Faculty: Jessica Stahl, PhD

Jessica Stahl

Jessica Stahl, PhD

Associate Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

General Track Director, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Director, LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration

617-327-6777 x1482
Work Space 314H
Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
PhD Counseling Psychology University of Maryland
MA Counseling Psychology University of Maryland
BA Psychology Middlebury College


  • CN501 – Clinical Skills and Practicum I
  • CN502 – Practicum II
  • CC524 – Diversity, Difference and Inclusion
  • CD501 – Career Counseling
  • RS610 – Research and Program Evaluation
  • CN631 - Foundations in LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

Research and Practice Interests

  • Practice interests - therapists and therapists-in-training, career counseling, LGBTQIA+ concerns, and women.
  • Research interests - counselor training/development and psychotherapy process/outcome, and qualitative research

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider (MA)


  • “Excellence in Teaching” Award given to the WJC Counseling Psychology Department (2012)
  • University of Maryland, College Park Psychology Department Bartlett Award for Excellence in Dissertation Research Design (2009)
  • University of Maryland, College Park Counseling Psychology Program Fretz Scientist-Practitioner Award (2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Publications and Presentations

  • Sim, W., and Stahl, J. (2022). Living with roommates from different cultures: A qualitative study of international students' experiences of multicultural living-learning communities. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 49(1), 52-69.
  • Chui, H., McGann, K.J., Zeimer, K.S., Hoffman, M.A., and Stahl, J. (2018). Trainees' use of supervision for therapy with sexual minority clients: A qualitative study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65(1), 36-50.
  • Stahl, J.V., Taylor, N.E., and Hill, C.E. (2012). Historical and philosophical background of qualitative methods. In Hill, C.E. (Ed.), Consensual Qualitative Research: A Handbook. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Stahl, J.V., Hill, C.E, Jacobs, T., Kleinman, S., Isenberg, D., and Stern, A. (2009). When the shoe is on the other foot: A qualitative investigation of intern-level trainees’ perceived learning from clients. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46(3), 376-389.
  • Goates-Jones, M.K., Hill, C.E., Stahl, J. and Doschek, E. (2009). Therapist response modes in the exploration stage: Timing and effectiveness. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 22(2), 221-231.
  • Stahl, J.V. and Hill, C.E. (2008). A comparison of three methods for assessing natural helping ability. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(3), 289-298.
  • Hill, C.E., Sim, W., Spangler, P., Stahl, J., Sullivan, C., and Teyber, E. (2008). Immediacy in brief psychotherapy: Case Study II. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training,45(3), 298-315.
  • Hill, C.E., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Friedman, S., Hummel, A., and Wallace, C. (2008). Helping skills training for undergraduates: Outcomes and predictors of outcomes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55(3) 359-370.
  • Hill, C.E., Stahl, J. and Roffman, M. (2007). Training novice therapists: Helping skills and beyond. Invited paper in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44(4) 364-370.
  • Kivlighan, D.M., Markin, R.D., Stahl, J.V. and Salahuddin, N.M. (2007). Changes in the ways that group trainees structure their knowledge of group members with training. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 11(3) 176-186.
  • Hill, C. E., Crook-Lyon, R. E., Hess, S., Goates-Jones, M. K., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Sim, W., and Johnson, M. (2006). Prediction of session process and outcome in the Hill dream model: Contributions of client dream-related characteristics and the process of the three stages. Dreaming, 16(3), 159-185.
  • Owens, J.A., Stahl, J., Patton, A., Reddy, U., and Crouch, M. (2006). Sleep practices, attitudes, and beliefs in inner city middle school children: A mixed-methods study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 4(2), 114-134.
  • Arnedt, J.T., Owens, J., Crouch, M., Stahl, J., and Carskadon, M.A. (2005). Medical resident performance impairment and self-assessment: Post-call vs. alcohol. Journal of the American Medical Association, 294(9), 1025-1033.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Consulting Editor for Counseling Psychology Quarterly
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training

Prior Experience

  • Clinician, Kerzner Associates, PC (Psychotherapy Private Practice)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Salem State University Counseling Services

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Massachusetts-Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (APA Division 44)
  • Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35)
  • Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17)
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • National Career Development Association