School: Clinical Psychology
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Ed.D., Counselor Education, 1994, University of Northern Colorado
M.A., Agency Counseling, 1990, University of Northern Colorado
B.S., Therapeutic Recreation, 1982, Oklahoma State University
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Becker, K., West, D. Hindman, T. Community-based participatory research in community mental health. Description: This qualitative research project includes adult mental health consumers as participants and co-researchers.
Roxas, K., Becker, K. & Nees, N. Photovoice: Learning the immigrant story. Description: This qualitative research project seeks to uncover the experiences of immigrant students (elementary, middle school, high school) and parents.
Zare, B. & Becker, K. Transitions and transformations: Young women negotiating past rejection towards self-acceptance and advocacy. Description: This qualitative research project is a follow-up to a 2011 photovoice project facilitated with participants in India. Interviews explore participants’ experiences as they transition from the safety and teachings of a residential placement.
Becker, K., Lambert, S., Reiser, K., & Covello, C. (2014). Photovoice: Conducting community-based participatory research in mental health. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 9(2), 188-209.
Murdock, J. L., Williams, A., Becker, K., Bruce, M.A., & Young, S. (2012). Online versus on-campus: A comparison study of counseling skills courses. The Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning, 8(1).
Seto, A., Becker, K. W. & Narang, N. (2009). Working with Asian fathers. In Oren, C & Oren, D. (Eds.) Counseling fathers: Practical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge.
Rothaupt, J. W., & Becker, K. (2007). From decathecting to continuing bonds: A literature review of western bereavement theory. The Family Journal, 15(1), 1-10.
Seto, A., Becker, K., & Motoko, A. (2006). Counseling Japanese Men on Fathering. Journal of Counseling and Development, 18(4), 488-492.
Seto, A., Young, S., Becker, K., & Kiselica, M. (2006). Application of the Triad Training Model in a multicultural counseling course. Counselor Education and Supervision, 45(4), 304-318.
Becker, K. W. (2003). Spirituality in teaching: Connecting with the person first. In Kleinsasser, A., Milford, L. & Nelson, J. (Eds.) Warming up the chill: Teaching against the structure. Laramie, WY: Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning.
Carson, D. K., & Becker, K. W. (2003). Creativity in psychotherapy: Reaching new heights with individuals, couples, and families. New York, NY: The Haworth Press Inc.
Important Conference Presentations
Becker, K. (2014). Photovoice: Social Justice Research and Advocacy Through a Lens of Empowerment. Presentation at the 2014 Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME), Seoul, South Korea.
Roxas, K. & Becker, K. (2014). Sharing our stories, lives, and hopes for school: Engaging and empowering immigrant students and their families in the Poudre School District through Photovoice Projects. Presentation at the 2014 Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME), Seoul, South Korea.
Becker, K., Hindman, T., Nees, N. & West, D. (2013). Discovering Our Researcher Voice as Community-Based Participatory Researchers. Presentation at the 2013 American Association for Counselor Education Supervision Conference, Denver, CO.
Becker, K., Nolte, M. & Amat, I. (2011). Electronic portfolios: Helping shape tomorrow’s leaders in counselor education. Presentation at the 2011 American Association for Counselor Education Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.
Becker, K., Robertson, K., Reiser, M. & Lambert, S. (2009). Photovoice: Mental health consumer advocacy and participatory research through the lens. Learning Institute at the 2009 American Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, NC.
- Photovoice within mental health communities
- Use of community-based participatory research
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
- Helping students understand their options within the counseling profession.
- Supporting students in co-creating a successful academic experience.
- Providing students with meaningful and supportive professional feedback.
- Helping students transition from their academic role to that of a professional counselor.
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|