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Harvey E. Jacobs

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Behavioral Issues and Life Caring Planning


Dr. Harvey Jacobs, PhD earned his PhD in Psychology from Florida State University, a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was a Mary Switzer Research Fellow of the National Institute of Handicapped Research (presently NIDRR).  He completed training in Life Care Planning through the University of Florida.

Jacobs has a long history of working with people challenged by disability.  Currently in private practice, he has served on multiple medical school faculties, worked on-staff, in administrative roles and as a consultant to numerous programs and facilities.  His current interests include life care planning; rehabilitation for neurological, psychiatric, medical and intellectual impairments; outcomes research; staff training; and program development.  He works with diverse ages, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. 

Jacobs has published and lectured widely and is the recipient of numerous federal, state and private research grants.  He serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and as a guest reviewer for other professional journals.  He has edited special issues for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Professional and an upcoming special issue of Neurorehabilitation.