Dr. Crowley received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1991. She completed her internship at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) of the APA-accredited Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology Doctoral Program. In addition to directing the doctoral program, Dr. Crowley acts as the coordinator of practicum placements for the doctoral students and as the coordinator of the internship application process. She has been instrumental in moving the doctoral program towards an outcome and competency-based assessment model. Dr. Crowley has also guided the doctoral programs through the previous two successful accreditation reviews.
Dr. Crowley is involved nationally in graduate education, is currently the Chair of the Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP), and is the secretary of the national training council, and the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC). Dr. Crowley currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment. Further, Dr. Crowley serves as an editorial board member for Educational and Psychological Methods and The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Dr. Crowley’s research program has followed several lines of inquiry. First, she has investigated prevention and assessment of childhood depression. This topic has focused on the development and standardization of a number of assessment measures, and on the relationship between anxiety and depression. Second, she has focused on the use of multivariate methods applied to educational and psychological questions (e.g., structural equation modeling). More recently, Dr. Crowley’s research has focused on graduate training issues. The focus of this line of research has been on how to improve training and supervision of graduate students. The ultimate goal of this research is to bridge the gap between didactic presentation of skills and the ability of students’ to apply those skills in real-life situations, resulting in students who are competent to enter the workforce in their chosen area of expertise.
Training, Supervision, Personality Assessment, Depression, Multivariate Statistics