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JulieĀ Kettmann

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Associate Professor


Main Campus
McMullen Hall, MH117
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Kettmann teaches courses related to research in psychology, child and adolescent development, and working from a psychological perspective with youth and crime victims in the criminal justice system. 

Dr. Kettmann is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. She incorporates her clinical experience and knowledge from psychotherapy and assessment work with children, teens, and adults into classroom lectures, discussions, and activities with students.


Education & Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Counseling Psychology

MEd, Loyola University
Community Counseling

BA, Loras College
Psychology & Spanish

Courses Taught

PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 215 Research Methods
PSYC 305 Life-Span Development
PSYC 327 Psychology and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender
PSYC 328 Psychology and Treatment of the Crime Victim
PSYC 384 Advanced Child & Adolescent Development
PSCY 494 Research Practicum, Independent Study

Areas of Professional Interest

Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Diagnosis and psychotherapy interventions with children, adolescents, and adults, including offender and non-offender populations; Depression and suicide prevention; College student mental health.

Additional Professional Roles

Licensed Psychologist -- Psychology Health Group, Davenport, Iowa
Psychologist Consultant -- Fitness Works, Virtual Fitness Program, Phoenix, Arizona.

Recent Publications

Westefeld, J.S., Range, L., Jenks Kettmann, J., & Greenfeld, J. (2008). Assessing suicide risk in multicultural populations. In F. Leong & M. Leach (Eds.), Suicide among racial and ethnic groups: Theory, research, and practice. Brunner-Routledge.

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2008). Insights into interviewing and relating to children in the court system. Invited by Scott County Juvenile Justice Department to present training to judges, child advocates, detectives, and attorneys on ways to appropriately interview children.

Jenks Kettmann, J. & Altmaier, E.M. (2008). Social Support and Depression among Bone Marrow Transplant Patients. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 39-46.

Madson, M. B., Hasan, N. T., Williams-Nickelson, C., Kettmann, J. J., Van Sickle, K.S. (2007). The internship supply and demand issue: Graduate students' perspective. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 1, 249-257.

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2007). Successfully navigating the psychology internship application process: The view of an intern. In B. Hall (Chair), Meet the Decision Makers: Internship Panel and Social. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association annual convention, San Francisco, California.

Jenks Kettmann, J. (2007). Are we reaching a crisis? Internship Supply and Demand from the APAGS Perspective. In M. Field (Chair), A Forum on Internship Training Issues: Preparation, Developing Competencies, and Supply and Demand. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association annual convention, San Francisco, California.

Jenks Kettmann, J.D., Schoen, E., Cochran, S.V., Moel, J.E., Greenberg, S.T., & Corkery, J.M. (2007). Increasing Severity of Psychopathology at Counseling Centers: A New Look. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 523-529.

Westefeld, J.S., Jenks Kettmann, J.D., Lovmo, C., and Hey, C. (2007). High school suicide: Knowledge and opinions of teachers. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 12, 31-42. (second authorship shared equally)

Westefeld, J.S., Button, C., Haley, J.T., Jenks Kettmann, J., Macconnell, J., Sandil, R., & Tallman, B. (2006). College student suicide: A call to action. Death Studies, 30, 931-956. (second authorship shared equally)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
Iowa Psychological Association (IPA)
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology, APA Division 2
Psychologists in Independent Practice, APA Division 2
American Psychology-Law Society, APA Division 41


Board of Directors, Iowa Psychological Foundation