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Jeffrey Rutter




Courses taught:

Happiness PSYC-340
Abnormal Psychology PSYC-431
Personality Theories in Psychology PSYC-517
History and Systems of Psychology PSYC-524
Psychopathology PSYC-531
Introduction to Psychological Testing PSYC-561
Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy PSYC-571
Internship (predoctoral) PSYC-897C
Jeff Rutter, Psy.D.
Professor of Practice
Director of Clinical Training
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
570-348-6211 ext. 6281
McGowan 1021

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited)
Wright State University

Master of Theology
Vanderbilt University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Religious Studies
University of Tennessee

Research Interests
Dr. Rutter’s research interests include public health and leadership on college campuses, college/university student mental health, spirituality and religiosity in counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology. He teaches in the areas of psychotherapy skills training, psychopathology, personality theory, and history of psychology.

Jeff Rutter, Psy.D., is director of clinical training for the doctoral clinical psychology (Psy.D.) program at Marywood. Originally from Nashville, he began his career in ministry after graduating from Vanderbilt Divinity School and later enrolling at Wright State University to become a licensed clinical psychologist. He completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology and was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force, where he directed military mental health clinics for a number of years. More recently, Dr. Rutter taught in counseling and psychology programs and served as a director of college counseling centers. Dr. Rutter lives in Scranton with his wife, Anne. They have three adult children, two of whom live in Tennessee and one in Sydney, Australia.

To those interested in applying, Dr. Rutter notes that he is very proud of the Psy.D. program’s commitment to individual mentoring, both by faculty and by senior classmates who provide support for incoming students. Students are assigned mentors from Day 1 in the program, and by the time they graduate, they themselves serve as mentors. “It’s really a neat thing to be a part of,” says Dr. Rutter. In addition, he notes what an honor it is to be at the helm of program with such a long and continuous history of being accredited by APA. “Our most recent site visitors described our program as a hidden gem!”

For more information about the program, interested applicants are encouraged to visit and/or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions: https://www.marywood.edu/admissions/graduate-doctoral/