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Tracy Stinchfield Joins Graduate Psychology Department

Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D., has joined the Graduate Psychology Department at Immaculata University as an assistant professor.
Before coming to Immaculata, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on human development, marriage and family counseling, and other subjects at Shippensburg, Alvernia, Southern Illinois, Idaho State, and Duquesne universities, and at Wilmington College. She also supervised students´ practica and internships.
Stinchfield has a doctor of education degree in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University, and her dissertation is titled "Family-Based Mental Health Therapists´ Perceptions of the Competencies Specific to Home-Based Therapy: A Qualitative Study." She holds an M.S. in mental health counseling from Shippensburg University, and she wrote her master´s thesis on male athletes´ perceptions of parental acceptance and rejection and the presence of eating disorders. She is a national certified counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. She offered pro bono couples counseling at the SIU Clinical Center for two years.
Stinchfield won the North Central ACES Supervisor of the Year Award in 2008. She also received Chi Sigma Iota´s Outstanding Professor of the Year Award in 2008 at Southern Illinois University, where she was the coordinator of the marital, couple, and family counseling program for four years. She has published numerous articles on the reflective model of triadic supervision in counseling, academia and motherhood, counselor education, and family-based therapy. She is an editorial board member of The Family Journal and Counselor Education and Supervision.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.