School of Psychology and Counseling
Kaj Kayij-Wint, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling

Ph.D., Oregon State University
M.A., St. Martin’s University
B.A., Providence College

Dr. Kayij-Wint uses her scholarship and experience to prepare students in the CMHC program for their academic advancement and future as scholar-practitioners. Dr. Kayij-Wint completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Saint Martin’s University and earned her doctoral degree from Oregon State University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an approved clinical supervisor. Dr. Kayij-Wint is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Oregon Counseling Association, the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Dr. Kayij-Wint’s specialty is in women’s mental health, child development, marriage and family counseling, trauma, and military-related trauma with a focus on military women. Her other foci include research, advocacy for the field, professional/counselor identity, social justice/decolonization counseling, and school-based counseling. Her current research projects focus on multisystemic factors associated with the deployment and reintegration experiences of Global War on Terror (GWOT) soldiers and veterans, as well as phenomenological explorations of GWOT women veterans’ experiences of war. She has presented on these topics at various national and regional conferences. Dr. Kayij-Wint has provided training to different organizations on the topic of military trauma and military community reintegration.

Dr. Kayij-Wint is also in private practice in which she provides clinical supervision to mental health clinicians for licensure and provides training and consultation services to different organizations.  Finally she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, including outdoor activities and traveling. Dr. Kayij-Wint also holds a faculty appointment at Oregon State University.