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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.

Contact Information

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jktown@umich.edu

Education

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

Spring / Summer 2022

Course Catalog

Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) SW603

Instructor: Jennifer K. Towns
Time: Tue 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: B760 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Winter 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 001 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW649 013 Practicing Policy with Current Events View Course
SW649 014 Practicing Policy with Current Events View Course

Fall 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW506 009 Essentials of Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW718 003 MasterTrack Skills Lab View Course

Spring / Summer 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 004 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW601 010 Applied Assessment Skills in Integrated Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse View Course
SW603 001 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW504 020 Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work View Course
SW521 012 Interpersonal Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups View Course

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