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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:
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,
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.