Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: ext. 2419
Email: morgenk@centenaryuniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

(2003-2004) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and jointly sponsored by the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc. (MHRA) and National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), New York, NY

(2004) Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (Lehigh University)

(2001-2003) Predoctoral Fellowship in the Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and jointly sponsored by the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc. (MHRA) and National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), New York, NY

(1997) M.A., Clinical Psychology (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

(1994) B.A., Psychology (Drew University)

Licensed Professional Counselor (New Jersey Lic #37PC00382500)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (Center for Credentialing & Education Certification #ACS01475)

Biography

Dr. Morgen teaches in the undergraduate Psychology and graduate Counseling programs. Dr. Morgen’s research on substance use, trauma, and prisoner mental health has been published in major scholarly journals such as Traumatology, Therapeutic Communities, The Gerontologist, The Professional Counselor, Journal of Correctional Healthcare, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Journal of Drug Issues, and the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. Dr. Morgen is also the author of the book Substance Use Disorders and Addictions and a co-author of the upcoming Forensic Psychology text Aging Behind Prison Walls (due out in 2019). In addition, Dr. Morgen presents papers at major conferences such as the American Counseling Association, American Public Health Association, American Psychological Association, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
Dr. Morgen is a former President (2013-14) of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (a division of the American Counseling Association) and currently serves as the Clinical Psychology Programming Chair for the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. On-campus, Dr. Morgen was the founder and initial Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is the faculty advisor for Psi Chi (The International Academic Honor Society in Psychology). Dr. Morgen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (New Jersey) and Approved Clinical Supervisor and conducts a part-time psychotherapy practice as part of Discovery Psychotherapy and Wellness Centers in Morristown, New Jersey. He is a past recipient of the Centenary Distinguished Teaching Award.

Research

My research focus is on addictions and mental health issues (broadly defined) in treatment and prison settings. I also work in the area of geropsychology as it pertains to forensic psychology, addiction and mental health issues.

I run the Undergraduate Substance Abuse Research Team (UStART). Since AY 2009/2010, the UStART at Centenary provides students with the opportunity to work with real-world clinical data from treatment centers and prisons that focus on addiction and mental health issues. Access to these kind of data is unique for an undergraduate, but beneficial for those seeking a clinical/counseling psychology career. Students work with pre-existing datasets from prior projects for which I was a researcher. The research mentoring experience covers independent readings on the specific topic(s) in addiction/mental health, dataset review so the student learns about different data available, literature review and research question formulation, data analysis and interpretation, and the dissemination of findings as a conference presentation and/or publication. Target conferences for this team include the Eastern Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the Gerontological Society of America.

Published Works

Refereed Articles (*undergraduate student)

Morgen, K., *Denison-Vesel, K., *Kobylarz, A., & *Voelkner, A. (2015). Prevalence of substance use disorder treatment facilities specializing in older adult and trauma care: N-SSATS data 2009 to 2011. Traumatology, 21(3), 153-160.

Maschi, T., Viola, D., Morgen, K., & Koskinen, L. (2015). Trauma, stress, grief, loss, and separation among older adults in prison: The protective role of coping resources on physical and mental well-being. Journal of Crime and Justice, 38, 113-136. DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2013.808853.

Maschi, T., Morgen, K., Westcott, K., Viola, D. & Koskinen, L. (2014). Aging, incarceration, and employment prospects: Recommendations for practice and policy reform. Journal of Applied Rehabilitative Counseling, 45, 44-55.

Maschi, T., Morgen, K., & Viola, D. (2014). Unraveling trauma and stress, coping resources, and mental well-being among older adults in prison: Empirical evidence linking theory and practice. The Gerontologist, 54, 857-867.

Astone-Twerell, J., Morgen, K., & Hsaio, C. (2014). Interrelationship of PTSD, perceived health, and treatment satisfaction. Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 35, 21-34. DOI: 10.1108/TC-05-2013-0009

Morgen, K., Maschi, T., Viola, D., & Zgoba, K. (2013). Substance use disorder and the older offender. VISTAS. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas/vistas-2013.

