Jenna Calton

Jenna Calton

Adjunct Faculty

Intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice, ally development

Dr. Jenna Calton is a licensed psychologist in Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. She specializes in working with children and families who have experienced potentially traumatic events. Within the George Mason University (GMU) Center for Psychological Services, Dr. Calton serves as a clinical supervisor for the COVID-19 Essential Workers Emotional Support Program, which aims to expand services available to essential workers psychologically impacted by COVID-19 by offering a stepped-care model of support, including a phone support line and free therapy sessions. She also co-teaches the doctoral course: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Youth. 

In addition to her work at GMU, Dr. Calton is in private practice in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida, providing evidence-based treatments to children and families with a history of trauma and adversity. 

Selected Publications

Dr. Calton has researched and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics, including posttraumatic stress and growth, social justice-oriented pedagogy, and intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice and help-seeking.

Education

Dr. Calton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University. As part of her training, Dr. Calton completed clinical practica at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Pediatric Endocrine Clinic, Inova Hospital Outpatient Adult Medication Management Program, and The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, MD (The Tree House CAC). Dr. Calton completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC and then returned to The Tree House CAC for a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology.