About Jenifer L. Willson
Jenifer Willson, Ph.D., C.R.C., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Medaille College, where she teaches on ground and online graduate courses, supervises students in the program, and serves as a member of the CMHC Clinical Training Committee. Dr. Willson earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). Before coming to Medaille College, Dr. Willson worked at UB for over 20 years as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Human Resource Administration in the Graduate School of Education, Director of the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education, as well as a clinical faculty member in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Dr. Willson’s area of clinical and research focus is related to grief counseling and issues in grief and loss; she teaches clinical courses, such as Microskills and Psychopharmacology; Introduction to the Profession; Clinical Supervision and Practice; and Grief and Trauma Counseling. For over 20 years, Dr. Willson maintained a small private practice where she specialized in working with adults experiencing grief. Presently, she enjoys mentoring graduate students interested in grief related issues and clinical practice, and counselor education.