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Jennifer K. Towns

LEO Lecturer I

Jennifer K. Towns

Dr. Jennifer Towns (MSW ’05) has over 15 years working in the social work field, providing clinical treatment in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health departments and private practice. Her clinical work is founded upon a holistic approach and person-centered principles. She practices from a strengths-based perspective, and incorporated in her therapeutic framework are EMDR, mind-body/somatic components, dialectical behavioral components and solution-focused therapy — all primarily to treat complex interpersonal trauma and trauma related to minority stress/status. Towns has been teaching in higher education for 9 years, and is also a member of many workgroups that focus on advancing equality and social justice through education, therapy and political action.

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Year Degree   School
2018 PhD Clinical Social Work Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
2005 MSW Interpersonal Practice/Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2003 BA Psychology & Sociology/Anthropology Alma College, Alma
  • Towns, J. (2020). Insidious trauma, heteronormative steeping, and help-seeking: Exploring the non-heterosexual experience in rural Northern Michigan. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 14, 221-243.

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