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Kateryna Kolnogorova

Kateryna Kolnogorova, portrait
Graduate Student

Year of Entry

2017

Program

Clinical Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Nicholas Allan

Research Interests

Kate is a graduate student in a Clinical Psychology Program working in the FEAR Lab with Dr. Nicholas Allan. She is interested in the risk factors and factor for anxiety disorders and PTSD such as anxiety sensitivity, intolerance of uncertainty, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. She is interested in developing brief affordable treatments targeting these risk factors. Kate also conducts research involving neurophysiological correlates of anxiety, mood and trauma and stress-related disorders.

Curriculum Vitae

Kateryna Kolnogorova
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
kk741516@ohio.edu

Education

Student of a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program - Aug. 2017present, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Anticipated graduation - Summer 2023

Bachelor and Master of Arts in General Psychology (a joint program) - Sept. 2013- May 2015, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland, Warsaw 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics - 2003-2007, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine

Research experience

Factors of Emotional/Affective Risk Lab (FEAR lab), Ohio University - Aug 2017-present

Advisor: Nicholas Allan, Ph.D.

  • Leading research projects - Spring 2018 - present
    • “A Novel Approach to Integrating Event-Related Potentials and Self-Report Indices of Transdiagnostic Risk Factors of Emotional Distress” (R-15 grant) — coordinating fully since fall 2020, developing procedures, IRB, protocols, training lab members, submitting data to NIH.
    • “Brief Enhanced Anxiety Sensitivity Treatment” — coordinating since fall 2019, developing treatment-related materials for the sessions, delivering and refining the treatment.
    • “An Ecological Momentary Assessment of the Impact of Anxiety Sensitivity on Anxiety Symptoms” — responsible for all aspect of the research project; started in spring 2018; data collection was completed in August 2018
    • “Emotion regulation in the face of stressful life events” — coordinating in Fall 2018
  • Lab manager - Fall 2019, Spring and Summer 2020
  • Other lab tasks: IRB submissions, creating and updating protocols, training lab members and research assistants, doing clinical assessments and EEG runs

BRAIN Lab, Ohio University - Spring 2019

Advisor: Julie Suhr, Ph.D.

  • Administering the neuropsychological battery of computerized and paper and pencil tests as a graduate research assistant.

EMG study on affiliative functions of mimicry, USWPS - Mar-Aug 2016

Advisor: Michał Olszanowski, Ph.D.

  • Research assistant: Literature search, sorting, and processing of pictures in a database of subtle facial expressions, creation of morphs.

EEG study of biological correlates of attention deficits in children with ADHD, USWPS - Jan-Jun 2016

Advisors: Małgorzata Kossut, Ph.D.; Katarzyna Giertuga, M.A.

  • Research assistant: Administering EEG runs, data cleaning.

EEG and video-oculography study: Motivational components of sadness. USWPS - Nov 2015 – Sept 2016

Advisors: Aneta Brzezicka, Ph.D.; Olga Kamińska, M.A.

  • Research assistant: Literature and databases search, work on the experimental design, creation of the procedures, preparation and processing of pictures and video, administering EEG runs.

Publications

Kolnogorova, K., Allan, N. P., Moradi, S., & Stecker, T. (2021). Perceived burdensomeness, but not thwarted belongingness, mediates the impact of PTSD symptom clusters on suicidal ideation modeled longitudinally. Journal of Affective Disorders282, 133-140.Law, K. C., Allan, N. P., Kolnogorova, K., & Stecker, T. (2019). An examination of PTSD symptoms and their effects on suicidal ideation and behavior in non-treatment seeking veterans. Psychiatry research274, 12-19.

Allan, N. P., Ashrafioun, L., Kolnogorova, K., Raines, A. M., Hoge, C. W., & Stecker, T. (2019). Interactive effects of PTSD and substance use on suicidal ideation and behavior in military personnel: Increased risk from marijuana use. Depression and anxiety36(11), 1072-1079.

Manuscripts in preparation

Badour, C. L., Flanagan, J. C., Allan, N. P., Gilmore, A. K., Gros, D. F., Killeen, T., Korte, K. J., Brown, D. G., Kolnogorova, K., & Back, S. E. (2020). Temporal dynamics of symptom change among veterans receiving an integrated treatment for PTSD and substance use disorders. Manuscript submitted for publication [Journal of Traumatic Stress]. 

