Mitchell M. Handelsman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
CU President's Teaching Scholar
Department of Psychology
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 173
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
Location: 5002J North Classroom
- University of Kansas Clinical Psychology Training Program, 1949 Award for Distinguished Alumni Contributions to Clinical Psychology, 2018
- Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, University of Colorado Denver, 2016
- Excellence in Teaching Award, UCD College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2010
- Award for Excellence in Research, CU-Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2005
- Distinguished Service Award, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2004
- Kuther, T. L. (2003). Promoting positive ethics: An interview with Mitchell M. Handelsman. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 339-343.
- President, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2002-2003
- Fellow, American Psychological Association, elected 2002
Selected Recent Publications
- Handelsman, M. M., Vagnini, K. M., Flewelling, K. D., & Walker, K. (2020). Creating professional identities: Graduate student and professor perspectives on teaching ethics. In T. Ober, E. Che, J. Brodsky, C. Raffaele, & P. J. Brooks (Eds.), How we teach now: The GSTA guide to transformative teaching (pp. 130-141). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/howweteachnow-transformative.
- Hartley, L. M., Ferrara, M. J., Handelsman, M. M., Rutebemberwa, A., & Wefes, I. (2019). Principles and strategies for effective teaching: A workshop for pre- and postdoctoral trainees in the biomedical sciences. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 20(3). doi:10.1128/jmbe.v20i3.1689. Retrieved from https://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v20i3.1689.
- Handelsman, M. M. (2018). A short writing assignment for introductory courses and beyond. In W. S. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.), Essays from e-xcellence in teaching (Vol. 17, pp. 24-27). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: https://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/ebooks/eit2017.pdf
- Knapp, S. J., Gottlieb, M. C., & Handelsman, M. M. (2018). The benefits of adopting a positive perspective on ethics education. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 12, 196-202.
- Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M. C., & Handelsman, M. M. (2017). Self-awareness questions for effective psychotherapists: Helping good psychotherapists become even better. Practice Innovations, 2(4), 163-172.
- Knapp, S. J., Handelsman, M. M., & Gottlieb, M. C. (2017). Enhancing professionalism through self-reflection. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48, 167-174.
- Scherbak, V. E., Bihun, J. T., & Handelsman, M. M. (2017). Student perceptions of their psychology department’s learning objectives for the major. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 22, 46-53.
- Knapp, S. J., Gottlieb, M. C., & Handelsman, M. M. (2015). Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy: Positive approaches to decision making. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Burrell, C., & Handelsman, M. (2015). The life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the color barrier in classical music. Parker, CO: Books to Believe In.
- Knapp, S. J. (Ed.-in-Chief), Gottlieb, M. C., Handelsman, M. M., & VandeCreek, L. D. (Assoc. Eds.). (2012). APA Handbooks in Psychology: APA handbook of ethics in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Komarraju, M., & Handelsman, M. M. (2012). Preparing to teach: Becoming part of an ethical culture. In R. E. Landrum & M. A. McCarthy (Eds.). Teaching ethically: Challenges and opportunities (pp. 191-201). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Rogerson, M. D., Gottlieb, M. C., Handelsman, M. M., Knapp, S., & Younggren, J. (2011). Nonrational processes in ethical decision making. American Psychologist, 66, 614-623.
- Anderson, S. K., & Handelsman, M. M. (2010). Ethics for psychotherapists and counselors: A proactive approach. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.