Colorado Christian University
Dr. Jennifer Park

Dr. Jennifer Park

Faculty Spotlight

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.A. Counseling (BTS - Graduate School of Counseling)
  • M.S. Ed. Elementary Education (University of Pennsylvania)
  • B.A. Biology (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania)
  • National Certified Counselor
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Park taught middle school for a decade prior to transitioning to counseling. She came to CCU from Grace College, where she was a part-time faculty member from 2015-2017. Additionally, she was an adjunct professor at Regent University, where she earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her clinical experience includes guidance instruction, college counseling, and private practice. Dr. Park's research interests focus on integrating religion and spirituality within counseling. She also enjoys supervising trainees and interns.

Publications
  • Park, J. (in press). Contributing author. In S. Springer, L. Moss, N. Manavizadeh, & A. Pugliese (Eds.). A school counselor’s guide to small groups: Coordination, leadership, & assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Park, J. (2016). “Listening: The power of story.” In M. Luke & K. M. Goodrich (Eds.). Group work experts share their favorite supervision activities: Volume 1 (p. 87). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Upton, B., Herring, N., Conrad, J. L., Allen, H. M., Trefry, D., Park, J. (2015). Turning student mental health ‘Inside Out.’ Advance, 43-47. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/cccu/docs/15_falladvance_web_5d61febb162eff/44
  • Hartwig Moorhead, H. J., & Park, J. S. (2015). Reactive attachment disorder. American Counseling Association Practice Briefs. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/center-for-counseling-practice-policy-and-research/practice-briefs.
  • Park, J. (2014). “A village of 100.” In J. DeLucia-Waack, M. Mercurio, F. Colvin, S. Korta, K. Maertin, E. Martin, & L. Zawadzki (Eds.). School counselors share their favorite classroom guidance lessons: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 377-381). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
Presentations
  • Brue, J., Vuncannon, J., Jr., Park, J., & Philip, S. (2017, March). Overcoming the distance barrier: Developing community and cohesion in online counselor education programs. Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) Annual Conference, Lombard, IL.
  • Park, J., & Newmeyer, M. (2016, October). Assessing spiritual competence in mental health trainees. Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) East Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Cline, J., & Park, J. (2015, March). Living well: Promoting the virtues of wellness in the communities counselors serve. American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Faith in Learning

Dr. Park believes faith is the lens through which we interpret knowledge and gain understanding. Further, faith infuses who we are and is the basis for all that we do. She posits faith integration begins with the character of the individual, continues through connecting in the classroom, and results in caring for the person holistically. It may incorporate implicit or explicit components, but seeks to invest in the learner both professionally and personally.