Jean Giebenhain portrait

Jean Giebenhain

Professor, Psychology
Degree
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1985
Office
JRC LL53
Phone
(651) 962-5037
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
B.S., College of St. Catherine, 1977
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1981
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1985
At St. Thomas since 1983

Dr. Giebenhain frequently teaches Psychopathology, Clinical Psychology, Theories of Counseling since her first year at St. Thomas in 1983. Her research interests include trauma, adoption, English as a Second Language, and ritual in therapy. She seeks research assistants primarily for literature reviews on the above, as well as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

"Teaching, and talking 1:1 with students are two of my favorite activities! Feel free to stop by and chat any time! In addition to my work at UST, I maintain a small private clinical practice, working primarily with women with significant trauma in their history. Much of the work I do is pro bono, for women who could not otherwise afford mental health care.

"Because of my experience adopting three older children from India (ages 7, 10 & 12 when they arrived in the US), I naturally have become interested in the issues faced by older, international adoptees and their families. This experience has also increased my awareness of the difficulties immigrant/refugee families face in navigating our educational system. I am passionate about pursuing ways to improve educational services for ESL students."

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - 0700 - 0800
CRN: 30654 4 Credit Hours

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 301 - 01 Psychopathology - T - R - 0800 - 0940 JRC LL01
CRN: 40327 4 Credit Hours This course sets forth a framework for understanding abnormal or maladaptive behavior. It will investigate specific diagnostic categories (such as depression and schizophrenia), causal factors and treatments of these maladaptive patterns. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and junior standing
PSYC 301 - 02 Psychopathology - T - R - 0955 - 1135 JRC LL01
CRN: 40326 4 Credit Hours This course sets forth a framework for understanding abnormal or maladaptive behavior. It will investigate specific diagnostic categories (such as depression and schizophrenia), causal factors and treatments of these maladaptive patterns. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and junior standing
PSYC 422 - 02 History of Psych in Context - T - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL45
CRN: 40480 4 Credit Hours This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good."

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location