James M. Fauth (PhD)

Associate Professor and Director of CROPP
Department of Clinical Psychology

AUNE Contact Information

603-283-2181

Highest Degree

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Other Degrees & Credentials

MA, Clinical Psychology; Western Carolina University

Overview

Received his PhD in counseling psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and his MA in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University in 1996. Dr. Fauth’s primary interest is the study of psychotherapy process, outcome, and training. He has conducted research focused on understanding therapists’ and clients’ personal reactions to each other and the influence of these reactions on the therapeutic relationship, process, and outcome. He has also conducted research on psychotherapy training; his current psychotherapy training model is designed to increase the therapeutic responsiveness of therapists through the joint action of mindful awareness and empathic attunement in the context of critical client markers. Another research interest is the interface between organizational culture, participatory research, and evidence-based practices for improving mental and behavioral health service delivery in the real world. In this vein, he has focused on enhancing the integration of mental health care in rural primary care settings via evaluation, reflection, and policy change, as well collaborative models of clinical care in naturalistic settings. Some of Dr. Fauth’s research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Counseling Psychology; Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training; and Psychotherapy Research.

Dr. Fauth directs the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP), which focuses on three primary domains: change-oriented participatory research in rural/underserved areas, psychotherapy research, and psychotherapy training. For instance, CROPP has been awarded over $100,000 by New Hampshire’s Endowment for Health to conduct plan and evaluate integrative care models in primary care settings in underserved areas of NH. These grant awards have been used to fund graduate assistantships for Clinical Psychology students.

Dr. Fauth is an active member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He serves on the editorial boards for Psychotherapy Research; Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice Training; and Training and Education in Professional Psychology. In New Hampshire, he has been an active member of a state-level commission for the integration of mental and physical health care. Dr. Fauth’s theoretical orientation is generally relational with humanistic and cognitive components. In his clinical work, he attends closely to his own and his clients’ interactive patterns and emotional reactions.

Prior to joining the Antioch University New England faculty, Dr. Fauth was assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University at Buffalo. He is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Keene.