Currently Participating Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Woodbury University, Dr. Christensen teaches, mentors student research projects, and assists with departmental program assessment. Commonly taught courses include Foundations in Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Fashion, and Applied Psychology. She advises the Psychology Students Association and coordinates the psychology film nights and speaker series on campus.
Dr. Christensen is an evaluation consultant with over 13 years of experience working with non-profit, community mental health organizations, conducting and coordinating mental health focused trainings for up to 1500 people per year, managing a social enterprise, organizing undergraduate and graduate internship programs, leading evaluation efforts, overseeing data collection and reporting, and monitoring program fidelity. Current evaluation projects include multiple-site evaluations and spearheading collaborative research with NRF Global Communities (www.nrfgc.com), piloting a therapeutic curriculum addressing bullying (http://empowerment.space/), and assisting with evaluation reporting for SAMSHA funded Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Program for Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP – http://www.scharpca.com/index.php). She is passionate about promoting trauma-informed practice and interdisciplinary collaboration in children’s mental health care.
PhD-Applied Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
MA-Applied Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
BS-Psychology, Woodbury University