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Krista Chronister

College of Education, Counseling Psychology, Family and Human Services
Phone: 541-346-2800
Office: 139 Susan Campbell Hall


Krista M. Chronister is known for her research on partner violence and survivors’ vocational and economic development. She has published extensively on the impact of partner violence on women’s work and career development, partner violence in Filipino communities, and partner violence and substance use in young adult relationships. She is the creator of the ACCESS intervention (Chronister, 2013), one of the few interventions designed to promote the rehabilitation and career development of partner-violence survivors. ACCESS is used nationally and available in English and Spanish.

Professor Chronister has graduated more than 25 doctoral students and served as mentor and research advisor to many master’s and undergraduate students.

Professor Chronister is a licensed psychologist in the State of Oregon and has served in several leadership roles with the Asian American Psychological Association and American Psychological Association. She serves on several journal Editorial Boards and has received national award recognitions for her research, training, and mentoring contributions.


Ph.D.,2003, University of Oregon
Major: Counseling Psychology
M.S., 2000, University of Oregon
Major: Counseling Psychology
B.S., 1996, University of Florida
Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

2019    John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research, American Psychological Association.

2014    Emerging Leader Award, Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership, American Psychological Association.

2014    Mentoring Leadership Award, Committee on Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association.

2014    Outstanding Major Contribution Award for 2013, The Counseling Psychologist, Vocational psychology and corrections.

2009    Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association.

2008    Many Faces of Counseling Psychology Early Career Scientist Award, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association.


Chronister, K. M., Luginbuhl, P., Ngo, C., Downey-McCarthy, R., Wang, J., Barr, L., Aranda, C., & Harley, E. (2018). The individual career counseling needs and experiences of female survivors of partner violence. Journal of Employment Counseling. doi: 10.1002/joec.12077

Chronister, K.M., Knoble, N., & Bahia, H. (2013). (Vol 2). Community interventions for domestic violence. In F. Leong (Ed.), Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (561-576). Washington, DC, USA: American Psychological Association. (Invited peer reviewed chapter).

Chronister, K.M., Marsiglio, M.C., Linville, D., & Lantrip, K. (2013). The influence of dating violence on adolescent girls’ educational experiences and key relationships: A grounded theory. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 374-405.

Chronister, K.M., & Davidson, M.M. (2010). Promoting distributive justice for domestic violence survivors with group intervention. Special Issue of Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35, 115–123.

Chronister, K.M. (2006). The intersection of social class and race in community intervention research with women domestic violence survivors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37(3–4), 175–182.

Chronister, K.M., & McWhirter, E.H. (2006). An experimental examination of two career counseling programs for battered women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 151–164.

Chronister, K.M., Wettersten, K.B., & Brown, C. (2005). Vocational psychology research for the liberation of battered women. The Counseling Psychologist, 32(6), 900–922.


Professor Chronister conducts research on the impact of partner violence on adolescent and adult vocational and economic development, and preventive interventions designed to prevent and remedy the impact. Professor Chronister also focuses on partner violence, and culturally-specific prevention and intervention strategies, in Spanish-speaking Latinx and Filipino communities.

Dr. Chronister is not accepting graduate students at this time.