Abbey Kruper, PsyD

“I believe true health involves both mind and body. I value supporting patients in improving their life experiences and developing more adaptive skills to cope within themselves and within their relationships.”

Abbey R. Kruper, PsyD

Assistant Professor

Kruper, Abbey R., PsyD

December 24, 2015  |  Doctors

Introduction

Dr. Abbey Kruper joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2013. She completed her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and received her Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kruper went on to complete her Internship at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center where she remained on faculty prior to joining MCW as Director of Transplant Mental Health Services. Dr. Kruper joined the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2016.

Dr. Kruper’s clinical interests include assessment and psychotherapy with specialization in adjustment to health status and treating co-existing psychological disorders. She works with patients to promote well-being through health behavior change and more adaptive coping. In the department of OB/GYN, Dr. Kruper focuses specifically on perinatal mental health as well as psychological aspects of infertility and cancer.

Dr. Kruper is an active member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine as well as adjunct instructor at Marquette University.

She sees patients in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic at Froedtert Hospital, located in the Specialty Clinics Building, in addition to the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Clinic at North Hills, and the Gynecologic Oncology clinic located in the Cancer Center’s Courage Clinic.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Coping with Medical Illness
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult (18 + )
  • Senior (60 +)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI (2005)
  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology – Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago (2007)
  • Doctor of Psychology – Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology – Loyola University Medical Center – Maywood, IL (2010-2011)

MCW Start Date

  • 09/01/2013

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Menon, Seema, MD, Kruper, Abbey, PhD, Student-Centered Learning – Implementing a Sexual and Behavioral Health Curriculum with Adolescent Students


* Presented at MCW's Community Engagement Week Poster Session April 21, 2017
Abbey Kruper, PsyD"Development of an Integrated Perinatal Mental Health Clinic: Lessons Learned"


* Presented at WAPC's 47th Annual Stateide Perinatal Conference April 30-May 2, 2017
Abbey Kruper, PsyD"Screening of Mood Symptoms in New Patients Presenting to Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic: Time for Early Intervention?"

* Presented at SBM's 38th Annual Meeting March 29 - April 1, 2017
Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhD“Bridging the Gap: Identifying Needs to Integrate Behavioral Health & Ob/Gyn Medicine”

In the News

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW's Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW’s Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

MCW is hosting its 3rd annual Community Engagement Week April 17 – 21. It’s a week full of sessions to facilitate education, networking, recognition and… Read More ›

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Perinatal Group being offered

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Perinatal Group being offered

03/29/2017  |  Department News

A new 8 week session is being offered for those attempting conception, pregnant or within 12 months postpartum. Mindfulness is an accepting and non-judgmental awareness… Read More ›

Women's Mental Health Psychologist Abbey Kruper joins Medical College of Wisconsin faculty

Women’s Mental Health Psychologist Abbey Kruper joins Medical College of Wisconsin faculty

01/18/2016  |  Department News, MCW News

Abbey R. Kruper, PsyD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the divisions of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Perinatal Group: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Perinatal Group: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness is an accepting and non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, and present circumstances. MBCT blends cognitive therapy and mindfulness practices. Participants familiarize themselves with modes… Read More ›