In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Pittman Wagers' expertise is focused on supervision of advanced clinical graduate students in the provision of empirically supported couple and individual therapy. Recently, Dr. Pittman Wagers has become involved with the Campus Wellness Project s and serves as the Clinical Consultant for the Peer Wellness Coaching team through the Dept of Health Promotion. She is also the clinical consultant on a couple of projects in the RADD lab, directed by Dr. Rosi Kaiser. Her interest in psychosocial impact of heart disease in women has led to several manuscripts, presentations and related research efforts focused on psychosocial factors among survivors of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). In addition, she is working on two new studies related to SCAD, and is involved in the development of a SCAD mobile app for survivors of SCAD. Earlier in her career, she also published in the area of couples therapy.
Clinical psychology, psychopathology, behaviorally oriented couple and individual mental health services, ethics and strategies in psychological service delivery, women's mental health, psychosocial ramifications of heart disease in women, campus mental health
PSYC 3303 - Abnormal Psychology
Examines etiological, theoretical, clinical,diagnostic, and experimental perspectives of major mental health disorders, with an emphasis on the main symptoms and diagnostic criteria associated with these disorders.
PSYC 4263 - Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health: Science and Skills
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
Provides an intensive introduction to behavioral interventions for common mental health problems and the framework of evidence-based practice in psychology, including helping students to acquire, critically evaluate and communicate about clinical psychological science intervention research and become familiar with applied skills that are relevant to a broad range of clinical settings.
PSYC 4553 - Women's Mental Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Provides a broad overview of current research and theory related to women's mental health, emphasizing topics and problems that are prevalent among or particularly relevant to women. Teaches students to develop a critical and integrative understanding women's mental health, including historical, social, cultural, biolotgical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional factors.