Kurt Crandall, Ph.D., in front of greenery

Kurt Crandall, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

(804) 828-6394

Bird House, 820 W. Franklin St., Room 107

Clinical Psychology




  • PhD: University of Kansas, 2002

Research Interests

Dr. Kurt Crandall interned at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Washington DC, where he worked in psychiatric triage, counseled patients with chronic pain, and conducted group therapy for veterans who were enrolled in a partial hospitalization program. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with an emphasis on couples and family therapy at a community mental health center in Chicago. Dr. Crandall practices as a cognitive behavioral therapist and is trained to work with adults. His clinical areas of interest and experience include promoting health through behavioral change; treating mood and anxiety disorders; helping clients cope with physical illness and disease; facilitating stress management; and counseling couples. His general research interests are in the areas of health psychology and positive psychology. More specifically, he is interested in the effect positive frames of thinking (e.g., hope, optimism, forgiveness) may have on one’s physical and emotional health. Crandall is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia.


  • Introduction to the helping relationship, undergraduate level
  • Psychology of the abnormal, undergraduate level