Tim Davis, PhD, is associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Director of Leadership Coaching for BattenX, the executive training program. A clinical psychologist, Tim helps students, executives and teams achieve more by building resiliency, community and self-awareness. At Batten, he teaches courses on team leadership, group dynamics and emotional resilience.
Davis’s leadership courses at Batten emphasize practical, experiential learning to build self-awareness. His students form teams to experiment with using different approaches to solving problems they experience as team members and leaders. His resilience-focused courses use the transition to and from college as a place for students to learn emotional resilience skills, life management skills, and foundational leadership skills that will help them deal with setbacks and career changes.
Prior to joining Batten, Davis served as the Executive Director for Resilience & Leadership Development at the University of Virginia. He also previously served as the Director of the UVA Center for Counseling & Psychological Services and as Director of Clinical Services at the University of Michigan Counseling & Psychological Services Department.
Executive Coaching Certification from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park MA in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. BA in journalism & history from Indiana University
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The bathtub epiphany moment that led Tim to psychologyWhy Tim wanted to help people as a therapist Getting rejected from “safeties” but accepted to the #1 counseling psych programTim’s attitude toward research in grad schoolChoosing a clinical path after grad schoolWhy Tim got training in more severe psychopathologyWhat Tim learned about college student mental health after working at 4 separate university counseling centersThe adolescent brainThe crisis of college mental health centersWhy Tim stepped away from his clinical positionsWhat piqued Tim’s interest in leadership and resilience?How Tim fosters leadership, resilience, and emotional wellbeing for thousands at UVA through his coursesHow are leadership and resilience related?Can everyone be a leader?What is Tim’s definition of leadership?How is Tim’s clinical background still serving him?What is one skill, quality, or general factor that has served you no matter where you went in life? Visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox! Follow @psych_mic on Instagram to submit questions for speakers and stay in the loop.
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