Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen

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Started UK doctoral program: 2014

Area of research interest: Researching effective interventions for moral injury as well as suicide prevention in military populations.

Dissertation chair: Dr. Cerel

Mentor: Dr. Flaherty, Dr. Royse, Dr. Cerel

Current Position

Director of Psychological Health, Kentucky Army National Guard.  I oversee and facilitate the development of mental health programs for Soldiers throughout Kentucky.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Olsen, T., Badger, K., & McCuddy, M. (2014). Understanding the student veterans’ college  experience. The United States Army Medical Department journal. (4), 101-109.

Academic Presentations

-Olsen, T. (2018).  Addressing Moral Injury in U.S. Service Members.  Kentucky School of Drug and Alcohol Studies. Louisville, KY.

-Olsen, T. (2018). Fearlessness and Suicide Exposure Among Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Served in the Military: An Exploratory Examination of Population Characteristics.  American Association of Suicidology, Washington, D.C.

-Olsen, T. (2015). Mental health stigma and the American Soldier. Lexington VAMC Mental  Health Summit, Lexington, KY.

-Olsen, T. (2015). Moral Injury and the American Veteran: The role of community  support. Lexington VAMC Mental Health Summit, Lexington, KY.

-Olsen, T., Dotson, T. (2015). Supporting Student Veterans: Keys to Academic Success,  University of Texas at Austin Military Social Work Conference, Austin, TX.

-Olsen, T. (2015). Citizen Soldiers: An Examination of the Challenges & Considerations for  National Guard and Reserve Component Service Members, University of Kentucky  Military Behavioral Health Conference.

-Leake, V.S., Olsen, T., & Gauble, K. (2015). Meeting the Needs of Returning Rural  Veterans: The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the VHA, Academic  Settings, and the Armed Forces. Collaborative Conference on Rural Mental Health  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

-Reynolds, A., Olsen, T., & Victor, G. (2014). Resilience and the Social Work Professional, North  American Association of Christians in Social Work, Annapolis, MD.

MSW,  Army-Fayetteville State University