Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and family therapist,
is one of the country’s leading thinkers, writers and educators about family
caregiving. For his first book,
The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent
he has pulled together several strands from his life—the knowledge gained from personal experiences as a
child of a family caregiver, the writing skills honed in his years as a magazine
journalist, and professional expertise gleaned during nearly 20 years as a clinician
specializing in families and illness.