Texas Tech University

Loretta Bradley, Ph.D.

Horn Distinguished Professor, Director of Ph.D. Counselor Education Program
Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling

Email: Loretta.Bradley@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-1031

Office: Education 210


Dr. Loretta Bradley holds a Paul Whitfield Horn Endowed Professorship in Counselor Education. She is the Coordinator of the TTU Counselor Education Program and the Director of the PhD Counselor Education Program at Texas Tech University. Prior to her affiliation with Texas Tech University, she was an Associate Professor of Human Development Counseling at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and an Assistant Dean, College of Education at Temple University. Dr. Bradley earned her PhD at Purdue University. Dr. Bradley is a Former President of the following associations: American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), and the Texas Association for Adult Development and Aging (TAADA). She has served as Treasurer of ACA and IAMFC. She is an ACA fellow and the 2013 recipient of the Texas Counseling Association's (TCA) Truax award (highest honor given by TCA). In 2019, she received the ACES Legacy Award (highest award given by ACES) and the IAMFC Lifelong Achievement Award (highest award given by the IAMFC). Additionally, she received the Texas Tech University Chancellor's Teaching Award (highest teaching award given by TTU) and the Texas Tech University President's Teaching Award. Dr. Bradley is the recipient of three national and international research awards from the American Counseling Association, Association for the Counselor Education and Supervision, and The British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a LMFT supervisor (LMFT-S). Dr. Bradley has served as a member of the Editorial Boards of the American Counselor (Chair), Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Humanistic Education and Development, Counseling and Human Development, The Professional Counselor, and the Family Journal. Dr. Bradley is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), and a National Board Certified Supervisor (NCCS). She has certification as a School Counselor (K-12) and teacher. Dr. Bradley's research interests include adult and adolescent development, advocacy, career development, career indecision, counseling techniques, counselor supervision, couple and family counseling, ethical dilemmas, ethical issues in couple and family counseling, professional leadership, supervision dilemmas, supervision traps and women's issues across the lifespan

Dr. Bradley enjoys traveling, collecting antiques, reading popular books, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Loretta Bradley, Ph.D.


  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana   

Areas of Expertise

  • adult and adolescent development
  • advocacy
  • career development
  • career indecision
  • counseling techniques
  • couple and family counseling
  • ethical dilemmas
  • ethical issues in couple and family counseling
  • professional leadership
  • supervision dilemmas
  • supervision traps
  • women's issues across the lifespan

Selected Publications

Bradley, L., Noble, N., & Hendricks, B. (2020). The APA Publication Manual: Changes in the seventh edition. The Family Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480720911625

Mounts, B., & Bradley, L. (2020). Issues involving international adoption. The Family Journal, 28(1),33-40.

Noble, N., & Bradley, L. (2019). Counseling twins: A family counseling issue. The Family Journal, 27(3), 325-329. doi:10.1177/1066480719852989

Bradley, L., Hendricks, B., Bullard, M., Chan, C., Hooper, L., Peluso, P., & Southern, S. (2018). Bylaws of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors: A division of the American Counseling Association. The Family Journal, 26, 269-277

Bradley, L., Hendricks, B., & Whiting, P. (2016). Wills: An ethical responsibility. The Family Journal, 24, 283-285.

Bradley, L., Hendricks, B., Lock, R., Whiting, P., & Parr, J. (2011). Email communication issues for mental health counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 33, 67-79.

Ladaney, N., & Bradley, L. (2010). Counselor supervision (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Frances.