Clinical Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry


This brief resume summarizes my training, licensure, experience, and research. A more detailed resume is available at detailed resume

Professional Experience
1990 – Current   Private Practice – Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry   
                       Seattle practice limited to forensic psychiatry since
                       August, 2006.   
1990 – 2006      Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington,
                       School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
1986 – 1990      Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington,
                       School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
1982 – 1986      Assistant Professor, Director of Family Psychiatry, SUNY,
                       School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
1980 – 1982      Private Practice, San Jose, California

1980                Psychiatry Residency completed, University of Wisconsin
1976                M.D., University of California, Irvine
1972                Ph.D., Department of Psychology, John Hopkins University

Professional Licensure
2006               Medical License, State of Colorado
1994, 2003      Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of
                     Psychiatry and Neurology
1986               Medical License, State of Washington
1981               Board Certified in Psychiatry, American Board of
                     Psychiatry and Neurology
1976               Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Associations
                      American Psychiatric Association
                      American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
Forensic Practice 
Civil forensic practice including personal injury, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, malpractice, disability and civil competencies. Criminal forensic psychiatric practice including criminal responsibility,competence, and mitigation.

Clinical Practice
Diagnostic evaluations, short-term psychotherapy, long-term psychotherapy, and medication management for adult patients. Psychotherapy techniques are chosen according to the needs of  each patient, and may include psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, supportive, and lifespan integration psychotherapy.

Teaching And Consultation
Taught inpatient psychiatry, psychotherapy, family psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and research methodology during faculty appointments at the University of Washington and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Also co-taught family therapy at Stanford University, did consultation and conflict mediation with community groups in Madison, Wisconsin, and consulted to the minority
student program at the University of California, Irvine.
Research Training
Pre-doctoral training in experimental design, statistics, and psychometrics as a National Institute of Mental Health trainee at Johns Hopkins University. Doctoral dissertation in Department of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. On site training in specialized research methods: Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS), and Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB).

Research Grants
1984-1989  - Grants from the U.S. Public Health Service (intramural review), State University of New York at Buffalo, and University of Washington in the areas of physical and sexual assault, sexual harassment, and training in research methods.

1984-1993-  Presentations at professional organizations (American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Women’s Association, National Council on Family Relations, Orthopsychiatry, Western State Psychiatric Association) and institutions (University of Washington School of Law, Western State Psychiatric Hospital) on topics of physical and sexual assault, sexual harassment,  and family system aspects of depression.

1. Jacobson, A., and Herald, C. – The relevance of childhood sexual abuse
    histories to adult inpatient psychiatry. Hospital and Community
    Psychiatry, February 1990.
2. Jacobson, A. – Physical and sexual assault histories among psychiatric
    outpatients, letter, American Journal of Psychiatry, January 1990.
3. Jacobson, A. – Physical and sexual assault histories among psychiatric 
     outpatients. American Journal of Psychiatry, June 1989.
4. Jacobson, A., and Richardson, B. – Assault experiences of 100
    Psychiatric  inpatients: evidence of the need for routine inquiry.
    American Journal of Psychiatry, July 1987.
5. Jacobson, A., Koehler, B.S., and Jones-Brown, C. – Failure of routine
    clinical assessment in eliciting histories of physical and sexual assault.
    Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry. Vol. 38, April 1987.
6. Jacobson, A. and McKinney, N. – Affective Disorders, in J. Greist,
    J. Jefferson and R. Spitzer (eds.), Handbook of Treatment for DSM-III
    Disorders, Oxford Press, 1981.