Jeffrey Graham, M.A. - CCP Program Coordinator
I have served as the Program Coordinator since Fall 2016. I have spent almost 10 years in higher edcuation, including in college admissions, academic advising, and teaching. During that time, I also gained as a part-time hospital-based addiction recovery counselor. I earned my B.A. in History (Social Sciences) Education and Theatre Education from Illinois State University and my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Being program coordinator has afforded me the opportunity to combine my passions for education and mental health.
As an instructor, I aim to be collaborative and experiential; I also use critical pedagogy techniques when appropriate, giving students the space to consider their roles in their education and social environments. From a counseling standpoint, I tend favor cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and mindfulness techniques. I look forward to working with the CCP program and integrating my professional experience into my responsibilities.
I have been working at the Counseling Center as a Clinical Counselor since the Fall of 2016. At that time, I began the role as the Co-Instructor for the CCP Program in addition to my clinical duties. My graduate schoolwork and clinical internships have been spent preparing me for a career at a University Counseling Center. I highly value this work as it allows me to complete a variety of work including supervision and outreach. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Miami University (Ohio), my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Psychology from Ball State University and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University.
I have been teaching undergraduate students since the Fall of 2012. I teach from a developmental perspective and providing supervision in areas related to career development and social issues. I have especially valued my work in the CCP program as I appreciate being able to help students feel more confident in skills related to outreach, professional development and peer education. As a therapist, I work from a humanistic perspective; drawing from Existential and Feminist-Multicultural theorists.