Psychology & Counseling: Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Barna, Ph.D., NCC, ACS

Associate Professor
Program Director, School Counseling
570-346-6211 x2328
McGowan 1028


Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP)

Virginia Polytechnic University - 2009


Master of Education in School Counseling (CACREP)

James Madison University - 2000


Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Kutztown University - 1998

Clinical Specialization

children and adolescents

Research Interests

school counselor preparation and training, experiential learning, college and career readiness, high functioning autism

Jennifer Barna, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, and the graduate Counseling Program Coordinator at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Barna is a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is a certified PK-12 school counselor. Dr. Barna holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her leadership roles include Past President of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and  President of the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. She has extensive experience working with elementary and middle school students in her previous positions as a professional school counselor and elementary crisis counselor.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

COUN 506: Student Academic and Career Development for School Counselors; COUN 535: Student Social and Emotional Development for School Counselors; COUN 510: Principles and Practices of Professional School Counseling; COUN 540: Developing and Managing a Successful School Counseling Program; COUN 522a: Practicum: PreK-12 School Counseling; COUN 560: Internship, PreK-12 School Counseling; COUN 402: Group Work in Counseling and Development