Department of Psychology

Dr. Kristy Keefe

Kristy M. Keefe, Psy.D. 

Associate Professor
Office: Waggoner Hall 155
Fax: 309-298-2179
K-Keefe@wiu.edu


Additional Information

Education:

Kristy Keefe is currently a licensed psychologist in the states of Illinois (HSP), Kentucky (HSP), and Indiana. She obtained her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and her M.A. and Psy.D. from the University of Indianapolis. Her training and expertise encompasses several years as a therapist at university counseling centers, including her APA accredited internship at Miami University and a post-doctoral residency at Purdue University.

Teaching:

Dr. Keefe teaches Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Hotline Seminar, Advanced Psychopathology, Crisis Intervention, and Cognitive Assessment.

Research Interests:

College Student Mental Health: AD/HD, personality, and sexual assault. As a practitioner trained in working with college students, I have focused my research interests in college student mental health and treatment. Specifically, I am interested in treatment factors for college students who experience trauma and suicide.

Psychotherapy: Common factors, trainee competence, and psychotherapy outcomes; first-generation students treatment factor, negative treatment indicators. 

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Select Refereed Publications.

Keefe, K.M., Hammersley, J., *Sizemore, S., Gosh Bainter, T., & *Najdek, R. (2020). Presenting Symptoms and Psychological Treatment Outcomes among First Generation and Non-First Generation College Students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 22, doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2020.1791775

Hammersley, J., Waters, M., & Keefe K.M. Use of Peer Mentoring, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Archival Datasets for Engaging Undergraduates in Publishable Research (2019). Frontiers Psychology, 10:96. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00096.  https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00096/full

Keefe, K., Sizemore, S., Hammersley, J., & Sunami, N. (2018) Recent Sexual Assault and Suicidal Behaviors in College Students: The Moderating Role of Anger. Journal of College Counseling, 21, 98-110. PDF https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jocc.12090

Keefe, K.M., Hetzel-Riggin, M., & Sunami, N. (2017) The mediating role of hostility and dissociation in the relationship between sexual assault and suicidal ideation in college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 87, 1-20. doi:10.1177/0886260517698282

Sunami, N., Hammersley, J., & Keefe, K. (2017). The role alcohol problems in the association between abusive relationships and suicidality. Psychology of Violence. doi: 10.1037/vio0000122

Hammersley, J. & Keefe, K. (2016). Metacognitive Approaches in Undergraduate Psychology Courses. In Press, C. Sweet, H. Blythe, & R. Carpenter, It Works for me, Metacognitively. Stillwater, Oklahoma: New Forums Press.

Keefe, K.M. & Warman, D.M. (2011). Reasoning, delusion-proneness, and stress: An experimental investigation. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18, 138-147. doi: 10.1002/cpp.683

Selected Refereed Presentations.

Keefe, K.M., Hammersley, J., Sunami, N.*, & Morgan, R. (May 2021). Suicide Exposure and Suicide Likelihood in Emergency Medical Professionals. Virtual poster presentation at the 33rd APS Annual Convention [Presented online due to COVID-19]

Hammersley, J., Keefe, K.M., Ballesteros-Font*, L. & Harbke, C.  (May 2021). Examining Negative Psychotherapy Effects in College Students. Virtual poster presentation at the 33rd APS Annual Convention [Presented online due to COVID-19]

Morales, C.* & Keefe, K.M. (April 2021). Adverse Childhood Experiences, Self-Injury, and Aggression. Virtual presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL. [Presented online due to COVID-19]

Hammersley, J., Gilbertson, R., Kolaczkowski, B.*, Leff, D.*, Waters, M., Hartnett, N. &Keefe, KM. (2020, May).  Development of a Video Game Image Ratings Database. Virtual poster presentation at the 32nd APS Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. [Presented online due to COVID-19]

Hammersley, J., Keefe, K., & Kolaczkowski, B.* (April 2020). Examining Negative Therapeutic Outcomes in First-Generation and Non-First Generation College Students. Presentation accepted for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL. [Conference cancelled due to COVID-19]

Keefe, K., *Rahnja, S., & Morgan, R. (April 2019). The Relationship of Suicide Exposure and Acquired capability in the Relationship between Trauma Symptoms and Suicidal Thinking in Emergency Medical Professionals.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Cieck, T., & Morgan, A. (2017). Examination of Case-Formulation Quality and Client Rated Therapeutic Alliance and Change. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Sizemore, S., Cieck, T., & Hammersley, J. (2017). Treatment Seeking and Mental Health in First-Generation College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Counce, J. & Keefe, K. (2016). White Identity Differences in White Privilege Attitudes Following Counter-Attitudinal Essay. Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Additional scholarly activities listed on Research Gate