Jeffrey A. Hayes, Ph.D.

Jeffrey A. Hayes faculty page.

Professor of Counseling Psychology
Program Coordinator of Counseling Psychology
307 CEDAR Building
814-863-3799
jxh34@psu.edu

Full CV available here

Education

  • University of Maryland, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
  • University of Maryland, M.A., Counseling Psychology
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Psychology

Licensed Psychologist, State of Pennsylvania

Research Interests


Dr. Hayes is active in the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, a collaborative practice-research network comprising more than 270 college counseling centers.

  • College student mental health
  • Countertransference
  • Integration of psychology and spirituality, particularly in the area of mindfulness

Recent Publications

Refereed Articles

Hayes, J. A., Nelson, D. L., & Fauth, J. (in press). Countertransference in successful and unsuccessful cases of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy.

Hayes, J. A., Owen, J., & Bieschke, K. J. (in press). Therapist differences in symptom change with racial and ethnic minority clients. Psychotherapy.

Johnson, M. C., Graceffo, J. M., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (in press). Examining treatment-seeking college students with and without military experience and trauma histories. Journal of College Counseling.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., Neff, K. D., & Locke, B. D. (in press). Self-compassion among college counseling center clients: An examination of clinical norms and group differences. Journal of College Counseling.

McAleavey, A. A., Lockard, A. J., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (in press). Building a practice-research network: Obstacles faced and lessons learned at the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Psychotherapy Research.

Hayes, J. A. (2014). The beneficial demands of conducting psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 70, 716-723.

Hayes, J. A. (2014). “Well I got a few of my own”: Therapists’ reactions to attraction, sex, and love in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 70, 119-122.

Fatter, D. M., & Hayes, J. A. (2013). What facilitates countertransference management? The role of meditation, mindfulness, and self-differentiation. Psychotherapy Research, 23, 502-513.

Ham, C. C., LeMasson, K. D. S., & Hayes, J. A. (2013). Recovering substance abuse counselors’ lived experiences related to the use of self-disclosure. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31, 348-374.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., & Graceffo, J., & Locke, B. D. (2013). Effective counseling for ethnic minority clients: Examining changes utilizing a practice-research network. Journal of College Counseling, 16, 243-256.

Nordberg, S. S., Hayes, J. A., McAleavey, A. A., Castonguay, L. G., & Locke, B. D. (2013). Treatment utilization on college campuses: Who seeks help for what? Journal of College Counseling, 16, 258-274.

Boswell, J. F., McAleavey, A. A., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Previous mental health service utilization and change in clients’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 368-378.

Graceffo, J., Hayes, J. A., Chun-Kennedy, C., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Characteristics of high-risk college student drinkers expressing high and low levels of distress. Journal of College Counseling, 15, 262-273.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., McAleavey, A. A., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Change in academic distress: Examining differences between a clinical and non-clinical college sample of college students.  Journal of College Counseling, 15, 233-246.

Locke, B. D., Bieschke, K. J., Castonguay, L. G., & Hayes, J. A. (2012). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: Studying college student mental health through an innovative research infrastructure that brings science and practice together.  Harvard Psychiatric Review, 20, 233-245.

Locke, B. D., McAleavey, A. A., Zhao, Y., Lei, P. W., Hayes, J. A., Castonguay, L. G., Li, H., Tate, R., & Lin, Y. C. (2012). Development and initial validation of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-34 (CCAPS-34). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45, 151-169.

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.

Castonguay, L. G., Locke, B. D., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: An example of a practice-research network in university counseling centers. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 25, 105-119.

Davis, D. M., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). What are the benefits of mindfulness? A practice review of psychotherapy-related research. Psychotherapy, 48, 198-208.

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., Gelso, C. J., & Hummel, A. M (2011). Managing countertransference. Psychotherapy, 48, 88-97.

Hayes, J. A., Locke, B. D., & Castonguay, L. G. (2011). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: Practice and research working together. Journal of College Counseling, 14, 101-104.

