Teresa B. Fletcher, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"Adler's Sport and Health Psychology program   
incorporates the perfect combination of  
clinical mental health counseling and  
sport psychology."  
 
– Teresa Behrend Fletcher, Ph.D., LPC, ACS

"Adler's Sport and Health Psychology program
incorporates the perfect combination of
clinical mental health counseling and
sport psychology."

– Teresa Behrend Fletcher, Ph.D., LPC, ACS

Teresa Behrend Fletcher, Ph.D.
Program Director
M.A. in Couseling: Specialization in Sport & Health Psychology

I am fortunate to have found the Sport and Health Psychology program at Adler University, as it incorporates the perfect combination of clinical mental health counseling and sport psychology. I have spent my life and career preparing for the opportunity to share my passion and unique combination of experiences and knowledge to train and develop future clinicians and sport psychology consultants.

I operate from a positive psychology perspective so that individuals learn to identify and utilize their strengths and assets to become effective clinicians and well-rounded individuals. These strengths contribute to developing healthy relationships and productive environments where students can thrive and flourish. My primary goal is for my students to engage in and enjoy the learning process during their time at Adler University and into their chosen professional careers.

Please email or call me 312.662.4310 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina–Greensboro
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University
  • B.B.A., Marketing, Loyola University

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP)

Select Publications

  • DeDiego, A. C., Wheat, L. S., & Fletcher, T. B. (2016). Overcoming Obstacles: Exploring the Use of Adventure Based Counseling in Youth Grief Camps. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2016.1191403
  • Fletcher, T. B. & Meyer, B. B. (2009). Cohesion and Trauma: An Examination of A Collegiate Women's Volleyball Team. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development, 48, 173-196.
  • Meyer, B. B., & Fletcher, T. B. (2007). Emotional Intelligence in Sport: Issues for Professional Practice and Research in Sport Psychology. Journal for Applied Sport Psychology, 19, 1-13.
  • Meyer, B. B., Fletcher, T. B. (2004). Enhancing Emotional Intelligence in the Health Care Environment: An Exploratory Study. The Health Care Manager, 23, 225-234.
  • Fletcher, T. B., Benshoff, J. M., & Richburg, M. J. (2003). A Systems Approach to Understanding and Counseling College Student Athletes. Journal of College Counseling, 6, 35-46.
  • Richburg, J. M., & Fletcher, T. B. (2002) “Emotional Intelligence: Directing a Child’s Emotional Education” Child Study Journal, 32, 31-38.
  • Richburg, M., Fletcher, T., & Roberts, P. (2002). Education in the new millennium: The Zen of team teaching. Journal of Educational Planning, 13, 62-69.
  • Fletcher, T. B., & Hinkle, J. S. (2002) “Adventure Based Counseling: Implications for Counselors” Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 277-285.
  • Fletcher, T. B. (2000). Primary Nocturnal Enuresis: A Strategic and Structural Family Systems Approach. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 22, 32-44.

Select Presentations

  • Fletcher, T. B., Fuchs, E. J., Zambrowicz, R. D. J., Forster, M., & Allen, W. C. (April, 2016). Counseling Children & Adolescents: Hundreds of Creative Activities & Interventions. Workshop presented at the American Counseling Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Meyer, B. B., Fletcher, T. B., & Kilty, K. (October, 2005). Emotional Intelligence in College Sport: Assessment and Intervention. Symposium presented at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Meyer, B. B., Fletcher, T. B., & Kilty, K. (August, 2005). Emotional Intelligence in Sport: Instrumentation and Research