PhD, Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Rebecca Crain’s clinical and research interests include trauma recovery, sexual assault recovery, and multicultural counseling. She enjoys investigating issues and helping communities who find themselves at the margins of justice along these intersection points. Reproductive health and human rights among Latino women and creating infrastructures for Latino mental health are passions of Dr. Crain’s.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Crain’s approach to therapy emphasizes liberation and humanistic frameworks. Liberation psychology advocates for a systemic, socio-political, social-justice-oriented perspective within the field of psychology. Humanism acknowledges the consequences of the human experience and recognizes the individual’s potential to overcome challenges and remain hopeful amidst adversities. Dr. Crain is committed to unifying these two approaches to promote social justice in counseling work with marginalized and oppressed communities.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. Crain uses a feminist, person-centered, and integrated developmental approach to supervision. She strives to be egalitarian and collaborative while relying heavily on the supervisor-supervisee relationship to facilitate effective learning and growth in supervision. She stresses the need for the supervisor to utilize skills and approaches that correspond to the level of the supervisee.
Approach to Wellness
Dr. Crain approaches wellness by spending time in nature, exercising, salsa dancing, and attending church. Other Activities Dr. Crain is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Latina/o Psychological Association.