Interim Chair of the Department of Educational Studies
Theresa Kruczek, PhD, HSPP is a licensed psychologist and health services provider in psychology. She is also a licensed school counselor. She is clinical director of the Ball State Counseling Practicum Clinic and is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services. Kruczek received her master's and doctoral degrees from Ball State University and her bachelor's degree from Purdue University. She worked for two years at Children's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia after completing her internship in clinical child psychology at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Prior to teaching at Ball State, Kruczek was clinical faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia Hospitals for eight years. She held dual appointments in the Department of Child Psychiatry and Psychology. Her clinical practice focuses on children, adolescents and families. Her primary research interests are in prevention of family violence and promoting trauma recovery. Additional research interests include child and family treatment outcome, clinical training and supervision, and school-based counseling. Kruczek primarily teaches practitioner oriented courses including Couples and Sex Therapy, Counseling Practicum, Projective Appraisal, and Child Therapy Techniques. Kruczek is actively involved in the Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) and Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is currently the IPA Board Member for Science and Education. She is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal for School-Based Family Counseling.