Julie Corkery, Ph.D.

Associate Director/Director of Training

Associate Director/Director of Training

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology Program
(Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations)

Licensed Psychologist 

1991 - Iowa State University, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Clinical/ Counseling Interests:

I consider myself to be an integrationist, with a strong belief in the counseling relationship as central in the healing process.  I strive to bring acceptance and flexibility to the counseling relationship, and I invite clients to bring acceptance and flexibility to their own internal experiences.  I like to help clients manage mood disorders and anxiety disorders. I strive to provide a safe environment in which clients can explore and process trauma as well.

Multicultural Interests:

I am interested in intersections of gender and social class. I co-wrote the following chapter with Will Liu from our Counseling Psychology program here on campus:

Liu, W. M., Corkery, J., & Thome, J. (2010). Developing competency with social class and classism in counseling and psychotherapy. In J.A.E. Cornish, B.A. Schreier, L.I., Nadkarni, L. Henderson Metzger, & E.R. Rodolfa (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural  Counseling Competencies. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

I have a general interest in how experiences of privilege and oppression affect and shape our lives. I have completed National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Training. I am interested in helping diverse trainees draw on their own life experiences and identity intersections as a source of strength on which to base their development and multicultural competence.

Outreach Interests:

I love to represent our internship program on campus and in the State of Iowa. I also present about UCS Services and general mental health concerns.

Professional Affiliations:

Secretary of Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), Two Terms, September, 2009 -2013. Three-term board member, October 2003 - 2009.