Jason Hindman Bio

Psychologist III, Training Director

Personal Statement:

I find it particularly rewarding to provide counseling services to Texas A&M's student body. The diversity that is found in this population is remarkable and makes my job continually meaningful. I strive to genuinely connect with each client and form an authentic relationship, not something that is contrived or artificial. I am committed to collaborating with my clients in a process of mutual exploration that will help them to gain insight into their experiences. While counseling work may focus on an individual's thinking, emotions, or relationships and may consider influences from both the past and present, it will always be flexible and account for an individual's unique cultural context.
 
Coordinating the training programs at Texas A&M is a particular passion.  I value a use-of-self training philosophy holding that diversity is relevant in all interpersonal connections. Trainees will approach their work with preconceived, often unconscious, assumptions that are rooted in their cultural heritage (Hays & Chang, 2003). While this is part of being human, the most powerful supervision draws on the ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” and helps the supervisee gain insight into cultural forces so that they may be employed for good and not harm.
 
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, camping, home-restoration, reading history, watching movies, playing/watching sports, and taking road-trips.

Academic Training:
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
M.S. Psychology, University of North Texas
B.B.A. Marketing, Abilene Christian University

Internship:
Texas A&M Student Counseling Service

Areas of Special Interest:
Relationship issues, gender issues, spirituality, substance abuse, identity and group therapy…

Theoretical Orientation:
Eclectic, with an emphasis on interpersonal process work.


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