Mindi Thompson

Professor

mindi.thompson@wisc.edu

(608) 265-4760

333 Education Building

1000 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

Thompson, Mindi

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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, The University of Akron, 2008
  • MA Psychology, The University of Akron, 2004
  • BA Psychology, Kalamazoo College, 2001

Select 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.

Select Presentations

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

Select Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2019
  • Best in Science Address Honoree, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2016
  • Excellence in Diversity Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, 2016
  • Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award, American Psychological Association Society of Counseling Psychology, 2016
  • 2014 Early Career Professional Award, Society of Vocational Psychology, 2014
  • Barbara A. Kirk Research Award, Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 2009