Dr. Jeffrey A. Hayes

Dr. Jeffrey A. Hayes
Phone: 8148633799
Office Address:
307 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Professor of Education (Counselor Education)
Professor of Psychology


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Counselor Education
Rehabilitation and Human Services
Counseling Psychology

Other Penn State Affiliations

Center for Collegiate Mental Health (ccmh.psu.edu)


Dr. Hayes is a Professor in the College of Education with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. He teaches graduate courses in counseling theory and an undergraduate class that provides an introduction to counseling. His scholarly work focuses on college student mental health, as well as psychotherapist factors that affect the process and outcome of therapy. Dr. Hayes' research has received funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Psychological Foundation, and other agencies. He is the editor of Psychotherapy Research, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, has served as past-President of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Rehabilitation and Human Services
School Psychology

Education Levels


Individual Difference

Health Issues
Human Development
Sexual Orientation

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Race and Ethnicity

Courses Taught

CNED 501

CNED 502

RHS 301

Office Hours

Spring 2019:

Monday and Wednesday 9:15-9:45

Education History

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Representative Publications

(see CV for complete list)

Hayes, J.A., Nelson, D.L., & Fauth, J. (2015). Countertransference in successful and

            unsuccessful cases of psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy, 52, 127-133.

Hayes, J.A.  (2014). The beneficial demands of conducting psychotherapy.  Journal of

            Clinical Psychology: In Session, 70, 716-723.

Fatter, D.M., & Hayes, J.A. (2013). What facilitates countertransference management?  The role

           of meditation, mindfulness, and self-differentiation.  Psychotherapy Research, 23, 502-


McAleavey, A.A., Nordberg, S.S., Hayes, J.A., Castonguay, L.G., Locke, B.D., & Lockard, A.J.

           (2012). Clinical validity of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological

           Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62): Further evaluation and clinical applications.  Journal of

           Counseling Psychology, 59, 575-590.

Hayes, J.A., Chun-Kennedy, C., Edens, A., & Locke, B.D. (2011). Do double minority

            students face double jeopardy? Testing minority stress theory.  Journal of College

            Counseling, 14, 117-126.



Hayes, J.A., Bieschke, K.J., Castonguay, L.G., & Locke, B.D. (2015-2016).  Preventing suicide among high risk collegians via accurate identification and effective counseling. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Locke, B.D., Hayes, J.A, & Castonguay, L.G. (2013-2015). Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Van Ameringen Foundation.

Locke, B.D., Castonguay, L.G., & Hayes, J.A. (2012-2013). Examining the psychometric properties of the "My Resilience Factors" (MRF) scale in two national samples of college students.  LEAD Foundation. 

Hayes, J.A., Castonguay, L.G., & Locke, B.D. (2012). The multicultural “super-shrink”: Identifying therapist effects in psychotherapy with racial and ethnic minority clients. American Psychological Foundation.

 Locke, B.D., Hayes, J.A., & Castonguay, L.G. (2010-2013). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health.  Ittleson Foundation.

Activities and Honors

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology, 2010

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy, 2006

Early Career Achievement Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research, 2001

Jack D. Krasner Early Career Achievement Award, American Psychological Association

    Division of Psychotherapy, 2001

Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1999