Jessica Janos is a fifth year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at UNC Chapel Hill who is completing a clinical externship at Silber for the 2022-2023 academic year. Jess is from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL with a major in Psychology and a minor in English. Between college and graduate school, Jess worked for two-years as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. During her undergraduate years, Jess completed a senior honors thesis examining barriers to treatment in a lab specializing in treatment for children with anxiety and mood disorders. At MGH, Jess worked specifically at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, further expanding her understanding of mood disorders and related concerns across the lifespan. In graduate school, she has blended these experiences and interests, and her research niche lies in mood disorders, and bipolar disorder specifically, in youth.
Jess has completed clinical work and psychological assessment in a variety of settings during her time at UNC, including at a community mental health clinic at the university, at Duke’s outpatient child and family treatment center, and at Central Regional Hospital’s inpatient Child and Adolescent Unit. She has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and systems-based approaches to mental health, and has experience working with a variety of clients, including those with trauma histories, developmental disabilities, and youth exploring their sexual and gender identities. Jess embraces “radical genuineness” in her work and is passionate about forming warm, meaningful relationships with clients and their families as an integral step in the treatment process.