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Jennifer Hunter

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

Jennifer is a Clinical Psychologist and a proud graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Social Work program. Presently, she works full time at the York University Psychology Clinic completing a mandatory year of supervised clinical work (‘supervised practice’) all Psychologists undertake after completing their Ph.D. She has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to and conducting psychological assessments of adults and couples. She has had the honour of working with a broad range of adults pondering a variety of existential struggles, and has worked most often with folks who are questioning in the areas of trauma, disordered eating, life transitions, and intimate relationships. 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, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Jennifer is also passionate about teaching. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral research explored how to improve post-secondary education by teaching educators and students to listen to the warning signal of boredom. Jennifer’s teaching philosophy is that learning occurs when students are interested and are enjoying reflecting upon the course content. She emphasizes ‘parallel process’, striving to model in her teaching style the respect, direct communication and attunement that we as social workers offer to our clients. Jennifer has previous experience teaching post-secondary students at Seneca College and York University, and graduate students at the University of Toronto. She is excited to teach (and learn from) the MSW students at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.