Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, M.A., L.P.A., is a licensed behavioral health therapist in a private practice setting in Richmond, KY. Jen has more than 21 years of experience working with crisis management, psychological testing, inpatient/outpatient treatment, groups, families, and the court system. A tireless and passionate advocate for children and families, she developed a parent training program recognized by the Governor’s Commission for the Treatment of Families and Kentucky’s Child Protective Services. Jen helped create a regional children’s crisis stabilization unit, children’s advocacy center, and an intensive after-school program for behaviorally-challenged youth. She has published the Creative Parenting Handbook, CD Awareness In Focus: Modern Guided Imagery Techniques for Immediate Practice, Awareness in Focus by Kids for Kids: Modern Guided Imagery Activities for Immediate Practice, and The Mandala Workbook: Activities Across the Lifespan.
In addition to delivering her nationally-recognized training programs for PESI and keynote presentations, Jen regularly speaks on mental health issues and child abuse for Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and National Public Radio; as well as psychological evaluations for the Department of Disability Determinations and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Jennifer consults regularly for private/state foster care organizations, social services, schools, psychiatric hospitals, Head Start programs, in-home therapy programs, disability determinations, and case management services. Her specialties are in the areas of child abuse, PTSD, DBT, behavioral disorders, anxiety, autistic spectrum, and attachment. Jen shares time-tested, real approaches from the trenches, using humor, energy and passion for an engaging and effortless day of practical learning.
Financial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton has employment relationships with the University of Kentucky and Hundley Psychological Services. She receives compensation as a guest speaker. Jennifer Wilke-Deaton receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton has no relevant non-financial relationships.