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Jessica Claire
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Motivated Licensed Psychologist with 10+ years of experience in research, training, and direct clinical care seeking new opportunity to join an integrative health team that utilizes innovative and cutting-edge treatments to provide comprehensive care to patients. Enthusiastically applying for a Psychologist position with Crossover Health. Strong people-skills and talents in relationship-building, conflict resolution, and connecting people and communities. Track record of utilizing the power of human connection to maximize growth potential, build resiliency, facilitate learning, and improve health outcomes. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to enhance productivity while delivering high quality, patient-centered care. Quick-learner who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse work environment. Results-oriented scientist-practitioner with experience in making data-driven decisions and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. Formally trained in multiple evidence-based psychotherapies. Passionate about helping others, making a positive impact, and building healthier communities.

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Verbal & Written Communication
  • Process improvement
  • Rapport/Relationship Building
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Supervision/Training
  • Presentations
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Multicultural Competency
  • Interdisciplinary Case Consultation
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
Education and Training
Doctor of Philosophy: Counseling Psychology, Expected in 2014
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ,

APA Approved Doctoral Program

•Dissertation: Parental Pressure for Academic Success in India

Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology, Expected in 2011
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ,

APA Approved Program, CACREP Accredited

•Thesis: Self-esteem, Valuing of Education, and Academic Stress among Undergraduates in Thailand

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology & Asian Studies, Expected in 2007
Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley, MA,

Mount Holyoke College Leadership Award Recipient, 2003- 2007 •University of Madison-Wisconsin Study Abroad Program, Madurai, India

Licensed Psychologist, 09/2015 to Current
State Of New York Far Rockaway, NY,

Southeast VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, General Mental Health

  • Collaborated with integrated healthcare teams including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and primary care providers to deliver evidence-based therapy.
  • Facilitated psycho-educational groups on Mindfulness and CBT Coping Skills.
  • Conducted triage, intake assessments, safety planning, and crisis management.
  • Utilized Measurement-Based Care to assess progress in treatment.
  • Common assessment measures used included: WAI-SR, PHQ-9, GAD-7, PCL-5, AAQ II, FFMQ, WBSI, WHOQOL.
  • Participated in formal VA trainings and subsequent consultation programs for DBT (1 year), CPT (6 months), and ACT (6 months).
  • Mentorship Coordinator - Developed mentorship program for pre-doctoral interns.
  • Diversity Action Committee – Participate in diversity dialogues with staff

Veteran’s Experience of Care Interdisciplinary Workgroup

  • Spearheaded process improvement initiatives to improve veteran perceptions of mental health care and access to treatment.
  • Social Media liaison to VA Public Affairs Office - Designed educational outreach through social media posts for the over 7,000 followers, improving customer satisfaction ratings in the national survey by 1 standard deviation within 6 months.
  • Editor of quarterly Mental Health Connections e-newsletter circulated to over 60,000 Veterans.
  • Produced a video (in process) depicting mental health providers' support of Veterans during COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-doctoral Resident, 08/2014 to 08/2015
Arizona State University Counseling Services City, STATE,

APPIC Approved Residency

· Provided emergency and routine clinical coverage at one of the largest public universities in the country that enrolled over 80,000 students.

· Clinical Service Delivery: Conduct intake assessments, walk-in crisis intervention, coordinate EMPACT and police crisis response for hospitalizations, after-hours on-call services, safety planning, risk assessment, strengths-based individual therapy, case management, and group therapy.

Training &Administration Specialty

o Co-Clinical Lead – Evaluated effectiveness of clinical delivery system, provided recommendations for process improvement, and oversaw implementation of changes. Facilitated case conferences for staff psychologists.

o Co-chair, Post-doctoral Search Committee – Led search committee, reviewed applications, conducted interviews, and selected applicants.

o Clinical Supervisor – Provided weekly clinical supervision of a doctoral trainee.

o Co-chair, Continuing Education – Identified staff learning goals, recruited presenters through networking with local professional associations for presentations.

o Training Committee – Evaluated effectiveness of training programs and collaboratively developed solutions with stakeholders.

o Practicum Seminar Co-facilitator – Engaged doctoral and master’s level trainees in weekly seminar including case-conferencing and didactic instruction.

· Community Outreach – Participated in campus events aimed at educating students and staff about relevant mental health issues such as sexual assault prevention, diversity, and stress management.

· Group Therapy– Co-led DBT-based skills group, psycho-educational workshops, and mandated workshops for students facing disciplinary action.

o Designed 6-week DBT-based psycho-educational workshop.

Pre-doctoral Intern, 07/2013 to 07/2014
Arizona State University Counseling Services City, STATE,

APA Approved Internship

Direct Service: Conducted intake assessments, after-hours on-call, walk-in crisis intervention, individual therapy, risk assessment, safety planning, coordination of care for hospitalization, case management, and group therapy at a highly demanding, large, public university.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team – Collaborated with campus professionals to staff cases and coordinate treatment for students with Eating Disorders.

Diversity Committee - Organized trainings to enhance multicultural competence.

Clinical supervision – Provided clinical supervision for Master’s level counseling intern.

Community Outreach – presented to academic advisors about how to communicate with students in distress, supported students at sexual assault prevention programs, tabling at major events.

Pre-doctoral Internship Selection Committee –Reviewed applications for APPIC Internship Match, determined candidates to interview, developed interview questions, interviewed and ranked final list of candidates.

