Terri Watson, Psy.D.

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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
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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

Approved Clinical Supervisor, Center for Credentialing and Education,

National Board of Certified Counselors, 2015

 

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of

Professional Psychology, 2008

 

Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and

Family Therapy, 2000

 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois Department of Professional

Regulation, 1993

 

Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, Ottawa, Canada, 2008 

 

Certification and training for the PREPARE / ENRICH couple assessment, 2008

About Terri Watson

Dr. Watson is a board certified clinical psychologist, an approved clinical supervisor with the Center for Credentialing and Education, and an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical interests include clinical supervision, couple and family therapy, EFT with couples, 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 Christian faith and clinical psychology integration, clinical supervision, and 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

  • Couple Therapy
  • Cultural, Social, and Spiritual Foundations of Mental Health
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Philosophy of Integration
  • Integrative Assessment
  • Practicum Seminar

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
  • Center for Credentialing and Education, Approved Clinical Supervisor Designation
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy

Research

Dr. Watson’s writing and scholarship interests  include making contemporary practices in clinical psychology accessible to the church and the Christian community. 

Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Watson, T.S. (in press).   A Christian response to domestic abuse.  In Aten, J. & Walker, D. (Eds.).  Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. 

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. 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. (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

Hall, S., Watson, T.S., Kellums, M., & Kimmel, J. (under review). Mental health needs and resources in Nepal

Hall, S., Watson, T.S., Kimmel, J. & Kellums, M. (under review). Symptoms and Coping Strategies of Helping Professionals in Nepal

Davis, P. S., Edwards, K., & Watson, T. S. (2015). Using process-experiential/ emotion focused therapy techniques for identity integration and resolution of grief among Third Culture Kids.  Journal of Humanistic Counseling. 15, 170-186.           

Watson, T.S. & Eveleigh, E. (2014). Teaching psychological theories: Integration tasks and teaching strategies.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42(2).

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

Watson, T. S. & Davis, P. (2015). Best practices in web-based supervision.  Seminar presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies conference, Denver, CO.

Watson, T.S., Van Dyke, D., Voytenko, V. (2015). Mental health needs and resources: a needs assessment.  Eastern European Mental Health Advisory Group, Prague, Czech Republic.

Watson, T.S. (2014).  Sexuality and the Family. Week-long conference at Wheaton College for professionals from the Institute for the Family, South American Theological Seminary, Londrina, Brazil.

Hall, S. & Watson, T.S. (2013).  Symptoms and coping strategies of helping professionals in Nepal.  Poster presentation at the International Conference for Mental Health and Missions, Angola, IN.

Hall, S. & Watson, T.S. (2013). Mental health needs and solutions in Nepal. Poster presentation at the International Conference for Mental Health and Missions, Angola, IN.

Davis, P. S. & Kellums, M., & Watson, T. S.  (2013). When emotions collide: Applying emotion-focused therapy techniques to TCKs and TCAs. Presented at the International Conference for Mental Health and Missions, Angola, IN.

Crawford, N., Dodds, L., Gingrich, F., Pruitt, R. & Watson, T.S. (2013). Preparing the next generation of mental health workers for missions. Panel presentation at the International Conference for Mental Health and Missions, Angola, IN.

Watson, T., Abi-Hasham, N., Bubod, L., Seegobin, W., Idiculla, T., & Smith, B. (2013).  Global Perspectives on Psychology and Integration: An invited symposium.  Symposium presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Portland, OR.

Watson, T., Davis, P. *Kellums, M. (2013).  Enhancing Mental Health Education and Training for International Students: A forum for students and educators.  Seminar presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Portland, OR.

Pressley, J., Watson, T., Aten, J., & Walker, D. (2012).  Preparing the next generation of Christian trauma therapists: faith-based resources for educators and supervisors.  Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Washington, D.C,

Kahn, T., Watson, T., & Hovis, R. (2012).  Death & Dying in the 21st Century: Religious Implications for Clinical Practice.  Seminar presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Washington, D.C.

Watson, T. (2012).  Domestic Violence Assessment and Treatment.  Invited 2-day workshop at the Institute for the Family, South American Theological Seminary, Londrina, Brazil.

Watson, T., Hall, S., and Kellums, M. (2012).  Healthy Marriage, Healthy Families.  Week-long conference for pastoral care and mental health professionals in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Watson, T. (2012).  Clinical Supervision.  Week-long training course for Nepali mental health professionals at the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Watson, T.S., Brokaw, B., & O’Connor, A. (2011). Caring for the Cancer Patient: Strengthening body and soul.  Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Indianapolis, IN.

McMinn, M., Butman, R.; Kays, K.; Kimball, C.; Seegoban, W; Watson, T. (2011). Resilience in the Face of Personal Struggle: How academics and clinicians grow through difficult times. Symposium presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Indianapolis, IN

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.

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