Dr. Jennifer Nivin Williamson
Dr. Jennifer Nivin Williamson is a Professor for graduate counseling at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She holds credentials and licenses as a Professional Counselor in both Kentucky and Texas, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner. Her research interests include how people find purpose and meaning in their lives, international mental health counseling, military family reintegration, Adlerian Psychology, and research in Women’s and Family Issues. During her time at her former institution, Lindsey Wilson College, she designed the curriculum for the master-level career course and the undergraduate ethics and multicultural issues and purpose courses as well as the research, advanced counseling theories, and practicum courses offered with the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Jennifer has served as the senior co-chair for the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, the IAMFC Executive Committee, and is currently Co-editor of the Kentucky Counseling Association Journal. Jennifer and her husband, Daniel, are the recipients of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2015 Counseling Vision and Innovation Award. During her time in Kentucky she has worked with Fort Knox and has traveled across Europe and Uganda training mental health counselors in mental health facilitation, family reintegration, ethics, purpose, and psychopathology. She is recognized as a Fulbright Specialist in Mental Health and is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Uganda Counseling and Support Services (a nonprofit NGO operating in the remote villages of Uganda). She is currently transitioning back to her home region in Central Texas from Glasgow, Kentucky, where she and her husband and colleague, Dr. Daniel Williamson have lived for the past 11 years.
Purpose & Meaning, Ethics, International Counseling & Cultures