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About Julia Case, MA
Julia A. C. Case, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral fellow in the Gender Identity Program who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families. Dr. Case is specialized in providing sensitive, informed, and affirming care to individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Specifically, she has received dedicated training across the gender spectrum, working with transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals and their support systems. Dr. Case's foundational training was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for mood, anxiety, and personality symptoms, and she utilizes principles from these modalities most frequently in her work. However, she also has significant experience with Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and also relies on these modalities in treatment.
Dr. Case's approach to therapy is influenced by her belief in meeting individuals where they are, and her practice of radical genuineness in order to validate, understand, and empathize with individuals' lived experiences. By providing a safe and affirming therapeutic relationship, she allows individuals a space for reflection, which can lead to desire for change in their own lives. She predominantly implements a symptom-based approach in her work, to provide individuals with relevant skills to target their current challenges, while taking into consideration the presence of contextual factors and how these factors may influence an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Much of the content of Dr. Case's ongoing therapy also focuses on the exploration of gender identity and sexual orientation alongside of co-occurring mental health challenges.
Dr. Case completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and neuroscience at Temple University, where her research interests focused on identifying biological and neural markers of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents. Her dissertation examined deficits in reward processing as correlates of self-injury using multiple methods, including resting-state and functional MRI. She also received extensive training in diagnostic interviewing with children, adolescents, and adults during her graduate training. Dr. Case completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – Jackson Behavioral Health System on the Child Clinical Track, where she worked across settings and levels of care including outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, outpatient and inpatient psychological testing, and full-program comprehensive DBT-A. These roles have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of providers to learn to best advocate for the needs of her clients and patients, which she has carried into her clinical approach today.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
- Gender Identity
- Group Therapy
- LGBT Mental Health