Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ph.D.

Kathleen J. Bieschke faculty page.

Kathleen Bieschke

Head, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, & Special Education
Professor of Counseling Psychology
125E CEDAR Building
814-865-3296
kbieschke@psu.edu

Full CV available here

 

Education

  • Michigan State University, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
  • Illinois State University, M.S. Clinical Psychology
  • Illinois State University, B.S. Psychology

Licensed psychologist, State of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Dr. Bieschke is active in the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, a collaborative practice-research network comprised of over 140 college counseling centers. Dr. Bieschke is particularly interested in the delivery of services to members of marginalized populations, particularly sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Bieschke's research interests also focus on how to best train professional psychologists, including how to work with members of marginalized populations as well as the application of social cognitive career theory to research training in psychology.

Recent Publications

Mintz, L.B. & Bieschke, K.J. (Eds). (2009). Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity: Rationale and implementation in training programs. The Counseling Psychologist, 37.

Mintz, L.B. & Bieschke, K.J. (2009). Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity: Development and introduction to the major contribution. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 634-640.

Illfelder-Kaye, J., Lese- Fowler, K., Bursley, K., Reyes, E., & Bieschke, K. J. (2009). Implementing the training values statement addressing diversity in university counseling center internships. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 721-743.

Bieschke, K. J., & Mintz, L. B. (2009). Rejoinder: Addressing concerns and taking on the third rail. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 772-779.

Bieschke, K. J. (2008). We’ve come a long way, baby. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 631-638.

Bieschke, K. J., Fassinger, R. F., Hardy, J., & Croteau, J. M. (2008). Intersecting identities of gender-transgressive sexual minorities: Toward a new paradigm of affirmative psychology. Biennial review of counseling psychology (pp. 177-208). New York, New York: Taylor & Francis.

Croteau, J. M., Bieschke, K.J., Fassinger, R. F., & Manning, J. L. (2008). Counseling psychology and sexual orientation: History, selective trends, and future directions. Handbook of Counseling Psychology (4th ed.). Wiley: NY, NY.

Bieschke, K. J., Paul, P.L., & Blasko, K. A. (2007). Review of empirical research focused on the experience of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients in counseling and psychotherapy. In K.Bieschke, R. Perez, & K. DeBord (Eds.), Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients (2nd ed., pp. 293-316). American Psychological Association: Washington DC.

Bieschke, K., Perez, R. & DeBord, K. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Blasko, K. A., Winek, J., & Bieschke, K. J. (2007). Prototypical assessment by therapists of domestic violence situations. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33, 258-269.

Bieschke, K. J. (2006). Research self-efficacy beliefs and research outcome expectations: Implications for developing scientifically minded psychologists. Journal of Career Assessment, 14, 77-91.

Bowers, A. M., & Bieschke, K. J. (2005). Psychologists’ clinical evaluations and attitudes: An examination of the influence of gender and sexual orientation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 97-103.

Bieschke, K. J., Fouad, N., Collins, F., & Halonen, J. (2004). The scientifically-minded psychologist. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 713-724.

Perez, R., DeBord, K., & Bieschke, K. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. (Recipient of APA’s Division 44’s 2001 Distinguished Book Award).

Recent Presentations

Blasko, K. A., & Bieschke, K. J. (2009, August). A comparison of intimate partner violence intervention recommendations by psychologists for same-sex and heterosexual couples. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Paul, P. L., & Bieschke, K. J. (2009, August). Gay identity development as a process of meaning-making development in a sample of religiously/spiritually-identified me. Poster session presented at the meeting of 117th Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Blasko, K.A., Wix, R.A., & Bieschke, K.J. (2008, August). Intimate partner violence scenario development and validation. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Bieschke, K. J. (2008, March). Discussant. In D. Szymanski (Chair). Internalized heterosexism: current knowledge and future directions. Symposium conducted at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bieschke, K. J. (2008, March). Discussant. In E. Adams (Chair). Voices in the wilderness: Religious, gay-affirming counseling psychologists. Symposium conducted at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mintz, L., & Bieschke, K. J. (2008, March). Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity. Symposium conducted at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bieschke, K. J. (2008, March). The development of the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity. In L. Mintz & K. J. Bieschke (Chairs), Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity. Symposium conducted at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mobley, M. & Bieschke, K. J. (2007, August). Advancing social justice perspectives in counseling and psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Bieschke, K. J., & Blasko, K. A. (2007, August). Applying the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity in supervision. Roundtable conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Bieschke, K. J., & Paul, P. (2007, August). Addressing intersecting identities when working with issues of sexual orientation. Roundtable conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Paul, P. L, Bieschke, K. J., Blasko, K. A., & Pepper, S. (2007, August). Constructive Development and training for multicultural awareness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Courses Taught (at Penn State)

  • CNED 582 Group Psychotherapy
  • CNED 506 Prepracticum
  • CNPSY/CNED 554 Multicultural Counseling
  • CNPSY 597C Advanced Practicum
  • CNPSY 502 Theories of Counseling
  • CNPSY/CNED 589 Individual Supervision of Counseling
  • CNPSY 597D Assessment in Counseling
  • CNPSY 592 Seminar in Counseling: Legal and Ethical Concerns
  • CNPSY 593 Philosophy of Counseling
  • CNPSY/CNED 595A Practicum
  • CNED 404 Group Procedures in Guidance and Counseling
  • HDFS 250 Sexual Identity Over the Lifespan

    Professional Memberships

    • American Psychological Association
    • Pennsylvania Psychological Association

    Recent Professional Service

    Associate Editor, Training and Education in Professional Psychology (3/06-present)

    Member, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Task Force, State of Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2008-2009)

    Vice-President, Education and Training (2004-2007); liaison to APA’s Board of Educational Affairs; member of the following special task groups: Development of Counseling Psychology Post-doctoral Guidelines, Changes in Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs; Strategic Planning Initiatives

    Chair, work group focused on the development of the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity

    Committee on Accreditation, Site Visitor and Chair (1999-present).

    Honors

    • 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (Division 44), American Psychological Association
    • 2006 Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (Division 44), American Psychology Association
    • 2006 Fellow, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17), American Psychological Association