Beginning on May 9, Licensed Master Social Worker Amber Jones ’09 will join the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team. In her role, Jones will serve as a full-time clinician, holding responsibilities including individual and group therapy sessions, education, outreach, and consultations. The demographic makeup of her past clientele is diverse, and she has worked with cis women, transgender adults, families, and children who are dealing with the aftermath of trauma.
In a campus-wide email, CAPS Director Jennifer D’Andrea, Ph.D. further explained Jones’s background in the field of therapy.
“Her clinical work has focused on providing holistic and affirming treatment approaches for individuals and families impacted by complex, intergenerational trauma, and providing education about the linkages between traumatic experience and social discrimination,” D’Andrea wrote.
Before joining the CAPS team, Jones worked with the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative as well as at Yale University, focusing on community-based counseling tailored to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The addition of Jones to the team represents an effort to increase the accessibility of mental health services to students as demand for appointments rises.
“In her work with clients, she is strengths-based and client-centered, integrating a systems model with a variety of other treatment modalities to emphasize a practice that is holistic and culturally attuned,” her bio reads.
With a B.A. in anthropology and African American Studies (AFAM), Jones was a recipient of dual honors upon graduating from the University. She was also awarded a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Vanguard Prize for her work in AFAM Studies, and a School of Social Service Administration Patricia McKnew Nielsen Scholarship while pursuing her M.A. at the University of Chicago.