Dr. Theresa Botts is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and she received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2001. She completed the internship requirement for that degree at the Leestown Mental Health Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lexington, KY. Since then, she has led a number of initiatives to support the mental well-being of college students, including projects designed to serve military veterans. Her specialty interests include trauma and grief work, gender related issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Much of her clinical work focuses on the juvenile and young adult populations. Her therapy integrates feminist, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic approaches to mental health.
Dr. Melinda Moore is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at EKU. She also has a private practice in Lexington, Kentucky, and routinely trains clinicians in suicide-focused treatment. Dr. Moore serves on the board of the American Association of Suicidology as the chair of the Clinical Division and is the co-leader of the National Action Alliance’s Faith Communities Task Force. She recently published The Suicide Funeral: Honoring their Memory, Comforting their Survivors with her co-author Rabbi Dan Robert. She conducts suicide bereavement research at Eastern Kentucky University with an emphasis on Posttraumatic Growth. She received her PhD from The Catholic University of America.