Dan Jacobs Daniel B. Jacobs, PsyD, EdM, MBA

daniel_jacobs@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Assistant Professor, School Psychology Department
  • Adjunct Faculty, Organizational Leadership Psychology Department

Degrees

  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, William James College
  • MBA, Business Administration, Salem State University
  • EdM, Administration, Planning & Social Policy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • BA, Psychology, Brandeis University

Teaching

  • Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence (PY 521)
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy in Schools (CX 610)
  • Clinical Interviewing with Children and Families (CL 521)
  • Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families (FX 630)
  • Advanced Behavioral Techniques with Children and Families (BX 710)
  • Clinical Internship Seminar (FP 801/803)
  • Addressing Substance Abuse in Schools (SB 523)
  • Lifespan Development (LS 659)
  • The Psychology of Leadership and Followership (LP 762)
  • Creative Change and Transformative Leadership (LP 745)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Substance abuse prevention and intervention in school and community settings
  • Mental health prevention and intervention in school and community settings
  • Violence prevention and intervention with adolescents
  • Effective systems change interventions and initiatives

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider (Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists)

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Jacobs, D. (2016, October). Helping youth with substance abuse problems survive* (*and thrive). The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association Fall Newsletter, 34(1), pp. 8-12.

Jacobs, D. (2016, April 18). Preventing opioid addiction starts in our kids’ schools. The Boston Parents Paper. 

Recent Presentations

Jacobs, D., Kaplan, J., Silva, A. & Murphy, C. (2018, February). Be Good to Yourself: Fostering Self-Care and Psychological Hardiness. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.

Jacobs, D. (2017, November). Trying to Stop Opioid Addiction Before It Happens: Addressing Transgenerational Substance Abuse at the Youth and Family Levels. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation in Hyannis, MA

Jacobs, D. (2017, November). Creative Alliance Building and Alternative De-Escalation Strategies. Presented for the Peabody School System in Peabody, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, October). Youth Addiction. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association in Newton, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, August). Building Teams in Difficult Circumstances: Developing Communication, Collaboration, and Collegiality. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation in Chelmsford, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, June). Engaging Effectively with Families in Difficult Circumstances. Presented for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families in Marlborough, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, May). Addressing Substance Abuse in the Schools: What Can We Do? Prevention, Intervention, and Family Supports. Presented for The New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists in Gifford, NH.

Jacobs, D. (2017, April). Trying to Stop Opioid Addiciton Before It Happens: Addressing Transgenerational Substance Abuse at the Youth and Family Levels. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation in Peabody, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, March). Effecting Change in Multi-Stressed Families: Addressing Transgenerational Substance Abuse at the Youth and Family Levels. Presented for The Bridge Training Institute in Marlborough, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2017, February). Schools, Substance Abuse and Self-Efficacy: Effectively Addressing Student Drug Concerns. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.

Jacobs, D. & Kaplan, J. (2017, February). Creativity in the Face of Anger: Violence Prevention in Schools. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.

Jacobs, D. (2016, December). Anger, Rage and Trauma: Talking to Kids About Difficult Things. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation in Chelmsford, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, October). Intervening effectively with multi-stressed families. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation. Hyannis, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, September). Addressing substance abuse in schools: What can we do? Presented for The Continuing Education Department at William James College, Newton, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, June). Maintaining balance and meeting the challenge: Effective treatments for patients with personality disorders. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation, Sturbridge, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, May). Treating violence and co-occurring disorders in adulthood. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation, Hyannis, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, May). Maintaining balance and meeting the challenge: Effective treatments for patients with personality disorders. Presented for The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Tewksbury, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, May). Intervening effectively with multi-stressed families. Presented for The Family Service Society, Corning, NY.

Jacobs, D. (2016, March). Treating violence and co-occurring disorders in adulthood. Presented for The Center for Professional Innovation, Pittsfield, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, February). Helping adolescents with substance abuse problems survive. Presented at The Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Jacobs, D. (2016, January). Family centered interventions for children and adolescents. Presented for The Bridge Training Institute, Marlborough, MA.

Jacobs, D. (2015, November). Interventions for youth with oppositional defiant disorder. Presented for Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Lexington, MA

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private Practice, Jacobs Psychological and Consulting Services, Lexington, MA

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Clinical Psychology Department, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College), Newton, MA
  • Psychologist and Consultant, Andover Mental Health Associates, Andover, MA
  • Psychological Tester and Evaluator, Sudbury Clinical Associates, Sudbury, MA
  • Behavioral and Psychological Consultant, Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA
  • Director of Sub Acute Services, NSMC/Salem Hospital, Salem, MA
  • Group Psychotherapist, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
  • Clinical Coordinator and Staff Psychologist, Boston Regional Medical Center, Stoneham, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service, Police and Public Safety Division Section
  • APA Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology
  • Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Community Engagement

  • Pro-bono lecturer on Opioid and Other Substance Abuse Issues to college students at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
  • Pro-bono lecturer on Opioid and Other Substance Abuse Issues to senior citizens at Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA.