Mary Ann Covey Bio

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

Personal Statement:
Mary Ann CoveyI 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

Center for Counseling and Student Development, University of Delaware

Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist, No. 4937

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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