Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences
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Dr. Dayle Jones is Associate Professor and coordinator of the Mental Health Counseling Program at UCF. Dr. Jones has been in the counseling field for 22 years and is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She earned her Master's degree in Education and Human Development from Rollins College and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Jones is very active in the areas of scholarship, research, and professional service. She has published two textbooks: Introduction to the Profession of Counseling (Nugent & Jones, 2005) and Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (Drummond & Jones, 2010). Dr. Jones' research interests include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. She is currently chair of the American Counseling Association's "DSM-5 Proposed Revisions Task Force," and is column editor for Counseling Today's "Inside the DSM-5."