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Patricia A. Hatch

Hatch, Trish

Trish Hatch, Ph.D. is a Professor at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she was Director of the School Counseling Program from 2004 until 2015.  She is the best-selling author of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (2014) and co-author of Evidence-Based Practice in School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmit, Carey & Hatch, 2007) and the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003; 2005). 


Dr. Hatch is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) in the College of Education at SDSU and is President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, where she has gathered a diverse team of expert school counselors, school counselor educators, and leaders to provide training and consultation across the nation on evidence-based practice and the use of data to increase outcomes for students. 


She is a legislative advocate and national leader.  She has served on multiple state and national school counseling research summit steering committees, including as a national expert consultant on school counseling for the Obama Administration at The White House and US Department of Education. Dr. Hatch is one of five original panel members for the National Panel for Evidenced-Based School Counseling Practices and serves on the Advisory Council for the National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference.


A former school counselor, high school administrator, and central office administrator overseeing 72 school counselors in 32 high needs schools, Dr. Hatch has received multiple state and national school counseling awards and was inducted into the H.B. McDaniel Hall of Fame at Stanford University for lifetime achievement in school counseling.  Most recently, she received the Excellence in Education Award for “improving the field of education and service to students” by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the inaugural California Association of School Counselors’ School Counselor Educator of the Year (2016) award.