|Jennifer Cummings, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Indiana and Michigan. She received her B.A. from Miami University and her Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. Dr. Jennifer Cummings is associated with the Center for Children and Families at the University of Notre Dame as a Co-Investigator on multiple projects concerning marital relations, family dynamics, and child psychological adjustment and functioning.|
As a university-based researcher, she has had extensive experience over many years with the development and implementation of demonstration projects for marital enhancement and marriage skills training programs. She has taken the lead on development of coding systems for couplesí communication, interpersonal interaction, and conflict resolution, co-authoring a coding system manual, and has over the years managed dyadic data coding for multiple projects based at the University of Notre Dame. She has published numerous research and theoretical papers and also authored a parenting skills training manual for use with incarcerated fathers.
In the community, she maintains a private practice specializing in disorders of childhood and adolescence, psychological assessment, marital and couples treatment, and interventions for high-conflict family situations. She also works for the Congregation of the Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame as a Psychological Evaluator. Another focus of her work is forensic psychology in the areas of child custody, child abuse and neglect, defendantsí competencies, and evaluations of individuals charged with criminal behavior. She lives in North Central Indiana with her husband, Dr. Mark Cummings, and their four children.