Michael Gaubatz



Michael Gaubatz

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Program Faculty

  • Professor

  • Campus:
  • Downtown Chicago
Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 336.1
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

After completing clinical licensure, Dr. Gaubatz joined the graduate faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio and chaired the psychology program at the University of the Incarnate Word before returning "home" to Chicago. Dr. Gaubatz has worked in practice settings for career counseling, substance abuse, college-based counseling, private practice, adolescent inpatient, and sexual dysfunctions in addition to private and public schools. Dr. Gaubatz has published on clinical diagnostic and treatment issues, philosophical issues in psychology, professional development issues in mental health training programs, and systemic interventions with children and adolescents. His research interests center on clinical training issues, especially formalized student review procedures and trainee and practitioner awareness of the cultural-embeddedness of mental health interventions. Dr. Gaubatz earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in 1998.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.S. in Industrial Engineering University of Missouri
M.A. in Counseling Saint Louis University
M.Ed. in Secondary Education University of Missouri-St. Louis
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology Loyola University-Chicago
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA), Division 17 - The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Member American Counseling Association
Member National Career Development Association
Member Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois
Community Involvement
Pro-bono and reduced-fee counseling/assessment, consultation and supervision services for the Career Transition Center of Chicago.
Pro-bono clinical/consultation, supervision, and psychoeducational programming services for Chicago, Texas, and St. Louis area public and private school-based interventions.
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling
Work/Life Balance
Mood Disorders Depression
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Counseling Psychology
Research Design/Methodology Mixed Methods Research
Quantitative Inquiry
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Solution-Focused Counseling Therapy

Belviso, F., & Gaubatz, M. (2013). An exploratory study of death anxiety and trainees' choice of theoretical orientation. Omega, 67(4), 405-421.

Papachrysanthou-Hanzlik, M. & Gaubatz, M. (2012). Clinical PsyD trainees' comfort discussing sexual issues with clients. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 7, 219-236.

Gaubatz, M.D. & Vera, E.M. (2006). Trainee competence in masters-level counseling programs: A comparison of counselor educators' and students' views. Counselor Education and Supervision, 46, 32-43

Burns, S., Maniss, S., Young, L., & Gaubatz, M. (2005). Attributions of control and sero-positivity among Latinos: Examining the predictive utility of the locus of control construct. AIDS Care, 17(2), 263-271.

Sturmey, P. & Gaubatz, M. D. (2003). Clinical and counseling practice: A case-guided approach. (Book.) Boston: Allyn & Bacon Press.

Gaubatz, M. D. & Vera, E. M. (2002). Do formalized gatekeeping procedures increase programs' follow-up with deficient trainees? Counselor Education and Supervision, 41(4), 294-305.

Vera, E. M. & Gaubatz, M. D. (2002). Promoting social competencies in school-aged children (book chapter) in D. Atkinson & C. Juntunen (Eds.), Counseling strategies for developmental concerns. London: Sage Publications.

Gaubatz, M. D. (1997). Subtle ethnocentrisms in the hermeneutic circle. American Psychologist, 52(6) 657-658.

Professional Skills
Psychotherapy and psychopathology, Career counseling and assessment, Clinical and counseling psychology