Interim Director of Clinical Training
Visiting Assistant Professor
Degree: Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University
Research Interests: Heartmath Heart Rate Variability Coherence training for the Treatment of Anxiety (Manuscript in Progress); Mindfulness; Heart Rate Variability and Resiliency Factors particularly for resiliency training in first responders; the impact of a Virtual Child Parenting program on Pregnancy intent specific to teen pregnancy; the efficacy of Client Determined Outcome Informed (CDOI) approaches in reducing recidivism rates in a college counseling clinic; RAP Music and Cultural Identity (this was done recently in collaboration with a group of undergraduate students which resulted in a presentation and abstract publication); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; LGBTQ+ issues; and Mindfulness.
Courses Taught: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Child Psychopathology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology.
Professional Memberships: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Friends of Mississippi State Hospital, Certified Heartmath Coach/Mentor.
Publications and/or Creative Works: Anderson, J., Frizell, B., Jones, A., Watson, G., Williams, D., Schweitzer, J., Taunjah P.B.N. (2018). Correlation between Listening to Certain Types of Rap Music and Endorsing Specific Psychological Variables. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 63(1).
Taunjah P B N, Juliette S, Dawn D M, Ronella D G. Proposed Beneficial Effects of Cardiac Coherence Training on Gestational Hypertension Stress and Anxiety in African Americans. Invest Gynecol Res Women’s Health. 1(1). IGRWH.000505: 2017. DOI: 10.31031/IGRWH.2017.01.000505
Kwoh, J., & Schweitzer, J. (2016). Current Mindfulness Stress Reduction Techniques for College Students [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 61(2). P11.06
Schweitzer, J. (2015, November). Police Approaches to the Distressed or Mentally Ill. Lecture conducted from Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.
Schweitzer, J., Bell Neasman, T., Kearns-Cooper, T. (2015, April). Depression, Suicide and Mental Illness: Breaking the Myths in the African American Community. Community Presentation/Panel Discussion conducted at COFO Museum, Jackson, MS.
Atherton, D.B., Clayton, T.C., & Schweitzer, J. (2014, September). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adolescents. Poster presented at the Mississippi Psychological Association Conference, Gulfport, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2013, June). Training Youth in Relaxation Techniques Through the Use of Biofeedback Software. Presentation at Looking to the Future Conference, Natchez, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2012, June). Impact of Adolescent Mental Health Issues on School Drop-Out Rates. Television Interview by PBS Youth Program, Jackson, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2010, March). Impact of Depression on the Brain. Catholic Charities Staff Training, Jackson, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2009, December). Issues in the Treatment of Individuals with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation. Mississippi State Hospital Doctoral Intern Training, Whitfield, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2009, November). Recognizing Trauma and Its Symptoms. Mississippi State Hospital Staff Training, Whitfield, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2007, February). The Therapeutic Value of Creativity and Expressive Arts. Mississippi State Hospital Staff Training, Whitfield, MS.
Schweitzer, J. (2006-2010, Quarterly training). Assessing for Mental Health Commitment. DMH sponsored training, Whitfield, MS.
Schweitzer, J., Bearden, T., Cassisi, J., & Kocel, K. (1999, April). Psychophysiological Reactivity to Alcohol Advertising in Light and Moderate African American Social Drinkers. Oral Presentation at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), Vancouver, B.C.