James Ian Skipper Tillett
Jim Tillett is a doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on de-pathologizing autistic ways of participating in relationships in the context of systemic therapy. Jim is passionate about advocating for the inclusion of neurominorities and their knowledge in the research and development of systemic psychotherapies for neurodiverse relationships. He is also interested in mixed methods research.
Jim received his B.A. in Sociology from UNC Chapel Hill and his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University. He is projected to finish his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy in December 2024.
- Neurominorities and mental health
- Autistic relationship participation
- Systemic therapy
- Affirming neurodivergence and queerness
- Mixed methods research
- M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Appalachian State University, 2020
- Graduate Certificate in Systemic Multicultural Counseling, Appalachian State University, 2020
- B.A. in Sociology with Honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
- Virginia Tech Graduate School Dean’s Diversity Fellowship recipient, 2020-2021
- Senior Honors Thesis in Sociology at UNC Chapel Hill, 2017
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