Saulnier, K.G., Volarov, M., Bauer, B.W., Kolnogorova, K., Allan, N.P. Risk Factors of Suicide in a High-Risk Longitudinal Veteran Sample: A Network Analysis. Manuscript in preparation.

Professional Presentations

Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2019, March). Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling to Examine Relations between Error Related Negativity and Anxious Apprehension and Anxious Arousal. In Albanese B. (Chair) Multi-level modeling in event-related potential research: Implications for understanding anxiety-related psychopathology. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL.

Selected Poster Presentations

Huet, A., Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2020, May). Emotion dysregulation’s effect on anxious apprehension: an examination of trait and state differences. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL. (Poster accepted but the conference had been canceled).

Huffman, S., Kolnogorova, K., Koscinski, B., & Allan, N. P. (2019, November). Occipital Alpha EEG in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clusters. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.

Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2019, April). Frontal and Posterior Alpha EEG Asymmetry Predicting Anxious Apprehension and Anxious Arousal. Poster presented at the Ohio University Student Expo 2019, Athens, OH.

Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2019, March). Relations between Frontal Alpha EEG Asymmetry, Anxious Apprehension, and Anxious Arousal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL. (Received an ADAA award)

Huet, A., Volarov, M., Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2019, March). Effects of Emotion Regulation Difficulties on Self-reported and Neurophysiological Measures of Attentional Control. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL.

Kolnogorova, K., Allan, N. P., Saulnier, K, G., Huet, A., Moradi, S., Volarov, M. (2018, November). Longitudinal Invariance, Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Brief Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, DC.

Getz, M., Kolnogorova, K., Schmidt, N.B., & Allan, N. P. (2018, November) The Effects of Blushing Propensity on Panic and Rumination in an Experimental Manipulation of Blushing. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, DC.

Cooper, D., Volarov, M., Kolnogorova, K., Allan, N. (2018, November). Fear and distress across mood and anxiety-related symptoms: Clarifying their relationship to PTSD symptom clusters. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, DC.

Kolnogorova, K., Raines, A. M, Schmidt, N. B., & Allan, N. P. (2017, November). Negative Affect, Anxiety Sensitivity, and Intolerance of Uncertainty: Associations with PTSD Symptom Clusters. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), San-Diego, CA.

Grants, Awards, and Achievements

Grants and scholarships

  • Original Work Grant 2021, $1000
  • A&S Graduate Student Research Fund 2021, $1000
  • Student Enhancement Award, Anxious Apprehension, Behavioral Activation,
    and Frontal Alpha EEG Asymmetry (My Master Thesis Project), April 2018, $5635
  • Travel Award, provided by Graduate Student Senate, Spring 2018, $493
  • Jane Zartman Woodrow Scholarship, August 2017, $4000

Achievements

  • An Anxiety and Depression Association of America award for the poster:
    Kolnogorova, K., & Allan, N.P. (2019, March). Relations between Frontal Alpha EEG Asymmetry, Anxious Apprehension, and Anxious Arousal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL

Clinical experience

Trainee at Psychology and Social Work Clinic at Ohio University - Aug 2020 - present

  • Duties: Intakes, consultations, and weekly individual therapy sessions with the Honor Tutorial College students, 5-session group intervention for COVID-related concerns for community members and students, individual one-session intervention for anxiety.
  • 25 clients, 18-50 years old, high-achieving students
  • Supervisors: Megan Austin, Ph.D., Nicholas Allan, Ph.D.

Practicum Trainee at Psychology and Social Work Clinic at OU - Aug 2018-July 2020

  • Duties: Intakes and weekly individual therapy sessions with community members and students.
  • Supervisors: Megan Austin, Ph.D., Jean Forney, Ph.D., Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.
  • 13 clients, 18-50 years old, community members and students

Trainee at Counseling and Psychological Services at Ohio University - Sept 2019-March 2020

  • Duties: counseling using brief model, drop-ins (triage and brief interventions), group therapy.
  • Supervisors: Rebecca Conrad Davenport, Ph.D., Kristen Reser, M.A., Lindsay Watts, M.A.
  • 46 clients, undergraduate and graduate students