Kimberly J. Lubuguin



PhD Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
MS Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
BA, University of California-Berkeley

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Children’s Hospital of Orange County in CA and The University of California at Irvine Child Development Center

American Psychological Association Clinical Internship at the University of California at Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute now the Semel Institute Major Rotations:  Pediatric Consultation and Developmental Disabilities 

Taught at The University of Denver Undergraduate Psychology, Argosy University Orange County CA in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program and Educational Doctorate of Counseling Psychology (EDDCP) Program and Argosy University Denver in the PSYD Program. Teach in the Somatic and Transpersonal Counseling Programs Research and Program Evaluation, Assessment, Professional Orientation, Diagnostic Psychopathology. Chair and serve on dissertation and master’s thesis committees.  

Certified in COPE: Community Parenting Education Program

Private Practice in Centennial and Boulder providing assessment and therapy for children and families Family systems, behavioral and cognitive behavioral approaches ADHD, high conflict divorce, parenting, pediatric chronic illness, and school based consultation

Research Interests

Family rituals and routines, psychoeducation and educational interventions for mental health issues such as ADHD and eating disorders and chronic illnesses such as asthma, Pediatric family consultation 

From the heart

The combination of scholarship, contemplative education, creativity, and somatic and transpersonal training. These students have new skills to add to the field which is ripe for them. They are extremely dedicated and motivated in their studies, their practices, and the have an extraordinary desire to help others. 

Recent publications

  • Fiese, B.H., Winter, M.A., Anbar, R.D., Howell, K. J., & Poltrock, S. (2008) Family Climate of Routine Asthma Care: Associating Perceived Burden and Mother-Child Interaction Patterns to Child Well-being. Family Process, (1)47 63-79.   

  • Fiese, B.H., & Howell, K. (2003).  Family Rituals. In J.J. Ponzetti, (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, Second Edition, (pp.621-625). New York, NY: Macmillan.   

  • Fiese, B.H., Tomcho, T., Douglas, M., Josephs, K., Poltrock, S., & Baker, T.  (2002). A review of fifty years of research on naturally occurring family routines and rituals: Cause for Celebration? Journal of Family Psychology, (16) 4 381-390.    

  • Josephs, K (2000). Family Rituals. In L. Balter, (ed.), Parenthood in America: An encyclopedia (pp.216-218). Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO.   

Research areas

  • Pediatric Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Pediatric Family Consultation

Courses taught

  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Appraisal
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Psychopathology
  • Thesis Reader and Dissertation Chair

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

Breaking The Silence: Mental Health Professionals Disclose Their Personal and Family Experiences of Mental Illness by Stephen Hinshaw 2007 Oxford University Press 


  		Kimberly J.