Ms. Simpson holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development (with Distinction) from the University of the West Indies, Mona; as well as a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (with Honours) from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology, Jamaica. Currently, she is pursuing PhD in Counselling Psychology at the Northern Caribbean University, specializing in Marriage & Family.
Since April 2015, Ms. Simpson has been employed as a Psychologist with the Citizen’s Security and Justice Programme within the Ministry of National Security. In this capacity, she provides Counselling services and life skills training sessions for adolescents, youths and parents.
Ms. Simpson is a Director and Facilitator for Jamaica Parent School (JAMPAS) since February 2010. JAMPAS is a non-profit organization geared at empowering parents/care-givers with knowledge and strategies useful for successful parenting and to educate parents on positive interaction skills, through workshops, seminars and one-on-one counselling.
Denise Simpson is an author and poet. Her love of poetry originated whilst doing work within the youth ministry department at the Kencot Seventh Day Adventist church. She published her first anthology in October 2010, The Light & Black I Am: Reflections in poetic expressions on life, love and some things in between. In 2015 she published her second book, The Journey Inward: Techniques for Self Understanding and Inter-personal Relations to help individuals discover and take practical steps in improving their interpersonal communication skills. This text is used as workbook for a course she facilitates at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Both books feature Ms. Simpson’s passion to spread Godly and practical messages through activities, thoughts, and reflections.