Biography

Cameron W. Davis, Ph.D., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, followed by a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Davis continued his education by earning a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in minority wellness from the University of North Texas and completed internship accredited by the American Psychological Association at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Throughout his career, Dr. Davis has focused on creating and improving mental health services and resources for learners from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education. Before joining the UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Student Wellness and Counseling Center as an Assistant Professor and Licensed Psychologist in March 2024, he served as the multicultural mental health specialist for the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Mental Health Services.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Davis approaches therapy with a relational, multicultural, and humanistic lens. He emphasizes collaboration and empowerment, believing that therapy should be a space where goals are mutually agreed upon and altered as the work progresses, reflecting his commitment to individualized care. Dr. Davis considers himself a relational healer, employing a clinical framework that acknowledges the various intersections of identity, promoting both individual and systemic wellness.

Dr. Davis has also made significant contributions to research, co-authoring a variety of papers focused on psychosocial health variables. His master’s thesis, "Depression, Religious Behaviors and Social Support as Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life among HIV Positive Individuals," and his dissertation, "Racial Microaggressions, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Sense of Belonging among Students of Color," highlight his dedication to exploring aspects of identity, mental and emotional well-being, and psychosocial health for marginalized communities.

Education

Internship
University of Texas at Austin - Counseling and Mental Health Center (2022), Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Texas (2022), Psychology

Publications

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Linguistic and thematic differences in written letters of gratitude to God and gratitude toward others
Hodge AS, Ellis HM, Zuniga S, Zhang H, Davis C, et al The Journal of Positive Psychology 2024 19 1 83-94
Religious relief: Exploring the role of religion and spirituality among a broad range of people living with HIV
Davis CW, Hook JN, Hodge AS, et al Spirituality in Clinical Practice 2023 10 2 168-83
Cultural humility in psychotherapy and clinical supervision: A research review
Zhang H, Watkins Jr CE, Hook JN, Hodge AS, Davis CW, et al Couns Psychother Res 2022 22 548-57
Religious and spiritual struggles and coping amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study
Zhang H, Hook JN, Hodge AS, Coomes SP, Davis CW, et al Spirituality in Clinical Practice 2021 8 4 245-61
The effect of spiritual fortitude on mental health symptoms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Zhang H, Hook JN, Hodge AS, Coomes SP, Davis CW, et al Journal of Psychology and Christianity 2020 39 4 288-300
Political Humility and Forgiveness of a Political Hurt or Offense
Hodge AS, Mosher DK, Davis CW, et al Journal of Psychology and Theology 2020 48 2 142-53

Books

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Religion and Spirituality, Free Will, and Self-Regulation. In The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism

Hodge AS, Alderson C, Davis CW, et al (2020). London, Elsevier

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (2017)