Dr. Bartholomew earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Creighton University (2009) and his Master's and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska (2016). He completed a predoctoral internship at the Pennsylvania State University and was employed as an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Counseling Psychology at Purdue University (2016-2019).
My research focuses on psychotherapy processes and mental illness from international, multicultural, and positive psychological lenses as well as methodology in psychological research. I set out to answer questions about what makes psychotherapy work, how culture and social justice play roles in mental health, and how researchers ask questions from diverse methodological stances in community and international contexts. Drawing from the contextual model (Frank & Frank, 1991), much of this work emphasizes cultural agreeability of psychological healing. I rely upon a scientist-practitioner approach to integrating empiricism with clinical work while also being introduced to new cultures in the United States and in Namibia. In accomplishing this work, I employ a variety of methodologies included mixed methods and qualitative designs.
Selected Research and Publications
Bartholomew, T. T., *Kang, E., *Joy, E. E., *Robbins, K. A., & *Maldonado Aguiñiga, S. (in press). Clients’ perceptions of the alliance as a predictor of positive affect. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
Bartholomew, T. T., Pérez-Rojas, A. E., Bledman, R., *Joy, E. E., & *Robbins, K. A. (in press). “How could I not bring it up?” A multiple case study of therapists’ comfort when Black clients discuss anti-Black racism in sessions. Psychotherapy.
Lockard, A. J., Scofield, B., Janis, R. A., Pérez-Rojas, A. E., Stauffer, A., Bartholomew, T. T., Gundel, B. E., & Locke, B. D. (in press). Psychological distress, outcomes, and reasons for termination for sexual trauma survivors. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.
Bartholomew, T. T, & Brown, J. R. (2022). Entering the ethnographic mind: A grounded theory of using ethnography in psychological research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 19(2), 316-345.
Bartholomew, T. T. *Robbins, K. A., *Joy, E. E., *Kang, E., & *Maldonado Aguiñiga, S., (2022). Clients’ resilience and distress in psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 35, 344-362.
Bartholomew, T. T., *Robbins, K. A., **Valdivia-Jauregui, L., Lockard, A. J., Pérez-Rojas, A. E., & Keum, B. T. (2022). Center effects, therapist effects, and international students drop out from psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 69, 287-297.
Keum, B. T., Bartholomew, T. T., *Robbins, K. A., Pérez-Rojas, A. E., Lockard, A. J., Kivlighan, D. J., *Kang, E., *Joy, E. E., & *Maldonado Aguiñiga, S. (2022). Therapist and counseling center effects on international students’ counseling outcomes: A mixed methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 69(2), 172-187. Note: Keum & Bartholomew co-first authors.
Pérez-Rojas, A. E., Bartholomew, T. T., *Joy, E. E., & Lockard, A. J. (2022). Counseling psychology faculty’s involvement in practice: A mixed methods study. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 35(1), 61-88.
Awards and Honors
2022 - President, Society for Cross-Cultural Research
2021 - Shane J. Lopez Award for Professional Contributions in Positive Psychology
2020 - Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, Scripps College