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Charles J. Jacob
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information
Office: Wister 224
Phone: 215-991-2179
Fax: 215-951-5140

Dr. Jacob received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a year of additional training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined La Salle as an assistant professor in the department of psychology in 2011, where he teaches predominantly in the master’s program in professional clinical counseling and is the faculty advisor for the department’s Chi Sigma Iota chapter (Chi Sigma Beta). When not engaged in teaching, research, and clinical practice, Dr. Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son, and their two cats.

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional counseling/counselor education
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Domestic violence


  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.Ed, Duquesne University


  • Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania & Connecticut)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (Pennsylvania)
  • Applied Psychologist (Virginia)

Research Interests

  • Training and supervision of counselors
  • Common factors of successful therapies
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Domestic violence


  • PCC 501: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice of Counseling
  • PCMF 500: Counseling & Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions
  • PCMF 502: Counseling Laboratory
  • PCMF 612: Group Counseling
  • PCC 644: Career Counseling
  • PCMF 671: Grief, Loss, and Trauma Counseling

Representative Publications

Jacob, C. J., McMonigle, M. E., & Metzger, N. (2014). Using existential themes in couples counseling: Addressing the “why” as well as the “how.” The Family Journal, 22(2), 240-244.

Jacob, C. J. (2013). Domestic violence and couples counseling: The importance of assessment and understanding typologies in treatment. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 24(4), 286-295.

Jacob, C. J., McMaster, M., Metzger, N., Olesky, D., & Nestel, L. (2013). Collaborating with seemingly unrelated disciplines: Connecting transformational leadership and counseling research. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(3), 293-304.

Representative Presentations

Jacob, C. J., Marotta, M. (2014). Advancement of counseling in the Czech Republic: Integrating the wellness model in counselor training. Presented at the American Counseling Association’s Conference in Honolulu, HI.

Jacob, C. J. (2013). Family therapists as leaders: Connecting leadership skills and family therapy. Presented at the International Family Therapy Association Conference in Orlando, FL.

Jacob, C. J. (2012). Clinical decision-making in domestic violence scenarios: The influence of experience, information obtained, and personal biases. Presented at the International Family Therapy Association Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Randy Fingerhut, Ph.D.
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Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1350
Fax 215.951.5140

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