Kathryn Jones, PhD, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Association, is currently the President Elect for the Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has served as the Director I and Treasurer.  She has also served as the Secretary for The ARC of Jefferson County Junior Board and is involved with other service and volunteer organizations as well.  

She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama and her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University.  Her Master’s thesis explored sexual coercion in adolescents and was published in the Journal of Integrative Psychology.  Kathryn completed her PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her dissertation studied sleep quality and sleep hygiene behaviors in college students. She has presented poster presentations at AAMFT national conferences, the American Public Health Association national conference, and the Rural Health Conference. She has been a guest panelist for the Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development and presented at the 2012 Alabama Counseling Association conference.

She works with individuals, couples, and families and has experience working with clients on a wide variety of topics, including depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting, relationship issues, divorce, blended families, LGBT issues, and grief and loss.  She has been a clinician at UAB since 2005 and in the past has worked with Auburn University’s EAP program and Family and Children’s Services in Opelika, AL.  She provides educational presentations for employees on a variety of topics including stress management, grief, depression, resilience, compassion fatigue, and positive psychology principles.