Jennifer Foster

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Jennifer Foster
Associate Professor
(269) 387-5115
3521 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5226
Mailing address: 
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5226 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • M.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • B.A., Cedarville University
Research interests: 
  • Childhood trauma
  • Wellness, spirituality
  • The use of creativity in counseling and supervision

Dr. Jennifer Foster joined the faculty at Western Michigan University in the fall of 2012 as an assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology. Before joining WMU, Foster worked as a licensed mental health counselor as well as professional school counselor in the state of Florida. While working as a counselor, she also taught master’s level courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Foster received her Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Central Florida in May of 2011. Her dissertation, An Analysis of Trauma Narratives: Perceptions of Children on the Experience of Sexual Abuse, was awarded University of Central Florida’s College of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award. Foster is continuing her research in the area of childhood trauma.