Hayes, J. A., Youn, S. J., Castonguay, L. G., Locke, B. D., McAleavey, A. A., & Nordberg, S. (2011). Rates and predictors of counseling center use among college students of color. Journal of College Counseling, 14, 105-116.

Kraus, D. R., Castonguay, L. G., Boswell, J. F., Nordberg, S. S., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). Therapist effectiveness: Implications for accountability and patient care. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 267-276.

Locke, B. D., Buzolitz, J. S, Lei, P., Boswell, J. F., McAleavey, A. A., Sevig, T. D., Dowis, J. D., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). Development of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 97-109.

Yeh, Y., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). How does disclosing countertransference affect perceptions of the therapist and the session? Psychotherapy, 48, 322-329.

Hayes, J. A., Crane, A. L., & Locke, B. D. (2010). Save me from myself: College students’ fears of losing control and acting violently. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 24, 181-202.

Books

Castonguay, L. G., Muran, J. C., Angus, L., Hayes, J. A., Ladany, N. I., & Anderson, T. (Eds.) (2010). Bringing psychotherapy research to life. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (378 pp.)

Gelso, C. J., & Hayes, J. A. (2007). Countertransference and the therapist’s inner experience: Perils and possibilities. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. (184 pp.)

Gelso, C. J., & Hayes, J. A. (1998). The psychotherapy relationship: Theory, research, and practice. New York, NY: Wiley. (291 pp.)

Book Chapters

Hayes, J. A., Gelso, C. G., & Hummel, A. M.  (2011). Managing countertransference. In J. Norcross (Ed.), Psychotherapy relationships that work (2nd edition; pp. 239-258). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Angus, L., Hayes, J. A., Anderson, T., Ladany, N., Castonguay, L. G., & Muran, J. C. (2010). Future directions: Emerging opportunities and challenges in psychotherapy research. In L. G. Castonguay, J. C. Muran, L. Angus, J. A. Hayes, N. I. Ladany, & T. Anderson (Eds.), Bringing psychotherapy research to life (pp. 353-362). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Eubanks-Carter, C., Muran, J. C., Safran, J. D., & Hayes, J. A. (2010). Interpersonal interventions for maintaining an alliance. In L. M. Horowitz & S. Strack (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychology (pp. 684-702). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Ogles, B., & Hayes, J. A. (2010). Michael J. Lambert: Building confidence in psychotherapy. In L. G. Castonguay, J. C. Muran, L. Angus, J. A. Hayes, N. I. Ladany, & T. Anderson (Eds.), Bringing psychotherapy research to life (pp. 141-151). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Recent Presentations

International

Hayes, J. A. (2014). Practice-oriented research: Applications and extensions of outcome monitoring feedback. Panel discussant at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hayes, J. A. (2014). Suicide risk: Implications for psychotherapy and psychotherapist. Panel discussant at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hayes, J. A. (2014). Training and supervision in ethical dilemmas: Clinical insights and research directions based on the TV series “In Treatment.” Panel discussant at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hayes, J. A., McAleavey, A. A., & Locke, B. D. (2014). The multicultural super-shrink: Identifying therapist effects with racial and ethnic minority clients. Paper presented at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Norwood, E., Bhatia, A., Jackson, J., Palma, B., Rojas, A. P., Hayes, J. A., & Gelso, C. J. (2014). Refocusing the countertransference factors inventory. Paper presented at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Xiao, H., Hayes, J. A., & Bieschke, K. J. (2014). Predicting the unpredictable: Modeling data in search of clients with poor attendance rates. Paper presented at the conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Boswell, J. F., McAleavey, A., Locke, B. D., Hayes, J. A., & Castonguay, L. G. (2011). The effect of previous mental health service utilization on change in counseling clients’ mood symptoms. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Graceffo, J., Hayes, J. A., Littlefield, C., & Locke, B. D. (2011). Examining the influence of climactic variables on mood in the college student population. Poster presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Hayes, J. A. (2011). Yes there are therapist effects, but what is it that effective therapists do? Discussant on panel at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Bern, Switzerland.

