Kristin Koetting


Dr. Kristin Koetting is a national award-winning licensed psychologist, magazine columnist, and renowned expert in positive psychology andhealth psychology.  Her extensive training and experiences as a scientist and a practitioner give her the unique advantage of being on the cutting edge of scientific advancements, and the ability to translate scientific findings into practical skills and programs.

Dr. Koetting received her bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her research and expertise in health psychology and positive psychology appears in dozens of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical and psychological journals such as Health Psychology, Clinics in Family Medicine, Endocrine, Journal of Adolescent Health, Pediatrics and The Counseling Psychologist, to name a few. Additionally, Dr. Koetting has published two treatment manuals, and numerous book/encyclopedia chapters in books such as The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychological Assessment, Obesity, Growth and Development, and the forthcoming book Courage. In addition to being a well-published author, Dr. Koetting is also an experienced clinician, consultant, speaker, and instructor. Dr. Koetting has taught hundreds of students at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

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