As a Caron psychology fellow, Camille St. James provides psychological evaluations and therapeutic support to Caron patients. She runs specialty groups using cognitive behavioral therapy and offers lectures to family members about substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.
Her clinical work is concentrated in the areas of addiction, trauma, women’s health, and spirituality. Her theoretical orientation is grounded in psychodynamic theory and informed by evidence-based practice, including relational, family systems, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques. In addition, Dr. St. James has experience with cognitive and personality testing (projective and objective).
The biggest rewards of her work at Caron are witnessing the transformation of patients as they progress in treatment and working with a talented and passionate interdisciplinary team. She brings both her past professional and life experience to her work with patients and families.
As a researcher, Dr. St. James’ work is oriented around the broad themes of diversity, justice, spirituality, and well-being, as well as professional competence.
Dr. St. James earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was the first recipient of the Thomas E. Klee, Ph.D., Award for her demonstrated commitment to modern psychodynamic theory as applied to psychotherapy. While pursuing her doctorate, she was also honored as an Emerging Leader by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and continues as an active member of that organization.
Dr. St. James completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College where she worked with a diverse population of adults, children and families in a community mental health setting. Previous clinical experience focused on co-occurring disorders in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment setting.
As an adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College, Dr. St. James has taught a range of topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.