Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia State University (GSU) and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University’s Student Counseling Center. She joined the faculty of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 1994 as Director of Practicum Training and remained in that position until 1999, establishing and maintaining relationships with practicum training sites for the master’s and doctoral level clinical programs. As a professor and core faculty member, Dr. Jones has taught numerous courses, including Trauma Across the Lifespan and Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy. Since 1993, she has also supervised doctoral-level psychotherapy students and provided psychotherapy in a part-time private practice in Decatur, Ga. As a trauma specialist, she integrates eye-movement desensitization reprocessing into her work with trauma survivors. Dr. Jones has numerous publications and research presentations in areas such as trauma psychology, the importance of the student-teacher alliance in clinical psychology teaching and training, and the long-term effects of childhood parentification and divorce. She also serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Family Therapy. Dr. Jones is a member of the Georgia Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network Advisory Council and a facilitator for Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children (D2L.org), a national nonprofit sexual-abuse prevention training program.
Work experience: Private Practice (1993-present); Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University Counseling Center (1993-1994); Director of Practicum Training, Georgia School of Professional Psychology (1994-1999).