Chatham University

MS Counseling Psychology
Faculty and Staff

Jill Paquin Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Hometown : Minneapolis, MN; Washington, DC
Joined Chatham : 2012

Academic Areas of Interest

Dr. Paquin researches the active ingredients of change in group therapy interventions, with a special focus on group practice with traditionally marginalized and underserved populations. She also studies group leadership – in the therapy context but also in workplace settings – and how social identities, bias, and gendered expectations of leaders play a role in how women and men are perceived as leaders. Her orientation to clinical work is integrative and informed by interpersonal-relational frameworks, third-wave behavioral approaches, multiculturalism and feminist therapy. She specializes in group therapy practice, and has a special interest in working with clients on the trauma and PTSD spectrum, women, and traditionally underserved and/or marginalized populations.

Personal Areas of Interest

Food, wine, being outside, mindfulness, novels, music, beer, baking, kayaking, my baby, my partner, and connecting with people I like.


Jill D. Paquin, Ph.D., LP, is an Assistant Professor in the graduate programs of counseling psychology at Chatham University. She completed her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Paquin completed clinical training at Maryland’s college counseling center, Greenbelt CARES community center, a state women's prison, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. She completed internship at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. After completing her degree, she trained with Dr. Christine A. Courtois as a postdoctoral associate in private practice working with clients on the PTSD spectrum. In addition, Dr. Paquin spent two years post-degree seeing clients individually and in groups, as well as supervising doctoral and post-doctoral trainees at the University of Pittsburgh's Counseling Center.
Before working in mental health, Dr. Paquin worked for several years in public policy, public health and advocacy in Washington, DC. She is a member of APA Divisions 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), 17 (Counseling Psychology), and 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy) and is currently serving as Board Member-at-Large for Division 49 and Board Member-at-Large for the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of Division 17. In addition, she continues to serve on the Science to Service Task Force of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She was also excited to work with a great group of women to host the 2016 conference of the Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

Courses Taught:
• Psychology of Group Dynamics and Group Psychotherapy (Master's and Doctoral)
• Evidence-Based Practice, Psychopathology, and Resilience (Doctoral)
• Psychology of Organizations, Consultation, and Communities (Doctoral)
• Psychology of Culture and Identity (Master's)
• Supervision of Field Placements (Practicum, Internship I, Internship II) (Master's)
• Theories and Techniques of Counseling (Master's)
• Psychological Assessment (Master's)