Awards & Recognition

· Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award, Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2019

· Professional for Psychology Advocacy Award. Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2016

· Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow Award , Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2015

· Arizona State University Graduate Research Support Award, 2014

· American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Dissertation Award, 2012

· U.S. Department of Education, Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship, 2005

· Ford-Mellon Research Fellow for Minority Scholars, 2005


Chair, Arizona Psychological Association Membership Committee 01/2014 – 01/2020

o Oversaw the needs of over 6,000 psychologist members

o Utilized survey data to implement procedural and programmatic changes.

o Founded the Annual Advocacy & Psychology Conference with over 200 registrants.

o Keynote speakers included Mayor of Flagstaff and AZ Senator.

o Fundraised over $20,000 worth of products and resources for the event.

Association of Veteran's Affairs Psychologist Leaders 08/2018 - Current

Psychologists of Color Special Interest Group

o Presented on a virtual panel titled “Confronting Racism in the VA” in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, attended by nearly 300 VA psychologists and leaders.

o Increased attendee ratings of connectedness by 96%.

o Developed and administered a survey to guide future directions.

Conference Presentations

· A Roadmap to Resilience: It's All About the Journey Workshop

· Mentorship in a Multicultural World: Exploring the Impact of Intersectional Identities in Creating Effective Mentoring Relationships

· The World in Which We Live: Addressing Racial and Social Injustice in Supervision

· Resilience: The Boost You Need to Keep Pushing Through.

· How to get the most out of supervision: Guidelines for Supervisors and Supervisees

· Boost boasting and ban bashing: Self-promotion techniques for female graduate students in STEM

· Body Image, Dieting Behaviors, and Self-Esteem among Undergraduates in Thailand

· Self-Esteem, Valuing of Education, & Academic Stress Among Undergraduates in Thailand

· Cross-class study of the division of domestic Labor in Madurai, India

  • Primé, D.R., Bernstein, B.L., Way, A.K., Cohen-Hita, L., Liddell, T.M., Sarma, A.R., & Bekki, J.M. (2013). Development of an internet-delivered communication curriculum for graduate women in STEM. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2013 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA June 2013.
  • Sarma, A., Payakkakom, A., & Robinson-Kurpius, S. (2012). Self-esteem, Valuing of Education, and Academic Stress among Undergraduates in Thailand. Journal of Asia Pacific Studies.(1), 1-17.
  • Doll, K., Kereakoglow, S., Sarma, A., & Hare, J. (2008). Using students' journals about death experiences as a pedagogical tool. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 29(2), 124-124-138. doi:10.1080/02701960802223183
Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant 08/2011 – 08/2012

NSF-funded CareerWISE Project, Online intervention for graduate women in STEM field

· Authored and developed webpage content for internet-based intervention to promote academic persistence and retention of female doctoral students in STEM fields.

Cross-National Research, Division of Domestic Labor Study 01/2006 – 05/2007

Madurai, India & South Hadley, MA

· Trained, recruited, and supervised research team of translators and interviewers in India and the US. Produced a comprehensive research report on findings.

Independent Ethnographic Field Research 08/2005 – 05/2006

University of Madison-Wisconsin, Study Abroad Program, Madurai, India

· Conducted qualitative, ethnographic research on women's life context surrounding abortion decisions in India. Conducted interviews in Tamil and English.

· Translated and composed findings in a comprehensive report.

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Instructor 08/2011 – 05/2012

Career Development, Undergraduate Course, Arizona State University

· Developed creative curriculum to engage students in career exploration.

· Designed creative supplementary instructional materials for the course and presented to team of instructors of career development to increase “real world” application of course content.

Graduate Teaching Assistant 06/2011 – 07/2011

Counseling At-Risk Youth, Graduate Level Course, Arizona State University

· Graded assignments, aided in test development, researched supplementary instructional materials for the course, participated in student group activities.

· Researched and presented lecture to class “Facts, Fiction, & Theory of Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior” and designed and graded corresponding quiz.

Graduate Teaching Assistant 06/09 – 07/09

Introduction to Research Methods, Graduate Level Course, Arizona State University

· Mentored students on course content and individual research projects, graded research papers, co-led exam review session for students, provided tutoring support for students.

· Designed digital classroom resource (Blackboard) site for the course.

Clinical Training Rotations

Mental Health Intern 08/2011 –08/2013

Phoenix Job Corps – U.S. Department of Labor

● Provided individual and group counseling to diverse young adults.

Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team (psychiatrist, nurse/nurse practitioner, substance abuse counselor, social workers, and teachers) to provide comprehensive treatment.

Crisis Intervention - Served as on-call counselor for crisis management and suicidal clients.

Group Therapy - Designed, recruited, and led groups on healthy body image, women’s issues, anger management, substance abuse, and survivors of sexual abuse.

Practicum Intern 08/2010 – 08/2011

Arizona State University Counseling Services

● Conducted weekly intake assessments and individual therapy sessions with college students

● Worked with students of diverse backgrounds

● Presented a workshop regarding Counseling South Asians to agency staff.

● Presented to Resident Advisors through community outreach on mindfulness.

● Major skills learned include balancing a large case load, working within a large counseling agency, and writing more concise clinical documentation.

Practicum Counselor 01/2009 – 08/2010

Arizona State University Counselor Training Center

● Conducted intake assessments and individual, couples, and family therapy.

● Participated in didactic trainings and case conferences.

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School Attended
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
Job Titles Held:
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Post-doctoral Resident
  • Pre-doctoral Intern
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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