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
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.
-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