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Tammy Schultz, Ph.D.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Training Coordinator, Professor of Counseling

On Faculty since 2014
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A sizeable portion of the work that Dr. Tammy Schultz has 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. She has witnessed the ways culture can impact the experience of trauma. She has also found that it is educationally important for her students who may have lived most of their lives in a middle-class, midwest 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. These teaching and learning voyages have impacted her research.

Most recently, Dr. Schultz has 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. 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.

Indiana State University
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

University of North Dakota
M.A., Counseling

Providence College
M.A., Christian Counseling

University of Winnipeg
B.A., Criminal Justice

  • Trauma resolution
  • Prostitution
  • Posttraumatic Growth
  • Faith Integration
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Hodge, C., Gibson, B., Mesiha, A., Canning, S.S., Schultz, T. & Eveleigh, E. (2019, March). Connections between prostitution and substance use: Presenting Life Map data to reflect and refine the current literature. Presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dallas, TX.

Fazletdinova, J., & Schultz, T. (2018, November). Turning points and posttraumatic growth in the life stories of participants in an alternative court program. Poster session presented at the Missions and Mental Health annual conference. Angola, Indiana.

Schultz, T., Miller, C., Assada, M. Borkowicz, A. Collins, JC. (2018, November). Posttraumatic growth and religious coping in individuals enrolled in alternative court program. Poster session presented at the Missions and Mental Health annual conference. Angola, Indiana.

Schultz, T., & Estabrook, H. (2018, September). Posttraumatic Growth & Religious Coping in Participants of CATCH Court, a Problem-Solving Court for Sex Trafficking Victims. Seminar presented at the 15th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Wong, P., Schultz, T., & Canning, S.S., (2018, August). Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth among prostituted women in an alternative court program. Poster session presented at the 2018 annual conference of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Albarracin, V., Roos, S., Canning, S. S., Schultz, T., Eveleigh, E., Hodge, C. & Lee, H. (2018, April). “I never thought I’d be here”: Mapping narratives of entry into prostitution and trafficking. Presentation at the 2018 annual conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Norfolk, VA.

*Schultz, T., Canning, S.S., Wuysang, H.T., Johnson, H., Tunjic, M., Smith, L., Albarracin, V., Roos, S., Hodge, & Hollman, L. (2017, November). In their own words: Using life maps to understand the complexity related to entering and exiting prostitution. Poster session presented at the Illinois Counseling Association’s 69th Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois.

*Denotes Poster Presentation Winner at the 2018 Illinois Counseling Association 69th Annual Conference. 

Schultz, T., Canning, S.S., Eveleigh, E., Johnson, H., Wuysang, H.T., Tunjic, M., & Turner, M. (2017, November). Trauma backgrounds among women who have been charged with prostitution and are currently enrolled in an alternative court program. Poster session presented at the Illinois Counseling Association’s 69th Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois.

Kellums, M., Watson, T., & Schultz, T. (2017, October). How do ethics translate?  Exploring international ethics in counseling supervision. Seminar presented at the 22nd. Annual Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Schultz, T., & Estabrook, H., Canning, S., & Eveleigh, E. (2017, September). Traumatic Backgrounds of Women who have Exited the Prostitution Lifestyle for an Alternative Court Program. Seminar presented at the 14th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

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. & Butman, R. (2016, June). Equipping the saints for service. Mental Health Seminar presented at the Orchard Valley Baptist Church, Aurora, IL.

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

Schultz, T. & Butman, R. (2015, December). Depression: A conversation about compassion, coping, & caring. Seminar presented at the Orchard Valley Baptist Church, Aurora, IL.

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

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 effectiveness 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

Schultz, T. (2015, April,). A tale of two women. Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat presented at The Hub, Winona Lake, IN

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

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Schultz, T., Baraka, M. K., Watson, T., & Yoo, H. (2019). How do ethics translate? Identifying ethical challenges in transnational supervision settings. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10447-019-09388-

Schultz, T., Canning, S. S., & Eveleigh, E. (2018). Posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, and religious coping in individuals exiting sex trafficking. Journal of Human Trafficking. doi:10.1080/23322705.2018.1522924

Schultz, T. (2018). Prostitution discourse: An examination of the commodification of sex controversy and a Christian response. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 37(3), 235-247.

Schultz, T., Vuncannon, J., & Bump., K. (2016). A pilot study of a Scripture-based trauma healing model for adults in Nicaragua. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(6), 613-625. doi: 1080/13674676.2016.1222606

Schultz, T. (2016, April). A culturally responsive scripture-based healing model for Christian adults in Nicaragua: Preliminary findings. Indiana Counseling Association Knowledge Center, 1, 1-9. Retrieved from https://ica.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id+94517&module_id=46984

Peer Reviewed Articles

Schultz, T., Canning, S. S., Estabrook, H., & Wong, P. (2020). Mental health needs and resources of participants in a prostitution pre-sentencing court program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Schultz, T., Yoo, H., Baraka, M. K., & Watson, T. (2020). Does this apply here?: Ethical considerations in transnational supervision settings. Ethics & Behavior, 1-14. 

Schultz, T., Baraka, M. K., Watson, T., & Yoo, H. (2019). How do ethics translate? Identifying ethical challenges in transnational supervision settings. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. 1-15. 

Schultz, T., Canning, S. S., & Eveleigh, E. (2018). Posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, and religious coping in individuals exiting sex trafficking. Journal of Human Trafficking. 1-17. 

Schultz, T. (2018). Prostitution discourse: An examination of the commodification of sex controversy and a Christian response. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 37(3), 235-247.

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

Books

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

Peugh, R., & Schultz, T. (2005). Transformed in His presence: The need for prayer and counseling. Winona Lake, IN: BMH

Magazine and Op-Ed Articles

Schultz, T., & Kellums Baraka, M. (2020, March). Finishing out your academic year during COVID-19: Taking care of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Psychology Today.

Schultz, T., & Dell, A. (2020, March). Domestic violence when you can't leave home. Psychology Today

Schultz, T., Schultz, T., & Schultz, B. (2019, March). Scrubbing toilets. Eyes Wide Open: 40 Day Lenten Devotional. Wheaton, IL: Billy Graham Center.

Schultz, T. & Estabrook, H. (2019, January). Sexual Violence: Whose Fault is it? Christianity Today. 

Schultz, T. & Canning, S.S. (2018, December). What we long for the church to know about sexual violence. Christianity Today.  

Canning, S.S. & Schultz, T. (2018, December). What we long for the church to do about sexual violence. Christianity Today. 

Canning, S.S. & Schultz, T. (2018, December). What we long for the church to face about sexual violence. Christianity Today. 

Newsletters

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

Dr. Tammy Schultz researches participants in an alternative court program for women who have been charged with solicitation or prostitution. Traditionally, women in prostitution have cycled in and out of the prison system with little rehabilitation. Dr. Schultz’s research on this unique population has led to important findings such as factors that lead to trafficking and prostitution, how spirituality can contribute to post-traumatic growth, and the necessity of supportive court programs. She conducts quantitative and qualitative research with these women.