Jennifer L. Callahan | Department of Psychology

Jennifer L. Callahan

Professor / Co-Director of Center for Psychosocial Health Disparities Research
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PhD: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003
Internship: Yale University School of Medicine
Post-doc: Yale University School of Medicine
ABPP Diplomate: Clinical Psychology
Fellow: APA Division 29

Research Interests: Dr. Callahan is a Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the Center for Psychosocial Health Disparities Research, and Director of the Evidence-based Training and Competencies Research Lab. Dr. Callahan conceptualizes training to be a systems level intervention with lasting effects across the career lifespan. Those effects may be particularly impactful in fostering health disparities within underserved areas where few providers exist. As such, her team's work primarily centers on improving psychological services and client outcomes among under-served and disadvantaged populations via careful inquiry elucidating client and therapist variables, as well as the contributions of training and supervisors. She was a recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds and a Liaison to the APA Presidential Deep Poverty Initative. In addition to awards for her quality mentorship, she has also been awarded multiple external grants. These include grants from the American Psychological Foundation (Division 17; Counseling Psychology) as well as the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) to facilitate her work on assessment of profession-wide competencies. Dr. Callahan was co-PI on a Norine Johnson Psychotherapy Research Grant (Division 29; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) for work on improving psychotherapist effectiveness. She has also been awarded grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support her work in the training of psychologists. Dr. Callahan has authored more than 150 publications and her work has been recognized with the Distinguished Publication of Psychotherapy Research (2012), the Outstanding Publication in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (2014; 2018), and the UNT Foundation Community Engagement Award (2022). She is the is the current Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. She is also an Associate Editor for the journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology and a Consulting Editor for the journals American Psychologist and Practice Innovations. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA Division 29; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy), Past-President of APA Division 29, which is the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. (Visit Dr. Callahan's research page) and recently designated as President-elect of the international Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).

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