Kristin (Sokol) Kosyluk
Kristin obtained her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2009. She is currently a PhD student at IIT studying Rehabilitation Counseling Education. Kristin also works as the Program Coordinator for the Center on Adherence and Self-Determination (CASD), an NIMH funded research center located at IIT investigating issues related to service engagement and self-determination for individuals with serious mental illnesses. The Principal Investigator of the CASD is Dr. Patrick Corrigan, who is also Kristin's Faculty Advisor. Kristin is also a member of Dr. Corrigan’s research lab where she has been particiating in research looking at the effects of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on attitudes towards individuals with mental illness, and has been a key figure in the development of a research group looking at issues of stigma and empowerment of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Kristin was named a 2011 Active Minds Emerging Scholar and completed a set of focus groups at IIT to inform the development of a campaign to promote solidarity and support on college campuses for individuals with mental illness. Since the completion of this six month fellowship, Kristin has continued with this work and is currently conducting a pilot study aimed at choosing a logo for the campaign. For more information about this project, please visit the link to the project page below.
Outside her academic and professional roles at IIT, Kristin is also a member of the IIT chapter of Active Minds. She has assisted with planning and implementing several campus events for Active Minds and identifies strongly with the Active Minds mission to change the conversation about mental health and prevent suicide. Kristin’s interest in mental health began in her undergraduate career, when she worked as both a Resident Assistant on the Penn State Campus, and as a Mental Health Technician at a local psychiatric center, and has grown exponentially since then. Her interest extends to the field of intellectual disability, fueled by her six years of direct service experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, and her role as a Special Olympics coach. Above all else, she has a strong commitment and personal drive to contribute to improved services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities in a meaningful and impactful way. One of Kristin’s major career objectives is to contribute to the knowledge base in the field of mental health and intellectual disability, through research, publication, and teaching. Her studies and involvements at IIT are doing a fantastic job of preparing her for this future.
Click here to download Kristin's CV.
Click here to access a dropbox folder of Kristin's teaching materials including PowerPoints and Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Selected Key Publications:
Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., Jones, N., James, D., Abelson, S., & Malmon, A. Promoting a Supportive Environment on College Campuses for Students with Mental Illness. Manuscript submitted Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. Click here to download a copy of the manuscript.
Corrigan, P.W., Kosyluk, K.A., & Rüsch, N. (2013). Reducing Self-Stigma by Coming Out Proud. American Journal of Public Health, 103(5), 794-800. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301037 Click here to view abstract.
Ditchman, N., Werner, S., Kosyluk, K.A., Jones, N., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013). Stigma and Intellectual Disability: Potential Applications of Mental Illness Research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(2), 206-216. doi: 10.1037/a0032466 Click here to view abstract.
Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., Landis, R. (2013). Employer stigma as a mediator between past and future hiring behavior. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/0034355213496284 Click here to view the abstract.
Click here to visit the page for the "Campus Solidarity Campaign" (Kristin's 2011 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship project).
Click here to view a resource page concerning Consumer-Based Participatory Research developed by Kristin Sokol and Bill Baerentzen of IIT for the 2011 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference.