Kent State University
Alanna Updegraff, PhD received her degree in clinical psychology from The University of California, Los Angeles and completed postdoctoral training focused on abuse and trauma at the Family Stress Center in North Hills, CA.
After working in both private practice and at Akron Children’s Hospital, she joined the faculty of Kent State University as the Director of the Psychological Clinic, a training clinic within the Department of Psychological Sciences. In this role she oversees all aspects of the department based training clinic, supervises clinical psychology doctoral students, and teaches practicum courses consisting of applied therapy skills. She served as Co-Chair of the Kent State of Wellness Mental Health Committee for the past two years.
Dr. Updegraff utilized her expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to develop, along with her Clinical Scholar’s Team, an intervention designed to target burden transfer in veterinary medicine staff with the goals of reducing stress and burnout and reducing mental health stigma.