Terri Watson, Psy.D.

Psychology Department

Associate Dean of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology
On Faculty since 1996

Office: BGC M243
Phone: (630)752-7049
Fax: (630)752-7033
Email:

Education

Psy.D. Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 1991

M.A. Wheaton College Graduate School, Clinical Psychology, 1986

B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, Psychology and Religious Studies 1982

Licensure & Certifications

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 2008

Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2001

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, 1993

About Terri Watson

Dr. Watson is a board certified clinical psychologist and approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical interests include child and family therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, clinical supervision, and women’s issues. She maintains a private practice in Hoffman Estates, IL and also provides supervision and clinical consultation for community and private organizations. Dr. Watson’s research and writing interests include marital resilience, faith-praxis integration, and gender issues. She has maintained a long-term interest in missions and seeks out cross cultural applications of psychology. Dr. Watson is married with two children and enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, sailing, biking, and gardening.

Courses Taught

  • Humanistic / Experiential Theory and Practice with Individuals and Systems
  • Marital Therapy
  • Cultural, Social, and Spiritual Foundations of Mental Health
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Situational/Developmental Crises in Individuals and Systems
  • Play Therapy

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Approved Supervisor Designation
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • American Psychological Association, Member
  • Alumni Association, The Family Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University,
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy, Member

Research

Currently, Dr. Watson co-leads a research team engaged in a qualitative research project examining normal marital disillusionment in resilient marriages. Her writing and scholarship interests also include making contemporary practices in clinical psychology accessible to the church and the Christian community.

Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Watson, T.S. Counseling the abuse victim (2011). In Schmutzer, A. (Ed). The Long Journey Home: Understanding and ministering to the sexually abused. Eugene, Oregon: WIPF and STOCK Publishers.

Watson, T.S., Lee, T., Jones, S., & Butman, R. (2011). Experiential psychotherapies. In Jones, S. & Butman, R. (Eds.). In Modern Psychotherapies: A Christian appraisal, Second Edition. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.

Watson, T.S., Jones, S., & Butman, R. (2011). Person-centered therapy. In Jones, S. & Butman, R. (Eds.). In Modern Psychotherapies: A Christian appraisal, Second Edition. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.

Watson, T.S. (2008). Domestic Violence and Abuse: Intervening before it is too late. In Group’s Emergency Response Handbook for Women’s Ministry, Loveland: Group Publishing.

Watson, T.S. (2008). Rape: Supporting women after a sexual assault. In Group’s Emergency Response Handbook for Women’s Ministry, Loveland: Group Publishing.

Watson, T.S. (2008). Divorce: Helping your friend cope and adjust. In Group’s Emergency Response Handbook for Women’s Ministry, Loveland: Group Publishing.

Watson, T.S. (2006). Divorce: Helping your friend cope with all of its difficulties. In Emergency Response Handbook for Small Group Leaders. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing.

Watson, T.S., Burdine-Prevost, S., Faries, S., Para-Mallam, F. (2003). Finding the feminine voice in the integration of psychology, theology, and spirituality: A content analysis of the integrative journals. In Hall, T. & McMinn, M. Spiritual Formation, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Watson, T.S. & Watson, R.A. (2002). Introduction to basic counseling skills for youth leaders. In The Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Counseling. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing.

Watson, T.S. (2002). Family conflict and communication. In The Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Counseling. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing

Watson, T.S. (2002). Divorced/single-parent/blended family issues. In The Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Counseling. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing

Articles and Papers

Ting, R. & Watson, T.S. (2007). Is suffering good? An explorative study on the religious persecution among Chinese pastors. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 35(3), 202-210.

Watson, T.S., Burdine-Prevost, S., Faries, S., Para-Mallam, F. (2001). Gender differences in the integration literature: A content analysis of JPT and JPC by gender and integration type. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 29(1), 52-60.

Neal, C.J., Watson, T.S., Canning, S.S., & Brady, J.L. (2001). Missing voices: Professional challenges for academic women. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20(2),132-144.

Presentations


Post, B., Watson, T., McNeil, D. (April, 2010). Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: Exploring the Process of Disillusionment in Marriage. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Kansas City, MO.

Watson, T. (September, 2009). Our God is a consuming fire. Graduate Chapel message, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Watson, T.S., Kahn, T., & Whetstone, T. (April, 2007). Transformed by Hope: Addressing ultimate concerns in the culture and church. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Valley Forge, PA.

Watson, T.S. (September, 2006). Sapiential Theology and Contemporary Clinical Psychology: Reclaiming the practical, pastoral, spiritually formative function of psychology-theology integration. Institute for Spiritual Formation Lecture Series, Pine Rest Christian Hopsital, Grand Rapids, MI

Watson, T.S. (January, 2006). Clothed with Kindness. Wheaton Graduate School Chapel Talk, Wheaton, IL.

Watson, T.S. (August, 2005). Family and community life. Invited lecture at HoneyRock Passage Program, Three Lakes, WI.

Watson, T.S. (December, 2004). Embracing your family inheritance. Wheaton College Chapel Talk, Wheaton, IL.

Watson, R.A., Watson, T.S., Smith, J. & Sierra, J. (2002). New Freedom and Responsibility in Clinical Supervision and Training: Theory, Culture, and Christian Tradition. Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Arlington Heights, IL.

Kimball, C.N., Watson, T.S., Canning, S.S. & Laiding, J. (2002). Responsible Development of Women in Christian Academia: Listening to Seasons of Life. Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Arlington Heights, IL. ·

Watson, T.S. & Watson, R.A. (October, 2001). Trauma, Recovery, and Spiritual Growth in Children and Adolescents. Annual Regional Meeting of the National Association of Christian Child and Family Agencies, Lisle, IL.

Watson, T., Brady, J., Canning, S., & Kimball, C.N. (August, 2001). Women in the Integrative Forum. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kimball, C.N., Canning, S., Brady, J. & Watson, T. (August, 2001). Looking for Each Other: Women Scholars in the Faith Academy. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.