Kara Wettersten, Ph.D., L.P.

Kara Wettersten, Ph.D., L.P.

Associate Professor; Doctoral Co-Training Director

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Dr. Kara Wettersten is an associate professor in the online counseling program and doctoral co-training director at the University of North Dakota. She is a licensed psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

Training Interests

  • Research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Scale development and psychometrics
  • Relationship skills training (including relationship-based leadership skills)

Research Interests

  • Social emotional predictors of academic success in children and adolescents
  • Healthy relationship skills acquisition (health promotions) in adults and children
  • Friendship and relationship maintenance
  • Comparative outcome research
  • Psychological scale development
  • N of 1 studies

Clinical Interests

  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Gottman couples counseling; experiential therapies (including EFT)
  • Domestic violence
  • General practice

Email: kara.wettersten@und.edu
Office: 701.777.3743
Dept: 701.777.2729