Instructor of Psychology
Campus Box 4031
Building Visser Hall
Dr. Tracy Wechselblatt joined The Teachers College faculty in 2018 after she decided that she wanted to teach new clinicians to think like psychologists. She has served children, adults and families by providing mental health services and education for the past 27 years. Prior to coming to Emporia State University, she worked at Counseling and Psychological Services and in community mental health at Family Services and Guidance Center.
She earned her BLA from Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY) in 1988. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 1998. While at The Wright Institute, she served as the graduate assistant in statistics and was the graduate assistant in the student mental health clinic. After this, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Menninger Institute where she specialized in personality assessment and the treatment of eating disorders and trauma.
Dr. Wechselblatt has experience teaching Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, Theories of Learning and Ethics. She also teaches a class designed to help the psychology graduate student prepare for employment or graduate school after finishing college. She previously taught Introduction to Psychology and Theories of Personality at Washburn University. In addition, she has worked as a clinical supervisor for psychology practicum and PhD students in APA approved internship programs.
Her clinical interests are in the areas of trauma, eating disorders and life transitions. Her research interests include the areas of qualitative research methodology and in trauma. As part of her transition to teaching, she is stretching her creative wings by endeavoring to write young adult characters from a psychological perspective.