Clare Devine, M.A.
Clinical work supervised by Kari Keller Becker, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Athletic Counseling, Springfield College (In progress)
- M.A., Psychology: Concentration in General Psychology, Springfield College
- M.A., Science in Administration: Concentration in Sport and Athletic Administration, West Chester University
- B.A., Double Major in History and Theology, Minor in Coaching, University of Scranton
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I have enjoyed therapeutically working with college students, athletes, and folks who experience chronic pain and illness, and I am honored to bear witness to the courage and process it takes to seek help, understanding and change. My approach to therapy (and various roles I have as an intern) is greatly influenced by my training as a counseling psychologist. For example, I see context as integral to our experiences, especially with navigation of our many social identities, systemic influences and resources. I strive to work from a Relational-Cultural lens and to support a holistic perspective of the many facets of wellness (e.g. social, emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, etc.), which in turn impact our individual and group functioning and performance. In the words of Brene Brown, “authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are” – I look forward to supporting the work of our TAMU community and students.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
We all have so much to learn, and we all play a part. I include myself in that “we” and I strive to sit in and work with the discomfort of recognizing how I see – or don’t see – the world, my defensiveness and my mistakes – regardless of my intention – and to further be proactive. In the spaces I share, I strive to recognize and work with the social privileges I am granted so I can try to put any power I have towards visibility of the “invisible,” humanization and equity. I have and I will make mistakes – this is no excuse; it is my continued responsibility to work and grow in content and context awareness, consciousness, and a willingness to seek to understand. The emotional work of reflexivity, cognitive dissonance and recognition are essential processes necessary for me to engage in effective relational and cultural informed therapy. While I can and we all can do our own individual critical thinking and awareness work, I think we also need each other to grow in consciousness raising, humanization, and equity. Let us all be open to learning.
Approach to Supervision
I look forward to serving as a clinical training supervisor through a Humanistic-Relationship oriented approach. I see the supervisee-supervisor relationship as a collaborative and actively engaged developmental process for both participants. While working towards the supervisee’s identified needs and goals, I strive to facilitate growth in both intentionality and awareness of self and others, inclusive of the interplay of identities within the supervising and treating relationships. As Bernard and Goodyear (2014) put it, “In a pyramid fashion, the supervisory relationship is a relationship about a relationship about other relationships” – and there is much to learn within this relational training process!
I am a sucker for “feel good” sports movies. Any suggestions? I have been a fan of the USWNT and OITNB since their respective beginnings. And, I am interested in being a future dog mom and hope to include a trained therapy dog within my practice.