters, K.P. (2017). Keeping up-to-date: Current best practices for working with Transgender/gender fluid children and their families. Presented at the Oregon Psychological Association State Conference.
Walters, K.P. (2016). Current best practices for working with transgender/gender fluid children and their families. Presented at the National Organization for Human Services conference, Tampa, Florida
Walters, K.P. (2015). Beyond Introduction: A day in the life of a queer gender variant family. Presented at the National Organization for Human Services conference, Charlotte, North Carolina
Karrie's research interests include best practices for transgender and gender-creative children, effective clinical training and supervision, and ecologically based child and family interventions.