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Sherry Hatcher, PhD, ABPP
Doctoral Faculty- School of Psychology
Mount Kisco, NY
PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan (APA Approved), 1972
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
Other Professional Activities
Full Curriculum Vitae
Areas of Instruction:
Social Bases of Behavior
Supervision of Psychotherapy
Thematic Apperception Techniques
Advanced Writing Seminars
Practicum Case Seminars
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Adolescent and College Student Development
Women's Midlife Development
American Psychological Association (2, 17, 29, 25, 39)
Connecticut Psychological Association
New York Psychological Association
Society for Psychotherapy Research
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Honors and Awards:
Mentorship Award-from the Fielding Clinical Psychology Program students-2014
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, 1997-
Excellence in Education Awards from the College of Literature Science and the Arts-The University of Michigan in three separate years—1992;1994;and 1996.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow. 1965
Phi Beta Kappa, 1965
Hatcher, S. L., Shields, C. C., Wierba, E., Hatcher-Ross, J. L., & Hanley S. (2014). College Peer Counselor Teaching Modalities: Sequelae in the Life and Work of Graduates.
Teaching of Psychology
Hatcher, S. L. (2014). An unusual retirement project.
Hatcher, S.L. (2014). A story of intergenerational abuse.
Hatcher, S. L. (2014). Serendipity and creativity: Careers of senior developmental scholars
. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(19),
Hatcher, S. L. (2013). Positive Psychology Wins an Election.
Hatcher, S. L., Kipper-Smith, A., Waddell, M., Uhe, M., West, J. S., Boothe, J. H… Gingras, P. (2012). What therapists learn from psychotherapy clients: Effects on personal and professional lives.
The Qualitative Report, 17
(Art. 95), 1-19. Retrieved from
Hatcher, S. L. (2010). Undoing trauma in the democratic Republic of Congo.
Hatcher, S. L. (2010) Psychology that touches your heart.
39), 2010, [np].
Hatcher, S. L. (2008). Negotiating a Bicultural Adolescence.
, 53 (13), [np].
Martin, J., Romas, M., Medford, M., Leffert, N., & Hatcher, S. L. (2006). Adult helping qualities preferred by adolescents.
, 41, 127-140.
Hatcher, S. L., Favorite, T. K., Hardy, E. A., Goode, R. L., De Shetler, L.A., & Thomas, R. M. (2005). An analogue study of therapist empathic process: Working with difference.
Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training
42(2), 198- 210.
Hatcher, R., Hatcher, S., Berlin, M., Okla, K., & Richards, J. (1990), "The Development of Psychological Mindedness and Abstract Thinking in Late Childhood and Adolescence: An Exploration Using New Instruments.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, Vol. 19, 307 - 326.
Hatcher, S., Huebner, D., & Zakin, D (1986), Following the Trail of the Focus in Short-term Psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice
, Vol. 23, 513-520.
Hatcher, S. & Hatcher, R., (1983), Set a Place for Elijah: Problems of the Spouses and Parents of Psychotherapy Patients,
Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice
, 20, 75 - 80.
Hatcher, S. (1982), The Psychological Experience of Nursing Mothers upon Learning of a Toxic Substance in their Breast Milk.
, 45, 172 – 183.
Kenyon-George, L. G, Yablunsky, R. G., Eugene, D., Hildembrand, S., Sidhu, N. & Hatcher, S. L. How couples understand each other: Predicting TAT themes and relationship satisfaction. Poster at the APA Convention in Washington, DC, August, 2014.
Kipper-Smith, A. & Hatcher, S. L. (2012, August). Learning from Clients: North American and Brazilian
Poster session, convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, Fla. (Division 52)
Knetig, J., Rubin, C. & Hatcher, S. L. (2012, August).
Barriers and Bridges to Empathy in Psychotherapy: Judgment and Reference Points.
Poster session, Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, Fla. (Division 29).
Shields, C. C., Wierba, E. E., Hatcher-Ross, J. L., Hanley, S. J. & Hatcher, S. L. (2012, August).
Ongoing Positive Effects of College Level Peer Counselor Training.
Poster session, Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL (Division 2).
Hiltz, C., Spicer, S., Hiltz, C. Hardy, L., Waddell, M. & Hatcher, S. (2009, August).
Midlife Doctoral Students: Regret, Surprise, Midcourse Corrections and Life Satisfaction
. Poster session, the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
Martin, J., & Hatcher, S. (2007, August).
Gender Role Conflict, Attachment, and Alliance: Men's Views of Psychotherapy.
Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Hatcher, S., Hansen, N., & Favorite, T. The forgotten ‘P’: Managing the interpersonal process in electronically-mediated teaching, Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 7, 2003.
Hatcher, S., Favorite, T., Hardy, E., Goode, R., DeShetler, L. & Thomas, R. Therapist empathic process: Working with difference, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. New York. May 3, 2003.
Hatcher S., (2000), Research Close to our Hearts, A faculty Colloquium presented at Fielding Institute Research Session; October, 2000, Minneapolis, MN.
Fielding Graduate University Office of the Provost (2008) to work with 8 graduate students/alums in study of What Therapists Learn from their Psychotherapy Clients. A book is forthcoming and 4 dissertations completed and in progress.
Fielding Graduate University research Grant to Study Midlife, mid-career graduate students with 14 student research assistants, 1/2006-7/2007. This work was presented as a research colloquium at the Psychology Summer Session, 2007 and has resulted in two dissertations.
The Fielding Graduate Institute Provost Research Grants: March, 2000 and March, 2001 for a study of Therapist Empathy. A published article and two dissertations resulted.
Office of the Vice President for Research, the University of Michigan; (1993 - 94). Supported research for book:
Peer Programs on the College Campus: Theory,
and the Voice of the Peers
; for transcription and coding of 120 interviews & for support staff.
Office of the Vice President for Research, the University of Michigan, (1996). Study of random sample of licensed American Psychological Association membership. Primary investigator: Hatcher, S. "Attitudes of Professional Counselors towards Peer Counseling”.
Editor, Fielding Psychology Monograph issue (2014) in press.
Faculty Chair, Clinical Psychology Program (2013-
Member, Advisory Board, Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies 2007-
Chair Clinical Training Committee (2012-2013 and from 2000-2002)
Board of Trustees Fielding Graduate University, Faculty Constituent Member (2003-2006)
Institutional Research and Scholarship Committee Member-2003-2005
Other Professional Activities:
Editorial Board, PsycCRITIQUES, 2010-
Ethics Committee Member, Michigan Psychological Association, 2001-2009.
Associate Chair for Clinical Area, Univ. of Michigan (UM) Department of Psychology, 1992 – 1997.
Private Practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1979-2010
Director of Peer Programs, UM Department of Psychology, 1994 – 1998.
Faculty Supervisor, UM Department of Psychology's Academic Peer Advising Program; 1991 – 1998.
LS&A Joint Faculty Student Policy Committee (U-M) –1994 - May 1997)
Senior Staff Psychologist, University of Michigan Counseling Center. 1982 - 1986.
Chair, Admissions Committee, Clinical Area, Department of Psychology (UM), 1981 - 1982; 1984 - 1985; 1990 - 1991.
Clinical Area Executive Committee (U-M)
as Clinical Area Associate Chair; 1992 – 1997
Supervisor, psychology intern graduate training program, UM Student Health Service, 1973 – 1975.
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