Midwestern State UniversityPsychology Faculty Biography
Dr. Vandehey earned his B.A. in Psychology/German from the University of Oregon, his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Vandehey is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas.
Currently, Dr. Vandehey is in his thirteenth year at Midwestern State University. As of January 2012, he is the new Director to the Honors Program. Dr. Vandehey teaches a variety of courses including general psychology, writing in psychology, developmental psychology, learning, abnormal, and psychology of the self. He also taught general psychology at a local high school for four years. At the graduate level, he teaches marriage and family therapy, theories of counseling, child and adolescent clinical psychology, development across the lifespan, and career counseling.
Past work experiences: one year in a marriage and family university training clinic that served students and the community at large, four and one-half years as a home-based family therapist for the Department of Family and Child Services (Indiana), two and one-half years in student counseling centers (Indiana State University and Iowa State University), one and one-half years in an inpatient/outpatient community mental health center, and five years as a therapist serving individuals, couples, and families struggling with HIV/AIDS infection. Currently, he has a part-time private practice in the Wichita Falls area.
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Andersen, P., & Vandehey, M. A. (2012). Career counseling and development in a global economy (2nd Ed.). Brooks/Cole and Cengage Learning. Seth Dorbin, Editor.
Vandehey, M. A., & Wilbanks, S. (2010, September-October). If she doesnít want to prosecute, why should we? The Texas Prosecutor,40(5), 30-33.
Marsh, C. M., & Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2008). The Predictive Power of an Introductory Class in Determining Academic Success. Journal of
General Education, 57(4), 244-255.
Peden, J., Stiles, B. L., Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. (2008). The Effects of External Pressures and Competitiveness on Characteristics of Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(4), 415-429.
Vandehey, M.A., Diekhoff, G. M., & LaBeff, E. E. (2007). College cheating: A twenty-year follow-up and the addition of an honor code. Journal of
Giles, A. N., Vandehey, M., and Carlston, D. L. Differences in psychological history and behavior choices between body-modified and non-body modified individuals. Paper presentation as Southwestern Psychological Associationís 57th Conference, San Antonio, TX. 4-7-11.
Mounsey, R., Vandehey, M., Diekhoff, G. M., and Carlston, D. L. The effects of employment status on mental health and academic achievement. Paper presentation as Southwestern Psychological Associationís 57th Conference, San Antonio, TX. 4-7-11.
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The material in the syllabi was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
*Note: I take my children to school and will arrive shortly before or after 8 am.
I am now 50% in the Honors Program and have 5 office hours.