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Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D.

Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D.

Title: Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: 11G Nazareth Hall

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3517

Education:Ed.D., Duquesne University
M.S., Shippensburg University
B.S., University of Pittsburgh
National Certified Counselor


Dr. Stinchfield earned her Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the CACREP accredited program at Duquesne University in 2002. Prior to earning her Ed.D., she received an M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University, and a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a range of clinical experiences, including work with in-patient, outpatient, family-based, and community-based agencies.

Dr. Stinchfield has been a counselor educator in CACREP counseling programs since 2002 (Idaho State University and Southern Illinois University). She is the CACREP liaison for Immaculata’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Dr. Stinchfield’s teaching interests include marital, couple, and family counseling; supervision; practicum and internship; and basic counseling skills. Scholarly interests include triadic supervision; motherhood and academia; and reflecting teams.

She has published in the areas of motherhood and academia, triadic supervision, reflecting teams, family-based counseling, eating disorders, and family systems. She currently serves as an editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journals Counselor Education and Supervision, and The Family Journal.

Professional organizations that she is affiliated with include the American Counseling Association (ACA); Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES); North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (NARACES). She has presented at ACA’s international conference as well as ACES national and regional conferences on motherhood and academia, triadic supervision, career satisfaction, and the Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision. She currently serves as Membership Chair for NARACES.

Dr. Stinchfield has taught Theories of Counseling; Pre-practicum; Practicum and Internship; Psychopathology; Family Assessment; Theories of Couple and Family Counseling; Family Practicum; Seminar in Couple and Family Counseling; Introduction to Supervision (doctoral level); Career Assessment; Human Development; Principles and Practices of Counseling; and Professional Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Current scholarly work includes the Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision.

Courses Taught: 

  • Counseling Theories and Techniques I
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques II
  • Counseling Psychology Seminar
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques


Pender, R., & Stinchfield, T.A. (July, 2014). Making meaning: A couple’s perspective of the reflecting team process. The Family Journal, vol. 22(3), 273-281. DOI: 10.1177.1066480714529888
Trepal, H., & Stinchfield, T.A. (April, 2014). Great expectations: Doctoral student mothers in counselor education. Adultspan, vol.13(1), 30-45. DOI: 10.1002/j/2161-0029.2014.00024.x
Pender, R., & Stinchfield, T.A. (2011). A reflective look at reflective teams. The Family Journal, [in press].
Stinchfield, T.A., & Zyromski, B. (2010). A Training Model for School, Family, and Community Collaboration. The Family Journal, 18, (3), 263-268.
Stinchfield, T.A., Hill, N.R., & Kleist, D.M. (2010). Counselor Trainees’ Experiences in Triadic Supervision: A Qualitative Exploration of Transcendent Themes. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. Available on-line first: September, 11, 2010. DOI 10.1007/s10447-010-9099-8
Stinchfield, T. A., & Trepal, H. (2010). Academic motherhood: Navigating through the academic pipeline. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 32,91-100.
Stinchfield, T., Hill, N., & Kleist, D. (March, 2007). The reflective model of triadic supervision: Defining an emerging modality. Counselor Education and Supervision, 46, 172-183.
Stinchfield, T. (2006). Using popular films to teach systems thinking. The Family Journal, 14, (2), 123-128.
Stinchfield, T. (2004). Clinical competencies specific to family-based therapy. Counselor Education & Supervision, 43, (4), 286-300.


Stinchfield, T.A., & Hill, N.R. (2014, October). Integrative reflective model of group supervision. NARACES, Providence, RI.
Stone, J., Yalof, J., Guay, J. & Stinchfield, T. (2014). The experience of partners of extreme sport athletes. APA, Washington, D.C.

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