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Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Areas of Specialization:
Ethnic Minority Mental Health, Supervision, Program Development
Ph.D, Counselor Education and Supervision, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.A., Agency Counseling with emphasis in Addictions, Appalachian State University
B.S, Psychology with emphasis in Childhood Education, Appalachian State University
Dr. Summers comes to JU bringing 23 years of clinical counseling, supervision, and entrepreneurial experience to the classroom as an assistant professor. She enjoys integrating her clinical experience in the classroom through active, experiential, and transformative learning. She is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and licensed clinical addictions specialist in North Carolina, and is seeking equivalent licensure in Florida. She is the founder of the annual Black Mental Health Symposium, a national conference aimed to equip all practitioners with culturally-specific interventions to improve mental health in Black communities. For her work with ethnic minorities, she was honored as a 2016 NBCC Minority Fellow, received the 2017 Chi Sigma Iota award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy, and the international 2018 Chi Sigma Iota award for Outstanding Practitioner-Supervisor. Her current research interests focus on multicultural issues in counseling and supervision, and social justice and advocacy. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband, Nathan but stays close to their young adult children in Charlotte.