Madeline Brodt

Assistant Professor

(901) 678-2841
Ball Hall 304A
Office Hours
By appointment
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About Dr. Brodt

Madeline Brodt is currently an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology department at Oklahoma State University. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston after completing her internship at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division.

Madeline values justice, compassion, and honesty and emphasizes these in all areas of her life. She believes that the personal is professional and professional is personal. Outside of work, she loves hanging out with her two corgis and partner. She also enjoys creating pottery, watching drag, and reading.

Madeline’s research focuses on social justice (broadly defined) and has a particular passion for disability, gender, LGBTQIA+, and racial justice issues. Her research is focused within three main areas: experiences of sexual violence, disability, and transforming training for psychologists. She leads the DEFIANTS research collective, which includes collaborators from around the country. She created the concept of gendered violence stress and is continuing work in this area. Recent projects include a qualitative study on internalized ableism and a mixed methods vignette study assessing how psychologists integrate disability into their case conceptualizations. She also has conducted a qualitative study focused on how racial and ethnic minority doctoral students in psychology respond to challenging experiences during their training supported by APA’s CEMRRAT2 grant.

Madeline’s teaching and pedagogy interests include liberatory education, ethics, and multicultural counseling. She is passionate about training excellent counseling psychologists while reducing the harms that can occur during doctoral training. She has recently taught Practicum, Social Justice, and Helping Skills. For more information about Madeline’s training philosophy and mentoring style, visit her website.

Madeline has a variety of clinical experiences including community mental health, trauma focused treatment, and group therapy with intimate partner violence perpetrators. She has particular clinical expertise in working with survivors of trauma, diverse populations, and group therapy. She is currently seeking licensure in Oklahoma.

Madeline is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association and Association for Women in Psychology. She has held several different leadership positions as a graduate student, including an APAGS ACT committee member. Currently, she is a member of the Society for Counseling Psychology Early Career Psychologist committee.



  • · Bachelors in Psychology, with a minor in history and Italian, DePaul University
  • · Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • · Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston