Lani V. Jones
Lani V. Jones, Ph.D. LICSW is a Black feminist scholar and therapist. 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 serves as the Commissioner on the NYS Civil Service Commission
Dr. Jones 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.
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