Dr. Devon Douglas
Interviewed by Jon Cleveland, Ph.D.
1) What is your current occupation?
I am a clinical psychologist at Cordell Associates, LLC.
2) Where were you educated?
I completed my undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and my doctorate at Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology.
3) What inspired you to choose a career in psychology?
I decided to pursue a career in psychology during my high school intro course. I was immediately engrossed in understanding the way our minds work and human behavior. I chose a wide variety of training opportunities in order to learn about as many different populations as I could.
4) What is most rewarding about this work for you?
One of my primary areas of interest is cluster B personality disorders. When I can really connect with a client who is struggling and help them to make progress, even in a small way, I find that very rewarding.
5) What is the most challenging aspect of your work?
The most challenging part would also be working with cluster B personality disorders! You definitely have to prioritize your own self-care, counter transference, and compassion through this work.
6) How do you keep your life in balance (i.e., what are your hobbies)?
I am a very creative person and I try to incorporate that wherever I can in my life. Whether that is redecorating my office, changing the bulletin board at work, planning a party or crafting, I make it a priority for myself.
7) What are your future plans?
Next year I will be serving as the president of DAPA. In the years to come, I plan to continue working as a psychologist at Cordell Associates, assisting in developing the practicum training program.
Contact Information: Devon Douglas, Psy.D.
Cordell Associates, LLC, 6520 Poe Ave. suite 200
Dayton, OH 45414, (937) 716-7663