Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D is a Senior Research Associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
She also is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty with the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences where she teaches a graduate course on Practice Evaluation, showing students how to design evaluation for evidence based practice implementation.
Her work involves researching and disseminating evidence-based practices for children, youth, and families and she directs Begun projects such as an evaluation of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation SAMHSA grant, fidelity monitoring for the Ohio Department of Youth Services Targeted Reclaim and Cuyahoga County Tapestry System of Care evidence-based practices.
Jane received her bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Wellesley College and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.
A child clinical psychologist, Dr. Timmons-Mitchell began her own practice, Junction Psychological Services Corporation, in 2001. She has been involved in clinical work and research projects over the years with those in recovery from child abuse, juvenile justice, and substance abuse. She has also worked extensively on Multisystemic Therapy (MST) projects, as a therapist, supervisor, program director, researcher, and consulta’nt.
From 2008-2011, Jane served as the Associate Director of Evaluation and Research at the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at Kent State University (now at Case Western Reserve University). She also has prior experience as the Associate Director of Evaluation and Research and MST System Supervisor with the Stark County Community Mental Health Board. Her research on MST provided the first independent evidence of effectiveness in the U.S.; these findings are included in the MST training worldwide and have been extensively disseminated.
Her work on the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant from the U.S. Department of Education earned an Honorable Mention, SAMHSA Administrator’s Award, for expanding availability of evidence-based mental health services. Her clinical effectiveness trial of Multisystemic Therapy, published in June, 2006 in The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, was the first independent replication of MST with juvenile offenders in the United States.
Additionally, Jane has been the Evaluator for the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant to the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (SAMHSA) since 2011. For the past two years, she has worked on the grants at The Cleveland Clinic related to epilepsy, mental health, and depression.
Dr. Timmons-Mitchell is a licensed psychologist, specializing in child clinical psychology. Formerly, she was a member of the Medical Staff with University Hospitals of Cleveland where she directed clinics relating to youth and family violence. She is a reviewer for the journal Child Maltreatment , the Journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children , and the Archives of General Psychiatry .
Jane is also a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program .
Among the recognition for her work, the National Association of Professional Women awarded Jane the 2012-2013 Woman of the Year, Psychology, Ohio Award.
Also, for work with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools Safe Schools Healthy Students grant, Jane and her team won an Honorable Mention, SAMHSA Administrator’s Award, for improving access to mental health services in schools.
Beginning in 2009 her biography has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in the United States; in 2010, in Who’s Who in the World, and in 2011, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. She is a reviewer for journals like Child Abuse and Neglect, and for grants from the U.S. Department of Justice.