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Mokrue, Kathariya

Mokrue, Kathariya

Associate Professor

Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2691
Office Location: AC-4D06D
Email: kmokrue@york.cuny.edu

Evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapies and mindfulness-based stress reduction program have been demonstrated to be very effective in reducing common problems such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and disordered eating and improving quality of life for many.  Interventions are brief, problem-focused, and very cost-effective compared to traditional psychotherapies or medication.  Yet, many individuals (e.g. ethnic minorities, immigrants, elderly) do not seek or receive this quality care.  My research focuses on modifying these interventions for use among underserved and overlooked populations, addressing barriers, and improving access to such care.

Another area of research is on the mental health care inequities among individuals with Limited English Proficiency and leveraging language interpreters' role.

Office Hours

DayTime
By appointment only

Education

DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD Rutgers University Clinical Psychology 2003 
MS Rutgers University Clinical Psychology 2000 
BA Hunter College-CUNY Psychology  

Areas of Expertise

  • Feasibility and effectiveness of modified empirically-validated treatments and interventions for anxiety and depressive disorders for delivery in non-traditional settings
  • Employment of mobile technology to improve adherence of skills use in “Stress-less at York”, a mindfulness-informed cognitive behavioral skills group I developed to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Understanding barriers and improving mental health service utilization among underserved/understudied groups
  • The role of mindfulness meditation in emotion regulation, impulse control and executive function
  • Death studies and emotional flexibility
  • Mental health care inequities among individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Publications in Field Of Expertise

Articles

Non Refereed Proceedings

Other

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  • Fellow, Faculty Fellowship Publications Program: Spring 2011.
  • Fellow, Gender Equity's Project, Workshop for Junior Faculty: Spring 2010.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Research Initiative Award: 2005-2006.
  • Rutgers Travel Award: 2000.

Grants-In-Aid

  • PSC-CUNY, Skills usage as mediator of mental health outcomes in a brief CBT intervention. December 2019: 3405.
  • NIH-NIMH R15, Feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness-informed cognitive behavioral skills group in reducing anxiety and depression among ethnic minority college students using ecological momentary assessments. October 2019: 300,000 (Declined).
  • NIH-NIMHD R15, Feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness-informed cognitive behavioral skills group in reducing anxiety and depression among ethnic minority college students using ecological momentary assessments. January 2015: $295,628 (Declined).
  • PSC-CUNY, Effectiveness of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Workshop in Preventing Depression and Anxiety- Phase II. July 2010- June 2011: $2844.25.
  • PSC-CUNY, Pilot Investigation of Modified CBT Intervention. July 2009- June 2010: $2400.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

  • Public Education Committee Member--Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Jan 2013-Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

  • Adjunct Clinical Supervisor--Yeshiva University: August 2006-Present.
  • Full Member Anxiety and Depression Association of America: 2009- Present.
  • Full Member Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: 2000-Present.
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer-Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies, Journal of Behavioral Services and Research, Psychological Services: 2003-Present.