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Kristin Conner

Associate Professor & Associate Program Director
kristin conover

Dr. Kristin J. Conover is an Associate Professor and the Associate Program Director in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at CSPP-Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies. She earned a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a licensed psychologist in California and maintains a private practice with clinical specialties in LGBTQ+ populations, sexual and relationship trauma, physical disability and chronic illness, and anxiety. Her research focuses on physical disability and LGBTQ+ mental health using qualitative and quantitative methods. She loves spending time outdoors with her partner and their Cavapoo.

Professional Interests

LGBTQ+ and physical disability populations; minority stress and health disparities; feminist and multicultural therapies

Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Oaks, L., Israel, T., Conover, K. J., Cogger, A., & Avellar, T. (2019). Community-Based Participatory Research within invisible, geographically-dispersed communities: Partnering with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities on the California Central Coast. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 11(1), 14-32.


Conover, K. J. & Israel, T. (2019). Microaggressions and social support among sexual minorities with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 64(2), 167-178.


Conover, K. J., Israel, T., & Nylund-Gibson, K. (2017). Development and validation of the Ableist Microaggressions Scale. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 570-599.


Cogger, A., Conover, K. J., & Israel, T. (2012). Factors influencing alcohol use among sexual minority women in a non-urban community: A mixed methods study. Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, 6(4), 293-309.