Chatham University

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Faculty and Staff

Jill Paquin Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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

Personal Areas of Interest

Food, wine, being outside, mindfulness, novels, music, beer, baking, kayaking, 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. While at the University of Maryland, she 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.

Dr. Paquin’s main research, clinical, teaching, and advocacy interests are in the areas of group dynamics, identity politics and diversity as a relational construct, the active ingredients of change across different types of group therapies, group therapy service delivery with diverse and/or marginalized populations including incarcerated populations, training multiculturally competent therapists, traumatic stress and PTSD, and mentoring as a social justice intervention. Dr. Paquin has presented her research at the conference of the American Psychological Association every year since 2008.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Paquin supervises graduate trainees in psychology working with therapy clients individually and in groups at the University of Pittsburgh’s counseling center, and believes her continued involvement in this domain brings a valuable synergy to both her teaching and scholarly work.

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 APA Program Chair for Division 49 and Section Chair for the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of Division 17. In addition, she has recently been elected to serve as Member-at-Large for Division 49 for a 3-year term, and is serving on the Science to Service Task Force of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She is also excited to be working with a great group of women to host the 2016 conference of the Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) in Pittsburgh.

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)