Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer I. Davey '07
MA, Special and Elementary Education, Rutgers University
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University
Owner, Licensed Psychologist
Jennifer Davey, PsyD
My Widener Experience
why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology?
I decided to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology because of my strong interest in the field integrative health and wellness. I believe that mental health plays an integral role in one's physical state of health, and vice-versa. It is my passion to help educate others about the mind-body connection and the innate power we all possess to create optimal physical and psychological health.
if you were to do your college experience at widener again, what wouldn't you change?
Of all my experiences in graduate school, the one decision I would not change was my decision to register for the Introductory Class to Biofeedback. Although I had a strong interest in mind-body health, I did not know much about biofeedback at the time. It was a fortuitous moment in my professional career—as biofeedback soon became the primary direction of my future career path. I now have a private practice specializing in biofeedback and neurofeedback, and feel so fortunate to see the amazing changes it can provide to others along their journey to health and healing.
My Professional Experience
what advice would you give a prospective student considering your graduate program?
Follow your passion. Earning a graduate degree requires hard work, dedication, time and commitment. It is your passion in what you are doing that will help you stay focused on your path and be the best you can be.
how has widener prepared you for life after college?
The most rewarding aspect of my career is being in a position to make a difference in the lives of others. There is nothing more fulfilling for me than to share the knowledge and experience I have gained to help others heal, change, grow, and thrive.