Jah Rain Latchman, JD, MA, MDiv
Doctoral Intern 2023-2024
What I do
My primary areas of interest are intergenerational trauma, epigenetics, and resilience. As a former hospital chaplain, I learned a great deal from people who were terminally ill. Their greatest gift to my life was learning how to prioritize joy, passion and living life, fully and intentionally. Because of that commitment, I am passionate about working with people who are navigating chronic illnesses, those struggling with difficult familial dynamics, clients hoping to understand and manage their anxiety and depression, as well as people exploring prior or current religious trauma.
My clinical orientations are primarily an integration of feminist womanist theories which utilize an existential humanistic approach, with hints of behaviorism.
I also enjoy working with clients from a strengths-based approach, that leans heavily on culture, attachment, gender, vulnerability, and relational connections.
All my work also focuses heavily on justice, interpersonal dynamics, compassion, and deconstructing systems of oppression.
Currently a 4th year doctoral student studying clinical psychology at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), Jah has completed externships with addiction and recovery centers, community health centers and within forensic mental health.
Jah has worked as a creative artist, educator, entertainment attorney, entrepreneur, addictions chaplain and hospital chaplain (Emergency Room, Intensive Care and Palliative Care). As a therapist her clinical focus has been working with clients who have experienced racial trauma, intimate partner violence, struggles with low self-esteem, substance use, parental emotional abandonment, various forms of oppression, internalized racism and homophobia, as well as grief and loss.
- Master of Arts - Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 2022
- Master of Divinity, Iliff School of Theology, 2014
- Juris Doctorate, New York Law School
- Bachelors of Science - Social Construction of Racial Identity, City University of New York