Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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Jamie Bourn, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style:

My approach to therapy integrates interpersonal-process and feminist approaches. I believe that as people we are motivated by relationships, and therapy can be a great way to model what a healthy, collaborative relationship can be like. I also invite discussions of power/privilege/oppression, and how they impact my client's lives. Additionally, I utilize mindfulness, art, and CBT in my work, as appropriate.

Supervision Style:

I structure supervision within a developmental model. Borrowing from my feminist orientation, I seek to be highly collaborative with supervisees and encourage feedback. I also recognize that we each have unique identities and experiences that shape us and afford differential power and privilege. I utilize a Use of Self philosophy to help supervisees explore their cultural identities, fostering greater self-awareness.

Professional Interests:

I am extremely passionate about social justice and allyship, working with members of marginalized communities (LGBTQ+, first generation college students, racial and ethnic minorities, etc.), as well as group therapy, outreach, and trauma. I am a trained Intergroup Dialogue facilitator, which is a social justice-based+ group intervention that seeks to bring together members of communities with a history of tension or conflict (e.g., LGBTQ and straight people, People of Color and white people) for the purposes of building relationships across difference, raising critical consciousness about social justice issues, and engaging in planning for social action.

Groups & Liaison Roles:

In the fall semester I am facilitating the True Selves group. This group offers a safe and supportive space where you can try out new ways of connecting with others, such as by giving and receiving feedback and support, expressing fears, and sharing about your experience. The Understanding Self and Others - Cultural Group also offers the chance to intentionally explore your multicultural identities, and learn how these inform your worldview and relationships.

Educational Background:

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Tennessee, in Knoxville. Prior to joining CCS, I completed my doctoral internship at The University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy both highly active and highly inactive activities. I love to run, hike, swim, discover new adventures, be involved in social justice advocacy, and also enjoy watching television, board games, cooking vegetarian food, having connecting conversations, and learning about nerdy things.

My pronouns:

They/Them/Their