Katherine Nelson, Ph.D., L.P.

Katherine Nelson, Ph.D., L.P.

Assistant Professor; Co-Coordinator of K-12 School Counseling Emphasis for the Master’s in Counseling Program

Photo of Katherine Nelson, Ph.D., L.P.

Dr. Katherine Nelson is a licensed psychologist who combines her academic and real-world experience to prepare future counselors for professional success. She earned her doctorate from Western Michigan University.

Training Interests

  • Intersectional culturally responsive and social justice-based practices
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Psychological assessment with children, adolescents and adults
  • Consultation and supervision

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Culturally responsive and social justice worldview development and outcomes
  • School-based mental health and “school counseling” practices and outcomes
  • Longitudinal single subject time-series analyses with compound units (e.g., schools or communities)

Clinical Interests

  • Ecological, multisystem and strength-based therapies
  • Social justice interventions for individuals, groups and systems
  • Interpersonal process and trauma-focused therapies

Email: katherine.colles@UND.edu