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Krista Chronister

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Contact Info

Office Location: 
255 HEDCO Education Building
Phone: 
541-346-2415
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Education: 
B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, 1992
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon, 2000
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon, 2003

I am proud to be a graduate of the University of Oregon Counseling Psychology doctoral program, where I have served as a faculty member since 2003. I have been working with adult survivors of partner violence and their families since 1996. It has been important to me throughout my career to identify how counseling psychologists can meet the needs of those communities most at risk for violence and foster their well-being.

The focus of my scholarship has been examining the impact of intimate partner violence on the health and vocational development of girls and women, and developing community-based preventive interventions to address that impact. This line of research has led to the development and testing of  ACCESS [www.access-dv.org], a selected preventive intervention designed to address women’s mental health, trauma healing, and vocational needs simultaneously in an effort to lower rates of violence revictimization and increase vocational persistence and economic stability over time.

I also study the impact of partner violence and other risk behaviors on young adults’ health and wellbeing. This line of study has led to examining the effectiveness of a motivational, assessment-based preventive intervention designed for young adult couples, the Relationship Check-Up. The Relationship Check-Up is designed to provide young adult couples with feedback and options that facilitate positive change that, ultimately, improves their wellbeing and that of their families.