Dr. Jean Carter has maintained a psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC since receiving her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1980. In her work at the Washington Psychological Center, PC, she offers psychotherapy with individuals and couples, with primary emphases on serious trauma, relationship issues, depression and work stress/vocational adjustment. Additional areas of interest include supervision of psychotherapy practice, grief and loss and issues related to sexual orientation for both individuals and couples. Although she is active throughout psychology, her primary commitment and on-going passion are for the practice of psychotherapy.
Dr. Carter is the Treasurer of the American Psychological Association (2017-2022). She has served as President of three Divisions of the American Psychological Association, on the APA Council of Representatives, as Chair of the Committee for Division/APA Relations and the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and chairs the APA Finance Committee. She was a member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence Based Practice in Psychology and frequently contributes to psychological scholarship through publications and presentations. She is on the editorial board for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and Practice Innovations. She has served as an Associate Editor for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice and on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist, Psychotherapy and The Journal of Counseling Psychology.
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