Faculty and Staff Profiles

DOUGLAS C STROHMER
Professor Chair, Counsel Educations Psych Research
Email: dstrohmr@memphis.edu
Office Location: 101b Ball Hall
Office Hours: Monday, 1 -3, after class, & by appointment (678-2841)
Profile

Dr. Douglas Strohmer, Ph.D, CRC, APA Fellow, is Chair of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research. He holds fellow status in the American Psychological Association. His interests include: clinical judgment and decision-making, medical decision-making and the Internet, personality assessment, counseling process, professional identity, men in counseling, and disability issues. He has published over 60 articles in major counseling and psychology journals. In addition, he had authored several commercially available assessment instruments for use with lower intelligence individuals. He has been awarded the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) research award three times, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) research and career educator awardS, the ARCA career research award, and the Pfizer Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Strohmer’s work has also been recognized in other areas of counseling. For example, Dr. Strohmer was in the top 20 of individuals publishing in Journal of Counseling Psychology over a 25-year period. He has co-edited three journals (Rehabilitation Education, Assessment in Rehabilitation and Exceptionality, and The Journal of Forensic Vocational Assessment) and is current editor of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 

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Education
  • BA Psychology - Michigan State University - 1967
  • MA Counseling and Guidance - Michigan State University - 1972
  • Ph.D. Counseling and Educational Psychology - Michigan State University - 1979

