PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Florida
She has been a therapist at the University of Florida for over 22 years. Dr. Funderburk’s clinical training and research interests include multicultural and feminist psychology, psychology of intercultural diversity and oppression-sensitivity, gender issues in psychology and counseling, interpersonal trauma recovery (including sexual abuse and assault), and primary prevention related to interpersonal violence and mental health concerns. Dr. Funderburk is also interested in mindfulness meditation practice and psychotherapy. She has been facilitating a women’s therapy/empowerment group using a variation of the JBMTI Relational-Cultural group model for over five years and also co-facilitated Taming the Anxious Mind meditation training groups for students.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Funderburk has an integrative approach in therapy which is inclusive of feminist, multicultural, humanistic, psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral and relational and systemic theoretical approaches within a developmental framework.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. Funderburk’s approach to supervision is feminist-informed and developmental with a focus on the trainee as a whole person in the context of their professional and personal development. Focus is initially on support and developing a growth fostering supervisory relationship, initially providing structure and helpful feedback in a multi-culturally-sensitive, collaborative way with a goal of moving toward more trainee autonomy over time. Focus on professional ethics and personal ethical decision-making and trainee development of a theoretical framework that they feel comfortable and effective with is also an important part of the supervision process. Reviewing tapes, dialoguing, modeling, and self-disclosure with sensitivity to power dynamics and boundaries are all considered part of the collaborative process of supervision and training.
Approach to Wellness
Dr. Funderburk strives to maintain a balance of activities in her life which include family, friends, professional life, recreation, spirituality, solitude, rest and relaxation. She sees herself as a work in progress. Dr. Funderburk particularly enjoys travel, photography, reading, time with loved ones, art, music, nature and food appreciation (especially with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in cultural context) .
Dr. Funderburk recently taught, for the fourth time, a Psychology of Intercultural Diversity Course that she and Dr. Mary Fukuyama developed for a summer Study Abroad program in Florence Italy. She also recently presented a paper in collaboration with Dr. Chung Choi and Dr. Mary Fukuyama on Bridges and Barriers to Intercultural Communication at a symposium at the 2010 International Association of Applied Psychology conference in Melbourne Australia.