With a broad range of education and experience, I’m ready to work with you to achieve your goals.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree from NYU where I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and was a record-holding member of the track team. My Masters and Doctorate are from Fordham University in the field of Social Work. I completed three years of postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Washington Square Institute in New York and have taken Dr. Gregg Jacob’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia program.
I began my work in mental health as a Family Specialist on an Assertive Community Treatment team in Brooklyn. From there I further developed my interest in mental health treatment and assessment as a psychiatric social worker at an inpatient psychiatric unit at Gracie Square Hospital and in the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital Center. While working full time, I also saw clients for intakes at Washington Square Institute. In 2008, I started seeing clients for psychotherapy treatment as part of my post-graduate training. I eventually started my own private practice in Manhattan.
I closed my practice when I moved to Washington D.C. for my family. After finishing up my dissertation, I took a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hood College. I currently teach at Fordham University and West Virginia University in their online MSW programs. While I love teaching, I also love practicing. I consider my practice crucial for my work as a professor and my connection to academia as beneficial to my practice.
I teach a variety of clinically oriented graduate level courses, such as Trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Advanced Practice. Every semester I am energized and inspired by the great emerging social workers I have the privilege to work with.
In 2020, I had the opportunity to create and teach the first course on Environmental Justice and Social Work at Hood College to BSW students.
In addition to teaching, I also present and publish my research, mainly on topics related to environmental justice, clinical practice and the physical environment, and phenomenology.
My publications include:
Jones, J. (2020). A place for therapy: Clients reflect on their experiences in
psychotherapists’ offices. Qualitative Social Work, 19(3), 406-423.
Jones, J. (2018). A Phenomenological Study of the Office Environments of Clinical
Social Workers. Health Environments Research and Design, 11(3), 38-48.
Jones, J. (2018). Book Review: Combining the creative therapies with technology:
using social media and online counseling to treat clients. Journal of
Technology in Human Services, DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2018.1481489
Goldkind, L., Wolf, L., & Jones, J. (2016). Late adapters? How social workers
acquire knowledge and skills about technology tools. Journal of Computers in Human Services.
I am a social worker at heart. I am committed to making choices that are environmentally, ethically and socially sound. I frequently present and write about themes related to environmental justice. In the past I have been an active volunteer with various organizations with an emphasis on mental health.