Author Bio

Dr. Critchfield is a licensed clinical psychologist, a psychotherapist, who joined the faculty of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology in 2014. He has been involved with SfAP for some years, including as chair of the Education and Training Committee. He teaches psychotherapy skills and focuses on human change processes through direct supervision of doctoral students as they work with a wide range of patients/clients. Ken is director of the JMU program, as well as Chair-Elect of the Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP). Prior to JMU, he worked at the University of Utah for over a decade as co-director of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) clinic, which had the three-fold mission of service, research, and training for treatment of adult patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders, chronic suicidality, and personality disorder. His ongoing clinical research focuses on testing putative mechanisms of change in IRT.