WHITNEY CAIN, PHD

Curriculum Vitae

Whitney Jenkins Cain, PhD

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D.  Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University (Cum Laude), 2000
    • Dissertation Title:  Telling Stories:  The Influence of Social Class, Interview Structure, and Interviewer Elaborative Style on Young Children’s Narratives.
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Summa Cum Laude), North Carolina Central University, May 2015
  • M.A. Applied Psychology, Boston University (Cum Laude), 1994
  • B.A. Psychology (Cum Laude), The University of the South, 1993

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  •  September 2015 – present:  Private Practice, Bloomsbury Therapy, Raleigh, NC
  • February 2016 – May 2016:  Mental Health Counselor, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • August 2011 – May 2014:  Associate Professor in Psychology, William Peace University (formerly Peace College), Raleigh, NC
  • August 2004 – May 2011:  Associate Professor & Program Coordinator in Child Development, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
  • August 2001 – July 2004:  Director of the Adventures Program & Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
  • Spring 1995, Spring, 2004:  Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
  • August 1996 – May 2001:  Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
  • Fall 1999:  Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • August 1995 – May 1998:  Teaching & Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  •  August, 1993 – May 1994:  Research Assistant, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University, Boston, M

CLINICAL PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • August 2014 – May 2015:  Medical Family Therapist, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
  •  January 2014 – May 2014:  Therapeutic Classroom Teacher, Lucy Daniels Center, Cary, North Carolin

LICENSURE

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate #A1197
  • October 2015 – November 2017:  Licensed Professional Counselor Associate #A11796

PUBLICATIONS

  • Cain, W.J., Bradley, L.J., Whiting, P.P., & Moody, E.E. (2016).  Socioemotional vulnerabilities in homeless women:  A qualitative study.  Ideas and research you can use:  VISTAS 2016.  Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas
  • Cain, W.J., & Holder, T. (2005) Teaching and learning in an underprepared culture:  Lessons from a first-year experience program.  Reaching through teaching, 17, 31 – 41.
  • Cain, W.J., Eaton, K.L., Baker-Ward, & Yen, G. (2005).  Encouraging Low Income Children’s Narratives: The Effects of Interviewer Elaborative Style and Reporting Condition.  Discourse Processes, 40, 193 – 208.
  • Cain, W.J., Baker-Ward, L., & Eaton, K.L. (2005).  A face in the crowd:  The influences of familiarity and delay on preschoolers’ recognition.  Psychology, Crime, & Law, 11, 315 – 327.
  • Cain, W.J. (2004).  Telling stories:  Examining the effects of assessment context, interviewer elaborative style, and social class in preschoolers’ narratives.  Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 50, 139 – 157.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Cain, W. (February 21, 2018).  Substance Abuse:  Threats, mechanisms, & tools for coping.  Presented at Ogletree Deakins’ Third Annual Real Ethics:  A Substance Abuse CLE.  Raleigh, NC.
  • Cain, W. (February 6, 2018).  Professional well-being & substance abuse. Presented at The Research Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2018 Biennial Institute. Cary, NC.
  • Cain, W.J. (2017, October).  Professional Well-Being:  Threats, Tools, & Practices.  Presentation to Campbell University's Title IX Continuing Legal Education Seminar:  Advanced Interview and Analysis for Professionals, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Cain, W. (2016, February).  The psychology of transitions:  Coping with change in your personal and professional life.  Presentation to North Carolina Advocates for Justice:  Ethics & Hot Issues Program.  Raleigh, N.C.  
  • Cain, W.J., Reveal, J.M., & Pitt, S. (2013, May).  Teaching through research and research through teaching:  Students’ experiences examining homelessness.  Poster presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Cain, W.  (May, 2013).  Thinking more critically about reaching for the stars. William Peace University Baccalaureate, Raleigh, NC.
  • Cain, W.J., Arkenberg, M.E., Jones, C.P., Bobbie, C.M., & Aldrich, H. (2011, May).  Friends and foes:  Homeless women’s peer memories.  Poster presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Cain, W.J., Eaton, K.L., Harris, A.T., Anderson, M.L., & Seeger, L.M. (2008, May).  Emotion and self understanding in the development of morality.  Poster presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Cain, W.J., Eaton, K.L., Seeger, L.M., Anderson, M.L., Harris, A.T. (2008, May).  Connections and disconnections in homeless women’s narratives.  Poster presented at the annual meetings for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Anderson, M.L., Seeger, L.M., Harris, A.T., Miller, L., Wells, E., Brooks, E., Prorock, A., Washington, J., Boone, A., Masone, S., Salgado, R., Vance, K., Boyd, L., Knox, L., Shropshire, K., & Cain, W.J.  (2008, April).  Self and morality.  Poster presented at the annual meetings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD.
  • Cain, W. (March, 2008).  Volcanic eruptions:  The narrative flow of children and homeless women’s narratives.  Peace College’s Lunch & Learn.  Raleigh, NC.
  • Seeger, L.M., Harris, A., Anderson, M.L., & Cain, W.J.  (2008, April).  Homeless women’s narratives.  Poster presented at the annual meetings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD.
  • Ward, M. J., Schluetter, J., Eaton, K.L. & Cain, W. J. (2007, May).  Constructing autobiography:  Cognition, emotion, and time in homeless women’s life stories.  Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Cain, W.J., Dean, A., Howard, A., & Rosenberg, S. (2005, April).  Constructing autobiography:  Differences in adolescents' narratives about successful and disappointing events.  In G. Dillard (Chair), The Message and the Medium: Internal States Language in Reports of Positive and Negative Events Across Interview Methods.  Poster symposium presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cain, W.J., & Holder, T. (2005, March).  Teaching and learning in an underprepared culture:  Lessons from a first-year experience program.  Paper presented at the Annual Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cain, W.J., Yen, G., & Eaton, K.L. (2004, April). Encouraging Low Income Children’s Narratives:  The Effects of Interviewer Elaborative Style and Reporting Condition.  Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Conference on Human Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Cain, W.J., Eaton, K.L., & Yen, G. (2003, April).  The effects of interviewer elaborativeness and context in lower-SES African-American and European-American children’s narrative.  Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Cain, W.J.  (2000, April).  Extending preschoolers’ narratives: The effects of interviewers’ elaboration and interview structure in middle- and low-income children.  In L. Baker-Ward & T. D. Lyon (Chairs), Effectively interviewing young children:  Scaffolding individual differences and developmental limitations.  Poster symposium presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cain, W. J., Juniper, M., Bolstad, C., Waters, S., Crisp, V., Oxendine, D., & Halberstadt, A.  (1997, May).  Time spent in integrated identities predicts life satisfaction in young adults.  Poster presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Burgwyn-Bailes, E., Cain, W. J., & Haden, C.  (1997, April).  Children's narratives about an accident up to one year later:  An exploratory study.  Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Cain, W. J., & Baker-Ward, L.  (1996, March).  Preschoolers' recognition of previous caregivers after extended delays.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Birmingham, AL.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

