Dr. Ja’Nya Jenoch

Visiting Assistant Professor
Mental Health Counselor


Dr. Ja’Nya Jenoch is a social scientist, educator, and clinician with 20+ years of experience in various research, educational, and clinical settings. As a clinician, Dr. Jenoch has specialized in helping children, teens, and adults develop positive coping skills and stress management techniques when dealing with anxiety or depression while experiencing stressful times.  Dr. Jenoch has helped many children and parents work towards school success through psychological evaluations and individual counselling.Her research interests include maternity leave, family policy, work and family conflict, and the effects of domestic violence on children.  Her primary research has been on the intersection of race and class in maternity leave.  During the past 3 years, Dr. Jenoch has been increasing her knowledge and skillset in technology and computer programming and has been the project manager for the Women in AI hackathon for the past 2 years.

Dr. Jenoch has won several academic and professional awards including a four-time University Doctoral Fellowship, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, and recently the 2020-2021 Early Career Fellowship from the Work and Family Researchers’ Network.  In 2014, Dr. Jenoch was recognized for providing outstanding school-based counselling services to Orange County Public Schools students in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Jenoch earned a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, and a doctorate degree in sociology with a concentration in health, families, and communities from the University of Central Florida. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at a private liberal arts college.

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Talk Title :

The Intersection of Education, Mental Health, & Technology

Talk Description :

Technology has been a part of our lives for many years. During the past 2 years this role has increased especially in the way that we experience and deliver formal education and mental health services. This talk will highlight some of the ways that the use of technology has impacted learners, educators, counselors, and clients. It will also explore mental health among students and the role that technology has played in this stage of increased awareness and destigmatization of mental health. Best practices for including technology in education and counselling settings to enhance mental health will be provided.

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