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Christopher Rector

Assistant professor




  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Loyola University, 2006
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 2000.
  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1978
  • B.S.J., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1976


Dr. Rector received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Rector also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and he has extensive experience working in community mental health and hospital settings in a variety of capacities. Dr. Rector's clinical areas of interest include trauma, crisis, domestic violence, bereavement/loss, and training/supervision. He is currently an active clinical researcher in the area of differences in psychiatric inpatient hospitalization admission standards between health care provider groups.


  • Trauma
  • Grief counseling
  • Crisis assessment and intervention
  • PTSD, bipolar disorder, depressive and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia

Selected Publications

  • Steven D. Brown, S.D., Hacker, J., Abrams, M., Carr, A., Rector, C., et. al. (2011). Validation of a Four-Factor Model of Career Indecision Journal of Career Assessment, August, 2011.
  • Brown, S.D., & Rector, C.C. (2008). Conceptualizing and diagnosing problems in vocational decision making. In S.D. Brown & R.W.Lent (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology (4th ed). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Rector, C. (2005). Re-energizing your marriage. Great Lakes VA Healthviews, 3 (3). Milwaukee: VISN 12
  • McAdams, D.P. & Rector, C. (2001). Instructor's manual to accompany The Person. (3rdEd.). Orlando: Harcourt College Publishers.


  • American Psychological Association


  • Rector, C. (2011). Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Lake Michigan Internship Consortium, Chicago, Il. April, 2011.
  • Rector, C. (2011). Crisis Assessment and Counseling. Lake Michigan Internship Consortium, Chicago, Il. September, 2011.