Hayes, J. A., Chun-Kennedy, C., Edens, A., & Locke, B. D. (2011). Do double minority students face double jeopardy? Testing minority stress theory in clinical and non-clinical samples. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Hayes, J. A., & Davis, D. (2011). Therapist mindfulness, meditation experience, and differentiation of self as predictors of countertransference management qualities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Bern, Switzerland.

Hayes, J. A., & Vinca, M. A. (2011). Therapist presence and its relationship to empathy, session depth, and symptom reduction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Bern, Switzerland.

Hayes, J. A., & Yeh, Y. (2011). How does disclosing countertransference affect perceptions of the therapist and the session? Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Pychotherapy Research, Bern, Switzerland.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2011). Change in academic distress: Examining differences between a treatment seeking and non-treatment seeking population. Poster presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2011). Effective treatment for ethnic minority clients: Examining changes in academic distress. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Youn, S. J., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., Locke, B. D., McAleavey, A. A., Nordberg, S. (2011). Rates and predictors of counseling center utilization among college students of color. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Canada.

Regional

Hayes, J. A. (2013). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health and college student suicide: Recent findings. Paper presented at the Garrett Lee Smith Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC.

Hayes, J. A., Owen, J., & Bieschke, K. J. (2013). The multicultural super-shrink: Therapist differences in symptom change with racial/ethnic minority clients. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Nelson, D. L., Hayes, J. A., & Fauth, J. (2013). Countertransference in successful and unsuccessful cases of psychotherapy. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Xiao, H., McAleavey, A. A., Youn, S. J., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2013) Predictors of premature termination: Modeling data to reduce drop outs. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Youn, S. J., Hayes, J. A., & Effrig, J. (2013). Empirical flesh for a skeletal theory of countertransference: An in-depth case study. Paper presented at the conference of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., Graceffo, J. M., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Effective treatment for ethnic minority clients: Examining change in a practice-research network. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA .

McAleavey, A. A., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Building a partnership to better understand and improve psychotherapy for college students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Evanston, IL.

Nordberg, S. S., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Differences in degree or kind: Do latent profiles of treatment-seekers at intake predict meaningful differences in outcome? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

Youn, S. J., McAleavey, A. A., Nordberg, S. S., Castonguay, L. G., Locke, B. D., & Hayes, J. A. (2012). Sensitivity to change of the CCAPS. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

Edens, A., Hayes, J. A., Locke, B. D., & McAleavey, A. (2011). Rethinking race/ethnicity, science, and practice in college counseling. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Black Psychologists, Crystal City, VA.

Graceffo, J., & Hayes, J. A. (2011). Binge drinking in college students: Self-medication or socialization? Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Lockard, A. J., Effrig, J. C., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2011). The relationship between social support and academic distress for college sexual assault survivors. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Courses Taught (at Penn State)

Research in Counseling (doctoral)
Counseling Practicum (doctoral)
Advanced Counseling Theory (doctoral)
Career Counseling Practicum (doctoral)
Supervision of Counselors (doctoral)
Practicum in Clinical Methods (doctoral)
Research in Counselor Education (master’s)
Counseling Theory (master’s)
Introduction to Counseling (undergraduate)
First-year Seminar (undergraduate)

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • American Psychological Association

Recent Professional Service

  • President, North American Chapter, Society for Psychotherapy Research (2007-2009)
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference (2000, 2005, 2007, 2009)
  • Chair, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy Fellows Committee (2009)
  • Co-Chair, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy Fellows Committee (2008)

Honors

  • 2010 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology
  • 2006 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy
  • 2005 Invited Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei
  • 2004 Outstanding Article, The Counseling Psychologist
  • 2002 Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • 2001 Early Career Achievement Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • 2001 Jack D. Krasner Early Career Achievement Award, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy

Grant Awards

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. Total cost: $86,619.

Locke, B. D., Hayes, J. A, & Castonguay, L. G. (2013-2015). Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Van Ameringen Foundation. Total cost: $150,000.

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. Total cost: $25,000.

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, $2000.

Locke, B. D., Hayes, J. A., & Castonguay, L. G. (2010-2013). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Ittleson Foundation, $70,000.