Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Overview
Licensed psychologist experienced in evidence-based treatments, management, and organizational programming and development XXXin higher education and not-for-profit and nonprofit healthcare organizations.

  • Expanded and diversified staffing XXXin a college counseling center to include disciplines of psychiatry, social work, and health education to best meet the complex mental health needs of the student population
  • Designed, directed, and promoted outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment programs XXXin two distinct healthcare facilities
  • Launched and sustained on a college campus the eight-year operation of a dog rescue organization 
  • Created, for higher education and healthcare industries, policies, protocols, and staff orientation manuals, improving staff satisfaction, client accessibility, and quality of care ​​
Professional Experience
Director, Counseling and Career Services/Adjunct Faculty, 07/2001 - Current
Cypress Creek Therapy Brookfield, CT,
  • Provide individual psychotherapy, risk assessment, and crisis intervention services to college students; orchestrate campus-wide psychoeducational and suicide prevention programming; create and revise detailed manuals for standard operating procedures, staff orientation, and emergency response; design and report yearly outcome studies documenting accomplishment of quality improvement initiatives; recruit, hire, and supervise staff representing disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, and social work; provide clinical supervision to master's and doctoral level practicum students; manage departmental operating budget; prepare annual report; advise academic deans on the design and implementation of mental health related institutional policies; and consult XXX college faculty, administrators, staff, and parents, XXX strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Honors: Emory University Award of Distinction, 2014.
Director, Eating Disorders Program, 1998 - 06/2001
Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA,
  • Developed and directed an intensive outpatient treatment program for eating disordered members; provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy; led a dialectical behavior therapy group; consulted to physicians and mental health providers on eating disorder cases throughout the organization; developed programs promoting integrative health care; served on peer review and institutional review boards.
Clinical Director, 1996 - 1998
Hub Counseling And Education Center City, STATE,
  • Managed multidisciplinary staff; developed clinical programs; secured grant funding; created and implemented marketing strategies; addressed all legal/ethical issues confronting agency; revised documentation; promoted interagency affiliation and negotiated contractual agreements; provided individual, group, couples psychotherapy to adolescents and adults; supervised psychology trainees.
Licensed Psychologist/Independent Contractor, 01/1995 - 1996
Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C. City, STATE,
  • Provided individual, group, family psychotherapy, and psychological assessment for eating disordered and general psychiatric outpatients.
Co-Director, Eating Disorders Program/Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, 02/1991 - 1995
Baystate Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Designed and managed operation of a multidisciplinary eating disorders program; provided individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for eating disordered and general psychiatric outpatients; consulted to adult and child/adolescent inpatient services and residential treatment facilities; directed predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs; supervised psychology students; lectured medical students and residents. 
Instructor and Fellow, 1988 - 02/1991
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry City, STATE,
  • Provided individual integrative psychotherapy and experiential group psychotherapy for eating disordered inpatients and outpatients; performed psychological testing and SCID interviews; participated in multidisciplinary treatment team planning; coordinated research; supervised undergraduate research assistants; instructed medical students in interviewing techniques.
Clinical Psychology Intern, 1987 - 1988
Veterans Administration Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Counseled patients XXX diverse physical and psychiatric illnesses; administered psychological and neuropsychological test batteries and prepared comprehensive reports; educated medical staff on psychological aspects of disease; presented at weekly case conferences; attended seminars.
Research Assistant and Sports Psychology Consultant, 07/1986 - 04/1987
University Of California City, STATE,
  • Participated in research project investigating psychological processes accompanying self-exploratory experiences of relaxed meditation, stream of consciousness, mirror-time, and flotation; provided psycho-educational instruction to UCSB Women's Rowing Team.
Co-Instructor and Teaching Assistant, 1986 - 04/1986
University Of California City, STATE,
  • Devised syllabus; lectured on counseling theory and career development; led weekly discussion groups; evaluated written assignments, exams, and oral presentations; assigned grades.
Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology, Expected in
University of California - Santa Barbara, CA
Counseling Psychology Dissertation: Body image disturbance among weight-preoccupied female college students.
Honors: Regents Fellowship; University Fellowship; Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant; Patent Fund Grant.
Master of Arts: Counseling, Expected in
University of California - Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Biological Basis of Behavior, Expected in
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Magna cum laude
Professional Affiliations
American Psychological Association
American University College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
Claire, S. (1990). Eating disorder counseling. International Encyclopedia of Education, Supplemental Volume II, Pergamon Press, Oxford, England.
Atkinson, D. & Claire, S. (1986). The effects of client-counselor similarity on therapeutic process and outcome. Counseling Psychologist, 14(2); 319-354.
Georgia 1894 (Psychology License), active
New York 010811 (Psychology License), inactive
Massachusetts 6154 (Psychology License), inactive
“Introduction to positive psychology”, Economics Seminar, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, March 18, 2015.  
“The pursuit of happiness”, Fall Student/Faculty/Staff Retreat, YMCA Camp, Toccoa, GA, September, 2010.  
“Finding happiness; Introduction to positive psychology”, Campus Life Staff Development,  Oxford College, Oxford, GA, April, 2009.
“Stress management for dummies”, Oxford Staff Organization, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, April 2008.  
“Myers Briggs Type Indicator in the workplace”, Financial Services and Information Technology Staff Retreat, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, October 2007.  
“Emotional intelligence; an elusive construct”, Campus Life Staff Development, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, April 2005.  
"Identification and intervention of eating disorders", CME Lecture, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA, March, 2000.  
"Eating disorders: a sociocultural perspective", Student Assistance Professionals Association Training Conference, Atlanta, GA, February, 1996.  
"Caring for the eating disordered adolescent in a residential treatment setting", Northampton Center for Children and Families, Northampton, MA, June, 1993.  
"Experiential therapies in the treatment of eating disorders", Clinical Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, March, 1993.  
"Nonverbal approaches to the treatment of body image disturbance among eating disordered individuals", Clinical Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, October, 1992.  
"Eating disorders: a sociocultural perspective", Woman's Research Seminar, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA, August, 1992.  
"Eating disorders: etiology and treatment", Developmental/Behavioral Conference Series, Department of  Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, March, 1992.  
"Body image disturbance among weight-preoccupied college females", Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, August, 1989.  

Budget management, Policy/program development, Integrative psychotherapy, Crisis intervention, DBT, CBT. Clinical supervision, Strategic planning, EMR configuration and documentation, Outcome assessment planning and reporting, Staff development and training, Singing, Dancing

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  • University of California
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  • University of Pennsylvania

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  • Director, Counseling and Career Services/Adjunct Faculty
  • Director, Eating Disorders Program
  • Clinical Director
  • Licensed Psychologist/Independent Contractor
  • Co-Director, Eating Disorders Program/Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry
  • Instructor and Fellow
  • Clinical Psychology Intern
  • Research Assistant and Sports Psychology Consultant
  • Co-Instructor and Teaching Assistant


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