Sondra Beres, Ph.D.


Sondra Beres is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology at Bastyr University. Prior to Bastyr University, Dr. Beres worked and lived in the UK for several years where she served as the Programme Lead for Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) at University of Northampton in England and lectured at University of Abertay at Dundee in Scotland. Before that she worked at Regis University in Denver for many years where she was Professor and Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy programs.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from University of Northern Colorado M.S. in Non-Profit Management from Regis University M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (CYP IAPT) from University of Derby (UK)

Awards and Honors

2013 Colorado Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Educator of the Year Award

Current Projects

  • Isomorphic Relational Departmental Leadership - investigating the impacts on patient improvement for departments with relational leadership
  • Counselling Patients and Families Impacted by motor neurone disease

Professional Associations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
  • UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)


Sondra Beres Ph.D.
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Counseling & Health Psychology