About

Jennifer Toof, LPC, NCC, is pursuing her PhD in International Psychology with a concentration in trauma services from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jennifer has a B.S. in psychology from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her PhD program teaches students the skills necessary to lead organizations in developing prevention and preparedness training and establishing programs to address mental health issues due to traumatic experiences. It prepares graduates for work on a global scale with nonprofits, governments, embassies, and international help organizations.

During her doctoral education, Jennifer has consulted with Kuwait Counseling Center on domestic violence education/prevention and for Abba’s Pride in Ghana on resilience-building education for foster care parents.
Jennifer has prior clinical experience working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and with children, adolescents, and families experiencing emotional and behavioral issues through Child Guidance Resource Centers. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, one of the most trusted and well-known psychotherapy approaches designed to treat post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related difficulties in children, teens, and their caregivers.

Jennifer also works as an Adjunct Professor teaching classes related to counseling and diversity at Rowan College of South Jersey. She is a prolific presenter, having given dozens of presentations at professional counseling and psychology conferences both nationally and internationally. She has also been published in professional journals on issues ranging from family therapy to childhood trauma and attachment. Jennifer was awarded the 2022 Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award from the Association for Humanistic Counseling, the 2020 Professional Service Award from the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the 2019 Graduate Student Award from the Association for Creativity in Counseling, Honorable Mention in the 2019 American Counseling Association Tomorrow’s Counselor Awards, and Honorable Mention in the 2020 American Counseling Association Graduate Student Ethics Awards.

 

Jennifer Toof

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor, Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Nationally Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors

Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students 2022-Present

American Counseling Association
Member 2017-Present
Student member of Public Policy & Legislation Committee 2021-2022

Association for Creativity in Counseling
Member 2018-Present

Association for Humanistic Counseling
Member 2021-Present
Member of Conference Committee 2021-Present

Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International)
Member 2018-Present
Member of Leadership & Professional Advocacy Committee 2019-2022

Theta Chi Sigma (The Chicago School of Professional Counseling- Online Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota)
Member of Alumni Committee June 2020-June 2022
Chair of Alumni Committee June 2020-Sept. 2021
President May 2019-May 2020
Vice President 2018-2019
Chair/Member of Nominations & Elections Committee 2018-2019
Member 2017-Pesent

 

Jennifer Toof - Certificate

Presentations 

Toof, J. (2023, August). The Overturning of Roe v. Wade: Mental Health Impacts & Ethical Responsibilities of Psychologists. Critical conversation presented at the 2023 American Psychological Association Conference.

Toof, J. (2022, July). Use of TF-CBT for Racial Trauma. Educational session presented at the 2022 Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference. 

Toof, J. (2022, April). Use of TF-CBT for Racial Trauma. Educational session presented at the 2022 Pennsylvania CSI Conference.

Toof, J., & Raddatz, J. (2022, April). The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Inner City Minority Youth. Roundtable discussion at the 2022 Pennsylvania CSI Conference.

Toof, J. (2021, November). Global Factors of Growth & Resilience. Experiential session presented at the 2021 Delaware County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force Annual Conference.

Toof, J. (2021, September). Self-care During Traumatic Times. Experiential session presented for TCSPP Alumni Speaker Series.

Toof, J., Mann, J., & Brown, A. (2021, June). Global Factors of Growth & Resilience. Experiential session presented at the 2021 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference.

Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2021, June). Telehealth Interventions to Build Resilience in Kids & Youth. Experiential session presented at the 2021 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference.

Stretch, L., Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2021, May). Let’s Get Creative in Counseling! Experiential session presented at the 2021 American Counseling Association Conference.

Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2021, April). Telehealth Interventions to Build Resilience in Kids & Youth. Experiential session presented at the 2021 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, September). Interventions for Online Therapy with Kids & Youth: An Interactive, Experiential Session. Experiential session presented at the 2020 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference.

Mann, J., & Toof, J. (2020, September). Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens: Making it Work In-Person or Through Telehealth. Experiential session presented at the 2020 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference.

Brown, A., Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, September). Existential Exposure: Using Sense-Based Exposure for Resilience and Anxiety Treatment. Experiential session presented at the 2020 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference.

Outzs Moore, R., Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, April). Thinking Outside the Box. Educational session presented at the 2020 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Stretch, L., Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, April). Let’s Get Creative in Counseling! Experiential session presented at the 2020 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Toof, J., Wong, J., & Devlin, J. M. (2020, April). Childhood Trauma and Attachment. Educational session presented at the 2020 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, April). Rehabilitative Yoga for the Incarcerated Population. Educational session presented at the 2020 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Wong, J., Toof, J., & Trepal, H. (2020, April). Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Families. Educational session presented at the 2020 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Stretch, L., Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2020, April). Let’s Get Creative in Counseling! Accepted for presentation at the 2020 American Counseling Association Conference, San Diego, CA. (Conference cancelled)

Brown, A., Foster, S., Toof, J., & Hudson, D. (2020, May). All Aboard: Applying a New Critical Incident Social Justice Model to the Titanic and Beyond. Accepted for presentation at the 2020 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (Conference cancelled)

Brown, A., & Toof, J. (2020, May). OH, The Humanity!: Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Growth in Therapists. Accepted for presentation at the 2020 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (Conference cancelled)

Devlin, J., & Toof, J. (2020, January). Integrative Family Counseling. Poster presented at the 2020 International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Brown, A., Foster, S., Toof, J.., & Hudson, D. (2019, December). All Aboard: Applying a New Critical Incident Social Justice Model to the Titanic and Beyond. Experiential session presented at the 2019 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference, Clearwater FL.

