Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT
I am currently employed with the Clark County Department of Family Services-Family Clinical Services Division since October 10, 2016. My main role is providing clinical oversight for youth in our custody that are placed in residential treatment centers (RTC’s) in different states. I also conduct mental health assessments on the parents of youth in DFS custody and make recommendations on services and treatment to the Court.
I was employed with the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services-Clinical Services Division for close to seven years, from February 24, 2010, until October 7, 2016. Typical job duties entailed conducting court-ordered alcohol and drug evaluations, psychological evaluations, risk assessments and 62-C evaluations on juveniles detained in Juvenile Detention or on Probation. Whenever a juvenile within the jurisdiction of Clark County received a firearm charge, I was responsible for conducting a comprehensive evaluation and making recommendations to the Court.
I have been a faculty member with the University of Phoenix for six years. I teach Masters’ level courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. As a faculty member, I’ve taken on many roles such as faculty advisor, clinical supervisor and have facilitated clinical trainings and presentations for students and faculty.
I work as a contracted mental health clinician for two different behavioral health agencies. In this capacity I provide individual, couples and family therapy to clients that struggle with an array of difficulties such as trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I have also worked as a crisis response consultant for the Crisis Care Network since April 2014. I provide crisis response services to employees in the corporate sector utilizing psychological first aid techniques. I utilize individual and group modalities to assist employees in processing traumatic events. After the Oct 1 shooting, I was called upon to provide crisis clinical services to those impacted by the tragedy.
In regards to research, have written multiple articles that have been published in national journals and magazines that have focused on clinical implications for gang members, evaluating risk in violent children, social justice issues along with the juvenile justice system.