I have a fairly relaxed structure, where we get to know each other, and I can learn the nuances of your concerns. Once we have established your primary concerns, we will problem solve together to bring about actionable solutions, or at the very least, make you feel heard. We will have regular sessions 1-2 times a week for approximately 2-3 months; and revisit your initial stressors periodically to ensure we're making progress.
I recently graduated with honors from UConn with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences and minor in Communications. I have taken courses in advanced interpersonal communication, developmental, abnormal, Black, and physiological psychology, as well as performing as an academic/personal mentor to a small group of college students on academic probation. I am seeking to provide emotional and/or social support and guidance to young adults feeling lost or overwhelmed.
Due to COVID-19, all sessions will be held virtually (through Zoom, etc.) unless specified otherwise. I am fully vaccinated, so I can hold in-person sessions if need be.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: August 2016 - May 2020
Bachelor of Arts, Honors Scholar; GPA: 3.87/4.00, magna cum laude
Major: Psychological Sciences; Minor: Communications
Dean’s List College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2016 - 2019)
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain: May 2019 - June 2019
UConn Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca (Study Abroad program)
Success Academy Ditmas Park Middle School, Brooklyn, NY: September 2020 - February 2021
SPRINT (Special Education) Associate
Advocating for and securing additional academic, emotional, and developmental services for students requiring extra support and special attention
Managing the Special Education program from end to end for a caseload of 70+ students
Monitoring data from the Assessment team and working closely with teachers and school leadership to catch students who may need interventions or a formal Individualized Education Program
Arranging services, evaluations, and leading IEP meetings with the NYS Department of Education (DOE) Committee on Special Education (CSE) to ensure that each child receives the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that they are entitled to and deserve
Academic Achievement Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: August 2017 - December 2017
UConn Connects Mentor
Advising and counseling a caseload of 4-5 students under academic probation with social, emotional, and academic issues
Taking meeting notes, logging updates in a database, and attending lectures and coaching sessions to progress mentoring skills
Sheya Lab, Department of Developmental Psychology, Storrs, CT : January 2017 - May 2020
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Completed an Honors thesis my senior year under the guidance of Dr. Sheya on the importance of maternal sensitivity during the second year of life
Reading relevant academic papers, summarizing them for discussions, contributing during lab meetings, acting as a mentor to newer members of the lab
Coding video data of mother-child dyads with Datavyu, editing coding schemes with graduate students, creating materials using Qualtrics, recruiting families to participate in studies
Developmental, Abnormal, and Physiological Psychology, Black Psychology, Psychology of Language, Principles of Research in Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, Drugs and Behavior (Neuropharmacology), AP Statistics, Interpersonal and Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Marital and Family Communication, UConn Connects - Helping Students in Higher Education, Senior Thesis in Psychology
Douglas, Jamila R. “The Value of Supportive Touch and Maternal Attention in Measures of Maternal Sensitivity” (2020).
Honors and Memberships:
Honors Program, University of Connecticut: Fall 2016 - Spring 2020
Accepted to the Honors program as an incoming freshman; criteria for invitation based on high school performance, academic rigor, and standardized test scores
Mandates to remain an Honors scholar include taking a certain number of Honors classes, keeping a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or above (with no courses below B-), and completing an Honors thesis
Psi Chi, University of Connecticut chapter: November 2017- Present
International Honors Society in Psychology
Requirements for acceptance include a major or minor in Psychology, at least a 3.0 GPA in all courses and a 3.0 in all Psychology courses, and at least 9 hours of semester courses in Psychology
Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon of Connecticut chapter: May 2020 - Present
Nation’s oldest and original academic honor society
After many years of knowing jamila I am certain she is a dedicated coach and knowledgeable person. She brings perspective and joy to my life, and I am grateful for all she’s done for me!
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