Education:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Education/Health Promotion – University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Dissertation: “Research on Freshman and Sleeping Habits (REFRESH): Effects of a Text Message Based Sleep Intervention on Sleep Quality and Sleep Hygiene Behaviors in College Students”
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy – Auburn University

Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Certifications:

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
  • Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

Kathryn Jones, PhD, is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Association (AAMFT), is currently the President Elect for the Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (ALAFMT) and has served as the Director I and Treasurer for ALAMFT. 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. Her Master’s thesis explored sexual coercion in adolescents and was published in the Journal of Integrative Psychology. Dr. Jones’ 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 and 2018 ALAMFT annual conference.

Dr. Jones 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, LGBTQI 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, work-life integration and positive psychology principles. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jones teaches at UAB in the School of Education Community Health and Human Services program. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.