Kristin Koetting O'Byrne, PhD

Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology


Area of Expertise:
• Positive Psychology
• Health Psychology
• Parenting

• Ph.D., University of Missouri at Kansas City
• M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City
• B.A., University of Missouri at Columbia

• Licensed psychologist

Psychosocial factors in pediatric headache: a meta-analysis

Selected Publications:
• “Predicting burnout and career satisfaction among counseling psychology graduate students: a test of the stress-buffering hypothesis,” The Counseling Psychologist (2009)
• “Aesthetic Appreciation,” The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2009)
• “Stability and change in counseling psychologists’ identities, roles, functions, and career satisfaction across fifteen years,” The Counseling Psychologist (2008)
• “Counseling Psychology’s focus on positive aspects of human functioning,” The Counseling Psychologist (2006)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Founder of Wellness and Well-Being Solutions, LLC (private practice)
• Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Rockhurst University
• Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

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