Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois, Ph.D.

Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois, Ph.D.

Director of Admissions and Continuum of Care

Dr. Benn-Dubois’s academic history includes a Bachelor of Science in sociology and psychology from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, an A MA in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in international psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She currently lives in Antigua and Barbuda and works at the Crossroads Centre Antigua as Director of Admissions and Continuum of Care. Dr. Benn-Dubois has made other professional contributions as a psychotherapist at Management Planning Institute and Caribbean Consultant in the area of behavior management for UNICEF Caribbean, Barbados and the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance, Trinidad & Tobago in managing high-risk population interventions. Other appointments include trainer for the Organization of American States regional drug prevention and treatment program and The European Union ACP-II initiative. Her belief in gratitude is demonstrated in social activism in the Caribbean and internationally. Dr. Benn-Dubois has volunteered in South Africa and Peru with specific community-based organizations and considers this work to be an essential component of her professional life.

As an educator, Dr. Benn-Dubois’ contributions include adjunct professor in the School of Pharmacology and Teacher Training College, Antigua, as well as the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Barbados offshore campuses and the University of Health Sciences, Antigua & Barbuda. She also provides continuing education credit for the Caribbean Bar Association. Professional memberships and licensures include the American Psychological Association, International Affiliate, U.S. Board National Certified Counselor, and she is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois. Dr. Benn-Dubois is the 2004 recipient of the International Visitors Program Award by the United States Department of State for her contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. She is also one of the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 52 Award for International Research for her academic study on Transactional Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean. Other publications include a 2014 Status Review of Information, Policies and Programmes on Physical Education and Sports in Eastern Caribbean Area.

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