Dr. Kristine Augustyniak
Chairperson, Profesional Studies Department
- Office Location:
- Academic Complex, 328E
- Office Hours:
- Contact for Appointment
Dr. Augustyniak is a licensed psychologist and founder/director of Niagara University’s school psychology program. She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology/school psychology and an M.A. in school psychology from the University of Buffalo, and B.S. degrees in elementary education and business from Buffalo State College.
Her course offerings have focused on a variety of topics related to psychological assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, child and adolescent mental health issues, school psychology practice. The primary subject of Dr. Augustyniak’s research interests and publications include evidence-based approaches in assessment and intervention planning for youth suffering from mental health concerns, learning disabilities, and neuromuscular disorders. Her scholarship also includes fundamental issues in applied school psychology such as school-based violence prevention, kindergarten readiness assessment, and leadership tenets that promote best practices in school psychology.
Dr. Augustyniak is routinely involved in a number of community efforts to foster youth services and advocate for the mentally disabled. In private practice, Dr. Augustyniak provides integrative psychotherapy for the following: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, anger management issues, adjustment disorders, maladaptive health behaviors, and family relational problems. She has also served for the past 10 years as medical panel member of the Surrogate Decision-Making Committee of the State of New York Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled.