Biography of Barry J. Jacobs
Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and the author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers—Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent (Guilford, 2006). As a clinician, he specializes in helping families cope with serious and chronic medical illnesses. As an educator, he works as the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, PA and has had adjunct faculty positions with the Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University. He is the national spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association and a board member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. A former journalist, he writes an advice column for Take Care!, the newsletter of the National Family Caregivers Association, and is the editor of the “In Sickness & Health” column for the APA journal Families, Systems & Health. Dr. Jacobs lives with his wife and two children in Swarthmore, PA.