Kimberly Burdine, Ph.D.
Liaison to Cross Cultural Center; PEGASUS and Mentor Tech Programs
Graduate Training: Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2013
Internship: University Counseling Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012-2013
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Relational-Cultural, Client-Centered, Cognitive
Professional Interests: Preventative treatment and outreach in underserved populations, cultural identity development, family of origin and interpersonal/relationship concerns, trauma, training/supervision, and group therapy
Approach to Therapy: My theoretical orientation is primarily Relational-Cultural, with an intergration of a variety of therapeutic techniques drawn from cognitive, psychodynamic, and client-centered lenses. I heavily emphasize goal-directedness to facilitate an effective working alliance in the brief therapy modality. My clients can expect to experience me as warm, direct, affirming, and genuinely invested in helping them meet their goals. Use of the therapeutic relationship is an intervention that I find to be essential to increasing clients' sense of connection and in creating the safety that is necessary for growth.
Approach to Supervision/Training: I thoroughly enjoy training and supervision. My training style is reflective of my relational-cultural orientation, in that I am interested in the intersection of the personal and professional in the development of budding psychologists. Trainees can expect me to be relational, genuine, direct, warm, and honest. As a supervisor, I use a developmental approach and adopt different roles as needed- vacillating between teacher, consultant, counselor, and (the inescapable) evaluator. My training style is facilitative, and I believe that learning occurs when trainees are provided a safe space to be curious, passionate, and authentic.
Personal Interests: I love to fellowship among family and friends, which almost always includes food! A great conversation with no shortage of laughs (and healthy tears) fuels me. My spiritual identity is central to my self-care and greatly charges my sense of purpose and passion to work in the mental health profession. When I am connecting with others I am living life to the fullest of its possibilities! Nonetheless, I greatly and equally enjoy “me” time.
Staff at SCC since 2013
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