Reiko Hirai Phd, LP
Our clinic serves the student community at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My caseload currently consists of about 20% cases with OCD concerns as I am the one of the two therapists in our clinic who are trained to provide ERP.
I received specialized training for ERP through IOCDF in 2023 and have started providing ERP. I have completed the supervision sessions with my IOCDF leader.
I work with diverse population of University students. Due to my work at a University health center, I can only serve the University students, not adults in the nearby community. As a result, the age range is quite limited but I have seen increasingly diverse student population with roughly 20-40% of my caseload being international students.
In addition to multicultural competency training at my graduate institution, I sought additional training through continuing education and dialogues with my colleagues. It is a very important issue on campus and we often have informal conversations regarding how best we can serve students with diverse background.