PhD, Georgia State University; EdS, University of West Georgia; MA, Lesley Graduate College; BA, University of Vermont
Multicultural counseling in school counseling, counselor identity development, expressive arts therapy, play therapy
Dr. Jackson spent 10 years working as a school counselor prior to becoming a counselor educator in 1997. She is a licensed professional counselor in Texas, a registered play therapist, and a state-certified school counselor in Texas and Massachusetts. Since 1997, she has worked as a play therapist in addition to teaching full time in traditional brick-and-mortar universities. Dr. Jackson has published in the areas of school counseling, expressive arts therapy, multicultural counseling, counselor identity development, and counselor supervision. Her research and contributions to literature in the area of bibliotherapy and counseling with children have been cited frequently. Dr. Jackson’s approach to teaching is student-centered. She is mindful of the interaction between students’ professional selves and their personal selves. She believes that who you are as a person is part of who you are as a counselor; therefore, her personal interests closely follow her professional interests.