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Kristin Maxwell, Ph.D., CRC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
234 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-7460

Dr. Maxwell is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling program. She is a three-time alumna of the Rehabilitation Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Dr. Maxwell is currently developing an undergraduate Rehabilitation and Human Services program at the University of Kentucky. This will complement the existing master’s and doctoral programs.

Dr. Maxwell’s research interests include chronic pain, impression management, invisible disabilities, readiness, supervision of students completing clinical work, and program and course development and evaluation.

Her professional experiences include working as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in the field of Mental Health at both a county mental health center and the county jail, providing solution-focused crisis mental health interventions and counseling, crisis stabilization planning and coordination of services, and time-limited case management.

Other related professional experiences include work with local Community Support Programs and at an internationally accredited Clubhouse Model clubhouse for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Maxwell has also worked with veterans in the nationally recognized Compensated Work Therapy Program (Department of Veterans Affairs), at an intensive outpatient program for adults with substance use disorders, and at a youth services agency providing job skills training to adolescents (many with involvement in the justice system) at a youth job center.

Vita (PDF)

Research categories: Rehabilitation Counseling, Mental HealthSubstance Abuse, Disabilities, Evaluation