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Sherry Hatcher
Sherry Hatcher, PhD, ABPP
Doctoral Faculty- School of Psychology
Mount Kisco, NY

PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan (APA Approved), 1972

Areas of Instruction:

  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Social Bases of Behavior
  • Supervision of Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Interviewing
  • Thematic Apperception Techniques
  • Advanced Writing Seminars
  • Ethics
  • Practicum Case Seminars
  • Human Development

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Adolescent and College Student Development
  • Women's Midlife Development
  • Ethics
  • Case Consultation

Professional Memberships:

  • 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 (in press).
  • Hatcher, S. L. (2014). An unusual retirement project. PsycCRITIEQUES 59(29), [np].
  • Hatcher, S.L. (2014). A story of intergenerational abuse. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(27), [np].
  • Hatcher, S. L. (2014). Serendipity and creativity: Careers of senior developmental scholars. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(19), [np].
  • Hatcher, S. L. (2013). Positive Psychology Wins an Election. PsycCRITIQUES, 58(43), [np].
  • 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. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(52), [np].
  • Hatcher, S. L. (2010) Psychology that touches your heart. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(39), 2010, [np].
  • Hatcher, S. L. (2008). Negotiating a Bicultural Adolescence. PsycCRITIQUES, 53 (13), [np].
  • Martin, J., Romas, M., Medford, M., Leffert, N., & Hatcher, S. L. (2006). Adult helping qualities preferred by adolescents. Adolescence, 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. Psychiatry, 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 Psychologists.  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.

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 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, Research 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”.

Professional Experience:

  • 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) ex officio as Clinical Area Associate Chair; 1992 – 1997
  • Supervisor, psychology intern graduate training program, UM Student Health Service, 1973 – 1975.
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