Geoff Bathje, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.

"My overarching goals in teaching are to promote
multicultural competence, awareness of contextual
issues, critical thinking, and self-reflective thought
in all areas of training and practice."
- Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.

Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, M.A. in Counseling Program

I value active learning and critical thinking in the classroom.  I believe discussion and application of content are essential to learning.  I value a diversity of perspectives and learning styles.  My overarching goals in teaching are to promote multicultural competence, awareness of contextual/environmental issues, critical thinking, and self-reflective thought in all areas of training and practice. 

My primary academic and research interests are in multicultural competence, stigma, critical psychology, and substance use/abuse.  I am interested in researching multicultural competence at both the systemic and individual levels.  I was drawn to the Adler School due to the emphasis on social justice and community engagement.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4302) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Illinois State University
  • B.S., Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (2004-present). Divisions 17, 45, and 52
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility (2012-present)

Select Publications

  • Bathje, G.J., Delgado-Romero, E., and Stewart, A.E. (Under Review). Multicultural competence and its relation to therapeutic common factors and therapeutic outcome.
  • Bathje, G.J. & Pryor, J.B. (2011). The relationships of public and self-stigma to seeking mental health services. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 33, 161-176.

Select Presentations

  • Broaching the topic of race and other differences in counseling. Seminar at Michigan State University MECCA Forum, January 2010.
  • Experiential multicultural competence training: A group approach. Poster presented at The American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 2009.
  • Multicultural competence assessment tools: An update. Poster presented at the Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting, May 2009.
  • Changing the face of counselor education programs using an integrated model of cultural competence. Poster presented at the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education Spring Conference, March 2009.
  • An Exploratory Needs Assessment Among Women Living with HIV in Tanzania. Poster presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, March 2008.

Awards

  • APA Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grant (2010), to study the impact of multicultural competence on formation of the therapeutic relationship.