Jennifer Hunter

PhDc, York University; MSW, University of Toronto; MA, York University

Jennifer is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at York University, and a proud graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Social Work program. She has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to and conducting psychological assessments of undergraduate student populations (University of Toronto Scarborough Health & Wellness Centre, York University Psychology Clinic), adults with an eating disorder (North York General Hospital’s Adult Eating Disorders partial day hospital), and adults with cancer (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s Odette Cancer Centre’s Patient and Family Support Services). Jennifer employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy, purposively selecting interventions from different modalities and weaving them together to provide tailored, flexible treatment. She has experience in the provision of Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Jennifer is also passionate about teaching. Her teaching philosophy is that learning occurs when students are interested and are enjoying wrestling with the course content. She has previous experience teaching post-secondary students at Seneca College and York University, and is excited to teach (and learn from) the M.S.W. students at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral research explores how to improve undergraduate education by teaching educators and students to listen to the warning signal of boredom.