Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

Rick Reinkraut

Supervisor of Academic Affairs/Associate Professor of 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, 31 March 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.


Ed.D., Harvard University
C.A.G.S., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., Rutgers College

Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider