Jean-Pierre Assouad, M.S. is a research practicum student at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, where he sees patients for study evaluations and outpatient therapy. Jean-Pierre is a 4th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He recently completed a year-long practicum at the Center for Brief Therapy where he provided empirically based counseling and comprehensive psychological testing. He is currently working on his dissertation, which involves the improvement of therapeutic alliance in cross-cultural therapy.