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Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D.

Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D.

Title: Professor of Counselor Education

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: 10G Nazareth Hall

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3517

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

Licensed Professional Counselor (PA)
National Certified Counselor
Board Certified – TeleMental Health


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 earned 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: clinical supervision; practicum and internship; basic counseling skills; and systems. Scholarly interests include: research mentoring; integrative reflective model of group supervision; 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, family systems, and the Integrative Reflecting Model of Group Supervision. She is currently preparing a manuscript on her research with Research Mentoring, which focuses on mentoring underrepresented person’s in the Counselor Education field. This current research and manuscript is a collaboration with a master’s student in the counseling program. She currently serves as an editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journal The Family Journal, and an ad hoc reviewer for The Clinical Supervisor and The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

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 Past-President for NARACES, having served in the role of President during the 2019-2020 year.

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; Professional Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and Introduction to TeleMental Health Counseling.

Courses Currently Taught: 

  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Practicum and Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Introduction to TeleMental Health Counseling

Publications: 2012-Present only

Stinchfield, T.A., Hill, N. R., & Bowers, R. (2019, June). Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision: Practicum Students’ Experiences. Counselor Education and Supervision. doi: 10.1002/ceas.12137

Stinchfield, T.A. Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision. (2016). In M. Luke, & K. Goodrich (Eds.), Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision. Association of Specialists in Group Work. 

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, 13(1), 30-45. doi: 10.1002/j/2161-0029.2014.00024.x

Minor, A., Pimpleton, A., Stinchfield, T. A., Stevens, H., & Asma, N. (12 July, 2012). Using peer support in negotiating multiple relationships within supervision among counselor education and supervision doctoral students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. doi: 10.1007/s10447-012-9161-9

Pender, R., & Stinchfield, T.A. (April, 2012). A reflective look at reflective teams. The Family Journal, 20, (2), 117-122. doi: 10.1177/1066480712438526

Trepal, H., & Stinchfield, T.A. (8 June, 2012). Experiences of motherhood in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2012.00008.x (Recipient of the 2012 ACES Article of the Year Award)

Presentations: 2015-Present only

Panelist Facilitator. NARACES 2021 Year of Learning. Research Mentoring Initiative: Implications for Social Justice. January 19, 2021.

*(accepted but conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

*Stinchfield, T.A. Panel Facilitator. Research Mentoring. North Atlantic Region for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES). Pittsburgh, PA, September, 2020.

Stinchfield, T.A., Hill, N., Wagner, H., & Barrio-Minton, C. (October, 2019). Shoulders to Stand On: Research Mentoring for the Next Generation. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Seattle, WA, October 12, 2019.

Stinchfield, T.A., Hill, N., & Bowers, R. Optimizing Mindful Listening: The Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision. North Atlantic Region for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES). Burlington, VT, September 30, 2018.

Stinchfield, T.A., Brumfield, K., & Miller, D. Teaching and Supervising and Internet Generation: Who’s Lost? North Atlantic Region for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES). Burlington, VT, September 29, 2018

Panelist. NARACES Emerging Leaders: Mentoring the Next Generation. North Atlantic Region for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES). Burlington, VT, September, 28, 2018.

Stinchfield, T.A., & Brumfield, K. Gatekeeping and the Role of the Counselor Educator: A Panel Discussion for the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (PACES). PCA. King of Prussia, PA, November 4, 2017.

Stinchfield, T.A., Bowers, R., & Hill, N.R. Engaging Supervisees in Supervision: The Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision. ACES. Chicago, IL, October, 5, 2017.

Stinchfield, T.A., Bowers, R., & Hill, N.R. Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision: Enhancing Clinical Competence. ACA. San Francisco, CA, March, 17, 2017.

Hill, N.R., Stinchfield, T.A., Portrie-Bethke, T, & Mariska, M. (September 22, 2016). Enacting Narrative Pedagogy: Creative Applications in Counselor Education (PreConference Workshop). NARACES. Syracuse, NY.

Stinchfield, T.A., & Bowers, R. Integrative Reflective Model of Group Supervision. ACES. Philadelphia, PA, October, 2015.

Hill, N.R., & Stinchfield, T.A. Cultivating Leadership in the Classroom: Fostering Programmatic and Professional Excellence. ACES. Philadelphia, PA, October, 2015.

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