UW-Madison - Department of Counseling Psychology Faculty - Mindi Thompson

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Mindi Thompson

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Mindi Thompson

Professor
Counseling Psychology (CP)

333 Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 608/265-4760

mindi.thompson@wisc.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a licensed and registered Health Service Psychologist. She has published more than 35 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters using qualitative and quantitative methods and has coauthored a research design textbook entitled Research Design in Counseling (4th Ed.).
Applications of her research agenda occur within two primary domains: (1) vocational and educational development and (2) mental health and psychotherapy. She attends to interpersonal and systemic factors (e.g., social class, experiences with oppression, unemployment) that contribute to mental health and career development among individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups.
Dr. Thompson is a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at UW-Madison, where she is co-PI on the College Internship Study funded by the National Science Foundation. She is the Academic Director of Faculty Programs for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She teaches a variety of courses at UW-Madison, including: research methods, vocational psychology, career counseling, and mental health consultation.
Dr. Thompson is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Counseling Psychology. She is a recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award by the UW-Madison School of Education and the Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award by the Society of Counseling Psychology (a division of the American Psychological Association). She was named the Best in Science Address Honoree for the Society of Counseling Psychology in 2016, for which she gave an invited address at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, CO.
Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time in laughter and conversation with friends and family, traveling, basking in nature’s beauty, and cultivating new experiences.



Education

Ph D, Psychology, Counseling Psychology
The University of Akron
Akron, OH

MA, Psychology, Counseling Psychology
The University of Akron
Akron, OH

BA, Psychology, Sociology
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI


Scheduled Teaching

  • Spring 2015 - Consultation Proc-Counselor
    Course Prefix: 270, Course Number: 850, Section: 002, Minimum Credit Hours: 3, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2014 - Research Methods in Counseling Psychology
    Course Prefix: 270, Course Number: 950, Section: 001, Minimum Credit Hours: 3, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Doctoral, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2013 - Research Methods in Counseling Psychology
    Course Prefix: 270, Course Number: 950, Section: 001, Minimum Credit Hours: 3, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Doctoral, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     

Research Interests

Work and Wellness Lab Website: https://workandwellness.education.wisc.edu/

Publications

  • Williams, K.M., Thompson, M.N., & Hora, M. (2020). Supporting Black Interns through Vicarious Racial Trauma: Policy Recommendations for Employers and Postsecondary Institutions. Policy Brief #1. Madison, WI: Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Her, P., Fetter, A., & Perez-Chavez, J.G. (2019). College Student Psychological Distress: Relationship to Self‐Esteem and Career Decision Self‐Efficacy Beliefs. The Career Development Quarterly. 67(4), 282-297.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., & Dahling, J.D. (2019). Employment and Poverty: Why Work Matters in Understanding Poverty. American Psychologist. 74(6), 673-684.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Chin, M.Y., & Kring, M. (2019). Examining mental health practitioners’ perceptions of clients based on social class and sexual orientation. Psychotherapy. 56(2), 217-228.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N. (2019). Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization. American Psychological Association.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Goldberg, S., & Nielsen, S.L. (2018). Patient financial distress and treatment outcomes in naturalistic psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 65(4), 523-530.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Her, P., Nitzarim, R., Sampe, M., & Diestelmann, J. (2018). The transmission of social class and world of work information in parents-adolescent dyads. Journal of Career Assessment. 26(4), 697-716.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Dahling, J.J., Chin, M.Y., & Melloy, R.C. (2017). Integrating job loss, unemployment, and reemployment with social cognitive career theory. Journal of Career Assessment. 25(1), 40-57.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Thompson, M.N., Nitzarim, R.N., Cole, O.D., Frost, N., Ramirez Stege, A., & Vue, P.T. (2015). Clinical experiences with clients who are low-income: Mental health practitioners’ perspectives. Qualitative Health Research. 25(12), 1675-1688.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Heppner, P.P., Wampold, B.E., Owen, J., Thompson, M.N., & Wang, K. (2015). Research Design in Counseling (4th Ed.). Cengage.
  • Thompson, M.N., Nitzarim, R.S., Her, P., & Dahling, J.J. (2013). A grounded theory exploration of undergraduate experiences of vicarious unemployment. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 60(3), 421.
  • Thompson, M.N., & Dvorscek, M. (2013). Empirical Treatments and Social Class. In W.M. Liu (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling. Oxford University Press.

Presentations

  • Thompson, M.N. (2020). Turbulent Times: Live Q&A with Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, Facilitated Discussion Webinar, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
  • Thompson, M.N., Fetter, A.K., Perez-Chavez, J.G., Lor, Z., & Williams, K. (2019). Internship Experiences Among College Students Attending an HBCU: Exploring Challenges & Facilitators of Success, 2nd Annual Symposium on College Internship Research, Madison, WI.
  • Chin, M.Y., & Thompson, M.N. (2019). Low-Income College Students’ Social Class Concealment: Themes From a Daily Diary Study, Factors That Contribute to Underrepresented College Students' Career Development and Wellness, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Her, P., & Thompson, M.N. (2019). Relationships of Intrapersonal Factors and Self-Focused Perceptions on Persistence Intentions, Factors That Contribute to Underrepresented College Students' Career Development and Wellness, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Fetter, A., Perez-Chavez, J., Lor, Z., Hora, M., & Thompson, M.N. (2019). Examining Specific Internship Factors That Impact College Students’ Career Adaptability, Internships as a Form of Work-Based Learning: Implications for College Students, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Greig, A.Y., & Thompson, M.N. (2019). Implications of Socioeconomic Status for Psychological Treatment, Rosie Phillips Davis Symposium on Deep Poverty: Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Low-Income and Economically Marginalized Individuals, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Thompson, M.N. (2018). Imposter Syndrome: How to Recognize it, Overcome It and Realize Your Academic Goals, 4-week Webinar Series Presented to 100,000 members, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
  • Thompson, M.N. (2018). Considering Social Class in Relation to Education and Work, Career Graduate Consortia’s Annual Conference.
  • Thompson, M.N., Goldberg, S., & Nielsen, S.L. (2018). Searching for the Impact of Social Class on Psychotherapy Outcomes, Pulling Psychotherapy Into the Big Data Research Era, 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Nitzarim, R., Godinez, K., Chin, M.Y., & Thompson, M.N. (2018). Examining psychotherapists’ attributions toward clients from varying SES backgrounds, Social Class in Psychotherapy Research---Considerations for Measurement, Design, and Analysis, 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thompson, M.N., Her, P., & Nitzarim, R. (2013). Understanding Hope as a Motivating Factor in Undergraduate Students' Academic and Career Development, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honlulu, HI.
  • Thompson, M.N., Nitzarim, R., Her, P., & Dahling, J. (2013). Ending the Cycle: Grounded Theory Exploration of Undergraduate Experiences of Vicarious Unemployment., Centralizing Unemployment in Vocational Theory, Research, and Practice, Honlulu, HI.
  • Melloy, R., Dahling, J.J., & Thompson, M.N. (2013). Effects of financial strain and unemployment on job search self-efficacy, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
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    Date(s): 2019
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    Date(s): 2016
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    Date(s): 2016
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    Date(s): 2014
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2009

Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Member Since: 2013
  • Global Taskforce for Humanitarian Work Psychology
    Member Since: 2011
  • Association for Women in Psychology
    Member Since: 2009
  • National Career Development Association
    Member Since: 2009
  • Society for Vocational Psychology
    Member Since: 2004
  • Society of Counseling Psychology
    Member Since: 2000
  • American Psychological Association
    Member Since: 1999
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