Dr. Laura K. Jones PhD

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Laura K. Jones is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She holds a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education and MS in Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience and uses her training in both disciplines to inform her research, clinical, and pedagogical practices. Her primary interest lies in the confluence of neuroscience and counseling, with specific interests in the intentional and informed integration of neuroscience into the Counseling field and counselor training programs, the reciprocal influence between mental and physical wellbeing, and the neuroscience of trauma and recovery. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the integration of neuroscience into clinical practice, the neuroscience of trauma, and the impact of mental health on physical health, healing and performance. She serves as the inaugural chair of the ACES Neuroscience Interest Network, Co-Editor of Neurocounseling: Brain Based Clinical Approaches, and was a founding Co-Editor for the monthly column in Counseling Today, Neurocounseling: Bridging Brain and Behavior.