Morgen, K. (2013). Evidenced-based practices in addictions counseling: A long overdue discussion for IAAOC and how the new annual review can support the endeavor. Annual Review of Best Practices in Addictions and Offender Counseling, 7-13.

McCarter, S., Maschi, T., & Morgen, K. (2013). Inter-professional collaboration: Perceptions and practices with youth with complex problems. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 3, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/1936928X.2013.859027

Morgen, K., Miller, G., & Stretch, L.S. (2012). Addiction counseling licensure issues for licensed professional counselors. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 2(1), 58-65.

Bradley, C., Maschi, T., O’Brien, H., Morgen, K., Ward, K. (2012). Faithful but different: Clinical social workers speak out about values and career motivation. Journal of Social Work Education, 48, 459-477.

Maschi, T., Morgen, K., Zgoba, K., Courtney, D., & Ristow, J. (2011). Age, cumulative trauma and stressful life events, and post traumatic stress symptoms among older adults in prison: Do subjective impressions matter? The Gerontologist, 51(5), 675-686.

Maschi, T., Gibson, S., Zgoba, K., & Morgen, K. (2011). Trauma and life event stressors among young and older adult prisoners. Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 17, 160-172.

Maschi, T., Macmillan, T., Morgen, K., Gibson, S. & Stimmel, M. (2010). Trauma and coping resources among youthful offenders: Social work, mental health, and criminal justice implications. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27, 377-393.

Morgen, K., Morgan, O.J., Cashwell, C., & Miller, G. (2010). Strategies for the competent integration of spirituality into addictions counseling training and supervision. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/ vistas/vistas10/Article_84.pdf.

Morgen, K. & Kressel, D. (2010). Motivation change in therapeutic community treatment. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 30, 73-83.

Haugebrook, S., Zgoba, K., Maschi, T., Morgen, K., & Brown D. (2010). Trauma, stress, health and mental health issues among ethnically diverse older adult prisoners: A correctional healthcare concern. Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 16, 1-10.

Morgen, K. (2009). Finding a voice, crafting a purpose: Introduction to the special issue on spirituality. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 30, 2-4.

Kressel, D., Morgen, K., De Leon, G., Bunt, G., & Muehlbach, B. (2009). A protocol to improve clinical practice (PICP) in therapeutic community treatment. Therapeutic Communities: International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations, 30, 6-22.

Maschi, T., Morgen, K., Smith Hatcher, S., Scotto Rosato, N., & Violette, N. (2009). Maltreated children’s thoughts and emotions as behavioral predictors: Evidence for social work action. Social Work, 54, 135-143.

Hatcher, S.S., Maschi, T., Morgen, K., & Toldson, I.A. (2009). Exploring the impact of racial and ethnic differences in the emotional and behavioral responses of maltreated youth: Implications for including cultural factors in the discussion. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1042-1048.

Maschi, T., Schwalbe, C., Morgen, K., & Gibson, S., & Violette, N. (2009). The influence of gender on service needs and service pathways among youth: A descriptive exploration. Children and Youth Services Review, 31,257-264.

Morgen, K. & *Gunneson, L. (2008). Decisional balance and collegiate drinking. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 52, 18-36.

Maschi, T., Morgen K., Bradley, C., & Smith Hatcher, S. (2008). Exploring gender differences in internalizing and externalizing behavior among maltreated youth: Implications for social work action. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25, 531-547.

Maschi, T., Bradley, C., & Morgen, K. (2008). Unraveling the link between trauma and delinquency: The mediating role of negative affect and delinquency peer exposure. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 6, 136-157.

Morgen, K., Astone-Twerell, J., Hernitche, T., *Gunneson, L., & *Santangelo, K. (2007). Health-related quality of life among substance abusers in residential drug abuse treatment. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2, 239-246.

Laudet, A., Morgen, K., & White, W. (2006). The role of social supports, spirituality and affiliation in 12-step groups in life satisfaction among individuals in recovery from alcohol and drug use. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 24, 33-73.

