Kate Jansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Glendale, AZ

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About

Dr. Jansen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in health psychology and primary care psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine.

Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology program at Midwestern University she worked with the University of Iowa Family Medicine residency training program, where she specialized in providing behavioral health services within the primary care setting and residency education. She also has experience working within a multi-disciplinary team in the department of surgery, providing psychological evaluations for individuals seeking bariatric surgery. 

Title
Associate Professor

Campus
Glendale, AZ

College
College of Health Sciences - AZ

Department
Behavioral Sciences

Program
Clinical Psychology

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Education

University of Toledo | 2010 | Ph.D.
University of Toledo | 2007 | M.A.
Texas Christian University | 2004 | B.S.

Courses Taught

Research Methods

Integrated Health Care

History and Systems

Human Sexuality

Health Psychology 

Research

Dr. Jansen's research interests center around health psychology, human sexuality, and integrated care.

Primary research interests include the evaluation of communication between medical patients and providers, as well as examining how we teach communication skills to medical students, as well as those in other healthcare related fields. We know that effective communication enhances both patient outcomes as well as patient satisfaction, however, the most effective methods to teach and build communication skills in healthcare training programs are not well studied or implemented.

Additional research interests address human sexuality. Specific projects include examining the relationships between individual’s sexual preferences and personality traits as well as individuals with diverse sexual preferences and orientation's experiences in the healthcare system.

Publications

Selected Publications

Jansen, K.L. (in press) W.O.W. I Feel Better! Using wellness interventions to promote collaboration and presentation effectiveness. In R.L. Miller and A.M. Schwartz (Eds.) High Impact Teaching Practices.

Fried, A.L., Jansen, K.L. (2018) Ethical Considerations for new psychologists. The Clinical Psychologist, 71(3), 17-19

Jansen, K. L., Fortenberry, K. T., & Clark, M. S. (2018) Anxiety and its measurement. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. (1st ed., pp. 111-117). New York, NY: Springer.

Fortenberry, K. T., Jansen, K. L., & Clark, M. S. (2017). Positive affectivity. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. (1st ed., pp. 1509-1511). New York, NY: Springer.

Jansen, K.L., Rosembaum, M. (2016). The State of Communication Education in Family Medicine Residencies. Family Medicine, 48(6), 445-51. Retrieved from: http://www.stfm.org

Clark, M.S., Jansen, K.L., Bresnahan, M.M. (2013). Relative impact of the various classes of anti-depressants on sexual function.  Journal of Family Practice; 62(11), 660-661. Retrieved from: http://www.jfponline.com

Clark, M. S., Jansen, K. L., Cloy, J.A. (2012). Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression. American Family Physician, 86(5), 442-448. Retrieved from: http://www.aafp.org

Jansen, K.L., Motley, R.L., & Hovey, J.D. (2009).  Anxiety, Depression, and Students’ Religiosity.  Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 13(3), 267-271. doi: 10.1080/13674670903352837

Organizations

American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

American Psychological Association

            Division 38, Health Psychology

            Division 2, Teaching Psychology

Arizona Psychological Association 

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

More Information

Dr. Jansen supervises the Midwestern University Behavioral Health Consult Team at the Multispecialty clinic, a clinical practicum dedicated to providing integrated healthcare services to Family Medicine, Speech Language Pathology, and other specialties.