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Paulina Flasch, Ph.D.

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Professional Counseling
Assistant Professor

Marriage, Couple, & Family Track


Dr. Flasch is an assistant professor of professional counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, and her Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Couple & Family and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her Bachelor’s degree in psychology was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Flasch is originally from Sweden, but has made Texas her new home! Her primary research is in the area of family violence, specifically intimate partner violence. She is the co-chair of the Family Violence Research Team in the counseling program.


Phone: 512.245.8130

  • Ph. D., Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
    M. S./Ed. S., Couple and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling,

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • COUN 5351 - Current Issues in Marriage and Family Counseling
    COUN 5354 - Basic Techniques in Counseling
    COUN 5360 - Intermediate Methods in in Marital, Couples, and Family Counseling
    COUN 5367 - Marital, Couples, and Family Current Theories
    COUN 5372 - Assessment and Treatment in Marriage and Family Counseling
    COUN 5389 - Site-Based Internship

  • Intimate Partner and Family Violence
    Couple and Family Counseling
    Multicultural and International Issues
    Counselor Education and Preparation

  • Flasch, P. S., Boote, D., & Robinson, E. H. (in press). Considering and navigating new relationships during recovery from intimate partner violence. Journal of Counseling and Development.

    Flasch, P., & Fulton, C. (in press). Counseling Jewish Americans: Considerations for practice. Counseling & Values Journal.

    Flasch, P. S., Limberg-Ohrt, D., Fox, J., Ohrt, J., Crunk, E., & Robinson, E. (in press). Experiences of altruistic caring by clients and their counselors in the counseling session. Counseling & Values Journal.

    Flasch, P. S., Taylor, D. D., Clauber, N. R., & Robinson, E. H. (2017).   Evaluating the effectiveness of an experiential play therapy counseling course: A quasi-experimental investigation. International Journal of the Scholarship for Teaching & Learning, 11(1), Art 10, 1-12. doi: 10.20429/ijsotl.2017.110110

    Flasch, P. S. (2016). An interview with ASERVIC leaders: Craig Cashwell and J. Scott Young. Counseling and Values Journal, 61, 135-141. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12033

    Flasch, P. S., Bloom, Z., & Holladay, K. (2016). Self-efficacy of counselor trainees in pre- practicum: A phenomenological study. Journal of Counselor Practice, 7(1), 1-20.

    Flasch, P. S., Murray, C. E., & Crowe, A. (2015). Overcoming abuse: A phenomenological investigation of the journey to recovery from past intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(22), 3373-3401. DOI: 10.1177/0886260515599161.

    Murray, C. E., Horton, G. E., Johnson, C. H., Notestine, L., Garr, B., Marsh, A., Flasch, P. S., & Doom, E. B. (2015). Domestic violence service providers’ perceptions of safety planning: A focus group study. Journal of Family Violence, 30(3), 381-392. doi: 10.1007/s10896-015-9674-1

    Marsh-Pow, A., Murray, C. E., Flasch, P. S., Bodenheimer-Brown, B., Doom, E., & Snyder, M. (2015). Learning from experience: A content analysis of domestic violence fatality review team reports. Partner Abuse, 6(2), 197-216. doi: 10.1891/1946-6560.6.2.197
    Murray, C. E., Ong, I., Smith, P. H., Foreman, T., Akers, W., Flasch, P. S., Hostler, M. J., Przewoznik, J., Guerrero, C., & Dooley, R. (2015). Linking research and practice to address domestic and sexual violence: Lessons learned from a statewide conference with researchers and practitioners. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 7(2), 76-87. doi: 10.1108/JACPR-07-2014-0129

    Murray, C. E., King, K., Crowe, A., & Flasch, P. S. (2015). Survivors of intimate partner violence as advocates for social change. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 7(1), 84-100.

    Murray, C. E., Crowe, A., & Flasch, P. S. (2015). Turning points: Critical incidents prompting survivors to begin the process of terminating abusive relationships. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 23(3), 228-238. doi: 10.1177/1066480715573705

    Horton, G., E., Murray, C. E., Notestine, L., Garr, B., & Flasch, P. S. (2014). Safety planning with children impacted by intimate partner violence: A focus group study with domestic violence service providers. Children & Youth Services Review, 42, 67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.03.016