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School of Counseling and Human Services Department of Counselor Ed & Family Therapy

William Utesch

Core Faculty

Specializations

  • MS in Marriage Fam Coun Ther - Gen Marriage Family Coun Ther

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Purdue University, 1989
    Major: Child Dev & Family Studies
  • Master of Education
    Eastern Illinois University, 1983
    Major: Community Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Eastern Illinois University, 1979
    Major: Liberal Arts

Licensure & Certificates

  • Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Indiana Mental Health Counselors License
  • Indiana Licensed School Counselor (Standard)
  • California Marriage and Family Child Counselor (MFCC) Intern License
  • Indiana Marriage and Family Therapist License
  • Certified Counselor

Publications

  • "Personal Therapy for Family Therapy Graduate Students"Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy 1990
  • "“From a Glass Half Empty to a Glass Half Full: A Review of the Transition from Deficit to Strength-Based Approaches”"Foellinger Foundation 2000
  • "Family-in-Environment Model for Assessing Families"Western Social Science Abstracts, 1990
  • "An alternative learning program: Effects on student motivation and self-esteem"The Journal of Educational Research 1996
  • "Clinical Assessment of Structural Family Therapy Constructs."Family Therapy 1989
  • "A Comparison of Clinical and Non-clinical Samples Using the Concepts of: Individual Personality, Family Structure, Family of Origin Perception, Sexuality and Adjustment/Adaptability to Determine Family Risk for Father-Daughter Incest."Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)/Counseling and Personnel Services 1993
  • "Pulling It All Together: Meeting Varying Training Requirements on National, State, and University Levels for Marriage & Family Therapy Education"Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy 1990
  • "Working with children from one-parent homes in the child-care setting"Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 1997

Presentations

  • "Leadership Dekalb County workshop""Managing others for Success”
    . March 2008
  • ""Individual Differences in a Learning Context
    . May 2008
  • "Allen County Education Project staff development workshop"Teaching to Strength
    . August 2006
  • "Presented at Dekalb County Professional Development for community leaders."Managing others for success
    . December 2010
  • "McMillan Health Center Board of Directors Consultation"
    . March 2007
  • "Mental Health Day Presentation"“The influence of parenting on the positive mental health of children”
    . October 2010
  • "IPFW Career Services staff development workshop for area high school seniors"“Discovering Your Career Path”
    . November 2008
  • "Healthy Purdue Health Awareness Workshop"
    . June 2007
  • "McMillan Health Center staff development workshop"Strength-Based Practices
    . October 2006
  • "McMillan Health Center, staff development workshop"Predicting Human System Behavior
    . August 2007
  • "Fort Wayne News Sentinel Professional Development"Stress Management
    . November 2008
  • "Lutheran Hospital Leadership Retreat"
    . September 2007
  • "Dekalb Leadership Development: "“ Interpersonal Communication”
    . April 2007
  • "Lutheran Hospital workshop"“Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ethics Related Issues.
    . October 2007
  • "Leadership Stueben County workshop""Effective Public Speaking"
    . March 2008
  • "Presented at Whitley County Professional Development for community leaders."Practical public speaking
    . December 2010
  • "American Medical Response staff development workshop"Effective Choice-Making
    . May 2007
  • "Allen County 4H staff development workshop"Effective Volunteer Management
    . June 2006
  • "St. Joseph Hospital professional development workshop"Applied Ethics
    . January 2008
  • "IPFW Student Organization Development workshops"Understanding and Managing Self
    . January 2008
  • "Childcare workshop"Your child’s temperament
    . October 2010
  • "Leadership Stueben County workshop"Managing others for Success
    . April 2008
  • "IPFW Student Leadership workshop"“Leading and Following”
    . April 2008
  • "IPFW Student Housing R.A. Team-Building workshop."
    . August 2009
  • "Southside Child Study Group workshop"Transition to Retirement and Grand-parenting
    . October 2007
  • "Teacher In-service, Waynedale Elementary School"“Responding to Change”
    . April 2010
  • "IPFW Career Services staff development workshop"“Helping the Helpers”
    . August 2008
  • "IPFW CASA professional development workshop"Disorders of Children
    . January 2007
  • "Dunn Residential Center Professional Development"
    . October 2007
  • "Dekalb Leadership Development, Graduation Keynote"“The Horizon”
    . May 2007
  • "Leadership Dekalb County workshop"Effective Public Speaking
    . February 2008
  • "Whispering Meadows Elementary staff development workshop"“Understanding Systemic Influences in Classroom Dynamics”
    . March 2008
  • "IPFW Continuing Education Department presentation"Choosing a Career
    . November 2007
  • "Leadership Stueben County workshop"Managing others for Success
    . March 2009
  • "IPFW Multicultural Student Office staff development workshop"“Expectations and Difference”
    . April 2008
  • "IPFW Childcare workshop"“Your Child’s Temperament”
    . November 2009
  • "Heart Center Medical Group professional development workshop: "Managing Stressful People
    . February 2008
  • "R.A. Team-building workshop conducted at IPFW Student Housing."
    . July 2010
  • "Freedom Academy workshop"“Managing others for Success "
    . January 2009
  • "Chancellor’s Administrative Assistant’s Retreat"
    Indiana-Purdue University. September 2008
  • "Workshop conducted at Freedom Academy."Managing others for success.
    . December 2009
  • "Waynedale Elementary professional development workshop"Similarities and Differences among the Helpers and the Helped
    . October 2008
  • "Workshop conducted at Lutheran Hospital"Understanding post traumatic stress disorder and ethics related issues
    . October 2010
  • "Mental Health Training Series for Community Professionals"Applied Ethics
    . December 2007

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Carol Messmore PHD, MS, BA

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