Dr. Jennifer Werries

  • Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of CMHC

Dr. Werries is the Clinical Director and an Assistant Professor for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been a practicing clinician specializing in trauma treatment and teaching in counselor education since 2011. She holds a doctorate in leadership specializing in CES from the University of the Cumberlands, a master of arts in professional counseling from Seton Hall University, and a bachelor of science and master of science in music from the University of Illinois. She is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and Oregon, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), EMDRIA EMDR certified, and a Board-Certified Tele- mental Health Counselor (BC-TMH). She serves on the WACES Editorial Board of the Journal of Technology in CES and works with the NBCC as a Subject Matter Expert.

She is the founder and owner of a private practice and has substantial experience supervising master’s, doctoral, and clinicians in their clinical internships and those working toward full licensure. She served on dissertation committees, worked with curriculum development, CACREP standards alignment, and a Title IX advisory board. She has held leadership positions in state professional organizations and advocated in her community, raising awareness and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. She has served on a multi-county task force to reduce mental health stigma. Areas of publication and presentation experience include trauma treatment, theoretical orientation, clinical supervision, multicultural competency, online counselor education, and infusion of technology into the teaching and supervision process.

She enjoys cycling, hiking, sewing, and spending time with her family in her free time.

Jennifer Werries