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Phone: 2658
Office: Doheny
E-mail: jjackson@msmu.edu

Julie Jackson - PsyD

Assistant Professor, PsyD Director of Clinical Training (DCT), Graduate Psychology, Psychology

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Adler University
MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Adler University
BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

Biography

I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was completed at the APA Accredited Adler University in Chicago, Illinois.

I have worked in community-based mental health settings providing services in the areas of ADHD/ODD/CD, domestic violence, school-based services (public, private, and therapeutic day programs), community violence, and inpatient treatment.  I have co-created evidence-based protocols focusing on faith-based HIV prevention intervention and family therapy for children/teens exposed to community violence. My dissertation work focused on academic functioning and children exposed to community violence. In my private practice I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with trauma, complicated grief, family systems issues, anxiety, low cognitive functioning, ADHD/ODD/CD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In Fall 2015, I began working at The Mount as an adjunct faculty member. When I began teaching I learned the coolest thing is to teach students to do what I love to do – work with families! I became a full-time faculty member in 2016 and in 2017 I was the MFT Program Coordinator. Currently, I hold the honor of being the PsyD Director of Clinical Training.

Research Topics of Interest

ADHD and family functioning, personality pairings of clinicians and clients, impact of faith on HIV prevention/intervention, social development of biracial individuals, and the impact of community violence on academic functioning and success.

Courses

I teach in our undergraduate psychology, traditional graduate psychology and ¡Enlaces! graduate psychology programs. I teach or have taught the following courses:

  • PSY 172 Developmental Psychopathology
  • PSY 202 Lifespan Development
  • PSY 203 Multicultural Counseling
  • PSY 230 Assessment
  • PSY 269A Practicum
  • PSY 269B Advanced Practicum
  • PSY 269C Professional Practices
  • PSY 274 Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • PSY 281 Community Mental Health
  • PSY 290 Mindfulness