CAPS 2021 Graduate Student Trainees

Lian Currie

Lian Currie is joining the University of Richmond CAPS team for her practicum and internship placements for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is currently a full-time academic advisor for students studying bioinformatics at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked for VCU for 4 years. Prior to her transition to higher education student support, Lian worked in marketing and communications for multiple industries but felt called to work with college students on a deeper level. She is in the last year of her Master of Education, Counselor Education program with a concentration in college counseling and student affairs and is excited to get to know the students of U of R. She is a member of the research team for The Women's Lifespan Development Research Lab under the founder and director, Dr. Mary Hermann. Clinically, her interests include college student neurodiversity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, adjustment, women's development, and group psychotherapy.

Lian approaches her work with college students with compassion and a strengths-based lens. From a theoretical perspective, she is guided by a core belief that students are the experts on their own experience and uses an approach that integrates person-centered, narrative, feminist, and solution-focused brief therapy to accomplish student goals. Lian enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, and is a collector of hobbies. Some of these hobbies include knitting, baking, playing piano, painting, and reading.