Work Experience

  • Professor/Chair, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research - University of Memphis - May 2004 to present
  • Senior Clinic Associate , Forensic Evaluation Clinic - LSU Health Sciences Center - 1995-2000
  • Professor/Department Head, Rehabilitation Counseling - LSU Health Sciences Center - 1991 - 2004
  • Consulting Psychologist , Psychology Department - Conifer Park Substance Abuse Treatment Facility - 1985-1990
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology - State University of New York - Albany - 1979-1991
  • Rehabiliatation Counselor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - State of South Dakota - 1972-1976
Honors/Awards
  • Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year - National Council on Rehabilitation Education - 2009
  • APA Fellow - American Psychological Association - 2005
  • Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education Award - National Council on Rehabilitation Education - 2005
  • Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research - LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation - 2004
  • James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 2003
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 2001
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 1996
  • National Council on Rehabilitation Education Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year - National Council on Rehabilitation Education - 1995
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 1984
Service
  • CURRENT SERVICE -   -  
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin - Editor - 2000 to present
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology - Ad Hoc Reviewer - 2004-present
  • Rehabilitation Psychology - Editorial Board - 2004-Present
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Prout, H. T. (Eds.), (1994). Counseling and psychotherapy with persons with mental retardation and borderline intelligence. Clinical Psychology Press.
Journal Articles
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Strohmer, D. C., Haase, R. F., Biggs, D. A., & Keller, K. E. (1982). Process models of counselor judgment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 29, 597-606.  
  • Phillips, S. A., & Strohmer, D. C. (1982). Decision-making style and vocational maturity. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 20, 215-222.
  • Phillips, S. D., Strohmer, D. C., Berthaume, B. L. J., & O'Leary, J. C. (1983). Career development of special populations: A framework for research. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 22, 12-29.
  • Haase, R. F., Biggs, D. A., & Strohmer, D. C. (1982). That's not my dog: A reply to Patton and Wampold. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 29, 611-617.
  • Phillips, S. D., & Strohmer, D. C. (1983). Vocationally mature coping strategies and progress in the decision-making process: A canonical analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 395-402.
  • Haase, R. F., Strohmer, D. C., Biggs, D. A., & Keller, K. E. (1983). Mediational inferences in the process of counselor judgment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 275-278.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Biggs, D. A., Haase, R. F., & Keller, K. E. (1983). Hypothesis formation and testing in clinical judgment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 607-610.
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Newman, L. A. (1983). Counselor hypothesis testing strategies. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 557-565.
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Biggs, D. A. (1983). Effects of counselor disability status on disabled subjects' perceptions of counselor attractiveness and expertness. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 202-208.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Biggs, D. A., Keller, K. E., & Thibodeau, J. R. (1984). Clinical judgment and affective disorders. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 31, 99-103.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Grand, S. A., & Purcell, M. J. (1984). Attitudes toward persons with a disability: An examination of demographic factors, social context, and specific disability. Rehabilitation Psychology, 29, 131-145.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Biggs, D. A., & McIntrye, W. F. (1984). Social comparison information and judgments about depression and seeking counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 31, 591-594.
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Chiodo, A. L. (1984). Counselor hypothesis testing strategies: The role of initial impressions and self-schema. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 31, 510-519.
  • Blustein, D. B. & Strohmer, D. C. (1987). Vocational hypothesis testing in career decision-making. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 31,45-62.
  • Strohmer, D. C. (1987). Client hypothesis testing: A reply to Heppner and Kruaskopf. The Counseling Psychologist, 15, 453-457.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Moilanen, D.L., & Barry, L.J. (1988). Personal hypothesis testing: The role of consistency and vulnerability. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 35, 56-65.
  • Strohmer, D. C. & Blustein, D.B. (1990). The adult problem solver as person scientist. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 4, 281-292.
  • Strohmer, D.C., Shivy, V.A. & Chiodo, A.L. (1990). Information processing strategies in counselor hypothesis testing: The role of selective memory and expectancy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 37, 465-472.
  • Spengler, P.M. & Strohmer, D.C. (1994). Counselor complexity and clinical judgment: Challenging the model of the average judge. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 41, 1-10.
  • Spengler, P.M., Blustein, D.A., & Strohmer, D.C. (1990). Diagnostic and treatment overshadowing of vocational problems by personal problems. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 37, 372-381.
  • Strohmer, D.C., Prout, H.T., & Gorsky, J.A. (1994). The development of a personality inventory for adolescents and adults with mild mental retardation and borderline intelligence. Assessment in Rehabilitation and Exceptionality, 1, 78-89.
  • Strohmer, D.C., & Shivy, V.A. (1994). Bias in counselor hypothesis-testing: Testing the robustness of counselor confirmatory bias. Journal of Counseling and Development, 73, 191-197.
  • Spengler, P. M., Strohmer, D. C., Dixon, D.N., & Shivy, V.A. (1995). A scientist-practitioner model of psychological assessment: Implications for training, practice, and research. The Counseling Psychologist, 23, 506-534.
  • Strohmer, D.C., Boas, G.J., & Abadie, M.N. (1996). The role of negative information in mental health counselor hypothesis testing. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 18, 164-178.
  • Millington, M, Strohmer, D. C, Reid, C., & Spengler, P. M. (1996). The relationship between cognitive complexity and attitudes toward individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 41, 243-254.
  • Strohmer, D. C., Leierer, S.J., Cochran, N. A., & Arokiasamy, C.V. (1996). The Importance of Counselor Disability Status: What We Know and What We Need to Know. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 40, 96-115.
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Leierer, S.J. (2000). Modeling Rehabilitation Counselor Clinical Judgment. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 44, 3-9, 38.
  • Olney M.; Strohmer D.C.; Kennedy J. (2002). Why Research Matters: Forging a Reciprocal Relationship Between the Researcher and the Practitioner. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 46, 2-4.
  • Toriello, P.J. & Strohmer, D.C. (2004). Addictions Counselors' Credibility: The Impact of Interactional Style, Recovery Status, and Non-verbal Behavior. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.
  • McCaughey, T.J.& Strohmer, D.C. (2005). Prototypes as an Indirect Measure of Attitudes Toward Disability Groups. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 48, 89-99.
  • Strohmer, D.C. & Arm, J.R. (2006). The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Reaction to Ægisdóttir etal. The Counseling Psychologist, 34, 383-390.
  • Leierer, S. J.,  Blackwell, T. L. Strohmer, D. C. . (2008).  The Newly Revised Strong Interest Inventory: A Profile Interpretation. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 52, 76-84. 
  • Leierer, S. J.,  Strohmer, D. C.,  Blackwell, T. L., Thompson, R, & Donnay, D. A.  (2008). The Rehabilitation Counselor Scale: A New Scale for the Strong Interest Inventory. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 52, 68-75.
  • Martz, E., Strohmer, D. C., Fitzgerald, D.A., Arm, J., & Daniel, S.  (In Press)  Disability prototypes in the U.S. and the Russian Federation. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 
Presentations
  • SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
  • Smith, M. M. & Strohmer, D.C.  (2009)  Client disability has negative effects on counselor decisions within an end-of-life case scenario.  Presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. 
  • Zanskas, S. & Strohmer, D.C.  (2008) The Importance of Setting: Counselor-Environment Congruence.  Presented at the NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Conference.
  • Reeves, T, Hampton, A.B., Strohmer, D.C., and Leierer, S.A. (2008).  Diversity among psychologists:  Examining the interest patterns of psychologist specialties.  Presented at American Psychological Association national conference. 
  • Martz, E., & Strohmer, D. (2007, August). A comparison of prototypical views of disability in the United States and the Russian Federation: International perspectives on disability and SES. Symposium participation at the American Psychological Association conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Fitzgerald, D.B., Strohmer, D.C., Martz, E.C., and Arm, J.R. (2007). Attitudes toward People with Disabilities: A Different Perspective. Presented at the NCRE National Meeting.
  • Sayger, T. V., Boyraz, G., & Strohmer, D. C. (2007). Expectations of counseling among African American and White populations: Willingness to seek professional help. Poster presented at the 2007 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle.
  • Arm, J. R., Horne, S. G., Strohmer, D. C., Smith, B. L. Leierer, S. J. (2007, August). Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Counselor Credibility. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Strohmer, D.C., Sayger, T.V., Boyraz, G., & Leierer, S.L. (2007). Holland code and Willingness to Seek Counseling. Presentation at the APA National Convention.
  • Adams, R. W., Sayger, T. V., & Strohmer, D. C. (2006). Holland code comparison in attitudes towards help-seeking behavior and expectations of counseling services. Poster presented at the 2006 Great Lakes Conference, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Spengler, P & Strohmer, D. A Meta Analysis of the Clinical Judgment Research. Presented at the 2000 American Psychological Association National Convention
  • Strohmer, D. & Leierer, S. Modeling Counselor Clinical Judgment. Presented at the 1999 American Psychological Association National Convention
  • Spengler, P. & Strohmer, D. Effective clinical judgment can be taught. Presented at the 1998 American Psychological Association National Convention.
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS PUBLISHED
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Prout, H. T. (1991). Emotional Problem Scales: The Behavior Rating Scales. Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., Tampa. FL.
  • Strohmer, D. C., & Prout, H. T. (1991). Emotional Problem Scales: Sentence Completion Technique. Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., Tampa, FL.
  • Prout, H. T., & Strohmer, D. C. (1991). Emotional Problem Scales: The Self-Report Inventory. Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., Tampa. FL.
  • Prout, H. T., & Strohmer, D. C. (1993). Emotional Problem Scales: Personal Problem Checklist. Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., Tampa, FL.
  • Strohmer, D. C. (1979). The Decision-Making Interview (DMI). Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute, University of Wisconsin- Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
  • OTHER TESTS DEVELOPED
  • Grand, S. A., Strohmer, D. C., & Bernier, J. (1982). The Disability- Social Relationship (DSR) Scale. Unpublished research instrument, State University of New York at Albany.