Jennifer D. Deaton, Ph.D., LCMHC

Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department 

Jennifer Deaton headshot

Assistant Professor
Email: jddeaton@uncg.edu
Office: Curry Building, Room 219A

Research Interest

  • Posttraumatic growth
  • vicarious posttraumatic growth
  • trauma
  • assessment in counseling
  • program evaluation
  • research identity development

Visit Dr. Deaton’s research site M.O.R.E. Research Team

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of South Carolina
  • M.Ed., Counseling and Development, Winthrop University
  • B.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina

Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPC Equivalent)
  • National Certified Counselor

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Deaton seeks to cultivate trauma-informed environments by humanizing mental health in both community and educational settings. She aims to drive interdisciplinary collaboration in areas of trauma-informed care, posttraumatic growth, and vicarious posttraumatic growth with methodology expertise in program evaluation and instrument development. Through her research, she aspires to extend a trauma-informed lens to K-12 educational institutions. Dr. Deaton has served as an evaluator for externally funded research and evaluation projects, including university-based teacher induction programs. As a counselor educator, Dr. Deaton facilitates culturally responsive pedagogy that builds self-awareness, fosters a multicultural lens, and promotes evidenced-based practitioners.

Link to Dr. Deaton‘s CV

Publications

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Deaton, J. D., Wymer, B., & Carlson, R. (2021). Supervision strategies to facilitate vicarious post traumatic growth among trauma counselors. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(4). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol14/iss4/12

Wymer, B., Guest, J., Deaton, J. D., Newton, T., Limberg, D., & Ohrt, J. (2020). Early career clinicians’ supervision experiences related to secondary traumatic stress when treating child survivors of sexual abuse. The Clinical Supervisor, 39(2), 284-305. doi: 10.1080/07325223.2020.1767253

Ohrt, J., Deaton, J., Linich, K., Guest, J., Wymer, B., & Sandonato, B. (2020). Teacher training in K-12 student mental health: A systematic review. Psychology in the Schools. doi:10.1002/pits.22356

Deaton, J., Ohrt, J. (2019). Integration of expressive techniques in multisystemic therapy with at-risk adolescents: A retrospective case analysis. The Family Journal, 27(1), 92-99. doi: 10.1177/1066480718819873