Project Description

Jennifer Krafft

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Psychology

Jennifer Krafft is a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program in the USU Department of Psychology. Jennifer is a fifth-year graduate student in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Research Group led by Drs. Michael Levin and Michael Twohig.

Her research focuses on identifying the “active ingredients” of change in acceptance and mindfulness-based psychotherapy; testing how these treatments can be applied to anxiety, OCD, and hoarding; and improving access to treatment through innovative use of technology.

She has published 14 journal articles and 3 book chapters, and is an editor of an upcoming book on psychotherapy innovations. Her thesis and dissertation are focused on understanding the role of acceptance and mindfulness in hoarding problems, and developing and testing a novel web-based intervention for hoarding.

She has developed and overseen five additional studies during her time at USU, including one randomized trial of two self-help books for social anxiety, one open trial of a novel tech-supported therapy intervention, and one study examining the effect of in-the-moment cognitive coping skills on well-being. In addition to her research, Jennifer has worked with numerous individuals as a student therapist at several sites both within and beyond the USU community.

Jennifer Krafft