Title

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Undergraduate Departments

  • Liberal Arts
  • Counseling Psychology

Graduate Departments

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Education

Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut
                Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
                Dissertation: Personal Agency of the Therapist: A Multidimensional Construction of the Selves of Marriage and Family Therapists

M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Rhode Island
                Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)

B.S. in Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
                Minor in Multimedia Production

Biography

Matthew Mutchler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds Master's and Doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies with specializations in Couple and Family Therapy. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mutchler discovered a passion for teaching. He taught undergraduate courses on family dynamics, and after completing his degree, taught clinical courses in the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. After leaving Connecticut, he spent several years teaching undergraduate Human Development and Family Studies courses at Penn State University's Scranton campus.

He is excited to bring his passion for teaching and clinical practice to the Counseling Psychology programs at Delaware Valley College. In his teaching, Dr. Mutchler strives to relate course material to students' past experiences, current lives, and future goals. He emphasizes vibrant class discussions and experiential learning. His research focuses on counselor development and self-efficacy, ethical dilemmas, and developing methods to work conjointly with divorced or separated parents. Dr. Mutchler has presented his work at many national and international conferences, including the American Psychological Association, the International Society of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, and the National Council on Family Relations.

Selected Publications:
·         Butkus, M.A., & Mutchler, M.S. (2012). Clinical and ethical conflicts in diagnosing and treating behavioral problems in children. Philosophical Practice, 7(1), 925-937.
·         Anderson, S.R., Anderson, S.A., Palmer, K.L., Mutchler, M.S., & Baker, L.K. (2011). Defining high conflict. American Journal of Family Therapy, 39, 11-27.
·         Mutchler, M.S., & Anderson, S.A. (2010). Therapist personal agency: A model for examining the training context. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 36(4), 511-525.
·         Mutchler, M.S. (2007) Case example: Gender, ethnicity, and divorce.   Online resource for Chapter 12: Multicultural counseling and therapy.  In Ivey, A.E., D’Andrea, M., Ivey, M.B., and Simek-Morgan, L.  Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A multicultural perspective, 6th Ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.   Available online at: http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_ivey_counseling_6/0,12814,3872422-,00.html
·         Mutchler, M.S., Anderson, S.A., Grillo, M., Mangle, H., & Grimshaw, M.  (2006) Opening doors:  A qualitative evaluation of the Waterbury Youth Leadership Project. Journal of Extension. Available online at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2006december/a5.shtml
·         Mutchler, M.S., Anderson, S.A., Taylor, U.R., Hamilton, W., & Mangle, H. (2006) Bridging the digital divide: An evaluation of a train-the-trainer, community computer education program for low-income youth and adults. Journal of Extension. Available online at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2006june/a2.shtml
·         O’Neil, J., Davison, D., Mutchler, M.S., & Trachtenberg, J.  (2005) Process evaluation of teaching forgiveness in a workshop and classroom setting.  Marriage and Family Review, 28(4), 59-77.
           
Selected Presentations:
·         Mutchler, M.S. (2013) The effect of simulated live supervision on counselor self-efficacy of undergraduates. Paper presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association Convention in Honolulu, HI.
·         Mutchler, M.S. & Parmar, P.R. (2013). The role of acceptance/rejection from parents, siblings, & partners on psychological adjustment in American college students. Paper presented at the 2013 Congress of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, Chandigarh, India.
·         Butkus, M.A., & Mutchler, M.S. (2012). Biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Ethical Issues Poster  presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.
·         Mutchler, M.S. (2011). Conjoint therapy with high-conflict separated parents: Case studies. Poster presented at the 2011 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
·         Mutchler, M.S., Trachtenberg, J., Idzelis, M., & Kosutic, I. (2010). Development and validation of the empathy for significant others scale. Poster presented at the 2010 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
·         Mutchler, M.S., Vartanian-St. Germain, M., & Anderson, S.A. (2009) Family therapy with high-conflict separated parents: Challenges & strategies. Poster presented at the 2009 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
·         Baker, L., Vartanian-St. Germain, M., Anderson, S., Anderson, S.A., Palmer, K., Bordoloi, S., O’Brien, N., & Mutchler, M.S. (2009). What makes high conflict relations “high conflict.” Poster presented at the 2009 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.
·         Mutchler, M.S., & Anderson, S.A. (2007) Personal agency and therapist development.  Poster presented at the 2007 AAMFT conference, Long Beach, CA.
·         Mutchler, M.S., & Anderson, S.A. (2007) Therapist personal agency: Multidimensional selves of Marriage and Family Therapists.  Paper presented at the 2007 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contact

t: 215.489.4188
e: Matthew.Mutchler@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker 303
Varies by semester – email to make an appointment