We are pleased to announce two new faculty who will be joining the Antioch University New England Applied Psychology department this summer.
Dr. Summer Allen will be joining the Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty in the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch University New England in July. Dr. Allen received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 and her MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta State University in 2014. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked with a wide variety of populations. Her clinical experience includes court-mandated treatment, custody concerns, parental alienation, criminal justice involvement, and trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Allen has worked in a variety of settings to include non-profit agencies, correctional facilities, Child Protective Services, and private practice. She currently sees clients in a private practice setting. Her research interests include the need for a strengths-based approach when working with those involved with the criminal justice system. Additionally, she is interested in the importance of peer mentorship for counselors-in-training. Dr. Allen’s service efforts focus on the education and empowerment of novice counselors throughout the licensure process.
Dr. Denzel Jones will be joining the Marriage and Family Therapy faculty in the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch University New England in August. Dr. Jones earned his PhD in Couple & Family Therapy from Kansas State University where his dissertation research focused on the impact of ethnic-racial socialization messages from socialization agents on Black ethnic-racial identity. His research area of interest focuses on the well-being of vulnerable populations, more specifically the influence of diverse social processes and experiences on well-being and identity development across time. As a public scholar, he also has a passion for involvement in community-engaged research and the dissemination of research to the public. Denzel has provided clinical services in multiple clinical settings, such as a children’s group foster home, a low-income community clinic, a university and community clinic, high school settings, and a domestic violence shelter. Denzel was drawn to academia through his passion for training clinicians and scholars and providing mentorship to future generations of developing professionals.