Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (currently attending)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Jessica Kirchhoefer graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is currently a PhD candidate in BYU's Counseling Psychology program.
Jessica's dissertation addresses counseling concerns among minority groups, specifically within the Latino community. Her research focuses on issues for minority groups, outcome measurements, and group therapy. Coming from a community mental health background, her work targets concerns with minority groups and specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Jessica has worked with a diverse population including children, adolescents, couples, low-income, uninsured, court-committed, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, and religious clients.
Anxiety and Stress Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Publication in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy: International student support groups: Learning from experienced group members and leaders, March 2018
Presented at the National Latino Psychological Association in Orlando, FL: Psychotherapy Utilization Trends Among Latino Student Subgroups in a University Counseling Center, 2016
Publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders: Sunshine on my shoulders: Weather, pollution, and emotional distress, November 15 2016 Volume 205
Publication in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology: Self Help Groups, in press
Guest presenter at the Student Leadership and Mentoring Conference in Orem, UT: Cyberbullying and Internet Aggression Occurrence among College Students and Prevention Strategies, 2016
Presented at Utah University and College Counseling Centers Conference in Park City, UT: College Students’ Experiences with Internet Usage and Cyberbullying, 2013
Presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in Salt Lake City, UT: Investigating client perspectives on routine outcome measures in a university counseling center, 2011