Robert Atchison

Assistant Professor; Chair, Division of Graduate Counseling; Director, Clinical Training

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Graduate Counseling


 Curriculum Vitae


Professor Atchison is a graduate of the Indiana Wesleyan University Graduate Counseling program. He began his track as a youth minister, but transitioned into the world of counseling as part of his Calling.

His time in the field has included experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and regional supervisor of a nationally recognized in-home agency where he helped to initiate six offices across Southern and Central Indiana. His experiences have primarily been with families with kids at-risk of being removed from the home due to emotional and behavioral disturbances.

He is a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana. He is also a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and is a Candidate as a AAMFT - Approved Supervisor.


-Attachment in military families

-Emotion-Focused Therapy effectiveness with military couples

-Counseling leadership and management


  • Ph.D.
    2015, Walden University
  • MA
    2009, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS
    2007, Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953