Jennifer Murray Connell is licensed clinical social worker and Penn State alumna (Political Science) and who the psychology clinic staff in July 2017. Jennifer earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina and has over 25 years of experience providing clinical and consultative services to children, youth, adults, and families.
Jennifer splits her time between the psychological clinic and the Child Study Center. As part of the Child Study Center training institute, Jennifer serves as the director of the Friendship Group Program and is the instructor for the 2-semester course sequence for undergraduates. Jennifer served as the community outreach.
Before returning to Penn State, she spent 18 years in the New Haven, Connecticut area. In New Haven, she worked in both university and community settings. She worked as a clinical instructor of Social Work at Yale Child Study Center providing clinical services and supervising worked and supervised home-based clinical services to children and their families. Jennifer also worked as a school social worker and as the Social Work/Counseling Coordinator for a network charter school serving Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.