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Dr. Jacqueline Swank

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14551678450_c7d6132cfe_oI am an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Florida. I earned my PhD from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Education-Counselor Education in 2010. I also have two master’s degrees in Social Work and Nonprofit Management, which I also earned from UCF. My undergraduate degrees are in Social Work and Child and Family Development, which were both earned at Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri).

In addition to teaching, conducting research, and supervising students and new professionals, I am also involved in service locally, nationally, and internationally. I am actively involved in the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Play Therapy (APT), Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), and Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), along with organizations at the state and local levels as well. I also volunteer as a grief camp counselor for a local organization and I am a trained disaster mental health responder for the American Red Cross.

On a more personal note, I grew up on a farm in Missouri and continue to enjoy spending time in nature and being around animals (especially my cats!). I also enjoy visiting new places and learning about cultures from around the world. I have visited 1 African, 2 Asian, and 20 European countries. I also have a passion for mission work. Furthermore, I enjoy country line and couple dancing, photography, and scrapbooking.

Teaching children in Uganda

Take a look at my site to find out more information about my research, teaching, supervision, and counseling experience.

I was also interviewed in February 2014 about using nature with children and adolescents to promote wellness. Check out the article here: In Search of Wellness

Contact Information:
Jacqueline M. Swank, PhD, LMHC, LCSW, RPT-S
Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
Counseling and Counselor Education Doctoral Program Coordinator
University of Florida
College of Education
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
Counselor Education Program
2-103 Norman Hall
PO Box 117046, Gainesville, FL 32611

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