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Jennifer_Medina Vaughn


Jennifer Medina Vaughn - PhD, LMFT

Instructor, Counseling Psychology, Psychology

Jennifer Vaughn has been an instructor at Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU) since 2015 and teaches in the graduate psychology daytime and evening programs. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Occidental College, her MS in Counseling Psychology at MSMU, and her MA in Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.

Jennifer’s clinical experience involves work with children and adolescents experiencing mental health crises and risk of family separation. As a LMFT in Washington State, she worked in the Emergency Department providing mental health assessment, crisis intervention, and community linkage. She also has a breadth of experience providing community mental health services for children and adolescents with a history of abuse and neglect throughout Los Angeles County.

Jennifer is currently a doctoral candidate in Psychological Science at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Her research focuses on the impact of immigration enforcement on and determinants of health for children of immigrants and their families. Jennifer’s dissertation project examines the mechanisms through which neighborhood socioeconomic status impacts the behavior and flourishing of young children of immigrants. In addition to teaching at MSMU, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.