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Knoxville Area Psychological Association


Jenée Justice, M.A.


Jenee is a fourth-year doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington D.C. She earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 2019. She currently works as a Psychometrician at The Pat Summitt Clinic assisting with neuropsychological evaluations while she applies to internship positions for the upcoming year. Her primary clinical interests include assessment and therapy with children and adolescents presenting with a wide variety of concerns, play and sandtray therapies, and the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in young children. Her dissertation is currently in-progress and seeks to examine the utility of integrating child play themes into clinical decision-making across theories of play therapy. She is excited to have recently moved back to her hometown of Knoxville where she can begin to benefit her own community through local advocacy efforts and collaboration with other mental health professionals.

Pat Summit Clinic - University of Tennessee Medical Center

Ten Questions:

    1.    What was your first real job?: 

    My current job with The Pat Summitt Clinic is my first real, full-time professional job, which I have enjoyed immensely so far! 

    2.     What has been your favorite book and why?:

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It's a very inspiring read. Makes you feel like you can do anything and restores faith in humanity! 

    "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."

    3.     How do you describe your sense of humor?:

    Dry and Sarcastic.

    4.     What's your current focus in your work?:

    Obtaining an internship, finishing my dissertation, and graduating one day (haha). 

    5.      What kind of patient would you like to see more?:

    Ones that want to do the work and understand that it is, in fact, work.

    6.       What would you like KAPA to provide in the future?:

    I'm new so I cheated and looked at the answers of others. Networking is a good one! I can't wait to get to know the Knoxville psychological community!

    7.       What guilty pleasure can you not live without?:

    Bread fresh out of the oven with melting butter!

    8.       Name two people who have inspired you?:

    Dolly Parton and Carl Rogers.

    9.      What is a common point of frustration in your current work?:

    Not having graduated yet (haha).

    10.      What’s one thing - either psychology related or not - you learned in the last month?:

    I learned what would happen on Earth if the sun suddenly went out. A grim Google search. 

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