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Kathy A. Compton, MSW

Lecturer, Psychology
Division of Science
CC Room 142

PHONE: 812.348.7261
FAX: 812.348.7370
E-MAIL: kaacompt@iupuc.edu

Biographical Statement

Kathy has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work and holds a license in Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Her primary interests are in community and mental health practice with an emphasis on children and families.  She has experience working in community mental health with children and families in crisis and in home-based services.  In addition, she assists with Indiana Project Aftermath through the Indiana Department of Mental Health.  She has experience responding to disaster services and trained in Psychological First Aid and treatment of child trauma.  Kathy is also certified to provide equine psychotherapy.   

Education

BA Psychology IUPUC (1993)
MSW Social Work IUPUI (1996)

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Indiana Association of Social Workers
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Leadership Association

Courses Taught

  • B103 Orientation to a Major in Psychology
  • B104 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
  • B252 Critical Thinking In Psychology
  • B252 Psychology and the Movies
  • B360 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • B364 Community Psychology
  • B380 Abnormal Psychology

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Implement the Psychology Learning Community for first-year students
  • Coordinate practica and professional practice field sites with community agencies
  • Coordinate and manage two certificate programs
  • Member of the Retention and Graduation Task Force 2007-Present
  • Coordinator for IUPUC Bridge Program 2010-2012    
  • Faculty liaison for IUPUC Psychology Club (Outstanding Club 2012) 2001-Present
  • Field Supervisor for Graduate Students (MSW & MS)

Awards & Activities

  • 2007 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award
  • 2012 IUPUC Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • 2012 IUPUC Outstanding Alumnus Award

Civic Engagement

  • Consultant for Reins to Recovery
  • Bartholomew County Disaster Planning Committee