Karen Griffee

Griffee, Karen

Title: Distinguished Professor of Psychology

College: College of Science, Mathematics, and Health

Department: Department of Social Sciences, Safe Zone

Phone: 304-384-5201

Discipline: Psychology

Room: Marsh Hall 118

Box: F-42

Griffee, Karen

Biography

Karen Griffee has been a Professor of Psychology at Concord since 2000.  Prior to that, she was an adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico, Adams State College, and then Concord.  She also has done therapy, psychological evaluations, and forensic work as a licensed clinical psychologist from 1994 until 2010, when she put her license to practice on “snooze” to focus on her Concord work and her family.  During her years as a clinical psychologist, she worked for the Albuquerque Indian Hospital, for the family psychology, behavioral medicine, and trauma units of the Albuquerque VA hospital, for the UNM Center for Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Addiction as a Child Development and Family specialist, and finally as a travelling nursing home psychologist for rural communities in southern Colorado before moving to Athens, WV.  During her first 11 years teaching for Concord, she also maintained a part-time private practice with Laurel Ridge Psychological Associates in Princeton, WV.

Dr. Griffee regularly teaches the following courses for Concord: Abnormal Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Basic Learning, Introduction to Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Life Span Development, Human Sexuality, & History & Systems of Psychology.  She has also taught Forensic Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Professional Issues, Family Psychology, Adult Development, Child & Adolescent Development, and Psychological Research.

Every other Spring semester, Dr. Griffee leads a domestic study travel course through her native New Mexico and southern Colorado, as a special version of the Cultural Psychology course.  She has occasionally had the opportunity to take that course to the United Kingdom.  She has found that a travel course is one of the most impactful experiences undergraduate students can have, in that they not only remember the academic material but often report that the experience changed their mindsets and their lives in the most positive ways.

Education

Post-doctorate:  Psychologist, Child Development/Family Specialist, UNM Center for Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Addiction 1996

Ph.D., MS, and BS in Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico (1996, 1991, 1985)

Research

Dr. Griffee’s diverse research interests and theoretical paper contributions have primarily been in the area of behavior analysis and its relevance to issues in clinical psychology.  However, her publications have primarily been in the area of human sexuality, as a member of a large research team project that spanned several years.

PUBLICATIONS, first author:

Griffee, K., Beard, K. W., Stroebel, S. S., Harper-Dorton, K. V., O’Keefe, S. L., Young, D. H., Swindell, J. D., Stroupe, W. E., Steele, K., Lawhon, M., & Kuo, S.-Y. (2017). Genital Piercing: Childhood and adolescent behaviors that serve as predictors and scores on scales measuring hypersexuality and risky sexual behavior, sexual orientation, depression, conflict, intimacy, and sexual satisfaction. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2017.1290563 On line ahead of print

Griffee, K., Stroebel, S. S., O’Keefe, S. L., Harper-Dorton, K. V., Beard, K. W., Young, D. H., Swindell, J. D., Stroupe, W. E., Steele, K., Lawhon, M., & Kuo, S.-Y. (2017). Sexual Imprinting of Offspring on their Parents and Siblings, Cogent Psychology, 4, 1307632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2017.1307632

Griffee, K., Swindell, S., O’Keefe, S. L., Stroebel, S. S., Beard, K. W., Shih-Ya Kuo, S.-Y., & Stroupe, W. (2016). Etiological risk factors for sibling incest: Data from an anonymous computer-assisted self-interview. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28, 620-59.