Toof, J., & Mann, J. (2019, December). Rehabilitative Yoga for the Incarcerated Population. Experiential session presented at the 2019 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference, Clearwater, FL.

Toof, J., & Brown, A. (2019, May). The Use of Virtual Reality Therapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents. Educational session presented at the 2019 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference, Moncton, NB, Canada.

Brown, A., & Toof, J. (2019, May). Interventions for Post-Traumatic Growth. Educational session presented at the 2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Toof, J., Przybyla, A., Foster, S., & Eldredge, K. (2019, May). Male Survivors of Sex Trafficking: The Unseen Victims. Roundtable discussion presented at the 2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Toof, J., & Devlin, J. (2019, April). Integrative Family Counseling. Educational session presented at the 2019 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Toof, J., & Devlin, J. (2019, April). Social Existence Theory. Educational session presented at the 2019 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Toof, J., Przybyla, A., Foster, S., & Eldredge, K. (2019, April). Male Survivors of Sex Trafficking: The Unseen Victims. Educational session presented at the 2019 TCSPP CMHC and Beyond Virtual Conference.

Curtis, A, & Toof, J. (2018, September). The Use of Virtual Reality Therapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents. Roundtable discussion presented at the 2018 Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference, Clearwater, FL.

 

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 Awards

Association for Humanistic Counseling- 2022 Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award

Association for Creativity in Counseling- 2020 Professional Service Award

American Counseling Association- Honorable Mention, 2020 Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Master’s Degree Students

American Counseling Association – Honorable Mention, 2019 Tomorrow’s Counselor Awards

Association for Creativity in Counseling- 2019 Graduate Student Award

Publications

Toof, J. (2022). Professional advocacy agent: Dr. Janice Byrd. Chi Sigma Iota Exemplar, 37(2). https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.csi-net.org/resource/resmgr/publications_exemplar/summer_2022_exemplar.pdf

Toof, J. (2022). Advocacy: Why and how counselors should get involved. Counseling Today, 64(7), 7–8. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/counseling-today-archives/ct_jan_2022.pdf

Toof, J. (2021). Professional advocacy agent: Dr. Sandra Logan-McKibben. Chi Sigma Iota Exemplar, 36(1). https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.csinet.org/resource/resmgr/publications_exemplar/spring-_2021_exemplar.pdf

Toof, J. (2021, May 20). Suicide prevention: How can you help a friend or loved one [Blog post]? Child Guidance Resource Centers. https://cgrc.org/blog/suicide-prevention-how-can-you-help-a-friend-or-loved-one/

Toof, J., Mann, J., & Ouzts Moore, R. (2021). Rehabilitative yoga and mindfulness interventions with people who are incarcerated. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2021.1921648

Devlin, J. M., Toof, J., Jain, S., Stewart, K., & Mack, R. (2021). Social existence theory [Special issue]. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 60(1), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/johc.12149

Toof, J., Wong, J., & Devlin, J. M. (2020). Childhood trauma and attachment. The Family Journal, 28(2), 194–198. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480720902106

Toof, J. (2020, December 21). Celebrating holidays during a pandemic [Blog post]. Child Guidance Resource Centers. https://www.cgrc.org/blog/celebrating-holidays/

Toof, J. (2020, November 01). Election stress & how to overcome it [Blog post]. Child Guidance Resource Centers. https://www.cgrc.org/blog/election-stress-how-to-overcome-it/

Toof, J. (2020, April 12). Cultivating an attitude of gratitude [Blog post]. Child Guidance Resource Centers. https://cgrc.org/blog/cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude/

Devlin, J. M., Toof, J., West, L., Andrews, N., & Cole, J. (2019). Integrative family counseling. The Family Journal, 27(3), 319–324. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480719844035

Toof, J. (2019, May 20). Presenting at a conference 101 [Blog post]. https://failsweetly.blogspot.com/2019/05/presenting-at-conference-101.html

Volunteer / Advocacy Experience

Member of Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness executive board.

Member of Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness (H.A.D.A.) Outreach Committee and Scholarship Committee.

Member of Grands Stepping Up Therapeutic Services team

Graduate Student Volunteer at 2019 American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Expo.

Extensive past and current volunteer experience with Just Detention International (JDI), the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), and the Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS).

Conducted workshops and given speeches related to mental health for organizations/non-profits including Hope for Hallie (suicide prevention non-profit), In This Together Philly/Wilmington (breast cancer support group), and Rowan College of South Jersey Law & Justice Division.

 

Jennifer Toof presentation