Who am I?
Dr. Jennifer Mullan works with people to create spaces within themselves, and within organizations, to heal. Part of the journey towards healing involves dismantling systemic and internalized oppression, which she identifies as the decolonization of our mind, body, and spirits. She is passionate about working with people to create containers of wellness, equity, and elevated consciousness through workshops, retreats, classes, coaching and consulting.
Jennifer is an author, therapist, community organizer, and an academic. With over 100 presentations and workshops within the private and public sectors, she has created and facilitated a variety of workshops and trainings on an array of social issues from: Self-Care for Helping Professionals, Transgressions & Microaggressions, LGBTQIA Identity & Consciousness, Healing Intergenerational Trauma in First-Generation Latina Womyn, to Collective Community Organizing. She has presented at a myriad of settings from Universities, community organizations, non-profits, private practices, and elementary and high schools. In 2016 she was awarded with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from New Jersey City University, and in 2014 her (co-) presentation for the Global Community of Academic Advising, “Burnout, Self-Care and Mindfulness Practices,” received the “Best in Region” award.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education, teaching, and non-profit management, with a focus on social justice & inclusion issues. She is passionately committed to building coalitions and solidarity work that effectively address inequities based on race, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation. Her professional research and clinical interests include complex and intergenerational trauma, group psychotherapy, LGBTQIA wellness, spirituality & mindfulness practices, intersectionality, racism as trauma, healing violence in communities of color, healing from sexual violence and self-love as a revolutionary act.
Jennifer trained as a clinical psychologist with a doctorate of psychology (Psy.D). She maintains that her dissertation “Slavery and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Inner City African American Male Youth: A Model Program- From the Cotton Fields to the Concrete Jungle,” has been a primary platform for her current work in furthering emotional well being on a larger collective scale. Jennifer is currently working on a podcast, Decolonizing Psychology (forthcoming in 2018), and a book on the process of moving psychology from individual- to collective ways of healing through the decolonization process.
As a therapist, consultant, and Coordinator of a nationally recognized peer education program in higher education, the Peers Educating Peers (PEP) program- Jennifer has helped hundreds of youth and adults, in both California and the NY/ NJ tri-state area, cultivate a sense of conscious “woke-ness” that embeds self-love, self-worth, and a sense of reawakened identity- all combined with community healing. Whether on stage or through her writing, Jennifer offers conscious, clear, and authentic dialogue that is a healing interchange of therapeutic containment, intersectional awareness, social justice work - and grounded, practical ideas and interventions that creates purposeful & holistic living. She is clear and humbled to engage in her life work teaching and coaching people, into defining their own healing and resistance to oppression.