About Dr. Stadtner
My interest in the ways that relationships influence individuals and vice versa, is what ties together my various experiences in the field of counseling psychology, from my days as a student therapist in training through the present. This interest has influenced everything from my choice of research topics, to the parent classes and workshops I lead, to the way I practice individual and marriage counseling, and especially to my extensive training in group therapy. Nowhere is the reciprocal influence of individual and relationship more clear than in group therapy. Group counseling holds tremendous potential to speed up and to sustain individual growth. For this reason, much of my post-graduate education has focused on group therapy, which remains a central part of my current psychology practice, along with my work as an individual and family counselor, marriage therapist, and leader of parenting classes.
- California Psychology License No. PSY 22078, 2008-present
- Texas Psychology License No. 24725, 1993-present
Registrations & Professional Associations:
- Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers, Registrant No. 42519
- National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, Registrant No. 042730
- American Psychological Association
- American Group Psychotherapy Association
- Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society
- Redwood Psychological Association
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology Training Program, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991
- B.A. Liberal Arts, Raymond College, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 1970
Professional Employment and Training:
- 1993-present - Psychologist, private practice. Individual therapy, couples counseling, family counseling, and group therapy (adults, adolescents, children). Classes for parents and adolescents.
- 1991-1993 - Therapist, Austin Counseling and Psychological Services. Individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy with adults and adolescents; psychological evaluations.
- 1991-1992 - Therapist, University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, Austin, Texas. Individual therapy with students aged 18-50; group therapy for survivors of abuse.
- 1989-1990 - Intern, Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Administration Center, Temple, Texas. Surgical Consultation, Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment, Inpatient Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison.
- 1986-1989 - Therapist Trainee, University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, Capital Area Mental Health Center, University of Texas Career Center, Austin, Texas.
Workshops, Presentations, Research:
- 2004-2006: “Holding on and Letting Go”
A psychoeducational group for parents of adolescents. (With Mark White, LMSW-ACP) Austin, TX
- September, 2003: “Easing the Transition from High School to College: Survival Techniques for Parents and Students”
A psychoeducational group for adolescents and parents. (With Claire Usher Miner, Ph.D.) Austin, TX
- August, 1993: “Dealing with the Effects of Secondary PTSD”
Workshop for teachers and mental health workers in Austin Independent School System. (With Lois Graham, Ph.D.) Austin, TX
- August, 1991: "Early Adolescent Friends’ Interaction: Associations Among Participant Characteristics, Similarity and the Expression of Mutuality"
Doctoral Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin.
- November, 1988: “Tying Adolescent Self-Esteem to Family Interaction Patterns: Insight from the Elusive Link Between Achievement and Self-Esteem”
Paper presented at Symposium: Separation and Connectedness in Early Adolescent Relational Systems. Texas Psychological Association, Austin, Texas.