Jason Hindman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director - Training Director
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
- M.A., Psychology, University of North Texas
- B.B.A, Marketing, Abilene Christian University
License and Certification
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 35187
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I strive to genuinely connect with each client to form an authentic relationship, not something that is contrived or artificial. I am committed to collaborating with my clients in a process of mutual exploration that will help them to gain insight into their subjective experience. While counseling work may focus on an individual’s thinking, emotions, or relationships and may consider influences from both the past and present, it will always be flexible and account for an individual’s unique cultural context. Coordinating the training programs at Texas A&M is a particular passion. I value a use-of-self training philosophy holding that diversity is relevant in all interpersonal connections. Trainees will approach their work with preconceived, often unconscious, assumptions that are rooted in their cultural heritage (Hays & Chang, 2003). While this is part of being human, the most powerful supervision draws on the ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” and helps the supervisee gain insight into cultural forces so that they may be employed for good and not harm.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
My work as a psychologist has placed me in deep, meaningful relationships with individuals who are very different from me. While this can be anxiety provoking, I have come to value these relationships for how they have stretched me. Confronting my own privilege and listening to the experience of others has led to tremendous personal growth and more satisfying relationships. I love visiting with others about the identities that are meaningful to them and how these identities intersect. I am particularly fascinated by gender dynamics and how one’s gender identity becomes salient in their experience in the world. In my work as a training director, I am passionate about promoting a culture of inclusivity in our training program and providing a welcoming space for trainees to reflect on how culture is relevant to their work.
Approach to Supervision
I aspire to establish a safe relationship where trainees can examine the filters through which they view relationships, including how these filters impact their perceptions of people, pathology, and the change process. I believe that diversity is relevant in all interpersonal connections as we approach relationships with preconceived, often unconscious, assumptions that are rooted in our unique cultural heritage. While this is part of being human, the most powerful supervision cultivates insight into cultural forces so that they may be employed for good and not harm. I intend for supervision to be a very supportive relationship where trainees can experiment with new, imaginative ways of connecting that deepen their clinical work.
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, camping, home-restoration, reading history, watching movies, playing/watching sports, and taking road-trips.