Colt Meier, M.S.
Graduate Training: University of Houston, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Program
Internship: Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center, 2012-2013
Primarily Cognitive-Behavioral , incorporating Interpersonal
Process, Motivational Interviewing, and Sollution-focused techniqes when
, incorporating Interpersonal Process, Motivational Interviewing, and Sollution-focused techniqes when therapeutically appropriate
Professional Interests: Sexual Orientation and gender identity; Relationship Issues; Spiritual/Religious Concerns; Social difficulties; Depression /Anxiety
Approach to Therapy: When conceptualizing a case, I apply a biopsychosocial framework that incorporates past and present behavior patterns, risk and protective factors, the environment, interpersonal relationships, relevant cultural factors, and medical history including genetic predispositions for psychological concerns. My first goal is to understand the specifics of the presenting problem regarding intensity, frequency, and duration of the concerning behaviors and distress across several domains. Subsequently, I use a functional analysis during which I identify the antecedents, behaviors, and consequences of the concern. I come to understand how the person's symptoms are expressed in the interaction of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.I believe that the most significant element of treatment is the therapeutic relationship in which a client feels respected and supported by the clinician’s empathic understanding. Consequently, I am dedicated to creating an environment in which clients feel sufficiently safe, understood, and validated to address specific problems and capitalize on their strengths.
Approach to Supervision: In supervision, I strive to create a safe space where supervisees are able to grow both professionally and personally by sharing successes and difficulties from their therapy work. My supervision framework is informed by the developmental level of the supervisee as well as my theoretical orientation. I aim to take an egalitarian approach in order to collaborate with the supervisee where they are. I see my role as a consultant, teacher, and counselor.
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