How and Why Community Psychology Focuses on Prevention

Leonard Jason, director of the Center for Community Research
Leonard Jason. From: https://condor.depaul.edu/ljason/

From NPR: The Academic Minute, April 18, 2019. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/564572329/the-academic-minute

Psychologists are more than therapists. Leonard Jason, professor of clinical psychology at DePaul University, examines the field of community psychology. Leonard Jason is a professor of clinical and community psychology in DePaul University’s College of Science and Health. He’s also the director of DePaul’s Center for Community Research. A DePaul faculty member since 1975, Jason’s research interests include chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, recovery homes, school violence and methods for prevention, smoking and methods for prevention, media interventions, children and media, and community building. He’s an editorial board member for the Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, the Journal of Health Psychology, and Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. He’s the author of the 2013 book “Principles of Social Change.” Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brandeis University and a doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of Rochester.

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