Mobile, AL 36688-0002
M.Ed., Community Counseling, University of Georgia, 2000
Pre-Doctoral Internship: University of Virginia, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, 2003-2004
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia, 2004
Alabama Licensed Psychologist #1356
Most instructional duties occur with graduate students seeking to become mental health professionals. Therefore, my style of teaching is focused on both mastering understanding of abstract concepts informed by theory and empirical research, but also demonstration of clinical competencies. My instruction is also informed by my conceptualization of the developmental needs of students and meeting them where they are. My values around teaching sit in three broad areas: a) democratic and egalitarian learning environments, b) pluralism and respect for the complexity and diversity of human experience and ideas, c) pragmatism - viewing the goals of instruction as tied to results that have a real effect on how students will act and experience their future work.
I grew up in various areas of the southeast including LA, MS, NC, GA & VA (actually I moved 13 times before I was 18). I spent my adolescence and young adulthood in Georgia in areas surrounding Atlanta. I have three degrees from the University of Georgia and bleed red and black. I have two children who occupy the majority of my time. When I'm not having fun or herding kids, I spend my time playing guitar badly, thinking of ways to improve services for at-risk youth, and trying not to read too many sci-fi novels and comic books.
CCP 756 - Psychology Practicum
CED 562 - Addictions Counseling