Visiting Professor
Scarfe Library Block 272A


Cornell University, 1974, B.A. Psychology
University of Kansas, 1977, M.S. Ed. College counseling
University of Maryland, 1981, Ph.D. Counseling in the Counseling and Personnel Service Department


Dr. Tracey joined the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education in July 2019 as a Visiting Professor. Prior positons included being a Professor and Head of the ounseling Psychology programs at Arizona State University (1999-2019) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1983-1999) and a counseling psychologist at the University Counseling Service at the University of Buffalo (1981-1983).

He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), The Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He has served as the Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He is the 2008 recipient of the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Distinguished Contribution to Counseling Psychology. He is also certified by the American Board of Psychological Practice (ABPP).

Scholarly Interests:

Client-therapist interaction in psychotherapy and its relation to outcome, interpersonal models of personality and psychotherapy, the structure and development of vocational interests, and minority student academic success.

Selected Publications:

Glosenberg, A., Tracey, T. J. G., Behrend, T. S., Blustein, D. L., & Foster, L. L. (2019). Person-vocation fit across the world of work: Evaluating the generalizability of the circular model of vocational interests and social cognitive career theory across 74 countries. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 92-108. doi: /10.1016/j.jvb.2019.01.002


Jimenez-Arista, L.E., Tracey, T. J. G., Levy, R. (2018). Patterns of symptomatology over time and their relation to outcome. Canadian Psychology, 59(4), 347-360


Tracey, T. J. G. & Tao, C. (2018). Response latency in interest assessment: An added tool? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 108, 121-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.07.001


Cadenas, G., Bernstein, B., & Tracey, T.J.G. (2018).  Critical consciousness and intent to persist through college in DACA and U.S. citizen students: The role of immigration status, race and ethnicity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/cdp0000200


Wilkins-Yel, K.G., Roach C.M.L., Tracey T.J.G., & Yel, N. (2018). The effects of career adaptability on intended academic persistence: The mediating role of academic satisfaction. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 108, 67-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.06.006


Xu, H., & Tracey, T.J.G. (2017). The reciprocal dynamic model of career decision ambiguity tolerance with career indecision: A longitudinal three-wave investigation. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64, 538-549. DOI: 10.1037/cou0000089


Santos, C. E., Goldstein, A.L., & Tracey, T. J. G. (2017). Development and evaluation of the Gender Expression Attitudes Towards Transgender Clients Scale. The Counseling Psychologist, 45, 353-386. DOI:10.1177/0011000017702966


Xu, H. & Tracey, Tracey, T. J. G. (2016). Stability and change in interests: A longitudinal examination of grades 7 through college. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 93, 129-138. DOI:10.1016/j.jvb.2016.02.002


Xu, H. & Tracey, T. J. G. (2016). Cultural congruence with psychotherapy efficacy: A network meta-analytic examination in China. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 359-366. DOI: 10.1037/cou0000145


Xu, H, & Tracey, T. J. G. (2015). Reciprocal influence model of working alliance and therapeutic outcome over individual therapy course. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 351-359. DOI: 10.1037/cou0000089


Tracey, T. J. G. & Caulum, D. (2015). Minimizing gender differences in children’s interest assessment: Development of the Inventory of Children’s Activities-3 (ICA-3). Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 154-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.01.004


Tracey, T. J. G., Wampold, B. E., Lichtenberg, J. W., & Goodyear, R. K. (2014). Expertise in psychotherapy: An elusive goal? American Psychologist, 69, 218-229. DOI:10.1037/a0035099


Theoretical Orientation:


Courses Taught:

CNPS 532B Psychological Assessment in Counselling
EPSE 553 Theories of Cognitive and Affective Abilities