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Jennifer Warner
Jennifer Warner
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • MSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
  • BA, Barnard College, Columbia University
Academic/Research Focus

Jennifer is an Oregon and New York State licensed clinical social worker and recent transplant from New York City where she created and taught an elective on interpersonal violence at Columbia University's School of Social Work. Additionally, she was the crime victim social worker and psychotherapist on staff at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, the busiest public hospital in New York City where she formed the first support group for men who have experienced violence and abuse. Additionally, she was a senior social worker and trauma-focused psychotherapist at Safe Horizon - the largest domestic violence organization in NY - where she worked with survivors of interpersonal violence including children as young as 4, adolescents, and adults; as well as those living with PTSD, reactive substance abuse and other self-harm behaviors. Jennifer transitioned into the field of social work after a decade long career as a documentary television producer during which she worked on productions related to issues of social and criminal justice. She was the Outreach and Media Director for Identity House, the first LGBTQ peer counseling organization in New York City; and served as the clinical group facilitator of a cancer support group for lesbian, bisexual, and trans-men and women at the Lesbian Cancer Initiative for which she also co-created a cultural competency training for medical providers and was an advisory board member. In private practice, Jennifer is committed to working with survivors of all traumas including that of chronic, acute, and terminal illness.

Professional Interests: Educating on trauma-informed care throughout medical, behavioral health, and other organizational settings to promote recovery and resilience for those individuals and families affected by trauma; anti-oppressive and empowerment focused social work practice

Personal Interests
  • Hiking
  • Cooking and baking for food intolerances