For Students

Please Note: I will be accepting new doctoral students into the lab for the 2019-20 academic year and welcome inquiries.

UM-St. Louis undergraduate students interested in potentially gaining research experience within our lab are encouraged to email Dr. Steffen ( for more information. Doctoral clinical psychology students who are active in my lab are eligible to complete coursework and experiences in the area of Behavioral Medicine.Some, but not all, of the students in my lab complete the University of Missouri-St. Louis Certificate in Undergraduate Teaching.

My current teaching responsibilities include:

At the undergraduate level:
- Psych 3280 Psychology of Death & Dying
- Psych 3390 Directed Studies
- Psych 7431 Clinical Supervision

At the graduate level:
- Psych/Geron 5376 Psychopathology and Aging
- Psych 7434 Foundations of Clinical Interventions
- Psych 7485 Seminar in Clinical Science

I am also a member of the UM-St. Louis Safe Zone community and welcome the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Click here for a description of my philosophy of teaching.