Eleonora Bartoli

Professor / Director, MA in Counseling, Psychology

Boyer 133 1 (267) 620-4130

About Me

Eleonora Bartoli, Ph.D., is the Director of the graduate program in Counseling and the Coordinator of the Trauma concentration. After earning her doctoral degree, she acquired clinical experience by working for three years at the University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services (Penn’s counseling center, first as an intern and subsequently as a post-doctoral fellow). After receiving her license as a psychologist in early 2005, she opened a small independent practice, which she has held since. Prior to becoming the Director for Arcadia's Counseling program, she worked for three years as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Gwynedd-Mercy College (GMC), where she was also the coordinator of the Women’s Studies Minor, the advisor for the Psychology Club, and the founder of GMC’s Psi Chi chapter. At GMC, she taught a number of social justice based courses as well as general psychology, counseling, and psychobiology courses.

Dr. Bartoli is very active in professional organizations; she is currently on the Board of our own accrediting body, the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) as past-Chair. Over the years, Dr. Bartoli has been involved in a number of leadership positions both within the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (where she was the Chair of the Committee on Multiculturalism) and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (where she is a member of the Legislative Committee as well as the Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision). Her professional interests include multicultural counseling competence, White racial socialization, trauma, and mindfulness. She was the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Arcadia Courses Taught:

Theories and Techniques of Counseling (PY586)

Evidence-Based Treatments of Trauma (PY618)

Trauma, Advocacy, and Social Justice (PY622)


Home Country

Italian, English, French

Education History

Brandeis University 1995

B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy

The University of Chicago 1998

M.A. in Psychology: Human Development

The University of Chicago 2001

Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Development/Mental Health Research


Co-Author 2017

Training for colorblindness: White racial socialization

Article, Whiteness & Education

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E., Michael, A., Bentley-Edwards, K.L., Stevenson, H.C., Shor, R.E., & McClain, S.E.

Co-Author 2017

Justice for healing: Police brutality, privilege, and betrayal trauma.

Article, The Pennsylvania Psychologist

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E. & McClincey, S.A.

Co-Author 2016

Validation of a standardized multiple-choice performance based multicultural competence measure: Implications for training, assessment, and practice.

Article, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Co-Authored with Gillem, A., Bartoli, E., Bertsch, K., Meisky, S., Constant, K., Robbins, S., & Bellamy, S.

Co-Author 2015

What do White counselors need to know about race? White racial socialization in counseling and psychotherapy training programs.

Article, Women & Therapy

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E., Bentley-Edwards, K.L., García, A.M., Michael, A., & Ervin, A.

Co-Author 2014

Creating effective counselors: Integrated multicultural and evidence-based curricula in counselor education programs.

Article, Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E., Morrow, M., Dozier, C.G., Mamolou, A., & Gillem, A.R.

Co-Author 2014

What white children need to know about race

Article, Independent School

Co-Authored with Michael, A. & Bartoli, E.

Co-Author 2013

Use of nonconscious priming to promote self-disclosure

Article, Clinical Psychological Science

Co-Authored with Grecco L., Robbins, S.J., Bartoli, E., & Wolff, N.

Co-Author 2012

Using discipline-based professional association standards for information literacy integration: A review and case study

Article, Behavioral & Social Science Librarian

Co-Authored with Gordon, L. & Bartoli, E.

Co-Author 2009

Addressing clients’ racism and racial prejudice in individual psychotherapy: Psychotherapeutic considerations

Article, Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E. & Pyati, A

Co-Author 2008

Continuing to depolarize the debate on sexual orientation and religion: Identity and the therapeutic process.

Article, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Co-Authored with Bartoli, E. & Gillem, A.R.