Crystal L. Park, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She conducts research on managing highly stressful and traumatic events and life-threatening illnesses. Her recent work focuses on integrative approaches to health, particularly yoga. She is currently completing NCCIH-funded studies of yoga for stress management and the development of a research tool measuring the various dimensions of yoga as well as conducting trials of yoga for chronic low back and neck pain. She has published studies of yoga, including motivations for practice, desired teacher qualities, characteristics of practitioners, and yoga in the context of cancer survivorship. She is co-author of the recently published, Trauma, Meaning, and Spirituality: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice.
- A systematic review of demographic, health-related, and psychosocial factors associated with yoga use
- Spiritual well-being and spiritual distress predict adjustment in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
- Positive and negative religious/spiritual coping and combat exposure as predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic growth in US Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.