From the Gonzaga Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Learning Outcomes website:
Students experience a transformational learning environment that honors the power of relationships and the importance of self-reflection and intentional personal growth promoting well-being contributing to effective counseling in service to and for others.
Bakima will graduate from EWU in 2023, majoring in Psychology through the Honors Program. For her 2022 Summer Research Internship, Bakima worked with Dr. Jillene Seiver on a research project titled Growth in Adults through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Bakima has seven years of experience in professional life coaching, mediation, and end-of-life facilitation applications. In counseling, her aim is to educate clients on self-advocacy and somatic approaches to healing. We know she will bring rigorous and nuanced study to any graduate program she attends, and go on to a fulfilling career in clinical psychology research and practice.