  • Triangle Business Journal’s Forty under Forty Leadership Award, 2009
  • Alumnae Distinguished Advisor Award, Peace College, 2007
  • North Carolina College Personnel Association Innovation Award, 2002
  • John Oliver Cooke Dissertation Award, NCSU, 1998
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, NCSU, 1996, 1997
  • Outstanding Student Manuscript Award, NCSU, 1997
  • Psychology Emeritus Graduate Student Award, North Carolina State University, 1996

COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT

  • Community Partnerships, Inc., Raleigh, NC, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2012
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County, Raleigh, NC, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2011
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County, Raleigh, NC, Ad Hoc Board Recognition Subcommittee, 2008
  • Triangle Family Services, Raleigh, NC, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2008
  • Triangle Family Services, Raleigh, NC, 20’s – 30’s Leadership Group, Chair, 2004
  • Triangle Family Services, Raleigh, NC, Program & Policy Subcommittee, Chair, 2002 – 2004
  • Camp G.R.A.C.E., Advisory Board, Raleigh NC 2002
  • Courthouse Kids Center, Raleigh, NC, Fundraising Chair, 2000
  • Aids Service Agency, Raleigh, NC, Volunteer 1996 – 1999

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAININGS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • March 2017:  The Enneagram:  A tool for transforming relationships.  Workshop facilitated by Anissa Ferris, LCSW.  Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC.
  • May, 2016:  Trauma-Informed Art Therapy & Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy (12 hours).  Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute.
  • April, 2016:  Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An On-Line Training Course (10 hours).  Medical University of South Carolina.
  • October, 2015:  Certificate in Jungian Studies (33 hours).  Zur Institute.
  • February, 2015:  Introduction to Sandplay Therapy (1 hour).  Temenos Press.
  • September, 2013:  North Carolina Association for Play Therapy Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.