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Dr. Michael Gawrysiak

Assistant Professor

College of Sciences and Mathematics - Psychology


Dr. Michael Gawrysiak is a clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of depression, substance use disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His program of research focuses on understanding how behavioral interventions, particularly mindfulness-based interventions, associate with desired change among individuals suffering with disorders. He is additionally interested in contemplative traditions and meditative practices promote increased quality of life and adaptive emotion regulation.


  • B.A., University of Southern Illinois, 2005
  • M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2008
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011