Corey Kuhn Bio

Corey R. Kuhn, M.A.
Psychology Intern, Supervised by Jason Hindman, Ph.D., ABPP

Personal Statement:
My love for psychology grew out of my experiences as an athlete. Entering college, I quickly recognized that my passion for sport stemmed from my desire to understand the complex psychological processes involved in competition and motivation. I attended Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where I participated in intercollegiate athletics on the varsity volleyball and track teams. During my time there, my focus on psychology changed dramatically when I suffered back-to-back ACL tears. This experience shifted my focus from sport psychology to clinical psychology.

I have worked in a variety of settings with a diverse population of clients. I worked with the founder of The Optimum Performance Program in Sport and assisted in the development and research of interventions for student-athlete populations, provided services for UNLV sports teams and Cirque du Soleil, and provided mental health services to students of UNLV and the Las Vegas community.

Currently, I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a psychology intern at Texas A&M University, I am working under the supervision of Dr. Jason Hindman.

I am originally from Reno, Nevada, where I lived for nearly all of my childhood—all but one year spent in Shreveport, Louisiana. After college in New York, I gladly returned to my home state to begin my graduate training. In my spare time, I enjoy being active (hiking, playing kickball or volleyball, and competing in long drive are some favorites), reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Academic Training:
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (In Progress)
M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.S. Psychology, Roberts Wesleyan College

Internship:
Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service (In Progress)

Areas of Special Interest:
Life Transitions, Identity formation, Group Therapy, Relationship and Communication Issues, Dealing with Pressure, Academic Stress, Working with Student-Athletes

Theoretical Orientation:
I take an integrative approach to therapy, and aim to develop treatment around the needs of each individual person I work with. I utilize a psychodynamic approach, integrating use of interpersonal process, and incorporate third-wave behavioral therapies (i.e., Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy when appropriate. I emphasize focus on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, and work to develop a warm and genuine connection where there can be a safe and collaborative space to discuss my clients’ goals and needs. I will often use emotional and mental experiences within the therapy hour to get a better understanding of my clients’ experience of other interpersonal relationships.


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