Dr. Steffen's research, teaching and clinical interests are in geropsychology and behavioral medicine. Her research lab aims to advance our understanding of best practices for training behavioral health clinicians to work with older adults. She coordinates the Stadler Psychological Sciences Advising Office and psychology tutoring in STAC, along with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology (e.g., Psychology of Death & Dying, Psychopathology and Aging) and doctoral courses in clinical psychology (e.g., Seminar in Clinical Science, Foundations of Clinical Interventions, Clinical Supervision). Dr. Steffen is dual board certified in Geropsychology, and in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She provides clinical supervision and has a small psychotherapy and family consultation practice at the Community Psychological Service.
Dr. Steffen will be accepting students for Fall 2023.