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Dr. Colleen Jacobson.

Colleen Jacobson is a clinical psychologist and Chair of the of the Psychology at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Colleen received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University and completed an NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University/ New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her area of research expertise falls within the epidemiology, classification, and treatment of self-injurious behaviors, both suicidal and non-suicidal, among teenagers and young adults. Colleen was instrumental in the inclusion of Non-Suicidal Self-injury Disorder in the DSM-5. More recently, Colleen has turned her research toward understanding how social media and technology use affects overall well-being among adolescents and emerging adults. Colleen has presented her work at international conferences and has published widely in medical and psychology journals, as well as reference and clinical handbooks. More recently Colleen has been sharing her insights on more mainstream medias, including Huffington Post, Parenttoolkit, and on HLN, a CNN network. In addition to her research work, Colleen is passionate about mindfulness, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and using the tricks and trades of psychotherapy to help us all to live our best lives. In her “off time” Colleen may be found doing yoga, reading a good novel, or chasing her four amazing kiddos on the beach at the Jersey shore.