Jason M. Newell received his B.A. in psychology from Auburn University and an M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Alabama. Newell is a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) and a private individual practitioner (PIP) of social work with an endorsement in clinical and social casework. Newell’s research and specialty areas include clinical practice with the mentally ill (adult, adolescent and child), treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, traumatic and secondary traumatic stress, self-care and the prevention of professional burnout, practice with veterans and military families and child welfare.
Newell has a diverse history of social work practice experience. He was a Title IV-E child welfare stipend recipient practicing in Bibb and Tuscaloosa counties. He has additional clinical experience working with children and adolescents at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center and Family Counseling Service, both in Tuscaloosa. Newell spent four years working with veterans and military families for the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham V.A. medical centers where he completed his dissertation work on trauma and professional self-care.
In 2008, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of social work in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Montevallo. Newell teaches the introductory courses in social welfare and social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, research methods, practice with individuals and families and mental health issues and services.