Mary J. Didelot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education



Mary J. Didelot, Ph.D., is an associate professor of education, School of Education and Counseling. Her teaching and research centers on the implementation of counseling techniques in addictions and art.

Research Overview

Didelot’s research interests are grounded in techniques and philosophical foundations of addictions treatment, particularly in the social-emotional realm. Of particular importance are the attitudinal values she teaches/stresses at both national and international conferences, research writing and training seminars. She sees her most important mission as ridding society of the current myths of addiction.

I am a firm believer in the philosophy of 'no mud, no lotus.' I have a most beautiful lotus garden!

Select Publications

Didelot, M.J. & Hollingsworth, L.A. (2018). Refuting negativity in addictions: “Hitting Bottom” as a myth. Paper presented at the International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities: Munich, Germany.

Didelot, M.J., & Hollingsworth, L.A. (2017). The addicted adolescent: A matter of emptiness. Humanities and Social Science Review, 7(2), n.p.

Diderot, M.J., & Hollingsworth, L.A. (2013). Compassion fatigue in family members of individuals with addictions: A path to renewed meaning. International Journal of Arts & Sciences 6(2), pp. 603-13.

Teaching Focus

Didelot’s teaching focuses mainly on Jungian Theory (neo-psychoanalytic) in the counseling process. Of particular importance is the social-emotional impact of addictions upon those suffering with addictions, their families and friends. There is an emphasis on how the clinical expressive arts effect the healing process. Symbolism and dream analysis are of particular vehicles to understanding and healing.

Previous Roles

  • Secondary Educator, Gary Public Schools
  • Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice, addictions specialty
  • Academic Advisor/Director of Advising, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Assistant Dean of Students, PUC


(219) 989-2059

Office Location:

Hammond, CLO 391


  • Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology, Walden University
  • M.S. – Psychology, Indiana University
  • B.S. – Journalism/Psychology, Ball State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Addictions Counseling Anxiety
  • Social-Emotional Aspects of Addictions
  • Jungian Techniques of Expressive Arts Hypnotherapy

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Doctor of Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Board Certified Psychotherapist
  • Board Certified PTSD Clinician IN Life Licensed Teacher, K-12

Curriculum Vitae