About Jamie

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise

 

I have extensive experience working and training in University Counseling Centers (i.e., Penn State University Graduate Assistant, Pre-doctoral internship at Suffolk University, Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University followed by three years as a Staff Psychologist at Tufts). My clinical interests include college student mental health, in general; stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal concerns, drug and alcohol use/misuse/abuse; Men’s issues; Childhood trauma; Working with students on the Autism Spectrum; Identity concerns; Relationship concerns; Issues of diversity and inclusion. I also have extensive experience in leading and co-leading groups, with college aged-students at a very important development cusp. Though this list is not exhaustive, examples of groups that I have run include Social Anxiety Groups, Groups for Students on the Autism Spectrum, The Group for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Interpersonal Process Groups for both undergraduate and graduate students, Assertiveness Training Groups with a Narrative Focus, etc. Please see the group therapy section of the website for more information.

 

Theoretical Orientation

Integrative and responsive to the needs of each individual person within the general contexts of multicultural sensitivity and a strong therapeutic relationship. Best summarized through Paul’s (1967) question: “What treatment, by whom, is most effective for this individual with that specific concern, and under which set of circumstances?"


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Johnson, M.C., Graceffo, J.M., Hayes, J.A., & Locke, B.D. (2014). Examining Treatment-Seeking College Students with and without Military Experience and Trauma Histories. Journal of College Counseling.

 

Maloch, J., Bieschke, K.B., Graceffo, J.M., & Locke, B.D. (2013, August). Practice-Research Networks: Contributing to Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling Centers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

 

Lockard, A.J., Hayes, J.A., Graceffo, J.M.., & Locke, B.D. (2013). Effective Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Clients: Examining Changes in a Practice Research Network. Journal of College Counseling (15), 243-257. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2013.00040.x.

 

Graceffo, J.M., Hayes, J.A., Chun-Kennedy, C., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Characteristics of High-Risk College Student Drinkers Expressing High and Low Levels of Distress. Journal of College Counseling, 15(3), 262-273. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00020.x.

 

Lockard, A.J., Graceffo, J.M.., Hayes, J.A., & Locke, B.D. (2012, June). Effective Treatment for Ethnic Minority Clients: Examining Changes in a Practice Research Network. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

Graceffo, J.M. (2012, May). Validation of the Social Intelligence subscale of the VIA-IS Within a New Conceptual Framework. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

Graceffo, J.M., Hayes, J.A., Littlefield, C., & Locke, B. (2011, September). Examining the Influence of Climactic Variables on Mood in College Students. Poster presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

 

Graceffo, J.M., & Hayes, J.A. (2011, August). Binge Drinking in College Students: Self-Medication or Socialization. Paper presented for C.E. credits at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

 

Graceffo, J.M. (2010). Validation of the Social Intelligence subscale of the VIA-IS Within a New Conceptual Framework (unpublished master’s thesis). The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, NY.

 

Gillespie, J.F., Curran, R.J., Graceffo, R.A., Graceffo, J.M., Salen, W.L., & Stuart, T. (2009, August). Positive Emotion in Individuals Publicly Expressing Gratitude. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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