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Dr. Michael Kalkbrenner

Dr. Michael Kalkbrenner
Associate Professor, Program Director

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mkalk001@nmsu.edu
(575) 646-1657
O’Donnell 202J

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Biography

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’s teaching pedagogy is based on John Dewey’s theory of experiential learning and the flipped classroom in which the instructor is responsible for the learning environment and students are responsible for their own learning. 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., Neukrug, E.S., & Esquivel Arteaga, L.E. (2022). Mental health literacy screening of students in Hispanic Serving Institutions. Journal of Counseling and Development. Published online: 24 January 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12428. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department and the flagship journal in my field.

Cascalheira, C.J., Nelson, J., & Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2022). Factorial invariance of scores on the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale (SOBBS) among transgender and nonbinary people. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. Published online: 07 March 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2022.2032758. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2022). Global Wellness: Predicting lower levels of anxiety and depression severity. Journal of Counseling and Development. 100(1), 84-95. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12405 High quality journal ranking per the CEP department and the flagship journal in my field.

Gruber, E., Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Hitter, T. L. (in press). An intersectional conceptualization of beauty in Latinx women: A mixed methods study. Body Image. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2022). 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 55(2), 84 – 97. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2018.1544217. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2021). Alpha, omega, and H internal consistency reliability estimates-reviewing these options and when to use them. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation. Published online: 30 July 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/21501378.2021.1940118. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Flinn, R.E. & Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2021). Matching variables with the appropriate statistical tests in counseling research. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling. 3(3). Article 4. https://doi.org/10.7290/tsc030304

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Arroyos, E.C., & Mims, T. D. (2021). Recognize and refer? Differences by gender, ethnicity, and help-seeking history. Journal of College Counseling. 24(2), 162-177. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocc.12183. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. & Goodman-Scott, E. (2021). Validation of high school students’ scores on the Mental Distress Response Scale: Implications for universal screening. Professional School Counseling. 25(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X211006631.High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2021). Enhancing assessment literacy in professional counseling: A practical overview of factor analysis. The Professional Counselor. 11(3), 267-284. https://doi.org/10.15241/mtk.11.3.267. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Goodman-Scott, E., McMahon, G., H., Kalkbrenner, M.T., & Smith-Durkin, S. (2021). An ex post facto study examining implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports across school and community variables from an inclusive innovation perspective. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. Published online: 10 May 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/10983007211013784. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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, 49(3), 324-342. https://doi.org/10.1177/00915521211002893. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.7275/svg4-e671. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department. 

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T., Jolley, A.L., & Hays, D. (2021). Faculty views on college student mental health: Implications for retention and student success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. 23(3), 636–658. https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025119867639. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department and the flagship journal in my field.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. 53(4), 219-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2020.1722703. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. 61, 246-251. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2020.0021. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department and the flagship journal of the American College Personnel.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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, 23(1).1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X20912750. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

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. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.

Kalkbrenner, M.T. (2020). 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.44, 757-770. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2019.1645056. High quality journal ranking per the CEP department.