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Barry Jacobs, Caregiver & Family Therapist, Meditations For Caregivers

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Barry J. Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the Director of Behavioral

Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield,

Pennsylvania. He is the co-author (with Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D) of AARP Meditations for

Caregivers—Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family (Da Capo,

2016) and the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers—Looking After Yourself

and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent (Guilford, 2006). He is a co-editor of the e-

book, Collaborative Perspectives—A Selection of CFHA’s Best Blogs From 2009-2015 (CFHA,


Dr. Jacobs has given more than 400 presentations on family caregiving for family caregivers,

community groups, and medical and mental health professionals. He is the national spokesperson

on caregiving for the American Heart Association and an honorary board member of the Well

Spouse Association. He has served on the expert panel for the Caregiver Crisis Great Challenge

for TEDMED.com and as a board member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a

national organization on the integration of mental and physical healthcare. In 2016, he received

its lifetime achievement award, the Don Bloch Award. He has held adjunct faculty positions with

the Temple University School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing,

and the Department of Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

A blogger on family caregiving topics for AARP.org and the Huffington Post, Dr. Jacobs

received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his doctorate in psychology from

Hahnemann/Widener Universities.