Grace Kirchner

Professor, Program in Counseling, School of Education

Grace Kirchner has taught courses in the University of Puget Sound Program in Counseling since the mid-1970s. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in clinical psychology, and has a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. She specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy, psychopathology, and assessment. Her clinical experience includes work at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, University of Washington School of Medicine, and the Counseling Center at University of Puget Sound. Current research interests are centered on suicide intervention.

Courses Taught

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Final Evaluation Seminar
  • Practicum and Internship
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

Recent Publications
Kirchner, G.L., Stone, R.G., and Holm, M.B. (2000). Use of admissions criteria to predict performance of students in an entry-level master's program on fieldwork placements and in academic courses. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 12, 1–10.

Kirchner, G.L., Stone, R.G., and Holm, M.B. (2001). Validation of the fieldwork evaluation for the occupational therapist. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 14, 39–46.

Kirchner, G.L. and Setchfield, M.S. (2005). School Counselors and School Principals, Perceptions of the School Counselor's Role. Education, 126, 10–16.