Peter Wilson, Ed.D
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Are there times that you secretly worry that clients will discover that you are not as competent as they think you are? If so, you may be experiencing what Clance & Imes (1978) termed the “impostor phenomenon”. The purpose of this presentation is to normalize impostor moments while at the same time recognizing the impact that the impostor phenomenon can have on our therapeutic work. Suggestions will be shared on how to minimize the effects of the impostor phenomenon in our work with clients.
- Participants will develop an enhanced understanding of the impostor syndrome.
- Participants will explore the impact that the impostor syndrome can have on their work as therapists.
- Participants will be provided with potential solutions to dealing with the impostor syndrome.
Peter Wilson, Ed.D. is the former Director of the Graduate Counseling Program and currently a full-time professor at Trevecca Nazarene University. He received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Free Will Baptist Bible College (Welch College), the Master of Arts in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and the Ed.D. from Tennessee State University. Dr. Wilson is a licensed psychologist and maintains a part-time private practice in addition to his teaching duties at Trevecca. He sees clients one day a week at the Babb Center in Hendersonville, TN. Prior to assuming responsibilities at Trevecca, Dr. Wilson served for two years as Clinical Director and six years as therapist at Christian Counseling Services. Dr. Wilson assisted in starting NAACC in 1990. He has held several leadership roles in NAACC over the years and presently serves as interim president. He is married to Deb and together they have four children and nine grandchildren.