Jeffrey Griffith earned his M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1997. Spending two years as a vocational consultant in Montana, Mr. Griffith honed his skills assessing the negative impact of disabilities on an individual’s sense of self-efficacy and concomitant loss of identity. Returning to Illinois, he worked as a career counselor and mental health counselor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and as the assistant director of Career Services at Saint Louis University. At both institutions, he balanced his time between providing individual interventions and developing innovative, university-wide programs to address the needs of emerging adults. Mr. Griffith has presented at various regional and national conferences and has been published in the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal.
Having spent over a decade providing services to emerging adults in university settings, Mr. Griffith possesses an in-depth understanding of the psychological, educational, socio-economic, and chance factors that combine to influence career decisions in this developmental period. His role within Yellowbrick’s Career Development Center is to promote self-agency in career decision-making as a method of integrating personal effectiveness and life competence in the formation of an independent identity.
He is the father of two young daughters in elementary school.
At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.
For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 866.364.2300.