Roles and Interests
Director of Human Diversity, School of Professional Psychology
Teaching, supervision and training of introductory clinical skills, psychodynamic psychotherapy, object relations in the therapy relationship
Clinical Supervisor, Psychological Service Center
Research Interests: Ethnic minority women, psychology of women, low-income clients, Rorschach protocols of minority children
Community involvement with local agencies who serve underserved minority, alcohol and drug, lesbian and gay, and child and adolescent clients, as a consultant, board member, skills trainer and program evaluator
Psychological evaluations of ethnic minority children, adolescents, adults and families
Clinical private-practice with a variety of individual and family clients
Emphasis of therapy approach is long-term psychodynamically oriented or systems oriented therapy, but sometimes includes cognitive/behavioral or humanistic approaches
PhD University of Oregon, 1985, Clinical Psychology
MA Michigan State University, 1977, Anthropology
BA Michigan State University, 1968, Philosophy
Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis - Portland
Oregon Psychoanalytic Foundation
American Psychological Association
Oregon Psychological Association
Association of Black Psychologists
Licensure as psychologist in state of Oregon
Li, S. T., Jenkins, S., & Grewal, S. (2011). Impact of race and ethnicity on the expression, assessment and diagnosis of psychopathology. In M. Hersen, S. Turner, & D. Beidel (Eds.),Adult psychopathology and diagnosis (6th ed.). New York: Wiley. Final version revised for publication, July 2011.
Jenkins, S. Y. (2010). Relationships. In M. Hersen, & J. Thomas (Eds.). Handbook of clinical psychology competencies, Vol 1. Springer Publications.
Jenkins, S. Y. (2007). Unstructured interviewing. In M. Hersen, & J. C. Thomas (Eds.).Handbook of clinical interviewing with adults. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Li, S. T., Jenkins, S., & Sundsmo, A. (2007). Impact of race and ethnicity on the expression, assessment and diagnosis of psychopathology. In M. Hersen, S. Turner, & D. Beidel (Eds.), Adult psychopathology and diagnosis, 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Jenkins, S. J. (2002). Race and human diversity. In M. Hersen, & W. Sledge (Eds.), The encyclopedia of Psychotherapy. Vol. 2. New York: Academics Press
McKitrick, D. S., & Jenkins, S. Y. (2000). Considerations for ethnically diverse clients. In M. Hersen, & M. Biaggio (Eds.), Effective brief therapy: A clinicians guide. New York: Academic Press.
Jenkins, S. Y. (1996) Psychotherapy and black female identity conflicts. Women & Therapy, 18(2), 59-74.
Major Presentations to Professional/Scientific Groups
Diversity and Self-Awareness
Assessment of Black children and families
Working with African-American clients
Self-esteem and identity issues for Black women