Waters, J. A., Roberts, A., & Morgen, K. J. (1997). High risk pregnancies: Teenagers, poverty, and drug abuse. Journal of Drug Issues, 27, 541-562.

Waters, J. A., Morgen, K. J., Kuttner, P. V., Schmitt, B., & Schwartz, A. (1996). The “Guiding Adolescents to Prevention” program: Reducing HIV transmission and drug use in youth in a detention center. Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment, 3, 85-96.

Book Chapters (*undergraduate student)

Morgen, K., *Voelkner, A., *Smith, J., & *Nowak, A. (in-press). Substance use and mental health disorders: Forensic issues in clinical practice. In T. Maschi & G. Leibowitz (Eds.), Forensic practice: Psychosocial and legal issues across diverse populations and settings (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.

Morgen, K., *Denison-Vesel, K., & *Cappitanelli, M. (in-press). Systems of care for substance use and mental health disorders: Treatment administration and staffing priorities in forensic settings. In T. Maschi & G. Leibowitz (Eds.), Forensic practice: Psychosocial and legal issues across diverse populations and settings (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.

Morgen, K. (2015). Offenders. In T. Robert & V. Kelly (Eds.), Critical incidents in integrating spirituality into counseling (pp. 237-246). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Maschi T., Stimmel, M., Morgen, K. ,Gibson, S., & Omary, A. (2012). Trauma and PTSD among juvenile justice involved youth. In E. Grigorenko (Ed.), Handbook of juvenile forensic psychology & psychiatry (pp. 503-520). New York: Springer.

Morgen, K. & Morgan, O.J. (2011). 12-step spirituality. In C.S. Cashwell & J.S. Young (Eds.), Integrating spirituality and religion in counseling: A guide to competent practice (2nd ed.), pp. 225-241. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Morgen, K. & Waters, J.A. (2009). State provider associations. In G.L. Fisher & N.A. Roget (Eds.) The encyclopedia of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery (pp. 855-856). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Morgen, K., *Gunneson, L., & *Maietta, L. (2009). ‘Order in the drug court’: Understanding the intersection of substance abuse and law. In T. Maschi, C. Bradley, & K. Ward (Eds.), Collaborative forensic social work: A comprehensive guide to practice (pp. 197-207). New York: Springer.

Laudet, A., Morgen, K., & White, W. (2006). The role of social supports, spirituality and affiliation in 12-step groups in life satisfaction among individuals in recovery from alcohol and drug use. In B. Benda & T. F.McGovern (Eds.), Spirituality and religiousness and alcohol/other drug problems (pp. 33-74). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Waters, J. A., Lynn, R. I., & Morgen, K. J. (2002). Addressing workplace violence: Theory and practice. In L. A. Rapp-Paglicci, A. R. Roberts, & J. S. Wodarski (Eds.), Handbook of violence (pp. 378-413). New York: Wiley.

Kaufman, M., Morgen, K. J., & Ladany, N. (2000). Family counseling supervision. In L. J. Bradley & N. Ladany (Eds.), Counselor supervision (3rd ed., pp. 245-270). Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge.

Books

Maschi, T., & Morgen, K. (in process, scheduled 2019 release). Aging behind prison walls. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Morgen, K. (2016). Substance use disorders and addictions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Recent Conference Presentations (*undergraduate student)

Morgen, K. & Maschi, T. (2016, March). Ethics in the publication process. Paper presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

*DiNapoli, S, *Gannon, K., *Nardone, S., & Morgen, K. (2016, March). Sub-syndromal experiences in substance use disorder treatment clients not designated as co-occurring. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

*Anderson, K., *Smith, J., & Morgen, K. (2016, March). Healthcare insurance and accreditation status in SUD programs prior to ACA implementation. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

*Voelkner, A, *Brouard, C., & Morgen, K. (2016, March). Organizational structure in co-occurring SUD treatment facilities. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

*Denison-Vesel, K., *Brouard, C., & Morgen, K. (2016, March). Pregnant women and substance use disorder treatment: TEDS findings 2013. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Morgen, K., Miller, G., Chasek, C., DePue, K., & Ivers, N. (2015, March). LPC and addictions counseling licensure and policy integration. IAAOC division keynote address at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.

