Dr. Michael Kalkbrenner

 Assistant Professor, Co-Program Director, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Mike Kalkbrenner

Counseling & Educational Psychology

Email: mkalk001@nmsu.edu

Phone: (575) 646-1657
Office: O’Donnell 202J

Kalkbrenner CV

Dr. Mike 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 on two major themes including, 1. Psychometrics and college student mental health and 2. Measurement and evaluation of dimensions of integrated mental and physical wellness. He has utilized quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research paradigms, with an emphasis on quantitative methodology in psychometrics and other multivariate statistical analyses. 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.

Research Awards:

2020 Outstanding Aggie Researcher Award: https://cep.nmsu.edu/congratulations-dr-michael-kalkbrenner-receives-the-2020-nmsu-outstanding-researcher-award/

2018 Outstanding Scholar Award in The Professional Counselor: http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/2018-tpc-outstanding-scholar-award-winner-quantitative-or-qualitative-research/

Recent Publications:

*Italicized denotes student collaborations

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (In Press). Validation of scores on The Lifestyle Practices and Health Consciousness Inventory with Black and Latinx adults in the United States: A three-dimensional model. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (In Press). Global Wellness: Predicting lower levels of anxiety and depression severity. Journal of Counseling and Development

Flinn, R.E. & Kalkbrenner, M.T. (In Press). Matching variables with the appropriate statistical tests in counseling research. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Arroyos, E.C., & Mims, T. D. (In Press). Recognize and refer? Differences by gender, ethnicity, and help-seeking history. Journal of College Counseling

Kalkbrenner, M.T. & Goodman-Scott, E. (In Press). Validation of high school students’ scores on the Mental Distress Response Scale: Implications for universal screening. Professional School Counseling

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Flinn, R.E., Sullivan, D.K., & Esquivel Arteaga, L.E. (2021). A mental health literacy approach to supporting first-generation community college student mental health: The REDFLAGS Model. Community College Review. Published online: 26 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/00915521211002893

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2021). A practical guide to instrument development and score validation in the social sciences: The MEASURE Approach. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation. 26, Article 1. https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol26/iss1/1/

Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Carlisle, K. (2021). Faculty members and college counseling: Utility of The REDFLAGS Model. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy 35(1), 70-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2019.1621230

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Sink, C.A., & Smith, J.L. (2020). Mental health literacy and peer-to-peer counseling referrals among community college students. Journal of Counseling and Development. 98, 172-182. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12311

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2020). Cross-validation of the Mental Distress Response Scale: Implications for counselors. The Professional Counselor. 10, 1 -12. https://doi.org/10.15241/mtk.10.1.1

Smith, J.L., & Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2020). Young adults’ attitudes about corporal punishment: Implications for mental health counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 42, 251-264. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.42.3.05

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Flinn, R.E., Sullivan, D.K., & Esquivel Arteaga, L.E. (In Press). A mental health literacy approach to supporting first-generation community college student mental health: The REDFLAGS Model. Community College Review.

Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Gormley, B. (2020). Development and initial validation of scores on the Lifestyle Practices and Health Consciousness Inventory (LPHCI). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. Published online: 03 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2020.1722703

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Brown, E.M., Carlisle, K. L., & Carlisle, R. M. (2019). Utility of The REDFLAGS Model for supporting community college student mental health: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development. 97, 417 – 426. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12290

Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Flinn, R.E. (2020). The Mental Distress Response Scale and promoting peer-to-peer mental health support: Implications for college counselors and student affairs officials. Journal of College Student Development. 98, 246-251. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2020.0021

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Lopez, A. L., & Gibbs, J.R. (2020). Establishing the initial validity of The REDFLAGS Model: Implications for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling. 23, 98-112. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocc.12152

Kalkbrenner, M.T., James, C., & Pérez-Rojas, A., E. (2020). College students’ awareness of mental disorders and counselor seeking behaviors: Comparison across academic disciplines. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. Published online: 19 July 2020.

https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2020.1791774

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Goodman-Scott, E. & Neukrug, E.S. (2020). Validation of high school students’ scores on the Revised Fit, Stigma, and Value Scale: Implications for school counseling screening. Professional School Counseling. Published online: 23 July 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X20912750

Goodman-Scott, E., Taylor, J. V., Kalkbrenner, M.T., Darsie, J., Barbosa, R., Walsh, K., & Worth, A. (2020). A multivariate analysis of variance investigation of school-level RAMP status across two states. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation. 11, 31-44. https://doi.org/10.1080/21501378.2019.1575696

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2019). 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. Published online: 30 July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2019.1645056

Guillaume, R., & Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2019). Self-Determination Theory: Implications for tenure and promotion for Faculty of Color. International Journal of Educational Research, 98, 272 – 279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2019.09.007

Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Neukrug, E.S. (2019). The utility of the Revised FSV Scale with counselor trainees: Implications for enhancing clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor. Published online: 05 July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/07325223.2019.1634665

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Sink, C.A, Schwitzer, A.M., & Richards, T. (2019). Understanding Mental Health Scale (UMHS): Development, validation, and implications for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling. 22, 270 – 286. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2019.1621230

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Jolley, A.L., & Hays, D. (2019). Faculty views on college student mental health: Implications for retention and student success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. Published online: 05 August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2019.1621230

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. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.41.1.03