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DePue, M. Kristina



DePue-1Assistant Professor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
College of Education
University of Florida
1202 Norman Hall
PO Box 117046
Gainesville, FL 32611-0000
352-273-4339
kdepue@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Dr. DePue is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and received her doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida in May 2013. Prior to attending UCF, Dr. DePue graduated from Vanderbilt University for both her master and bachelor degrees. Dr. DePue has spent the last 5 years researching in the area of addiction and change behaviors, and the chronic nature of addiction is central in her previous and future research. Dr. DePue’s dissertation examined the relationship between the bottoming out experience, the turning point, and early recovery using structural equation modeling, which was a continuation of her master’s thesis research. Dr. DePue has a high interest in research methodology and advanced statistical procedures in the human science field. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Dr. DePue led a multi-year study in the Community Counseling Clinic that focused on counselor development and the supervisory relationship. Dr. DePue also serves as an “ad hoc” reviewer for the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling and an invited reviewer for the Annual Review of Best Practices in Addictions and Offender Counseling. Dr. DePue is actively involved in both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) and has served as the IAAOC Collegiate Addiction Committee Chair for the past two years. Currently De. DePue is working to increase research connecting family and social systems with youth addicted to AODs, as well as working on grant proposals connecting neurobiology to both addiction counseling and lifespan developmental theory.

Degrees

Ph.D. – Counselor Education, University of Central Florida

M.Ed. -Vanderbilt University

B.A. – Vanderbilt University

Key Professional Appointments

University of Florida, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Fall 2013

Activities and Honors

Editorial Board Service
Editorial board member (invited; 2013 – present), Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling: Best Practices, the Journal of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC). Published by the American Counseling Association.

Editorial board “ad hoc” member (invited; 2013 – present), Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, the Journal of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC). Published by the American Counseling Association.

Refereed Professional Presentations

National & International
DePue, M. K. & Lambie, G. (2014, March). Paper accepted for presentation as an IAAOC Sponsored Session at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Honolulu, HI. Paper accepted for presentation as an IAAOC Sponsored Session at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Honolulu, HI.

DePue, M. K., Munyon, M., & McKinzie, C. (2014, March). Framing addiction within social interdependence theory: The relationship between chronic addiction and chronic unhealthy family systems. Paper accepted for presentation as an IAAOC Sponsored Session at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Honolulu, HI.

Gonzalez, J., Martin, J., DePue, M. K., & Hundley, G. (2013, October). Service Learning in a University Community Counseling Clinic: A Qualitative Investigation of Intake Training in Pre-practicum Counseling Students. Paper accepted for presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference in Denver, CO.

DePue, M. K., Lambie, G. W., Gonzalez, J., & Martin, J. (2013, October). Change in Counseling Students’ Empathy and Counseling Competency During Their Practicum Experience. Paper accepted for presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference in Denver, Co.

DePue, M. K. (2013, March). The relationship between the bottoming out experience (BOE), the turning point (TTP), and early recovery: An exploratory investigation using structural equation modeling. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

DePue, M. K., Finch, A. J., and Walker, L. (2013, March). The developmental aspects of high school and collegiate recovery programs: Understanding how developmental approaches to treatment can yield better client outcomes. Paper presented as an IAAOC Sponsored Advanced Session at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

DePue, M. K. (2012, September). Empathy development in counselor education students: Facilitating growth in counseling students through experiential teaching and supervision. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education annual conference in Orlando, FL.

DePue, M. K. & Lambie, G. (2012, September). Assessing Counselor Development: The role of the supervisory relationship on the development of trainees’ counseling competencies and empathy. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education annual conference in Orlando, FL.

Ali, S., DePue, M. K. & Super, J. (2012, March). Out of the closet and into the light: Promoting a successful transformation among sexual minorities. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Ali, S. & DePue, M. K. (2012, March). Breaking through the pill mills: Understanding how counseling is influenced by the rise of prescription drug dependence. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

DePue, M. K. (2012, March). Hitting rock bottom: Counselor implications based on a phenomenology of the alcoholic’s journey to sobriety. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Jacobson, L., DePue, M. K., Christmas, C., Fox, J., Super, J., Bell, H., & Limberg, D. (2011, October). Professional identity development in counselor education doctoral students: An exploration of consensual qualitative research and methodologies. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Nashville, TN.

Hagedorn, W. B., Butler, S. K., & DePue, M. K. (2011, October). Experiential, student-focused, and innovative approaches to empathy development: Implications for teaching and supervising counselor education students. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Nashville, TN.

