Stephanie Thorson-Olesen
Stephanie
Thorson-Olesen
Associate Professor
Psychology
MRC-546

About

Faculty Member Since: 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • Counseling
  • Multiculturalism 
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research 
  • Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery

Certificates and Licenses 

  • Nationally Certified Instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Thorson-Olesen maintains an active research agenda across a variety of topics relevant to counseling such as marital satisfaction, caring for aging populations and caregivers, sport psychology, and substance abuse treatment and recovery. 

Publications, Presentations, and Performances
  • Thorson-Olesen, S. J., Meinertz, N., & Eckert, S. (2018). Caring for aging populations: Examining compassion fatigue and satisfaction. Journal of Adult Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10804-018-9315-z
  • Thorson-Olesen, S. J., & Eckert, S. (2016). Counseling considerations for the caregivers of aging adults. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 29, 61-66.
  • Thorson-Olesen, S. J., & Murray, D. (2019, October). The substance abuse epidemic: Understanding sobriety strategies for success. Poster at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA. 
  • Thorson-Olesen, S. J., & Murray, D. (2019, March). Advocating for access: Pre-engagement Groups as an alternative to waitlists. Poster presentation at the American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Thorson-Olesen, S. J., Murray, D., & Baker, M. (2019, March). Domestic immersion: Building the cultural competence of counselors-in-training. Poster presentation at the American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.