PhD, Oregon State University; MS, University of Phoenix; BGS, Brigham Young University
Qualitative inquiry: compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, intentionality, self-care; compassion fatigue awareness in counselor education and supervision; medical issues in counseling (mind/body connection); psychopharmacology; risk and protective factors associated with resilience; trauma recovery; emotion identification, processing, and regulation; emotion-focused therapy for couples and families; co-occurring disorders
Dr. Jorgensen is a practicing licensed clinical mental health counselor specializing in trauma recovery, mood disorder treatment, and relational counseling. She is a counselor educator and supervisor. She is interested in all aspects of the professional growth and training of counselors-in-training. Dr. Jorgensen has done post-graduate education at Harvard University’s Mind/Body Medical Institute in cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and psychopharmacology. She has logged more than 100 hours of core training in emotionally focused therapy. Dr. Jorgensen was part of an interdisciplinary work team of volunteers to the Zulu tribe in South Africa, providing AIDS education, career training, and career counseling. She has also worked with mental health professionals in Indonesia in a joint effort to create mutual understanding for the treatment of sexual addiction. She has served as a volunteer member of the board of directors of two residential treatment centers.