Mary Ann Covey Bio

Psychologist, Associate Director. Responsible for overseeing General Administrative Functions, Athletic Department Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Helpline & Suicide Prevention

Personal Statement:
I celebrate diversity and am a strong ALLY for the gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans community at Texas A&M University. I also believe that by providing working with students, you are in a constant state of learning and I really like that! I also am very committed to providing the best quality service to students at Texas A&M University. At the SCS I am able to work in many different roles as a therapist, consultant, presenter, and trainer. I love the flexibility and variety of working at Texas A&M University. Personally; I have adjusted to living in Texas. It is hot . . . real hot . . . and then it gets hotter. I am originally from upstate NY and August about kills me here. My husband and I have two beautiful girls who keep us on our toes! Besides hanging out with my family I love sports, movies, and music. Upon retirement I plan to golf every day at as many courses as I can! We are all crazy Aggie fans and love all the Aggie teams! Gig'em!!!

Academic Training:
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
B.A. Sociology, St. Bonaventure University

Internship:
Center for Counseling and Student Development, University of Delaware

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist, No. 4937

Honors:
President Elect ABPP Board 2015 – current
APA Program Chair  for Division 17 2015 – current
President of ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies) 2012 - 2014
Board Member of ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies) 2007 - 2011
Texas A&M University's Women's Progress Award 2007
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Distinguished Professor 2002
President of the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Rape Crisis Center 2000-02
Founder of the ALLIES Organization (Supporting gay/lesbian/bisexual students) at Texas A&M University 1996

Areas of Special Interest:
Training issues; eating disorders; diversity issues; gay/lesbian/bisexual issues; sexual assault/abuse; working with student-athletes; and gender issues

Theoretical Orientation:
I practice and conceptualize from a Relational-Cultural Model of therapy that is aligned with Feminist and/or Multicultural Movements in Psychology. I have a strong emphasis in social justice.


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