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Psychology

Dr. Sara Bender

Associate Professor of Psychology

PhD – Counseling Psychology – Oregon State University – (2013)
MS – Counseling Psychology – University of West Alabama (2005)
BA – Psychology – Western Washington University (2002)

 

 

 

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:
 

  • Psychology 465 – Psychology and the Law
  • Psychology 489 – Senior Assessment
  • Psychology 346 – Social Psychology
  • Psychology 313 – Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 300 – Research Methods
  • Psychology 200 – Intro to the Major
  • Psychology 101 – Introduction to Psychology
     

Research Interests:   

  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Impact of Clinical Expectations on Recovery
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Cybersupervision
  • Online learning
  • Gender Identity


Research In Progress:

  • Distance-based Clinical Supervision: A quantitative review of the impact of mode of clinical supervision delivery on supervisee self-efficacy.
  • Understanding Cybersupervision: A phenomenological Study.


Selected Presentations:

  • Bender, S. & Schepman, S. (January, 2013). Perceived Effectiveness of Clinical Supervision as Affected by Delivery Modality: A Quantitative Study – Denver, CO.
  • Bender, S. (December, 2011). Mental Health Professionals: Career Possibilities and Practicalities – Edmonds, WA.
  • Bender, S. & Schoeld, S. (November, 2009). Students in Mental Health Crisis: A Practical Guide to Detection and Response -- Mt. Vernon, WA.
  • Bender, S. (April, 2009). Mental Health Assessment – Part II -- Everett, WA.
  • Bender, S. (February, 2009). Mental Health Assessment - Part I– Everett, WA.


Contact:

Office: Online
E-mail: benders@cwu.edu