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Timothy Melchert, Ph.D.

Timothy Melchert
Timothy Melchert, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113K

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7379


Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin

Courses Taught

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Professional Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Introduction to Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Consultation Strategies

Research Interests

My main area of research and scholarship focuses on the theoretical and scientific frameworks used to guide education and practice in behavioral healthcare. A science-based biopsychosocial framework can resolve much of the theoretical confusion and professional conflicts that have long plagued the field. I also work with students on topics involving well-being and health psychology.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
  • Member, American Psychological Association Task Force on the Integration of Science and Practice in Health Service Psychology Education
  • Member, Marquette University Master Plan Steering Committee
  • Chair, Marquette University Academic Senate
  • Chair, Marquette University Presidential Inauguration Steering Committee

Recent Publications


Cooke, P. J., Melchert, T. P., & Connor, K. (2016). Measuring well-being: A review of instruments. The Counseling Psychologist, 44(5), 730-757.

Melchert, T. P. (2016). Leaving behind our preparadigmatic past: Professional psychology as a unified clinical science. American Psychologist, 71, 486-496.


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.