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Kira B. Mauseth, PhD

Teaching Professor, Psychology
Co-lead, WA State Department of Health Behavioral Health Strike Team


Kira Mauseth CV

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Kira Mauseth is a Teaching Professor at Seattle University, a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates in Everett and Edmonds, WA, and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. She also owns Astrum Health, LLC, and consults with organizations, educational groups and state agencies about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.

Dr. Mauseth has provided training to community groups and professionals both regionally and abroad as the co-developer of the Health Support Team© program. Her work and research focus on disaster behavioral health, resilience, and recovery from trauma as well as small and large-scale critical incident response and preparation for organizations. She has worked abroad extensively with disaster survivors and refugees and has trained first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound the United States, and currently serves in the adult mental health clinical seat on Washington State’s Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC). She is the author of the text “Why Therapy Works: The Psychology of Change.”

Lab description

Dr. Mauseth is currently working on research related to human preparation for, response to, and recovery from small and large-scale critical incidents and disasters. With an emphasis on resilience development and psychological impacts for individuals and organizations, crisis communication, grief and loss, and active coping mechanisms are explored.