Dr. Jayna Bonfini has significant research, teaching, and clinical experience with individuals struggling with various mental health issues, trauma histories, and substance abuse problems. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Dr. Bonfini has worked in community mental health, a college counseling center, psychiatric hospital programs, justice-involved organizations, and private practice. She also provides consultation to non-profit organizations on program evaluation and outcomes research. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, two kids, and a Yorkshire Terrier, Leo.
Ph.D., Counselor Education, and Supervision, Duquesne University
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Waynesburg University
MA, Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, Liberal Arts, Georgetown University, Magna cum Laude
Bonfini, J. (2021-forthcoming). Counseling Survivors of Suicide and Homicide. Introduction to Trauma Counseling. In L. Lopez Levers (Ed.)., Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions. New York: Springer Publishing.
Bonfini, J. and Ventura, E. (Eds.) (2021). Casebook for DSM-V: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing.
Ventura, E. and Bonfini, J. (2019). Crisis and Natural Disaster Counseling. In D. Capuzzi & D.R. Gross (Eds.), Introduction to the Counseling Profession. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
Bonfini, J. (2018). Aiming for Success. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalex, E. Cameron, and J. Pangelinan (Eds.), Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling: Experiential Activities for Teaching. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
Ventura, E. and Bonfini, J. (2017). Crisis and Natural Disaster Counseling. In D. Capuzzi & D.R. Gross (Eds.), Introduction to the Counseling Profession. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
Bonfini, J. (2021). Supporting Gen Z’s mental, emotional, and social needs. Educational session to the American Counseling Association, Virtual Annual Conference.
Bonfini, J. and Farabaugh, A. (2020). Burning Bright, Not Out: Strategies to Increase resiliency in the Addictions Workforce. Innovations in Prevention: Conference on Addiction in Rural America, California, PA.
Bonfini, J. and Stern, S. (2020). Trauma-informed Teaching Strategies during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Presentation to Trinity Area School District Faculty, Washington, PA.
Bonfini, J. (2019). Supporting Gen Z’s mental, emotional, and social needs. Presentation to PASSHE Student Affairs Conference, Clarion, PA.
Bonfini, J. and Ventura, E. (2017). Self-harm and Adolescents: An Epidemic. Poster Presentation to Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
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