Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern
Bláithín joined CHWS in August 2012 and will be completing her doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology in August 2013 from Pacific University in Portland, OR. In addition, she has a Master’s degree from Pacific University in Clinical Psychology. Bláithín’s primary focus has been individual therapy, brief and ongoing, in a variety of clinical settings including university mental health, community mental health, integrative health, and crisis. Bláithín has some neuropsychological assessment experience among adolescents and adults in both private practice and community mental health.
Bláithín works from a relational and insight oriented perspective. She is particularly interested in the concepts of self and relationship dynamics. The concept of identity began to interest her at a young age after immigrating from Ireland to the United States, and then continuing to move around the United States all throughout childhood and young adulthood. Bláithín grappled with her cultural identity, recognizing how particularly significant this aspect was to her and how it impacted her relationships. Bláithín is passionate about multicultural advocacy and has experience providing care for students of color and LGBTQ students. She has also worked closely with student with chronic health concerns. Blaithin understands the impact one’s identity can have on their experience and offers her support toward cultivating relationships across campus. Thus, it is her hope that a therapeutic relationship will provide a safe and confidential space to explore our personal values and to consciously experiment with making changes for greater satisfaction in our lives.