Faculty - Dr. Jennifer Konzen

Professor of Christian Marriage and Family Therapy Giles

Educational Training and Awards

  • PsyD, Marriage and Family Therapy, ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 2014, San Diego
  • Dissertation of the Year Award (2015): American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • New Professional Paper of the Year Award (2013): National Counsel on Family Relations
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 2009, San Diego
  • Outstanding Masters Student Award
  • BA, Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1987, Tempe, AZ
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University
  • Certified in Sex Therapy
  • Certified in Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Specialized training: Eating Disorders, Neurological Assessment, Music Therapy, Play Therapy

Licenses / Certifications / Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT #51241
  • Certified Sex Therapist with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST)
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (AIU)
  • Professional Associate Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • AAMFT, CAMFT, and AACC Clinical Member

Academic / Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Alliant International University
  • Adjunct Professor, Bethel University
  • The Intimate Marriage: Intensives and Workshops, Nationally and Internationally
  • · International Speaker on Sexuality
  • More Than Imagined Marital Intensives, Los Angeles and San Diego
  • Invited Speaker: Breast Cancer Survivor workshop – Sex and Breast Cancer
  • Invited Conference Speaker – Blended Families Conference, Living Water Conference, Relationships Conference, Jesus Conference, San Diego
  • From Fear to Intimacy Marriage Workshop, San Diego, Los Angeles, Singapore
  • Rest and Invest Pastor and Mate Retreat, San Diego
  • His Needs Her Needs Workshop, San Diego
  • "My Therapist Says” Panels, San Diego
  • Prepare/Enrich Seminar Director, Facilitator, and Facilitator Trainer
  • Marriage Dynamics, Facilitator
  • The Power of Parenting, Preparing for the Middle School & Teen Years, and It Takes a Village Workshops, Poway Unified School District, San Diego
  • Mandated Reporting for Church and Youth Ministry Staff, Mission Center of Hope, San Diego


  • Konzen, J., & Konzen, T. (2017). Redeemed Sexuality. San Diego: Konzen Publishing.
  • Konzen, J., & Konzen T. (2016). The Art of Intimate Marriage. San Diego: Konzen Publishing.
  • Konzen, J. (2014).·The EIS model: A mixed methods research study of a multidisciplinary sex therapy treatment·(Order No. 3642199). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1629461631).
  • Konzen, J. (2012). Graduated Intimacy: A Guided Intervention for Improving Verbal Sexual Intimacy. San Diego: Konzen Publishing.
  • Konzen, J. (2012). Teaching and Modeling Conflict Resolution. Retrieved from https://www.sdcoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=212:children's-teaching-and-modeling-conflict-resolution&catid=50:childrens-ministry&Itemid=185