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Christie Jenkins

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Jenkins has been working in the social service field for over 25 years. She began working in domestic violence safe houses as a child advocate, life skills trainer, crisis intervention specialist and court advocate. She has been working as a counselor for over sixteen years. She is independently licensed in two states and has a supervisory designation in the state of Ohio. She has been the CEO, Associate Director, and Supervisor for the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center and The Children’s Advocacy Center. She has over 16 years of experience working with a vast array of clientele in inner city Toledo.

She has presented locally, at the state and national levels on various topics affecting counselors and their clients. She is also very active in professional organizations for counselors. Her primary research interests are in Animal Assisted Therapy and domestic violence. She was awarded the Public Policy and Legislation Award from the Ohio Counseling Association (2017). She was also awarded the Counselor Educator of the Year (2017) by the Ohio Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. She was awarded the Innovation and Excellence Award for Excellence in a Large Non-profit and honored by the Ohio Senate for this work. She was previously awarded the Ohio Counselor of the Year (2014) award by the Ohio Counseling Association and the 2012 Clinical Supervisor of the Year and the 2012 Clinical Counselor of the Year from the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association.

In 2015, she was the President of the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2016, she was the President of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She has been the President of the Ohio Counseling Association's Political Action Committee and the Ohio Mental Health Counseling Association. She is currently the Past-President of SAIGE Ohio and the President-Elect of the national SAIGE. She is the Faculty Co-Advisor for LGBTQ+ PRIDE at Walden. She has also been awarded with the Commitment to Social Change Award this year.

Courses Taught

- Practicum

- Internship A

- Internship B

Education

BS, University of Toledo - Toledo, OH United States

MA, Siena Heights University - Adrian, MI United States

PhD, University of Toledo - Toledo, OH United States

Public Service

ONCAC and President 2019-2021, Board of Directors - Columbus, OH United States

ASERVIC, Chair - Columbus, OH United States

OCA, Committee Member - Columbus, OH United States

UT, Committee Member - Toledo, OH United States

UW, Committee Member - Toledo, OH United States

OACES, President - Columbus, OH United States

OASERVIC, President - Columbus, OH United States

NCA, Volunteer - Washington, DC United States

OCA, Volunteer - Columbus, OH United States

Walden, Volunteer - Tampa, FL United States

Awards / Honors

Clinical Counselor of the Year, NWOCA, 2012

Clinical Supervisor of the Year , NWOCA, 2012

Counselor Educator of the Year , OACES, 2017

Excellence in a Large Organization , Toledo Community Foundation, 2015

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden, 2016

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden, 2017

Public Policy and Legislation Award , OCA, 2017

Susan Sears Counselor of the Year , OCA, 2014

Tribute from the Ohio Senate , Ohio Senate, 2015

Publications

Jenkins, C. D., Laux, J., Ritchie, M., Tucker, K. (2014). Animal Assisted Therapy and Rogers’ core components among middle school students receiving counseling services: A descriptive study. . Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Jenkins, C. D., Fineran, K., Lange, A. (2016). Birth and infancy: Physical and cognitive development. .

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). Keith.

Jenkins, C. D., Laux, J., Shestak, A., Jancin, J. (2017). Trauma and stressor related disorders: Systemic processes..

Presentations

Jenkins, C. D. (2017). AAT and childhood trauma. YIPPE.

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). AAT: How it can work for you.. Toledo Hospital.

Mahon, M., Jenkins, C. D., Hill, T., Vanmeter, C. (2014). An overview of Affirmative Therapy and resources for working with sexual and gender minorities. OCA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2015). Animal Assisted Therapy. Kobacker.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). Animal Assisted Therapy at the Children’s Advocacy Center. FCAPC.

Jenkins, C. D. (2014). Appropriate use of AAT at the CAC. FCAPC.

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). Breaking the silence.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). Burn-out for professionals that help children. FCAPC.

Jenkins, C. D. (2018). Child Abuse Prevention. . KD.

Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Community response to domestic violence. PG.

Sepulveda, V. I., Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Deconstructing the well-meaning white counselor and building multicultural counseling competency. ACES.

Jenkins, C. D. (2015). Domestic Violence 101 for counselors. NWOCA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). Domestic Violence 101 for non-English speaking women. . American School for Women and Children.

Jenkins, C. D. (2018). Domestic Violence 101 for the Counselor. CSI.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). Domestic Violence for the helping professional. Job and Family Services.

Fineran, K., Hale, A., Halbert, C., Wright, B., Lange, A., Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Group Work in Cultural Context: Working with LGBTQ Members.. ACA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). How can we help the hurt? Assessing the impact of Domestic Violence on pregnancy, families, and healthcare.. Toledo Hospital.

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). Overcoming roadblocks: Working with vulnerable families. Rotary.

Jenkins, C. D. (2014). Paw-lease help me! Incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy into Trauma –Based Therapy sessions. FCAPC.

Jenkins, C. D. (2015). Paws-itively engaging counseling activities.. OCA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Preventing burnout and vicarious trauma: How do we recognize it and navigate it ethically and effectively? . OCA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Self-Care for the shut-in: Taking care of the online professor.. Walden.

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). Sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and the role of the SANE nurse to facilitate healing.. Toledo Hospital.

Jenkins, C. D. (2013). The Children’s Advocacy Model. Toledo Hospital.

Jenkins, C. D. (2016). Tips and tools for teaching online. ACA.

Jenkins, C. D. (2015). Utilizing the CAC for SANE nurses. Toledo Hospital.