Jennifer Burkett

Jennifer Burkett brings a variety of experience from different aspects of elder care to her role as Care Coordinator for the Life Care Planning Team. Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Campbell and is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on expressive arts and older adult mental health.

In addition to her experience as a Long Term Care Ombudsman for Santa Clara County, Jennifer also has experience as a Case Manager for two local non-profit agencies, a Social Services Coordinator for a local adult day program, and a Rehabilitation Aide for a Skilled Nursing Facility.

Jennifer is a member of the Elder Abuse Task Force of Santa Clara County and also volunteers for the Older Adult Transitions Services program at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.

Practice Areas:

  • Geriatric Care Management
  • Long Term Care Advocacy
  • Older Adult Counseling and Mental Health

License:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences MFC 47891

Certification:

  • Certified Senior Advisor

Education:

  • John F Kennedy University, MA Counseling Psychology – 2006
  • California State University Hayward, BA Psychology – 1994

Associations:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • American Society on Aging (ASA)
  • National Association of Adult Protective Services
  • Elder Abuse Task Force of Santa Clara County
  • Aging Services Collaborative Santa Clara County

Radio/ Television Appearances:

  • 10 Tips for Understanding Nursing Home Care, CreaTV* San Jose, April 2012
  • Community Resources for Older Adults , Kapowich on Real Estate KLIV Radio Interview, April 2012

Speaking Engagements:

  • Later Life Living Options - Guest Speaker, De Anza College, March 2012
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2012
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor, Aging and Long Term Care , John F. Kennedy University, San Jose Campus 2012
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2011
  • Life Care Planning, Merrill Lynch, May 2011, San Jose, CA
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor, Aging and Long Term Care , John F. Kennedy University, Campbell Campus 2011
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2010
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor, Aging and Long Term Care , John F. Kennedy University, Campbell Campus 2010
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2009
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2008
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2007
  • Didactic and Orientation Training Instructor, John F. Kennedy University, Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center 2006