DePue, M. K. & Finch, A. J. (2011, June). The bottoming out experience and the turning point: A phenomenology of the cognitive shift from drinker to non-drinker. Paper presented at the Association of Recovery Schools Conference in Cleveland, OH.

DePue, M. K., Finch, A. J. & Kendrick, E. (2011, March). The bottoming out experience and the turning point: A phenomenology of the cognitive shift from drinker to Non-drinker. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Regional & State

Butler, S. K., & DePue, M. K. (2012, September). Fostering empathy in graduate students: Experiential, student-focused, and innovative approaches. Paper presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision annual conference in Savannah, GA.

DePue, M. K. & Lambie, G. W. (2012, September). Counseling and supervision: An exploratory investigation of counselor empathy and the supervisory relationship. Paper presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision annual conference in Savannah, GA.

DePue, M. K. & Limberg, D. (2012, February). Supporting students in recovery: How schools can become safe places. Paper presented at the 4th Annual UCF Counseling Conference in Orlando, FL.

Hundley, G., Jacobson, L., & DePue, M. K. (2011, February). Thyroid and depression: Is there a connection? Paper presented at the 3rd Annual UCF Counseling Conference in Orlando, FL.

Selected Invited Presentations (Non-Refereed)

DePue, M. K. (2007). Writing and healing workshop, Presentation at the First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.

Professional Honors & Recognition
2012 & 2013 IAAOC Committee Chair Appreciation
2012 & 2013 IAAOC Research Appreciation at ACA
2012 Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
2011 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2011 University of Central Florida Dean’s Fellow
2010 University of Central Florida Provost’s Fellow
2009 Chi Sigma Iota Community Service Officer, Vanderbilt University
2008 Chi Sigma Iota Membership
2007 Guest presenter on Writing and Healing Panel, Frist Center for the Visual Arts
2006 Vanderbilt University Dean’s List
2006 Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honors Society
2006 The National Scholars Honor Society

Memberships, Affiliations, and Service

National

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs –CACREP (2012-present)–Member, Accreditation Site Team, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs – CACREP (2009-present)

International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors – IAAOC (2011-present)

  • Editorial Board Member, Annual Review of Best Practices in Addictions and Offender Counseling, International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors – IAAOC (2013 – present)
  • Editorial “Ad hoc” Reviewer, Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors – IAAOC (2012-present)
  • Chair, Collegiate Addictions Committee, current
  • Co-Chair, Legislation and Advocacy Committee, (2011–2012)
  • Member, Process Addictions Committee, current
  • American Counseling Association (ACA, 2010-present)
  • Member, American Counseling Association Member (ACA), current
  • Association of Recovery Schools (ARS, 2010-present)
  • Member, ARS, current

Regional

Southern Association for Counseling Education and Supervision (SACES, 2011-present)–Member, SACES Member, current

Chi Sigma Iota (2009 – 2010)–Officer, Community Service Officer, Vanderbilt University

Grants

Hundley, G., Principal Investigator, & Co-Investigators, DePue, M. K., Gonzalez, J., Martin, J. (2013). Counselor Education Technology Update for Instruction and Student Learning. University of Central Florida. Funded amount, $84,841.14.

DePue, M. K. (2009). Educational research grant to promote masters level research. Vanderbilt University. Funded amount, $750.

In grant writing process:

Setlow, B. Principal Investigator, & Co-investigator, DePue, M. K. (in process). Neuriscience research on drug abuse (R03). National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Proposal amount, $100,000, 50k per year.

DePue, M. K., Prinicipal Investigator, & Co-investigator, Giurcanu, M. (in process). Accelerating the pace of drug abuse research using existing data (R01). National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Proposal amount, $250,000.

Selected Publications

DePue, M. K. & Hagedorn, W. B. (in press). An introduction to collegiate recovery programs: How counselors facilitate the recovery process for college students. Journal of College Counseling.

*DePue, M. K., Finch, A. J. & Nation, M. (2014). In search for rock bottom: A phenomenologicalstudy of the alcoholic’s “rock bottom” and its relationship to change. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 35(4). DOI: 10.0000/j.0000-0000.2013.00000.x

*Limberg, D., Bell, H., Super, J., Jacobson, L., Fox, J., DePue, M. K.…& Lambie,G. W. (2013). Professional identity development of counselor education doctoral students:  A qualitative investigation. The Professional Counselor, 3(1), 40 – 53.