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Leah Jenkins

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Jenkins received a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervison from the University of South Carolina in 2008. She has served as a contributing faculty member at Walden University since 2010 and serves as Vice President of Clinical Services for four child/adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facilities in North Carolina. Prior to entering the mental health field, Dr. Jenkins worked as a professional school counselor in North Carolina for nine years.

Courses Taught

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development

COUN 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics

Education

PhD, University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC United States

Post-master's Certificate, University of North Carolina - Greensboro - Greensboro, NC United States

MA, University of North Carolina-Pembroke - Pembroke, NC United States

BS, Pembroke State University - Pembroke, NC United States

Public Service

Wrightsville United Methodist Church, Participant - Wrightsville Beach, NC United States

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Doctoral Student, Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina/College of Education, 2008

Publications

Gibson, D. M., Dollarhide, C. T., Jenkins, L. K. (2010). Nontenured assistant professors as American Counseling Association division presidents: The new look of leadership in counseling Journal of Counseling and Development

Presentations

Jenkins, L. K. (2009). What's race got to do with it? Examining the racial identity of White school counselors North Caroloina School Counselor Association

Jenkins, L. K., Gibson, D. M., (2008). The call for awareness: Examining racial attitudes of White counselors-in-training through fiction Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

Jenkins, L. K., Oh, I. (2008). Integrating the ASCA National Model into school counselor training programs Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

Jenkins, L. K. (2012). Gatekeepers of the field: Providing constructive feedbackt o school counselors and counselors-in-training during supervision North Carolina School Counselor Association

Jenkins, L. K., Gibson, D. M., (2009). Exploring the racial identity attitudes of counselors-in-training throught fiction

Jenkins, L. K., Wilson, T. A. (2011). Disorders of childhood and adolescence North Carolina School Counselor Association

Jenkins, L. K., Richardson, R. (2015). Addressing the needs of children and adolescents diagnosed with mental disorders and intellectual disabilities NC Tide

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