Brian Williams Bio

Psychologist III; Coordinator of African American Students Counseling Services and Programs

Personal Statement:
My primary areas of professional interest are multicultural issues in counseling, and helping others from a culturally sensitive perspective. I believe that most traditional theories of counseling and psychotherapy fail to consider cultural aspects that contribute to the distress and concerns of an individual. I don't feel that a true and complete understanding of a person can occur without taking cultural factors into consideration. I also like facilitating psychotherapy and psycho educational groups, and have come to appreciate the learning and growth that can take place in a group setting. I enjoy working with the college student population and meeting students on their own "turf," and therefore try to attend as many student sponsored activities and programs as possible. I have served as the advisor to several recognized student organizations, and value the role of mentoring students and other young professionals. Personally, I enjoy working out, reading, listening to jazz, bowling, fishing, and tending to my small garden. I am now a "retired" athlete but still enjoy watching sports. I still use an old Commodore 64 computer, a fact that draws constant ribbing from peers, and my favorite pastime activity is metal detecting.

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.A., Psychology, Texas A&I University
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Texas A&I University

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 5317
Board Certified in African Centered Black Psychology, The Association of Black Psychologists

Fellow, The Association of Black Psychologists

Areas of Special Interest:
Multicultural Issues; Africentric psychology; sports psychology; self-esteem development; dream analysis; crisis intervention; identity development; and psychological assessment.

Theoretical Orientation:
Integrative, with an emphasis on psychodynamic case conceptualization, Africentric principles, and client- centered techniques.

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