Lani V. Jones

Lani V. Jones

BS Program Director & Professor
School of Social Welfare
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Contact

Richardson 211
Education

Ph.D. (2000) Boston College

M.S.W. (1994) Boston College

B.A. (1992) University of Washington, Seattle

Dr. Lani Jones
About

Lani V. Jones, Ph.D. LICSW is a Black feminist scholar and therapists.  She is a Professor in the School of Social Welfare and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY.  She has more than twenty years of experience in providing therapy to Women of Color.  Her research and scholarship are concentrated in the area of mental health practice research with a focus on enhancing psychosocial competence among Women of Color.  Her works include Reenvisioning therapy with women of color (NASW Press 2020), African Americans and depression: Signs, awareness, treatments, and interventions (Roman & Littlefield), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Selected articles:

Jones, L.V. & Harris, M.A. (2019). Developing a Black feminist analysis for mental health practice: From theory to praxis. Women & Therapy doi:10.1080/02703149.2019.1622908

Jones, L.V., Ahn, S., *Quezada, N.M., & *Chakravarty, S. (2018). Enhancing counseling services for Black college women attending HBCUs. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. doi:10.1080/15313204.2018.1449689

Carlson, B.L., Jones, L.V., Harris, M., *Quezada, N., & Frazer, R. (2017). Trauma shared recognition and indigenous resistance on social media. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 21, 1-18. doi:10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1570

Jones, L.V. & Guy-Sheftall, B.L. (2015). Conquering the Black girl blues: Revisiting Black feminist perspectives in therapy. Social Work, 60(4), 343-350. doi:10.1093/sw/swv032

Jones, L.V. (2015). Black feminisms: Renewing sacred healing spaces. Affilia, Journal of Women and Social Work, 30(2), 246-252. doi:10.1177/0886109914551356