Kristin Conner

kristin conover

Kristin Conner |
Associate Professor & Associate Program Director

California School of Professional Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology

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
Selected 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.

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