Olivia Hoskins, Ph.D.

Olivia Hoskins, Ph.D.

Special Interests

Black/African-American mental health issues and concerns; identity development; internalized stereotypes and stereotype threat; anxiety; relationship issues and concerns.

Bio

  • B.S., Psychology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • M.S., Community Psychology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Background

I have worked in a variety of settings including medical and behavioral hospitals, schools, correctional settings, and private practice. As such I hold a unique and multi-faceted perspective on provision of psychological services which I integrate into supervision and training.

I approach supervision and training as a collaborative process between myself and the supervisee. I understand the role of supervision as one in which I help to guide and support the supervisee in trusting the skills they’ve learned while applying them to real-world practice. I consider supervision the time and space in which a supervisee can safely express vulnerability and yet be challenged to grow. I mark growth within the training year as a supervisee’s ability to more securely conceptualize and work with a variety of psychological presentations while also increasing their own professional ethical acumen.

My training background is cognitive behavioral in its approach. However, I have supported supervisees from a variety of clinical backgrounds and theoretical perspectives. Supervision is one of the core tenets of our profession and I look forward to supporting interns in their continued development.