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  • Dennis J Alexander Ph.D. Dennis J Alexander Ph.D.

Dennis J. Alexander, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is a theoretical orientation that combines Adlerian, cognitive-behavioral, and client-centered philosophies. I also utilize an Afrocentric approach to life and counseling.

Supervision Style:

I now have 30 years experience supervising doctoral level interns and Jr. staff on clinical skill development. Core to my style is respect. Respect for what each person brings to the interaction and what will be taken away. Review of recorded sessions as well as augmented readings is critical to the supervision outcomes I seek for those I get the honor of working with. I strive to help nurture the highest level of competence and confidence in clinical skills supervisees leave with. Past supervisees have found my style to be deeply dynamic, supervisee centered and highly respectful of culture. 

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include social interaction, crisis intervention, depression, suicide, substance abuse, ethnicity issues in counseling, assessment, athletic career issues, and computer applications in counseling.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am involved with ODI, MCCC and Athletics programs.

Education background:

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Religion at Oakwood University and received my Masters and a Ph.D. of Counseling Psychology at the Ohio State University.

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy photography, woodworking, art, ancient African cultures, African spiritual systems, gardening, cooking, reading, family ancestry research and roller skating.

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