Tammy Schultz, Ph.D.

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Psychology Department

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Training Coordinator, Professor of Counseling
On Faculty since 2014

Office: M253
Phone: (630)752-5684
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Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University

M.A. in Counseling, University of North Dakota

M.A. in Christian Counseling, Providence College

B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg

About Tammy Schultz

Dr. Tammy Schultz has passionately taught about the healing from sexual abuse around the globe. She was awarded the 2010 Indiana Counselor of the Year by the Indiana Counseling Association. She has an affinity for reading inviting books, spending time in her garden, and taking prayer walks with her friends.

Courses taught

  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Cultural Issues
  • Psychotherapy and Trauma  
  • Theories of Personality
  • Counseling Skills
  • Practicum
  • Internship

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Research

A sizeable portion of the work that I have engaged in over the past several years has been with students during our travels to the Ukraine, Mexico, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Fiji, and Nicaragua. This work has involved assisting agencies who work with people who have faced varying degrees of trauma in culturally diverse settings. I have witnessed the ways culture can impact the experience of trauma. I have also found that it is educationally important for my students who may have lived most of their lives in a middle-class, mid-west setting, to see what many sisters and brothers endure around the world; the impact poverty has on well-being; and an up-close-and-personal look at resiliency in the lives of people. This teaching and learning voyages have impacted my research.

Most recently, I have been engaged in quantitative and qualitative research with participants in an alternative court program for women (CATCH Court) who have been charged with solicitation and prostitution.

Publications

Schultz, T., Vuncannon, J., & Bump., K. (August, 2016). A pilot study of a Scripture-based trauma healing model for adults in Nicaragua. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(6), 613-625. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2016.1222606

Schultz, T. (May, 2016). A culturally responsive Scripture based healing model for adults in Nicaragua. KnowledgeCenter: International Trauma Response 2016. Retrieved from http://indianacounseling.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=94517&sl=488834352

Schultz, T., Davis, P., & Kellums, M. (August, 2016). Lessons learned on the CACREP accreditation trek.The Hoosier Counselor August 2016 eNewsletter.

Schultz, T. (May 2016). A culturally responsive Scripture based healing model for adults in Nicaragua. Knowledge Center: International Trauma Response 2016. Retrieved from http://indianacounseling.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=94517&sl=488834352

Schultz, T. (April, 2016). Invitation to the Indiana Counseling Association Knowledge Center Online. The Hoosier Counselor April 2016 eNewsletter.

Schultz, T., & Estabrook, H. (2012). Beyond desolate: Hope versus hate in the rubble of sexual abuse. Winona Lake, IN: BMH.

Presentations

Schultz, T. (2017, April). Prostitution, PTSD, religious coping, & posttraumatic growth among participants enrolled in CATCH Court. Invited lecture presented at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

Schultz, T., Estabrook, H., & Eveleigh, E. (2017, April). Sexual exploitation and religious coping among impoverished women charged with solicitation. Seminar presented at the annual Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Schultz, T., Estabrook, H., Eveleigh, E., Canning, S., Turner, M., Chen, Y., & Dell, A. (2017, April). Relationships between sexual exploitation, religious coping, and posttraumatic outcomes among participants enrolled in a specialty court program. Poster session presented at the annual Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Turner, M., Albarracin, V., Roos, S., Chen, Y., Kang, Y., Onyambu, F., Canning, S.S., & Schultz, T. (2017, April). Telling their own stories: Using life interviews and life maps to elicit life narratives with women exiting sex work and sex trafficking. Poster session presented at the annual Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Schultz, T. (2017, March). Posttraumatic Growth. Jirice Prison. Prague, Czech Republic.

Schultz, T. (2017, March). Flawed family affairs in scripture: Clinical implications for survivors of sex trafficking. Mental Health Advisory Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

Kellums, M. & Schultz, T. (2016, November). Compassion in the classroom: Lessons learned from the relationship between novice educators and counselors. Seminar presented at the Illinois Counselors Association Annual Conference, Springfield, Illinois.

Schultz, T., Dell, A., & Estabrook, H. Eveleigh, E. & Turner, M. (2016, July). Sexual exploitation & posttraumatic outcomes among CATCH Court participants. Poster session presented at the 2016 American Mental Health Counseling Association annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Schultz, T., Dell, A., & Estabrook, H., Eveleigh, E. & Turner, M. (2016, June). Sexual exploitation and post-traumatic outcomes. Poster session presented at Caring for the Vulnerable, The Humanitarian Disaster Institute’s 4th Annual Disaster Ministry Conference. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Schultz, T. (2016, March). Interpersonal trauma: Sexual violence. Mental Health Advisory Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

Vuncannon, J. & Schultz, T. (2015, November). Trauma healing group efficacy for adults in Nicaragua. Poster session presented at the Missions and Mental Health annual conference.

Schultz, T., & Lantz, K. (2015, June). The effectiveness of a scripturally-based trauma healing model for children. Poster session presented at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute’s Disaster Ministry Conference. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Schultz, T., Vuncannon, J., & Bump, K. (2015, June). The effectivenss of a scripturally-based trauma healing model for adult trauma survivors in nicaragua. Poster session presented at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute’s Disaster Ministry Conference. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

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