I am a master's level clinician and doctoral candidate in Fordham University's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. I earned my Master of Arts from Fordham University and my Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College with a double major in Psychology and Music. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings, community mental health clinics, and university counseling centers with children, adolescents, and adults. I have received training in a number of insight-focused and skill-based therapeutic modalities, and delivered services in individual, group, couples' therapy, and family therapy formats.
In my clinical work, I strive to create a comfortable and nurturing environment that fosters vulnerability and growth, as I firmly believe the two go hand in hand. I adhere to the biopsychosocial model of case conceptualization and take a comprehensive, dynamic approach to understanding my patients. I am particularly diligent about attending to ecological systems (family, community, cultural, historical) in contextualizing an individual's well-being and functioning. I tailor my therapeutic approach based on the patient's values, and goals, and work collaboratively to create and maintain a supportive process that empowers individuals to be active participants in their therapy.
Relevant Trainings and Affiliations Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training Psychodynamic Therapy Training Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) Training Risk Assessment Instrument Training (START:AV, C-SSRS) American Psychology Law-Society (AP-LS) Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
Select Awards and Grants Fordham University Centennial Scholarship (2018-Present) AP-LS Diversity Travel Award (2020) March for Science NYC Diverse Trainee Scholar (2019) Fordham University Bennett Supplement Award (2019)
Weinberger, E. C., Cruise, K. C., Auguste, E. E., Samuels, J. K. (2022). The structured trauma-related experiences and symptoms screener (STRESS): Assessing factor structure and clinical utility in a juvenile justice sample [In press]. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
Samuels, J. (2021). Racial trauma: Definition, impact, and culturally grounded intervention. Trauma Psychology News, 16(2), 19-22. https://traumapsychnews.com
Auguste, E., Samuels, J. (2020, March). Black/African-Centered Psychology in Juvenile Justice. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Auguste, E., Samuels, J., Cruise, K. (2019, July). “Aren’t we all the same?”: Unpacking the Differential Impacts of Microaggressions on Black Men and Women. Poster presented at the Association of Black Psychologists Annual International Convention, Orlando, FL.
Auguste, E., Samuels, J., Weinberger, E., Feingold, Z., Jimenez-Salazar, M., Cruise, K. (2019, June). Microaggression’s Impact on Traumatic Stress: Influences of Identity. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Summer Conference, San Diego, CA.
Ejebe, K., Samuels, J., Rutter, S. B., Rosell, D., McNamara, M., Hazlett, E., Koenigsberg, H., New, A. S., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M. (2018, April). D1 Agonist for Working Memory in Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Baseline Results. Poster presented at The Friedman Institute’s Annual Neuroscience Retreat, New York, NY.
Samuels, J., Fisher, A., Ferrer, M., Prat, M., Andión, O., Lin, S., Rogers, U., Rothstein, E., Calvo, N., Casas, M., Koenigsberg, H., Goodman, M., Hazlett, E., McNamara, M., New, A. S., Ripoli, L., Siever, L., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M. (2017, April). Characterizing Clinical Profiles in Borderline Personality Disorder Based on Symptom Dimensions. Poster presented at The Friedman Institute’s Annual Neuroscience Retreat, New York, NY.
Fisher, A., Rothstein, E., Samuels, J., Derish, N., Bulbena-Cadre, A., Lin, S., Rogers, U., Koenigsberg, H., New, A. S., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M. (2017, March). Social Cognition and Symptoms in Personality Disorders. Poster presented at The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders’ Annual Conference, New York, NY.