Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.

Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Outreach & Education

Associate Director for Outreach and Education


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Special Interests

Sport and performance psychology, anxiety, stress management, academic and life skills, career development, relationship concerns, identity development.


  • B.A.: Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • M.A.: Kinesiology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Internship: CAPS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Having worked at university counseling centers for the majority of my training and career, I am passionate about college student mental health and hope to share my enthusiasm and experience with trainees pursuing an internship at CAPS. My interest in working as a clinical psychologist in a university setting initially stemmed from my passion for working with student-athletes. I have specialized training and experience in sport psychology consultation and research. I continue to enjoy working with athletes and the college student population in general on performance-related issues, as well as on common issues of concern to students such as relationships, depression/anxiety, identity and career development. I often draw upon cognitive-behavioral approaches in working with clients, in particular DBT, in addition to emotion-focused, relational, and problem-solving perspectives. I also have an interest in utilizing primary prevention efforts to enhance college students’ health, and oversee outreach and prevention programs provided by CAPS, as well as supervise externs in the provision of psychoeducational programming.

I strive for a supportive, collaborative relationship with supervisees. I am interested in knowing about trainees’ professional experiences, career goals, areas of competency, and opportunities for growth. I encourage supervisees to actively pursue new learning opportunities, observe, integrate, self-reflect, and experiment in their clinical work. My supervisory style is flexible – at times more directive and educational, at other times more process-oriented and observational – but hopefully always from a supportive stance with a dose of humor along the way.