Franz Buker, M.A.

Position at CCPH: Doctoral Intern of Psychology

Year joined UMass: 2013

Clinical Interests: Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy; assessment and treatment of early psychotic illnesses; mind/body psychotherapy; college adjustment difficulties; group psychotherapy; substance abuse treatment from an Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy framework; the intersection of psychology and spirituality; crisis intervention and assessment.

Education: Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y., expected 2014; M.A., psychology, Adelphi University, 2011; B.A., psychology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, M.A., 2006.

Professional Experience: Individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings; college mental health counseling, crisis intervention and evaluation; peer supervision; comprehensive psychological assessment.

Certifications/Licenses: Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Primary certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT); certified in crisis intervention and CPR.

Memberships: Psi Chi Honors Society; American Psychological Association; Association for Psychological Science.

More about me: The following quote speaks volumes about how I endeavor to live my life, both in and outside of the therapy room:

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.” –R.D. Laing