Brian Williams Bio

Psychologist III; Coordinator of African American Students Counseling Services and Programs

Personal Statement:
My primary areas of professional interest are multicultural issues in counseling, and helping others from a culturally sensitive perspective. I believe that most traditional theories of counseling and psychotherapy fail to consider cultural aspects that contribute to the distress and concerns of an individual. I don't feel that a true and complete understanding of a person can occur without taking cultural factors into consideration. I also like facilitating psychotherapy and psycho educational groups, and have come to appreciate the learning and growth that can take place in a group setting. I enjoy working with the college student population and meeting students on their own "turf," and therefore try to attend as many student sponsored activities and programs as possible. I have served as the advisor to several recognized student organizations, and value the role of mentoring students and other young professionals. Personally, I enjoy working out, reading, listening to jazz, bowling, fishing, and tending to my small garden. I am now a "retired" athlete but still enjoy watching sports. I still use an old Commodore 64 computer, a fact that draws constant ribbing from peers, and my favorite pastime activity is metal detecting.

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.A., Psychology, Texas A&I University
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Texas A&I University

Internship:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 5317
Board Certified in African Centered Black Psychology, The Association of Black Psychologists

Honors:
Fellow, The Association of Black Psychologists

Areas of Special Interest:
Multicultural Issues; Africentric psychology; sports psychology; self-esteem development; dream analysis; crisis intervention; identity development; and psychological assessment.

Theoretical Orientation:
Integrative, with an emphasis on psychodynamic case conceptualization, Africentric principles, and client- centered techniques.


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