Ted Powers, PhD

Professor

Psychology

508-910-6906

508-999-9169

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Liberal Arts 361


Education

1985McGill UniversityPhD

Teaching

  • Clinical
  • Personality

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A broad survey of principles underlying the systematic study of behavior. Using examples from basic research and applied settings, a variety of perspectives are explored, including findings associated with the physiological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental and social approaches.

Study of personality structure and development through analysis of the theoretical contributions of major personologists.

Study of personality structure and development through analysis of the theoretical contributions of major personologists.

The major counseling theories explored in an academic and experiential format. Role playing and videotaping are used. Theories discussed include reality therapy, behavior therapy, rational emotive therapy, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, client-centered therapy, and the psychoanalytic model.

Advanced seminar on legal, ethical, professional, and moral issues facing mental health practitioners. Aspects of testing, assessment, psychotherapy, and psychopathology theory will be central issues. The course culminates in a written or oral exam testing application of clinical knowledge, ethical, and legal issues through a clinical case study model.

Advanced seminar on legal, ethical, professional, and moral issues facing mental health practitioners. Aspects of testing, assessment, psychotherapy, and psychopathology theory will be central issues. The course culminates in a written or oral exam testing application of clinical knowledge, ethical, and legal issues through a clinical case study model.

Research

Research Interests

  • Personality
  • Motivation
  • Autonomy support

Select publications

Gorin, A.A., Powers, T.A., Gettens, K., et al. (2019).
A randomized controlled trial of a theory-based weight loss program for couples
Health Psychology

Powers, T. A., Koestner, R., & Zuroff, D. C. (2007).
Self-criticism, goal motivation and goal progress
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

Gorin, A. A., Powers, T. A., Koestner, R (2013).
Autonomy support, self-regulation, and weight loss
Health Psychology

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