Jeffrey Kuentzel - Associate Professor (Affiliated)

Research Interests

I have conducted research on the therapeutic alliance, the assessment of adult Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, and the assessment of constructs related to spirituality. More recently my research interests have focused on the utility of brief motivational interventions for pathological gambling and for nonadherence to medical regimens. I also have an interest in therapeutic interventions for severe affective and behavioral dysregulation


Undergraduate Courses


  • PSY 1020 Elements of Psychology
  • PSY 3310 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3350 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4320 Intro to Clinical Psychology

Graduate Course:

  • PSY 7230 Assessment Practicum


Recent Publications

Kuentzel, J.G., Arble, E., Boutros, N., Chugani, D., & Barnett, D. (in press).  Non-Suicidal Self Injury in an ethnically diverse college sample.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Kuentzel, J.G., Hetterscheidt, L.A., & Barnett, D. (in press).  Testing intelligently includes double-checking Wechsler IQ scores. 
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Kuentzel, J.G., Henderson, M.J., & Melville, C.L (2008).  The impact of social desirability biases on self-report among college student and problem gamblers.  Journal of Gambling Studies, 24(3), 307-319

Kuentzel, J.G., Henderson, M.J., Zambo, J.J., Stine, S.M., & Schuster, C.R. (2003).  Motivational interviewing and fluoxetine for Pathological Gambling Disorder:  A single case study.  North American Journal of Psychology, 5(2), 229-248.

MacDonald, D.A., Kuentzel, J.G., & Friedman, H.L. (1999). A survey of measures of spiritual and transpersonal constructs: Part two - Additional measures. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 31, 155-177.

MacDonald, D.A., Friedman, H.L., & Kuentzel, J.G. (1999). A survey of measures of spiritual and transpersonal constructs: Part one - Research update. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 31, 137-154.


The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, The Wayne State University Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (PI), 2008
University Research Grant - Wayne State University 2005
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Research Award, 1997


University of Windsor Entrance Award Scholarship, 1986
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1990 (declined)
Wayne State University Graduate Professional Scholarship, 1991, 1992, 1997
American Psychological Association Student Research Travel Award, 1999


B.A. (Honours) in Psychology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1990
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1998
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2000
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Wayne State University Psychology Clinic, 2002

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Research Area
Clinical Psychology
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