Education and Training
Clinical Psychology - Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium, Baton Rouge, LA
Eating Disorders - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
BA in Psychology - Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY
PsyD - Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
MA in Psychology - Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Lenz, K., Mitan, L., Kleinhenz, S., & Matthews, A. (2018). When Outpatient Care Is Not Enough: Successful Use of an Inpatient Behavioral Intervention for a Child with ARFID. Clinical Case Studies.
Matthews, A., Lenz, K., Copps, E., & Peterson, C. (2017). Caregiver burden and illness perceptions in caregivers of medically hospitalized youth with anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, 29, 14-18.
Wilfahrt, R., Matthews, A., Lenz, K. & Sim, L. (2016). Family based therapy interventions for uncontrolled type 1 diabetes in an adolescent: A case report. Practical Diabetes, 34(3), 95-98.
Posters and Presentations
Matthews, A., Lenz, K., Peterson, C. & Mitan, L. (2019, March). Eating Disorder Symptom Severity and Psychological Distress: No Differences Exist among Adolescents with Atypical Anorexia Nervosa and Full Threshold Anorexia Nervosa. Poster at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.
Lenz, K., Matthews, A., & Peterson, C. (2018, April). A Comparison of Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) Scores in Transgender Youth and Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.
Matthews, A., Peterson, C., Lenz, K., Copps, E., & Mitan, L. (2018, April). Psychosocial Adjustment of Siblings of Youth with Anorexia Nervosa. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.
Matthews, A., Lenz, K., Copps, E., & Peterson, C. (2017, June). Illness Beliefs and Caregiver Burden in Parents of Medically Hospitalized Youth with Anorexia Nervosa. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.
Lenz, K. (2018, May). Living with an Adolescent with Anorexia Nervosa: The Caregiver and Sibling Experience. Colloquium presentation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Bedard-Thomas, K., & Lenz, K. (2017, March). Identifying peripartum depression in the NICU. Clinical Teaching Day presentation for nursing staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Awards and Honors
2007-2011, Dean’s High Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Thomas More College
2007-2011, Chancellor’s Scholar, Thomas More College
2010, Psychology Major of the Year, Thomas More College
2010, Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research, Thomas More College
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2013-present, Academy for Eating Disorders
Patient Experience Ratings
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