College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Veronika Karpenko


Phone: (405) 974-5709

Office: EDU 307H

Box: 85


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, June 2010, Ohio University, Clinical Psychology program (APA accredited)
  • Master of Science in Psychology, December 2006, Clinical Psychology program (APA accredited)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2004, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Summa Cum Laude

General Information

Veronika Karpenko, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Before coming to UCO, she taught for two years at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. While at the Ukrainian Catholic University, she helped develop a student counseling center.

Her research interests include examining the process and outcome of psychotherapy. She has conducted several studies on clinically significant and meaningful change in psychotherapy.  

In her clinical work, Dr. Karpenko applies evidence-based psychotherapy processes and interventions to work with a wide range of adult clients, including clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.

Teaching at UCO:

Undergraduate courses:

  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Graduate courses:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling


Karpenko, V. & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). The supervisory relationship and the process of 

            evaluation: Recommendations for supervisors. The Clinical Supervisor, 31, 138-158.

Karpenko, V. & Owens, J. S. (2012). Adolescent psychotherapy outcomes in community mental

            health: How do symptoms align with target complaints and perceived change?

            Community Mental Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-012-9515-0

Turchik, J. A., Karpenko, V., Ogles, B. M., Demireva, P., & Probst, D. R. (2010). Parent and

            adolescent satisfaction with mental health services: Does it relate to youth diagnosis, age,

            gender, or treatment outcome? Community Mental Health Journal, 46, 282-288.

Owens, J. S., Johannes, L. M., & Karpenko, V. (2009). The relation between change in   

symptom and functioning in children with ADHD receiving school-based mental health

services. School Mental Health, 1, 183-195.

Karpenko, V., Owens, J. S., Evangelista, N. M., & Dodds, C. (2009). Clinically significant

            symptom change in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Does it

            correspond with reliable improvement in functioning? Journal of Clinical Psychology,

            65, 76-93.

Ogles, B. M., Carlson, B., Hatfield, D., & Karpenko, V. (2008). Models of case mix

            adjustment for Ohio mental health consumer outcomes among children and adolescents.

            Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 35,

            295 - 304.

Turchik, J. A., Karpenko, V., Hammers, D., & McNamara J. (2007). Practical and ethical

            assessment issues in rural, impoverished, and managed care settings.  Professional

            Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 158 - 168.

Turchik, J. A., Karpenko, V., & Ogles, B. M. (2007). Further evidence of the utility and validity

of a measure of outcome for children and adolescents. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 15, 119 - 128.