Iren Valentine, Psy.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Services
Dr. Valentine is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. She completed her doctoral degree in psychology at Pace University. She completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital (part of the Jacobi Medical Center) where she worked on the Adult Inpatient Service, the Child and Adolescent Crisis Intervention Program, and the Outpatient Psychiatry Service. Dr. Valentine has worked in varied mental health settings from an emergency room in a large public city hospital to serving as a psychologist in a hospital-based rape crisis program and as the clinical director for an adolescent day treatment program in a rural setting. Prior to coming to Mason, Dr. Valentine worked for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services where she focused on juvenile justice reform and supported transforming the system from a correctional to a therapeutic model of care. Although trained from a psychodynamic theoretical orientation, Dr. Valentine incorporates a person-centered multi-cultural feminist perspective and will also use other evidence-based approaches. Areas of expertise include working with trauma survivors, culturally competent program development, and working with high-risk acute clients. Here at Mason, her focus is on continually improving the clinical services provided at CAPS to meet the needs of our students, serving as a CAPS representative on the CARE TEAM which focuses on supporting students of concern, and co-facilitating the Survivors group within CAPS. In addition, Dr. Valentine enjoys spending time with family, traveling (she’s has been to over a dozen countries), and plants (if you stop by CAPS she might show you her office/jungle).
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