Jennifer Cannon

Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department

Jennifer Cannon headshot

Director of the Nicholas A. Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic, Assistant Professor
Office: 223 Curry Building

Research Interest

  • Holistic healing and wellness
  • Mindfulness
  • Counselor Self-efficacy
  • Trauma & Addictions
  • Healthy Relationships


  • 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


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


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


  • Cannon, J. L. & Murray, C. E. (2019). Promoting healthy relationships and families: An exploratory study of the perceptions of resources and information and skill needs among couples, single adults, and parents. The Family Journal.
  • Cannon, J.L., & Boccone, P. J. (2019). Attachment injuries with bisexual clients and their monosexual partners during the coming out process. Journal of Bisexuality.
  • Cannon, J. L. and Umstead, L. K. (2018). Applying dbt to self-harm in college men: A case study. Journal of College Counseling