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
Education 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.
Presentations 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.
Bibliography 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.