James Deegear Bio

Assistant Director

Personal Statement:
As a psychologist at the SCS, working with Texas A&M University students is a true privilege for me. I respect students' willingness to face the challenges encountered during this time of their lives. I believe in each person's capacity to utilize known and perhaps untapped strengths in adapting and creating change as she or he strives towards personal goals and potentials. I value student diversity and believe in our mission to create an environment that celebrates the uniqueness we all possess. I enjoy working with students' academic, career, and personal concerns in individual and group contexts. Away from work, I enjoy spending meaningful time with my wife, two children and our rescued dog.

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.A., School Psychology, Trinity University
B.A., Philosophy, Washington and Lee University

Internship:
Student Counseling Service, Texas A&M University

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 32907

Areas of Special Interest:
Conceptualizing the change process; identity development; interpersonal dynamics; developing and utilizing potential and intention; career and academic concerns; and supervision and training.

Theoretical Orientation:
Constructivism incorporating Existential concepts within a Humanistic-centered counseling relationship.


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