Laura K. Jones, PhD, MS

laura.jones@unco.edu Heather Helm
294 McKee Hall
970.351.1403

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education, Laura graduated in 2013 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education. She also holds a M.S. degree in Psychology – Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Oregon. Her research and clinical interests include trauma over the lifespan and vicarious trauma in counselors, with specific interests in the confluence of neuroscience, counseling, and culture as it relates to elucidating the experiences of female survivors of interpersonal trauma, the impact of trauma on interpersonal relationships, perceptions of safety following trauma exposure and efficacious interventions for survivors.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Jones, L. K. (In preparation). Developing a healing context for female survivors of interpersonal trauma: The neurophysiology of posttraumatic stress, empathy, social support and the therapeutic process.
  • Myers, J., & Jones, L. K. (In press). The applications of neuroscience to clinical mental health counseling: It’s all in your head. In J. S. Young & C. Cashwell (Eds.), Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Elements of Effective Practice. Pearson.
  • Jones, L. K. (Spring 2011). Inside the world of sex trafficking: One alumni’s journey. UNCG Department of Counseling and EducationalDevelopment Newsletter. Greensboro, NC
  • Bitter, J. R., Robertson, P. E., Healey, A., & Jones, L. K. (2011). Reclaiming a pro-feminist orientation in Adlerian therapy. Journal of Individual Psychology. In J. R. Bitter (Ed.), Contributions to Adlerian Psychology. (pp. 339-361) Johnson City, TN: Xlibris.

Presentations

  • Jones, L. K. (2013, October). Taking Intentionality to the Next Level: The Application of Neuroscience to Counselor Pedagogy. Accepted for presentation at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, CO. Oral Presentation.
  • Jones, L. K. (2013, October). Trauma Redefined: Implications of DSM-V PTSD Revisions on Counselor Pedagogy, Training and Supervision. Accepted for presentation at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, CO. Oral Presentation.
  • Jones, L. K. (2013, October). Honoring Diversity in Responses to Trauma: Reducing Vicarious Trauma through Trauma-Sensitive Supervision. Accepted for presentation at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, CO. Oral Presentation.

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