Dr. Kristen Ullrich joined the Immaculata University Psy. D. program as a full-time faculty in the Fall of 2021, after having been an adjunct faculty in the past for universities in Colorado and Long Island (NY). She spent the bulk of her career in clinical settings, receiving her first master’s degree (LPC) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, with a second psychology master’s, then doctoral degree to follow in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University.
Most recently Dr. Ullrich has spent time in Philadelphia psychiatric hospitals and hospital clinics, working with children, adolescents, and adults in the throes of severe mental illness and traumatic stress. She is trained in multiple orientations, most recently practiced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) professionally, however values a trans-theoretical worldview.
After working with the committee for an academic year, Dr. Ullrich advanced to the Executive Training Director for the Immaculata University – Psychology Internship Consortium (IU-PIC) in July 2022. In this role she works to maintain the high standards and opportunities for training for the IU-PIC students, while connecting with and supporting a variety of regional training sites in the community.
Dr. Ullrich maintains professional affiliation with the following organizations: American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy (PA-APT), Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS-US).
Seminar & Practicum, Supervision
Theories of Counseling
Transtheoretical concepts, therapy effectiveness, animal-assisted therapies