Kristine Augustyniak, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling, Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
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Kristine Augustyniak, Ph.D., LP, Professor
Dr. Augustyniak is a licensed psychologist and professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Niagara University. She earned a dual Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology and M.A. degree in School Psychology from The State University of New York at Buffalo.
Her course offerings have focused on a variety topics related to psychological assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, and child, adolescent, and adult mental health issues. 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, trauma, bullying, and neuromuscular disorders. Her scholarship also includes fundamental issues in applied approaches to school-based violence and bullying prevention, kindergarten readiness assessment, and leadership tenets that promote best practices in mental health service delivery. Dr. Augustyniak is routinely involved in a number of advocacy efforts to foster community mental health services. In private practice, Dr. Augustyniak provides integrative psychotherapy to adults and youth suffering from 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 ten 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.