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Jessica Fripp

Jessica Fripp

Assistant Professor

Psychological Science and Counseling

“Students in our program desire to learn and grow as competent practitioners, rising professionals, and culturally competent scholars. Their passion is inspiring.” Dr. Fripp on what she enjoys most about her interactions with students 
  • University of South Carolina, PhD, (Counselor Education and Supervision)
  • Winthrop University, MEd, (Community Counseling)
  • Winthrop University, BA (Psychology)

Dr. Jessica Fripp is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education & Supervision and the Clinical Mental Health Practicum/Internship Coordinator for the Master of Science in Counseling graduate program. She received her MEd in Community Counseling at Winthrop University in 2010 and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2015 at the University of South Carolina.

  • Help-seeking behavior and engagement of diverse populations in mental health counseling
  • Mental health and wellness in African American communities
  • Stigma reduction and non-traditional intervention to engage African Americans in mental health
  1. Avent, J., McKinney, J. L. G., & Fripp, J. A. (in press). “God is a keeper”: A phenomenological investigation of Christian African Americans’ experiences with religious coping. Accepted in The Professional Counselor.
  2. Avent, J., Wahesh, E., Barrow, M., & Fripp, J. A. (in press). Demographics, Stigma, and Religious Coping and Christian, African Americans’ Help-Seeking. Accepted in Counseling and Values Journal                                                                       
  3. Fripp, J.A. (accepted). Review of the book, Race and the Black Male Subculture, by William T. Hoston. Submitted to The Social Science Journal. 
  4. Fripp, J. A. & Carlson, R. G. (2017). Exploring the influence of attitude and stigma on participation of African American and Latino populations in mental health services. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 45, 80-94. 
  5. Fripp, J. A. (2016). Freedom to fly. In D.Y. Ford, J.L. Davis, M.T. Scott, & Y. Saley-Ruiz (Eds.), Gumbo for the Soul: Liberating memoirs and stories to Inspire Females of Color (pp. 115-119). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  6. Fripp, J. A. (2016). Breaking the silence: Speaking out against institutional racism by raising awareness in the academic community. In D.Y. Ford, M.T., Scott, R.B. Goings, T.T. Wingfield, & M.S. Henfield (Eds.), R.A.C.E. Mentoring Through Social Media: Black and Hispanic Scholars share their journey in the Academy (pp. 25-35). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. 
  7. Carlson, R. G., Fripp, J. A., Cook, C. A., & Kelchner, V. (2015). Examining intimate partner violence, stress, and technology among young adults. The Professional Counselor, 5(3), 365-378.  
  8. Carlson, R. G., Fripp, J. A., Munyon, M. D., Daire, A. P, Johnson, J. D., & DeLorenzi, L. (2014) Passive and active recruitment considerations: For recruiting ethnically diverse, low-income couples to relationship interventions. Marriage & Family Review, 50(1), 76-91.