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Meet Jennifer

Jennifer L. Williams, PhD, LCSW 
Professional Educator - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Public Speaker

Dr. Williams is a licensed clinical social worker, trauma-focused psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, researcher, and university professor with over 26 years of experience.

Dr. Williams is internationally sought-after for her integrative, trauma-focused clinical expertise. As a certified clinical trauma professional, as well as a certified integrative medicine and trauma treatment therapist, she sees clients from around the world that travel to work with her and get to the root cause of their presenting problems. She is trained in EMDR, clinical hypnosis, regression therapy, MBSR, HeartMath, neurofeedback, and integrative medicine and nutrition, and she integrates this knowledge into her clinical practice, teaching, research, and consultation.

She derives passion from utilizing holistic modalities in her therapeutic work with clients. 

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CREDENTIALS

 

A background in learning, teaching, listening, and healing

 

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Barry University

  • Master of Social Work, Barry University

  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Central Florida

 

CLINICAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Florida

  • Approved Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns:

       Florida

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

  • Clinical Hypnosis

  • HeartMath Certified Practitioner

  • Reiki Master

 

OTHER TRAINING

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Energy Medicine

  • Hypnosis and Regression Therapy: Weiss Institute

  • How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness:

       Peter Levine

  • Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD and Complex

       Trauma

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Mindful Educator: Mindful Schools

  • Neurofeedback

  • Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

  • Past Life Therapy: Carol Bowman

  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT): Dolores Cannon

  • The Mind Body Revolution in Health and Healing:

       Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Harvard

       Medical School

CURRENT AND PAST POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor, Barry University School of Social Work:

       2024 - Present

  • Assistant Professor, Barry University School of Social Work:

       2018 – 2024

  • Undergraduate Program Director, Barry University School

       of Social Work: 2008 – 2018

  • Instructor and Coordinator of Student Services, Florida

       International University School of Social Work: 2003 – 2008

  • Qualified Supervisor: 2007 – Present

  • Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist: 1998 – Present

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness with Vulnerable Populations

  • Past Life Regression Therapy

  • Resilience

  • Self-Regulation

  • Trauma-Focused Interventions

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Social Work Educator of the Year, NASW Broward Unit

  • Volunteer of the Year, Broward County Public Schools

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