Morgen, K., Miller, G., Chasek, C., DePue, K., & Ivers, N. (2015, March). Integration of LPC and addictions licensure: IAAOC task force findings. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.

Morgen, K. (2015, March). Older adult substance use disorder: National trends at facility and client levels. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

*Mortola, S. & Morgen, K. (2015, March). Veterans and non-veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in state prisons. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Morgen, K. & *Voelkner, A. (2014, July). Clinical and data management issues for the older offender on parole. Paper presented at the conference on 21st Century Forensic Practice: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence, New York, NY.

Morgen, K. (2014, March). Substance use disorder, quality of health, and trauma in the older offender. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

*O’Neill, S. & Morgen, K. (2014, March). Violent offense history and trauma in older offenders. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

*Denison-Vesel, K.M., & Morgen, K. (2014, March). In-prison religious and mental health services access: Physical and mental health influences. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

*Yeager, L., & Morgen, K. (2014, March). Coping resources in older adult offenders. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

*Voelkner, A., & Morgen, K. (2014, March). Older adult offenders and mental well-being: Family issues. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Morgen, K. (2013, September). Integrating addictions counseling into the professional counselor identity. Invited address given at the Louisiana Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Morgen, K. (2013, March). The undergraduate psychology advanced research experience: Developing student research and statistical proficiency. Invited address given at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

*Brusberg, B., & Morgen, K. (2013, March). The SUD counseling relationship: The influence of mandated status. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

*O’Neill, S., *Bach, J., & Morgen, K. (2013, March). Auto-regressive nature of treatment engagement in SUD treatment: Exploratory analyses. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

*Yevchak, R., & Morgen, K. (2013, March). Reconsidering SUD outcome studies: Using treatment day 90 as the initial predictor. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

Morgen, K. & Miller, G. (2013, March). Specialization and competency: Ethical issues in the current state of addictions counseling training and practice. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Cincinnati, OH.

Morgen, K. (2013, March). Use of an undergraduate psychology substance use disorders research team as a springboard to the counseling profession. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Cincinnati, OH.

Morgen, K. (2012, March). Undergraduate psychology research experiences in the applied clinical/counseling field: Purpose and benefits. Invited address at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Venezia, B. & Morgen, K. (2012, March). Substance use disorder, trauma history, and mental/physical health:An older offender analysis. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Endrikat, E. & Morgen, K. (2012, March). Older offenders and satisfaction with in-prison substance use disorders treatment. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Overland, B. & Morgen, K. (2012, March). The interface between substance use disorder and trauma within older offenders. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Perch, A. & Morgen, K. (2012, March). Prisoner self-report of physical and mental health quality. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Morgen, K. (2011, October). Substance use and older adults in the criminal justice system. Paper presented at the Aging Prisoners: A Crisis in Need of Intervention Conference, New York, NY.

Morgen, K. (2011, March). Will the real addictions specialist please stand? Paper presented as part of the panel Analysis of Professional and Addiction Counseling Licensure Requirements, Scope of Practice, and Training: National Findings at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Morgen, K. (2011, March). Large-scale substance abuse undergraduate research training at a small liberal arts institution. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.

*Endrikat, E., *Venezia, B., & Morgen, K. (2011, March). The influence of co-occurring substance use disorder and PTSD on treatment satisfaction. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.

*Mullady, G. & Morgen, K. (2011, March). Children, gender, and TC treatment: Analysis between residential and outpatient modalities. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.

*Ziemba, A. & Morgen, K. (2011, March). Comparison of specific PTSD symptoms: A substance abuse treatment investigation. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.

*Hardcastle, J. & Morgen, K. (2011, March). Physical and mental health issues within co-occurring PTSD and SUD. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.

*McAllister, J. & Morgen, K. (2011, March). Tobacco dependence within residential substance abuse treatment clients. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambidge, MA.