Katey Gibbins

Katey Gibbins

Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology

kgibbins@wayne.edu

Katey Gibbins

Department

Psychology

Katey is a third year clinical psychology doctoral candidate working with Dr. Paul Toro in the Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty. Her research focuses on understanding systemic causes of homelessness as well as exploring homelessness interventions and prevention. She is currently working on a large-scale, national survey to explore public opinions and prevalence of homelessness in the United States.

Before attending Wayne State, Katey earned her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton. During her time in this program, she completed a master's thesis exploring the psychological benefits of farming for men experiencing homelessness. She also provided cogntive and behavioral interventions for those experiencing homelessness in youth and adult homeless shelters. Katey previously worked as a lab manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory where she conducted research on human trust in automation and gained experience using physiological measures to assess stress.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Community psychology, homelessness

Education

  • MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Dayton
  • BS in Psychology, Wright State University

Currently teaching

  • I will not be teaching for the 2021 academic year.

Courses taught

  • Research Methods in Psychology - Main Lecture (PSY 2020), Summer 2021
  • Research Methods in Psychology Lab (PSY 2020), Winter and Spring/Summer 2020
  • Introduction to Psychology Lab (PSY 1010), Fall 2019