Julie Jenks Kettmann

Associate Professor | Chair

I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for more than 10 years and worked as a master's level clinical mental health counselor for 8 years prior.

As a psychologist who specializes in counseling and clinical work, I love helping others understand more about how to change patterns that aren't working for them in their lives. As a professor, it is exciting to help students learn about what influences human behavior and thinking-aspects like various life experiences, biological factors, culture, family etc.

I continue to have a strong interest in populations related to forensic psychology, such as crime victims, trauma survivors, and youth who are court-involved. I value the opportunities that we've created at St. Ambrose University to involve our students in direct community based work with these populations, as part of our Forensic Psychology and Psychology programs.

Additionally, I love working with students on their professional development and vocational choices as they prepare for a new chapter of life after college.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa, Counseling Psychology
  • MEd, Loyola University, Community Counseling
  • BA, Loras College, Psychology & Spanish

Highlighted Scholarship or Publications

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2016, December). Interventions for working with childhood trauma. Invited training to provide a review of literature for school counselors by Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Counselor Academy.

Jenks Kettmann, J. & Schultz, J. (2016, October). We're in this together: Using a collaborative community-based conference to promote undergraduate research. [Conference poster presentation]. American Psychological Association, Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT), Atlanta, Georgia.

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2015, October). Integrating service learning into undergraduate psychology classes: Challenges, solutions, and outcomes. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT), Atlanta, Georgia.

Westefeld, J.S., Range, L., Jenks Kettmann, J., & Greenfeld, J. (2008). Assessing suicide risk in multicultural populations. In F. Leong & M. Leach (Eds.), Suicide among racial and ethnic groups: Theory, research, and practice. Brunner-Routledge.

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2008). Insights into interviewing and relating to children in the court system. Invited by Scott County Juvenile Justice Department to present training to judges, child advocates, detectives, and attorneys on ways to appropriately interview children.

Madson, M. B., Hasan, N. T., Williams-Nickelson, C., Kettmann, J. J., Van Sickle, K.S. (2007). The internship supply and demand issue: Graduate students' perspective. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 1, 249-257.

Jenks Kettmann, J.D., Schoen, E., Cochran, S.V., Moel, J.E., Greenberg, S.T., & Corkery, J.M. (2007). Increasing severity of psychopathology at counseling centers: A new look. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 523-529.

More About Dr. Kettmann

Courses Taught

Psychology and Treatment of Trauma and the Victim
Psychology and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender
Research Methods
Professional Development and Integration in Psychology

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Division 2, Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association
Iowa Psychological Association

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