Counseling & Educational Psychology
Phone: (575) 646-1657
Office: O’Donnell 202B
Dr. Michael Kalkbrenner received his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Old Dominion University. He earned his M.S. in mental health counseling from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. Dr. Kalkbrenner’s research agenda is centered around the development and validation of psychometrically sound latent variables that appraise theoretical constructs related to promoting mental health support on a systems (macro) level. His interests include college student mental health, reducing barriers to help seeking behaviors, interprofessional collaboration, and holistic approaches to physical and mental wellness. He has training in quantitative and qualitative research paradigms, with an emphasis on quantitative methodology in psychometrics and multivariate statistics. Dr. Kalkbrenner has clinical experience providing counseling to a variety of populations in an array of different settings, including medical residents, veterans, college students, and children.
Dr. Kalkbrenner received the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award in The Professional Counselor: http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/2018-tpc-outstanding-scholar-award-winner-quantitative-or-qualitative-research/
Kalkbrenner, M.T., Brown, E.M., Carlisle, K. L., & Carlisle, R. M. (in press). Utility of The REDFLAGS Model for supporting community college student mental health: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development. High quality journal ranking per CEP department and the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.
Kalkbrenner, M.T., Lopez, A. L., & Gibbs, J.R. (in press). Establishing the initial validity of The REDFLAGS Model. Journal of College Counseling. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.
Kalkbrenner, M.T. (in press). Peer-to-peer mental health support on community college campuses: Examining the factorial invariance of the Mental Distress Response Scale. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.
Kalkbrenner, M.T., Sink, C.A, Schwitzer, A., & Richards, T. (in press). Understanding Mental Health Scale (UMHS): Development, validation, and implications for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.
Kalkbrenner, M.T., Neukrug, E.S., & Griffith, S.A., (2019). Appraising counselors’ attendance in counseling: The validation and application of the Revised Fit, Stigma, and Value Scale. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 4, 21-35. doi:10.17744/mehc.41.1.03. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.
Kalkbrenner, M.T., Neukrug, E.S. (2018). Identifying barriers to attendance in counseling among adults in the United States: Confirming the factor structure of the Revised Fit, Stigma, & Value Scale. The Professional Counselor, 8, 299 – 313. doi:10.17744/mehc.41.1.03. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.
Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Sink, C. (2018). Development and validation of the College Mental Health Perceived Competency Scale. The Professional Counselor, 8, 175 – 189. doi:10.15241/mtk.8.2.175. High quality journal ranking per CEP department.