Griffee, K., O’Keefe, S. L., Beard, K. W., Young, D. H., Kommor, M. J., & Linz, T. D. (2014). Human sexual development is subject to critical period learning: Paradigm shifting implications for sexual therapy and for child rearing. International Journal of Sexual Health,26, 295-313. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/aSQqATKku9t5GHMYUbVj/full

Griffee, K., O’Keefe, S. L., Beard, K. W., Young, D. H., Kommor, M. J., Linz, T. D., Swindell, S., & Stroebel, S. S. (2014). Human sexual development is subject to critical period learning: Implications for sexual addiction, sexual therapy, and for child rearing. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 21, 114-169. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/N7qprSxuqR5QvCcURcXB/full

Griffee, K., O’Keefe, S. L., Stroebel, S. S., Beard, K. W., Swindell, S., & Young, D. H. (2012). On the brink of paradigm change? Evidence for unexpected predictive relationships among sexual addiction, masturbation, sexual experimentation, and revictimization,child sexual abuse, and adult sexual risk. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 19, 225-264.

Griffee, K. and Dougher, M.J.  (2002) The role of functional classes and stimulus equivalence in the development of hierarchical categorization. Journal for the Experimental Analysis of
Behavior, 78, 433-447. Special issue devoted to contemporary categorization
research.

Griffee, K. (1994). Acceptance in the family context. In Hayes, S, Jacobson, N. Follette, V. & Dougher, M. (Ed.), Acceptance and Change: Content and Context in Psychotherapy (pp.223-234). Context Press.

Augustson, K. Griffee and Dougher, M. J. (1991) Teaching conditional discrimination to young
children: some methodological successes and failures. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, Fall, 9, 2.

PUBLICATIONS, co-author or supporting author:

Woods, K. N., Stroebel, S. S., O’Keefe, S. L., Griffee, K., Harper-Dorton, K. V., Beard, K. W., Young, D. H., Swindell, S., Stroupe, W. E., Steele, K., Lawhon, M., & Kuo, S.-Y. (2018). Conditioning by Orgasm Produced by Heterosexual Oral Sex during the Critical Period.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, https://doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2017.1403985

Stroebel, S. S., O’Keefe, S. L., Griffee, K., Harper-Dorton, K. V., Beard, K. W., Young, D. H., Swindell, S., Stroupe, W. E., Steele, K., Lawhon, M., & Kuo, S.-Y. (2018). Exhibitionism and Sex with Underage Males in Adult Women.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SIfGWtb5hM2m5ZKic5YU/full .

Beard, K.W., Griffee, K., Newsome, J. E., Harper-Dorton, K. V., O’Keefe, S. L., Linz, T. D., Young, D. H., Swindell, J. D., Stroupe, W. E., Steele, K., Lawhon, M., & Nichols, A. (2017).  Father-daughter Incest: Effects, risk-factors, and a proposal for a new parent-based approach to prevention. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2017.1306467 On line ahead of print

Beard, K. W., Stroebel, S. S., O’Keefe, S. L., Harper-Dorton, K. V., Griffee, K., Young, D. H., Swindell, S., Steele, K., Linz, T. D., Moore, K. B., Lawhon, M., & Campbell, N. M. (2015). Childhood and adolescent sexual behaviors predict adult sexual orientations Cogent Psychology, 2. Permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2015.1067568 

O’Keefe, S. L., Beard, K. W., Swindell, S., Stroebel, S. S., Griffee, K., & Young, D. H. (2014). Sister-brother incest: Data from anonymous computer-assisted self-interviews. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 21, 1–38, 2014. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/fINRFTG5X3JaIwRRRhUq/full

Stroebel, S. S., O’Keefe, S. L., Griffee, K., Kuo, S., Beard, K. W., & Kommor, M. J. (2013). Sister-sister incest: Data from an anonymous computerized survey. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22, 695-719.

Beard, K. W., O’Keefe, S. L., Swindell, S., Stroebel, S. S., Griffee, K., Young, D. H., & Linz, T. D. (2013). Brother-brother incest: Data from anonymous computer-assisted self-interviews. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 20, 217–253.

Griffee, K, Brezinski, W, and Richmond, L.  (2007).  KidShinkInc. Presents a Double-Book Special     Feature:  Action Exercise Adventure and Weight Wrestling Recipe.