Janee Both Gragg

Associate Professor
School of Education

Areas of Expertise

Community engagement

Professional partnership development

Community service learning

Grant writing

Public speaking

Psychotherapy with couples, families and individual adolescents and adults

Substance abuse counseling

Clinical and academic program/curriculum development

Counselor education

Education

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University

B.A. Psychology, Southern Adventist University

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Contact

North University Hall
Room 104
P: 909.748.8831
E: janee_bothgragg@redlands.edu

Meet Janee Both Gragg

My drive as an educator is multifaceted. First, I am deeply motivated to helping individuals reach their personal, academic and career goals. Earning a Master’s degree is challenging and can require a number of sacrifices. But the rewards, as you enter a profession you are passionate about, will last the rest of your life. Secondly, I am committed to educating…not just counselors, not even great counselors but extraordinary counselors whose job it will be to engage in the most difficult of conversations and build relationships that possess within them the potential to heal. Finally, training counselors as social justice advocates will change lives, transform communities and reform our understanding of mental health and wellness revolutionizing our service delivery models and ensuring equity of care.

Area(s) of Expertise

Community engagement

Professional partnership development

Community service learning

Grant writing

Public speaking

Psychotherapy with couples, families and individual adolescents and adults

Substance abuse counseling

Clinical and academic program/curriculum development

Counselor education

 

Academic Interests: 

Adolescent substance abuse

Therapeutic engagement of Hispanic families

Youth perceived barriers to counseling services

School mental health and school based mental health service delivery models

Global mental health

Social justice and advocacy in counselor education

Professional Background Highlights

Study 1: Youth Perceived Barriers to Accessing and Utilizing Mental Health Counseling Service

 

Study 2: The Integration of Mental Health Care in Primary Medical Settings

 

Reviewer 

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

2013-present

Degrees Held/Licensures

Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy 

Loma Linda University Department of Counseling and 2006

Family Sciences, Loma Linda, CA 

 

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

Loma Linda University, Department of Counseling and 1998

Family Sciences, Loma Linda, CA 

 

Drug & Alcohol Counseling-Certificate

Loma Linda University, Department of Counseling and 1998

Family Sciences, Loma Linda, CA

 

B.A. Psychology

Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN 1995

 

California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapist

February 2007-Present

License No. MFC 44311

 

California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

March 2014-Pewawnr

License No. LPCC 905

 

California Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Anticipated completion September 2016

Publications

Nava, Y. & Both Gragg, J. (2015). Counselor Preparedness in Special Education 

Advocacy. South Carolina Counseling Forum.

 

Goodyear, R., Lichtenberg, J., Keeyeon, B., Both Gragg, J. (2014). Ten Changes 

Psychotherapists Typically Make as they Mature into the Role of Supervisor. 

Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session. 

 

Jones, J. & Both Gragg, J. (2012). Transitional Foster Youth's Perception of Preparation 

to Act as Self-Advocates: A Phenomenological Study. The Family Journal, 20 (4) 411-418. DOI 10.1177/1066480712451423

 

Both Gragg, J. & Wilson, C. (2011) Mexican-American Family’s Perceptions of the 

Multirelational Influences on Their Adolescent’s Engagement in Substance Use 

Treatment. The Family Journal, 19 (3) 299-306. DOI 10.1177/1066480711405822

 

Encyclopedia Entries 

“General Systems Theory” in Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples 

Counseling (2016). (Sage, forthcoming).

 

“Metacommunication” in Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples 

Counseling (2016). (Sage, forthcoming).

 

“Multisystemic Family Therapy” in Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples 

Counseling (2016). (Sage, forthcoming).

 

“Families and Poverty” in Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples 

Counseling (2016). (Sage, forthcoming).

 

Professional Development Blog

“Cognizance” Global Mental Health, Community Wellness and Individual Transformation 

http://drjaneebg.me/author/drjaneebg/ 

 

 

Professional Newsletter

Both Gragg, J. (2012), Advocacy in Action: Finding your Inner Advocate. Southern 

Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Newsletter, Online, p. 9.

 

Both Gragg, J. (2011). Walking the Talk: Lessons for Modeling Transformational Learning. 

Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Newsletter. 7, (1), p. 8.

Professional Affiliations

Director of Counseling Services

Riverside Free Clinic (student run)

June 2013-present 

 

Board of Directors 

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors 

President

June 2015-present

 

Board of Directors

YMCA East Valley

Subcommittee: Community Wellness

July 2015-present 

 

Board of Directors 

Town and Gown

Member of the Scholarship and Fundraising Committee

July 2014-Present

 

Founder 

University of Redlands, Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness (ACTW)

June 2014

Awards

Received

California Association of School Counseling, Counselor Advocate of the Year (Fall 2012).

 

Nominated

University of Redlands, Excellence in Service Award (Spring 2012).

 

University of Redlands, Frank J. Rice Award-for employee nominees embrace the spirit of giving throughout the year and have made service a continual and significant part of their life (Fall 2015)