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

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

Research Interests

My main area of research involves developing the proper evidence-based scientific frameworks for guiding education and practice in behavioral health care. A science-based biopsychosocial framework can resolve much of the theoretical confusion and professional conflict that have long plagued the field. I also do some work in wellness and in health psychology, two distinct specialty areas that nonetheless overlap a great deal.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association Board of Convention Affairs, Central Programming Group (2018 – present)

  • Chair, APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards Work Group on Guidelines for Psychologists’ Use of Social Media (2016 – present)

  • Member, APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards Work Group on Professional Practice Guidelines (2017 – present)

  • Member, American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs, Task Force on the Integration of Science and Practice in Health Service Psychology Education (2015 – 2018)

  • Member, American Psychological Association Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (2015 – 2017)

  • Member, Marquette University Master Plan Steering Committee

  • Chair, Marquette University Academic Senate

Recent Publications


Melchert, T. P. (2020). Foundations of health service psychology: An evidence-based biopsychosocial approach (2nd ed.). London: Academic Press.

Melchert, T. P. (2015). Biopsychosocial practice: A science-based framework for behavioral health care. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [Selected as a Continuing Education Book Program by the APA in 2016.]

Articles and Book Chapters

Melchert, T. P. (2020). Biopsychosocial practice in health psychology. In C. S. Richards & L. M. Cohen (Eds.), Wiley encyclopedia of health psychology (pp. 321-326). New York: Wiley.

Melchert, T. P. (2020). Wellness measurement. In W. W. IsHak (Ed.), The handbook of wellness medicine. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Cooke, P. J., & Melchert, T. P. (2019). Bisexual well-being: Assessing a model of predictors of psychosocial well-being for bisexual men. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 

American Psychological Association Committee on Professional Practice and Standards. (2018). Professional practice guidelines for occupationally mandated psychological evaluations. American Psychologist, 73 (2), 186-197.

Melchert, T. P., Berry, S., Grus, C., Arora, P., De Los Reyes, A., Hughes, T. L., Moye, J., Oswald, F. L., & Rozensky, R. H. (2018). Applying task force recommendations on integrating science and practice in health service psychology education. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

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.