Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Office: 168F Schroeder Complex
Phone: (414) 288-7379
My main area of research involves the conceptual frameworks that guide education and practice in behavioral healthcare. There have been large amounts of confusion and conflict resulting from the diverse array of theoretical orientations in psychology, but the behavioral sciences have now progressed far enough that these conflicts and confusion can be resolved. I also work with students on topics involving well-being and health psychology.
Melchert, T. P. (2015). Biopsychosocial practice: A science-based framework for behavioral health care. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Hildebrand, L., Melchert, T. P., & Anderson, R. C. (2014). Impression management during evaluation and psychological reactions post-donation of living kidney donors. Clinical Transplantation, 28, 855-861.
Melchert, T. P. (2013). Beyond theoretical orientations: The emergence of a unified scientific framework for professional psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44, 11-19.
Melchert, T. P. (2011). Foundations of Professional Psychology: The end of theoretical orientations and the emergence of the biopsychosocial approach. London: Elzevier.
Meyer, L., & Melchert, T. P. (2011). Examining the content of mental health intake assessments from a biopsychosocial perspective. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21, 70-89.