Associate Dean, School of Psychology, Family, and Community; Director of Research; Professor of Clinical Psychology
Education: BA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1987; MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989; PhD, University of Kansas-Lawrence, 1996. At SPU since 2005.
Dr. Lynette Bikos teaches statistics, research methods, and psychometrics courses in the Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychology doctoral programs at Seattle Pacific University. She is a licensed psychologist in Washington and Kansas and Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. Her expertise falls at the intersections of vocational, international, and positive psychology.
Dr. Bikos’ first love is career development. At SPU Dr. Bikos engaged in both the science and practice of vocational psychology by supervising Graduate Career Advisors at SPU’s Center for Center for Career and Calling and in their work as facilitators for the new, CALLED! Field Guide (Canvas edition). In fact, Dr. Bikos is serving as a Principal Investigator of a random clinical trial evaluating differences between three versions of the Field Guide – particularly looking to see if the calling-infused version contributes to vocational outcomes over-and-above adjustment-to-college and traditional-career versions.
During a three-and-a-half year stay in Turkey, Dr. Bikos began a series of studies evaluating adaptation to expatriation. What began as a longitudinal investigation of adaptation to expatriation to a foreign country has expanded to include understanding expatriation and repatriation transitions of missionary families, particularly college-age missionary kids (MKs); the re-entry experiences of college students who study abroad (or participate in short-term mission and service projects); and the internationalization of the psychology curricula.
In an effort to close the science-to-service gap, Dr. Bikos and her research team work with nonprofit organizations to assist them in developing plans and systems for collecting and reporting program outcomes. Dr. Bikos has experience both internally (with program and research director positions) and externally (as a consultant) with organizations as they design and maintain program evaluations.
Across all these endeavors, Dr. Bikos is particularly interested in longitudinal modeling and has developed expertise in evaluating change-over-time using hierarchical linear modeling.
Dr. Bikos' commitment to global begins at home. Her family has hosted more than a dozen exchange students (and teachers). She is an avid bicycle/bus commuter, accruing over 2,200 pedaling miles annually in her trek so-and-from campus. Dr. Bikos spends a fair amount of time experimenting in the kitchen -- particularly with international recipes -- and submitting the results to peer review in RVT.
A Counseling Psychologist
Several years ago I was asked to participate in a series of interviews for undergraduate psychology students who were exploring careers in the mental health professions. In the series of interviews I pontificate on topics like: How are clinical/counseling psychology are different? How I would apply for graduate school? How (as a Counseling Psychologist) I fit into a Clinical program? And so forth.
https://vimeo.com/156594299: Defining the area
https://vimeo.com/156594298: Personal experience
https://vimeo.com/156594300: Advice from a Professional
Imbedded throughout the Bikos RVT website are screencast excerpts from Dr. Bikos’ lectures, presentations, and interviews. For fun, we are sharing screencasted teaching demo about Writing in Excel. Using an Excel spreadsheet housed in Sharepoint, this is how we co-author in RVT.
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Getting started (7:14): https://spu.techsmithrelay.com/kml8
Starting from scratch (9:40): https://spu.techsmithrelay.com/BxBg
A finished product (5:41): https://spu.techsmithrelay.com/yg7I
Writing blogcast (19:30): https://spu.techsmithrelay.com/aDOq