Dr. Kristen Wright serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. She earned her doctorate degree from Wheaton College where she focused on the area of clinical psychology and completed additional coursework on the integration of spirituality and psychology. Dr. Wright completed her pre-doctoral internship at Meier Clinics with a focus on partial hospitalization treatment, adult psychological assessment, and outpatient therapy. She then went on to become the Clinical Training Director at Heartland Counseling, a non-for-profit community counseling center dedicated to providing psychological services to the rural, Western Illinois community. While at Heartland, Dr. Wright oversaw therapy, diagnostic, and advanced practicum programs as well as an American Psychological Association-Accredited pre-doctoral internship program. Dr. Wright is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois and her clinical work has included individual and couples therapy within a private-practice context as well as psychological assessment for the Department of Social Security Disability, Department of Rehabilitation Services, and the DeKalb County Drug Court. Dr. Wright also serves as Assistant Professor and currently teaches the following courses: Diagnostic Practicum Seminar, Integrative Assessment, and Psychoanalytic Theory & Therapy. Dr. Wright’s professional presentations and research interests have focused on fatherhood and motherhood identity development, qualitative research methodologies, women’s issues, and issues of mental, physical, and spiritual balance. She currently runs a research group on campus dedicated to the study of graduate psychology student resiliency and coping.