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Faculty & Staff

Elena Kosterina, PhD

Program Coordinator «MA in Applied Psychology» / Associate Professor

Psychology Department

Division of Social Sciences

 

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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 441

Room: 315

 
  • Internship Colloquium I
  • Internship Colloquium II
  • Contemporary Approaches to Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Assesment in Psychology

2016     University of Massachusetts, Boston PhD in Counseling Psychology

2009     Central European University, Budapest, Hungary MA in Gender Studies. Diploma with Merit.

2008     American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. BA in Psychology. Diploma with Honors. Magna Cum Laude.

Mindfulness-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy. Seminars series, Professional Development Seminar, Psychology Division, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, November 2014 – April 2015.

 

Treating Couples. Continuing education seminar, The Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, November 7-8, 2014, Park Plaza Hotel, Boston.

 

CBT for Psychosis. Workshop for the team of Recovery in Shared Environment (RISE) clinic, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, March 2015.

 

Using Genograms in Family Therapy. Workshop. American University of Central Asia, March 19th, 2011.

 

Series of trainings in Project Management for Non-Governmental Organizations: General Management, HR, Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation. Organizer: Human Rights Initiative (HRSI), Central European University, November 5-6, 2008, April 2-3, 2009.

 

2012-17          Doctoral Fellow, Soros Open Society Foundation, New York, New York.

                       Graduate scholarship (5 years of accommodation support during PhD program)

2012               Amy Sturrock Advising Award for Outstanding Academic Advising

                       Services, American University of Central Asia

2008              Partial Scholarship from Central European University (Funded by Open

                      Society Foundation, New York)

 

  • Psychology of Gender
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Women psychology
  • Gender-based violence

Kosterina, E., & Kadyrova, A. (2020). Facing mandatory motherhood and positive ageism: Well-being of older women residing alone in accounts of service providers in Kyrgyzstan. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Kosterina, E., Horne, S. G., & Lamb, S. (2019). The role of gender-based violence, health worries, and ambivalent sexism in the development of women’s gynecological symptoms. Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318825292

 

Lamb, S., Kosterina, E., Roberts, T., Dangler, L., Brodt, M., Maroney, M. (2016). Voices of the mind: Hegemonic masculinity and others in mind during young men sexual encounters. Journal of Men and Masculinities, 21(2), 254-275. https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17695038

 

Kosterina, E., & Horne, S. G. (2016). Gender differences research: Issues and critique. In N. Naples, R. C. Hoogland, M. Wickramasinghe, A. Wong (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Genger and Sexuality Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Lamb, S., Farmer, K., Kosterina, E., Lambe, Sarinana S., Plocha, A., & Randazzo, R. (2015). What's

sexy? Adolescent girls discuss confidence, danger, and media influence. Gender &

Education. DOI:10.1080/09540253.2015.1107528

 

Wheeler, E., Cosgrove, L., & Kosterina, E. (2015). Quantitative methods. In I. Parker (Ed.) Handbook of Critical Psychology, New York, NY: Routledge.

 

Wheeler, E., Kosterina, E., Cosgrove, L. (2015). DSM: feminist critique. In N. Naples, R. C. Hoogland, M. Wickramasinghe, A. Wong (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Molchanova, E., Kosterina, E., Kim, E., Horne, S. G., Latipova, K., & Koga, M. (2013).

            Counseling in the Kyrgyz Republic. In T. H. Hohenshil, N. E. Amundson & S. G. Niles

            (Eds.), Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook (pp. 107-116). Washington, DC: American Counseling Association.

 

2017-present                American Psychological Association, International Affiliate

2012-2014                    American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

2018                             American Psychological Association, International Affiliate

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