Jeanne M. Felter

Jeanne M. Felter
Program Director
Associate Professor
Community and Trauma Counseling Program
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Jeanne graduated with a Ph.D. in Education Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling from The Catholic University of America, and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. She is the Director of the Community and Trauma Counseling Program and teaches a variety of experiential courses within the program.

Jeanne has clinical expertise in the treatment of urban children, adolescents and families who have endured adverse experiences and traumatic stress.  She has worked with children and families in Philadelphia through various positions within community and school mental health programs. She has extensive experience working within and collaborating with many K-12 schools and systems, including the School District of Philadelphia, Souderton, Lehigh and Allentown School Districts. She serves as a clinical supervisor and lead trainer/consultant at the St. James School, a private, zero-tuition neighborhood middle school in the under-served Allegheny West community of North Philadelphia.


  1. Felter, J.M. & Gorenberg, M. (2015). Bridging Clinics and Classrooms:  Creating Trauma-Informed Learning Communities. Educational Session presented at the conference for The Advancement of School Mental Health. New Orleans, LA: November.

  2. Felter, J. (2016). Creating Trauma Informed School Communities. Faculty Expert Lecture presented at the Defending Childhood Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC: April.

  3. Felter, J.M. (2014, January 3). Poverty, violence and trauma. The Philadelphia Inquirer.