Jamie Nekich, Ph.D.
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of Psychology and Communication Studies
With UI Since 1999
BS, Business, University of Idaho
MA, Organizational Sociology, Stanford University
MA, Social Psychology, Stanford University
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Stanford University
Social relationships and their impact on adjustment, physiology, and emotional regulation
Child and Adult attachment relationships
Clinical psychology interventions for emotional and social competence
Mindfulness practices as a pathway to emotional healing
Art and Creativity as pathways to emotional well-being
I have worked at the University of Idaho for over a decade. I'm a licensed Psychologist and have a small private practice as a Depth Psychologist. I have interests in personal well-being, mindfulness, and emotional regulation. I have very applied interests (meaning I like theory to be used to create effective, real life outcomes). Accordingly I have developed courses and workshops blending psychological topics and creativity to explore the role of mindfulness, art, emotional regulation, and relationships in well-being. I travel and study broadly on these topics and have offered my own workshops locally and with colleagues in California. I am a single parent with two children and I love my role as parent. I enjoy bicycling, yoga, water sports, art, and reading.
- 2006, Nekich, J. Web-based interactive student study guide (sixteen learning modules with self-scoring quizzes) for Developmental Psychology. Wadsworth Publishers: San Francisco.
- 2001, Locke, K & Nekich, J. (2001). Agency and communion in naturalistic social comparison. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 864-874.
Workshops for Performance Artists- Moscow, Idaho Use of dream, journaling, and guided imagination to access personal story and emotion to enhance stage performance. Sept 2007 – May 2008
Workshops for Professional Psychologists- Santa Barbara, California Use of art and theatre techniques to enhance dream analysis in clinical practice. June 2007
- 2009Nekich, J. (May, 2009). Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for Social Activism. Workshop presented to The University of Idaho Chapter of Psi Chi, a National Honor Society for Psychology Students.
- 2008Nekich, J. (May, 2008). Use of Expressive Art and Personal Narrative in Therapy. Talk presented to The University of Idaho Chapter of Psi Chi, a National Honor Society for Psychology Students.
- 2008Nekich, J. (April, 2008). The Psychology of Sustainability. Talk presented as part of a six-week symposium on sustainability organized by the Moscow Unitarian Universalist Church.
- 2003Nekich, J. (February, 2003). Attachment and healthy development. Keynote address for the Young Children and Youth Awards Banquet, Moscow, Idaho.
- 2003 University of Idaho, Student Disability Support Services, Outstanding Faculty Award
- 2002 Moscow, Idaho School District #281, Award for Service to Public Schools
- 2001 University of Idaho, Award for Excellence, Alumni Association
- 2001 University of Idaho, Dean of Students, Outstanding Faculty Award