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Jackie Kibler

Jackie Kibler



2315 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2001

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Kansas
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Kansas
  • B.S., Psychology, Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  • Student Appraisal

Academic Interests

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Self-Care (prevention of burnout)
  • Well-being Promotion

Scholarly Activity

  • Kibler, J. (2019). Mental and Emotional Wellness. In B. Dorrell, T. Tapps, M. Symonds, & T. Baghurst (Eds.), Working Toward Wellness: A Practical Workbook. Kendall Hunt: IA.
  • Kibler, J. (2019, April).  Promoting Well-Being in College Students. Meeting of the Minds Annual Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. (invited keynote address)
  • Kibler, J. (2019, April).  Suicide Prevention on College Campuses: Ideas to Move Us Forward. Meeting of the Minds Annual Conference. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Kibler, J. (2019, January). Suicide Prevention in Schools: Best Practices. Andrew County Health Department. Savannah, Missouri.
  • Kibler, J. (2018, September). Resiliency and Wellness for Middle Schoolers. North Andrew School District. Rosendale, Missouri.
  • Kibler, J. (2018, April). Healthy Coping: From Ideas to Action. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation. Kansas City, Missouri. (invited keynote address)
  • Hiatt, S. & Kibler, J. (2017, October). School Crisis Training. Northwest Missouri School Counselors Association Fall Meeting. Maryville, Missouri.
  • Poland, S. & Kibler, J. (2017, September). Suicide Prevention for Schools and Communities. St. Joseph School District and Building Administrators. St. Joseph, Missouri.
  • Kibler, J. & Hill, K. (2016). Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence) grant: St. Joseph School District. U.S. Department of Education. $49, 513 (funded)
  • Kibler, J. (2016, August). Shine On: Connecting with yourself, with others, and with a meaningful life. AWAKE, a Wellness Pop-Up Event hosted by Shft. Los Angeles, California.
  • Kibler, J. & Sterling, L. (2016, June). Facilitating Wellness in the Workplace: Supporting Behavior Change through Campus and Online Groups. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Wellness Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota. (refereed presentation)
  • Kibler, J. (2011, February). Innovative Directions and Resources for School Suicide Prevention Planning.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, California.  (refereed presentation)
  • Kibler, J., Taylor, M., Poland, S., & Brymer, M. (2010, March). Best Practices in Mental Health Emergency Recovery in Schools.  Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, Illinois. (refereed presentation)
  • Kibler, J. (2008). Visiting Scholar/Mentor Grant (University of Montana Partnership for Comprehensive Equity (PACE), internal grant). Mentorship with Dr. Scott Poland, travel funds. $3794 (funded). 
  • Kibler, J. & Haberyan, A. (2008, March). Suicide Prevention Training for Resident Assistants:  Results of the Northwest Training Model.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. (refereed presentation)
  • Kibler, J., Haberyan, A., & Murr, V. (2005). Northwest Missouri State University suicide prevention program. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.  $406,000 (funded).