Dr. Jane Varner

Jane Schenck Varner, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Email: varnerj@tntemple.edu

Education


  • Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology – The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, August 2009
  • M.Div. – Psychology and Counseling – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2003
  • B.S. – Biology – Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, May 1998

Academic Experience


  • Director of Internship Training, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS, July 2011 – July 2012
  • Internship Training Faculty, Coordinator for Special Topics Seminar, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS, October 2009 – August 2011
  • Instructor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, August 2005 – December 2005, PSY 330: Principles and Processes of Case Management
  • Teaching Assistant, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, August 2001 – May 2003, Courses: Therapeutic Techniques in Counseling, Group Counseling, Chemical Dependency, Lifestyle and Career Counseling, Contemporary Approaches to Marriage and Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Health Psychology
  • Biology Lab Assistant, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, August 1995 – May 1998, BIO 110: Freshman Biology Lab

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Staff Psychologist, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care Association, Biloxi, Mississippi, October 2009 – July 2012
  • Predoctoral Psychology Intern, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care Association, Biloxi, Mississippi, APA Accredited, August 2008 – July 2009
  • Student Ministry Director, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2003 – August 2005
  • Children’s Ministry Director, Bayou View Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, March 2002 – July 2003

Professional Credentials and Affiliations


  • Licensed Psychologist, #50 877, Mississippi Board of Psychology
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Mississippi Psychological Association

Denominational & Community Service


  • Nursery Coordinator, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2012 – Present
  • Women’s Ministry Director, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2011 – Present
  • Personnel Committee Member, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2011 – Present
  • Church Council Member, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2011 – Present
  • Children’s Ministry Volunteer, Handsboro Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, September 2008 – Present
  • Board Member, Camp Skyline Ranch Foundation, Mentone, Alabama, August 2009 – Present
  • Counselor, Women’s Resource Center, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, June 2003 – July 2004

Publications & Presentations


  • Publications
    • Aten, J. D., Moore, M., Denney, R.M., Bayne, T., Staggs, A., Owens, S., Daniels, S., Boswell, S., Schenck, J., Adams, J., & Jones, C. (2008). God images following Hurricane Katrina in South Mississippi: An exploratory study. Journal of Psychology and Theology.
    • Aten, J. D., & Schenck, J. E. (2007). Reflections on religion and health research: An interview with Dr. Harold G. Koenig. Journal of Religion and Health, 46(2), 183-190.
    • Ordway, G., Schenck, J., Stockmeier, C., May, W., & Klimek, V. (2003). Elevated agonist binding to α2-adrenoceptors in the locus coeruleus in major depression. Biological Psychiatry, 53, 315-323.
    • Klimek, V., Schenck, J., Han, H., Stockmeier, C., & Ordway, G. (2002). Dopaminergic abnormalities in amygdaloid nuclei in major depression: A postmortem study. Biological Psychiatry, 52, 740-748.
  • Presentations
    • Datz, G., McConley, R.L., Payne, K.T., Schenck, J.E., & Suozzi, A. (2009). Pain castastrophizing predicts post treatment Pain Patient Profile scores. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Division 38 Poster Session, Toronto, Canada.
    • Datz, G., Schenck, J., & Speed, A. (2007). Presurgical psychological assessment for back pain: Evaluating candidacy for neurostimulation. Panel discussion presented at the Mississippi Psychological Association Convention, Biloxi, Mississippi.
    • Boswell, S., & Schenck, J. (2007). Rural and urban elderly: A review of empirical literature. Poster presented at the Mississippi Psychological Association Annual Convention, Biloxi, Mississippi.
    • Boswell, S., Schenck, J., & Aten, J. (2006). What do psychologists know about rural mental health: A review of empirical studies. Paper presented at the National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Aten, J. D., Denney, R., Moore, M., Bayne, T., Jones, C., Stagg, A., Daniel, S., Boswell, S., Schenck, J., Owens, S., Adams, J., Cox, O., Hamm, J., & Bennett, M. (2006). Effects of Hurricane Katrina on God images: An exploratory study. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Conference, Division 36 Poster Session, New Orleans, LA.
    • Nicholson, B. C., Schenck, J., & Spooner, L. (2006). Parenting young children: A parent training program. Multi-session symposium presented at the Mississippi Psychological Association Conference, Vicksburg, MS.
    • Schenck, J. E., Klimek, V., & Ordway, G.A. (2000). Mapping of monoaminergic receptors in human amygdala. Poster presented at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting, Biloxi, MS.

Special Recognitions


  • Chester D. Gaston, Jr., Ph.D. Award for Distinguished Early Career Contribution to the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, July 2012
  • Erwin L. Shatus Outstanding Psychology Intern Award, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, July 2009