Sandy K. Wurtele, PhD

Sandy K. Wurtele



Professor, LAS Associate Dean of Community Partnership and Programs
Ph.D.: University of Alabama, 1983
Area: Child Clinical Psychology
Therapy orientation: Behavioral
Office: Columbine Hall 4027
Phone: (719) 255-4150

Professor Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. joined the UCCS faculty in 1988. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1983, with a specialty in child clinical psychology, from the University of Alabama. She completed an APA-Approved internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and is a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado. She served as the Director of the Psychology Undergraduate program and Chair of the UCCS Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects. She teaches undergraduate courses in developmental psychology and a service-learning course.  Dr. Wurtele is currently the LAS Associate Dean of Community Partnership and Programs.

Dr. Wurtele's research and clinical interests are focused on family violence, with a special interest in child sexual abuse. 

Research Areas:

Child Clinical Psychology.

Representative Publications:

Wurtele, S. K., & Miller-Perrin, C. L. (1992). Preventing child sexual abuse: Sharing the responsibility. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Wurtele, S. K. (2002). School-based child sexual abuse prevention. In P. A. Schewe (Ed.), Preventing violence in relationships (pp. 9-25). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wurtele, S. K. (1999). Preventing child maltreatment: Multiple windows of opportunity in the health care system. Children's Health Care, 28(2), 151-165.

Wurtele, S. K. (1999). Comprehensiveness and collaboration: Key ingredients of an effective public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 11(4), 325-327.