Duties: Providing free, confidential counseling to
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) employees, graduate
students, and their families.
Started at TSRI: December 2001
Hours: Thursdays, 8 AM to noon.
Background: Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the
California School of Professional Psychology. In addition
to running a private practice, Jones's work experience includes
counseling students, postdocs, and employees at the University
of California at San Diego Psychological and Counseling Services
and the University of San Diego Counseling Center. He has
worked with individuals, couples, and families on a variety
of issuesfrom relationships to careers. "I've particularly
enjoyed working with high achievers."
Goals: "I want to help people solve problems, reach
their potential, and be more productive. Sometimes my role
is to listen, to act as a sounding board. Other times, it's
to provide guidance in making adjustments or acquiring new
Favorite Part of his Profession: "It's rewarding
to see people triumph."
Extracurriculars: In addition to being a husband
of 21 years and father to children ages 9, 11, and 14, Jones
coaches soccer, plays beach volleyball, and participates in
Greatest Accomplishment: "Starting a group, The Dad's
Club, in local elementary schools to facilitate fathers' involvement
in their children's education."
Contact information: Jones can be reached at x4-2950.
"It's rewarding to see people triumph,"
says TSRI Counselor Jeff Jones. Photo by Mika Ono.