Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Rick Reinkraut

Professor Emeritus, Counseling & Psychology

Rick Reinkraut

Dr. Reinkraut is a licensed psychologist/health service provider who has done psychotherapy with a wide range of persons across the lifespan. Dr. Reinkraut has an abiding interest in the obligations and challenges of the role of counselor educators as gate-keepers to the profession of mental health counseling. “My belief is that theories inform but relationships heal. A challenge of each therapeutic relationship is developing a relational engagement that responds to the particular needs of the particular client." 

Dr. Reinkraut’s recent scholarly interests focus on identity as a narrative construction that emerges from within a cultural context and the impact of moral positionality on a therapist’s use of self.


Selected Publications

Reinkraut, R. (2012). Context, content and reflexivity.  The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice, Vol 9, issue 4.

Training Issues in Counseling Psychology. Presenter. Community of Scholars Day. Lesley University, March, 31 2010.

Reinkraut, R., Motulsky, S., Ritchie, J. (2009). Developing a competent practitioner: use of self in counseling psychology training. Asian Journal of Counseling. Vol. 16 (1), 7-29.

Reinkraut, R. (2008). Moral awareness and therapist use of self. Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice, 13.


EdD, Harvard University
CAGS, Harvard University
PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, Rutgers College

Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider