Vacc Clinic

CLINIC STAFF

Clinic operations are overseen by the Clinic Director, a full-time faculty member from the UNC Greensboro Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED). Each academic year select students are chosen to staff the Vacc Clinic through graduate assistantship and internship appointments.

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Director

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Dr. Jennifer Cannon has expertise in evidence-based counseling practices, impact of mindfulness and experiences of trauma on mental health, attachment, and counselor development, and the promotion of healthy relationships. She also works through a wellness lens and promotes holistic healing and wellness. She works as both a university professor and private practitioner. She counsels clients with a range of concerns (e.g., addictions, trauma, relationship/family, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, co-occurring disorders) and has worked in a variety of settings (e.g., residential treatment, college counselor centers, private practice). She also provides supervision and mentorship to counselors and counselors-in-training.

EDUCATION

  • PhD Counseling and Counselor Education, UNC Greensboro
  • MSEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • BA Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • AA American Sign Language, John A. Logan College

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

Graduate Assistantships

Typically, master’s-level students serve as Clinic Resource Assistants, and are responsible for screening, scheduling, and recording sessions. At the doctoral level, graduate assistants are responsible for outreach, special projects, and group, individual, couple, and family counseling services. Each year one graduate assistant acts as coordinator of the SIP, AMP, and Making Better Choices programs, which are aimed at working with UNC Greensboro students who may need additional support to succeed within the University setting.


Internships

Master’s and doctoral-level internships are available in the Clinic. In addition, the Jack Bardon Fellowship offers one carefully chosen master’s or doctoral level student a stipend for an internship in the Clinic each academic year.