Charles A. Waehler, Ph.D.

Charles A. Waehler, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Counseling Psychology
Office: CAS 354
Phone: 330-972-6701
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Dr. Waehler, who received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in 1989, is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. His orientation in psychodynamic personality theory becomes applied in his mulitheoretical approach to research and teaching in personality assessment, psychodiagnostics, the counseling process, and adult development. He typically teaches and supervises a section of the advanced psychotherapy practicum as well as psychopathology and personality theories. Results of his research have been published in two books and in journals such as Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, The Counseling Psychologist, and the Journal of Counseling and Development.


Waehler, C. A., & Grandy, N. M. (2016).  Beauty from the Beast:  Avoiding Errors in Responding to Client Questions.  Psychotherapy, 53, 278-83. doi: 10.1037/pst0000082.

Waehler, C. A. (2013).  Curiosity and Biculturalism as Key Therapeutic Change Activities.  Psychotherapy, 50, 351-355. 

Ross, A. D., Waehler, C.A., & Gray, T. L. (2013).  Heterosexual persons’ perceptions regarding counseling language use:  Extending Dorland & Fischer (2001).  The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 918-930. 

Bruback, Z.T., & Waehler, C. A. (2012).  Teaching With Greater Clarity By (Re) Gaining A Broader Perspective on ESTs.  Psychotherapy Bulletin (46), 15-19.

Edelstein, L. N. & Waehler, C. A., (2011). What Do I Say?  The Therapist’s Guide to Answering Client Questions. Wiley: Hoboken, New Jersey.

Yakunina, E. S., Rogers, J. R., Waehler, C. A., & Werth, J. J., Jr. (2010). College students’ intentions to seek help for suicidal ideation: Accounting for the help-negation effect. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.

Vaughan, M. D. & Waehler, C. A. (2010).  Coming out growth: Conceptualizing and measuring stress-related growth associated with coming out to others as a sexual minority. Journal of Adult Development, 17, 94-109.

Turner-Essel, L. & Waehler, C. (2009).  Integrating internationalization in counseling psychology  training programs.  The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 877-901.

Miville, M.L., Duan, C., Nutt, R., Waehler, C., Suzuki, L., Pistole, M. C., Arrandondo, P., Duffy, M., Mejia, B., Corpus, M. (2009).  Integrating Practice Guidelines into Professional Training: Implications for Diversity Competence.  The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 519-563.

Shy, B.M., & Waehler, C.A. (2009). Terminology’s impact on expectations about and intentions to seek psychological services. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 23, 50-64.

Waehler, C.A., Tonn, B. L., Eisenhauer, K. L., & Laux, J. M. (2008).  Dispositional tendencies exhibited through spontaneous Rorschach card rotation.  SIS Journal of Projective Psychology & Mental Health, 15, 25-34.