Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.Clinic Director; Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
223 Rockwell Hall
Education:Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University, 2002
M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University, 1996
B.A., Psychology, University of Dallas, 1995
Jessie Goicoechea received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Dallas. A growing interest in phenomenological and existential philosophies led her to Duquesne University where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. In 2003, and after completing an internship at Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Center in Lansing, Michigan and having worked as a therapist at Persad Center, the nation's second oldest licensed community mental health center specifically for the LGBT community, Dr. Goicoechea joined the faculty at Duquesne as Director of the Psychology Clinic, the primary training facility for the doctoral students. She enjoys the combination of overseeing the community clinic and participating in the students' clinical training, including providing individual and group supervision and teaching courses on assessment and child and couples therapy.
Dr. Goicoechea is a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice for children, adults, and couples. Clinical interests include child-centered play therapy, therapy with sexual minorities, and intimate partner abuse, particularly in same-sex couples. She has conducted qualitative research on the impact of psychiatric, diagnostic discourse on patient-staff relationships in psychiatric settings and she's currently investigating clients' experiences of collaborative assessment.
Introduction to Psychological Assessment; Psych 571
Couples and Child Therapy; Psych 673
Goicoechea, J. (2013). Invoking and inscribing mental illness: A discursive analysis of diagnostic terminology in inpatient treatment planning meetings. Feminism & Psychology, 23 (1), 107-118.
Goicoechea, J., Fitzpatrick, T. & Gregson, J. (2012). Case formulation and child-centered play therapy: An oxymoron? Presentation given at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology in Pittsburgh, PA.
Goicoechea, J. (2012). Drawing inspiration from Richard Avedon's portrait photography: Implications for Inidvidualized, Collaborative Assessment. Presentation given at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology in Pittsburgh, PA.
Goicoechea, J. (2010). First semester life-world assessments. Panel presentation given at the 2010 Society for Personality Assessment Conference in San Jose, CA.
Goicoechea, J. (2009). Developing collaborative assessment skills and sensibilities: Our training clinic's intake procedure. Panel presentation given at the Society for Personality Assessment Conference in Chicago, IL.
Goicoechea, J. (2007). Building collaborative assessment skills: A practicum clinic's intake procedure. Panel presentation given at the APPIC Conference in San Diego, CA.