(1994, Washington University in St. Louis). email@example.com
Professor of Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Allen’s research and clinical interests are: 1) interventions to reduce the stress of individuals, family, and professional caregivers within the context of advanced chronic or terminal illness; 2) the cultural dynamics (race/ethnicity; rural/urban) of healthcare decision making; and 3) clinical training, particularly geropsychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has published on translation of end-of-life/Dignity interventions, diversity in advance care planning, clinical training, behavioral interventions in long-term care, and mental health among aging prisoners. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Board of Geropsychology, a member of the APA Working Group on End of Life Issues and Care, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the APA, and is Associate Editor of Aging and Mental Health. She teaches Clinical Psychology of Aging-Intervention, Lifespan Development, Geropsychology Practicum, and undergraduate statistics. Dr. Allen is a First-Generation Scholar and welcomes students with similar backgrounds into her lab.
Caitlan Tighe (with Dr. Natalie Dautovich)
Kaleb Murry (with Dr. Martha Crowther)
Deanna Dragan (with Dr. Martha Crowther)