Theresa Kruczek
Theresa Kruczek
Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling


Room:TC 635

Department: Department of Educational Psychology

About Theresa Kruczek

Theresa Kruczek, PhD, HSPP is an Associate Professor of School Counseling. She is a licensed health services provider in psychology and school counselor. Her primary research interests are in prevention of family and dating violence as well as promoting trauma recovery. Additional research interests include child and family treatment outcome, counselor education and supervision, and school-based counseling. Dr. Kruczek primarily teaches practitioner oriented courses including: Youth Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Counseling Exceptional Children, and Pre-practicum in School Counseling. Dr. Kruczek is a member of the Indiana School Counselor Association and American School Counselor Association. She has been actively involved with the Indiana Psychological Association’s (IPA) Science and Education Subcommittee, and she received the Gordon Barrows Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology from IPA in 2015. She is also involved in Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kruczek is the Associate Editor of the International Journal for School-Based Family Counseling. 

Professional Experience

Ball State University, Department of Educational Studies

Interim Department Chair; Associate Professor, Muncie, IN

July 1, 2017 to Present

Ball State University, Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services

Associate Professor and Director of the Counseling Practicum Clinic, Muncie, IN

8/99 to 5/2017

Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor (Collateral); Division Head at Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC). Richmond, VA. 9/92 to 6/98; 6/95 to 6/98. Clinical faculty member in the Division of Child Psychiatry & Psychology.

Children's Hospital, Department of Psychology

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Adjunct Faculty.

9/90 to 9/92. Richmond, VA. Adjunct Faculty Member of the Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia.


Child Clinical Psychology Internship

8/89-8/90, (APA Approved), Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia Hospital’s Virginia Treatment Center for Children.


Ball State University, Counseling Psychology, 12/90, (APA Accredited) Dissertation Title: Towards understanding career adjustment in traditional vs. nontraditional occupational setting.
Cognates: Social, Marriage and Family


Ball State University, Pre-Clinical Psychology, 8/86.


Purdue University, (Distinguished Graduate), Psychology, 5/83.

Research and Publications

• See linked CV

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Practicum School Cou 644 001 1500 - 1740 M TC, room 722
Youth Crisis Trauma 692 001 1600 - 1840 W TC, room 111
Youth Crisis Trauma 692 002 1600 - 1840 R TC, room 225
Thesis 698 TK 0000 - 0000