Frederic Reamer Ph.D. Professor This Emotional Life - PBS

Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

Experts Biography

Awards and Credentials

  1. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1978
  2. Featured as a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and as a guest on various radio broadcasts (e.g., WNYC—New York, KPCW—Utah, WOL—Washington, D.C., KFCD—Dallas, KVON—San Francisco, WOLB—Baltimore, XM Satellite Radio)
  3. Author of many books and professional articles on topics such as teens in crisis, criminal behavior, and professional ethics
  4. Lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as teens in crisis and professional ethics
  5. Chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics for the National Association of Social Workers

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.

Topics

Dr. Reamer is Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, healthcare, teens in crisis, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics.

Dr. Reamer’s recent research has focused on school and program options for teens who struggle with a variety of mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, and academic issues. He is especially interested in helping parents and the professionals identify effective resources, including traditional and nontraditional options. Dr. Reamer’s research has identified the key attributes of high-quality nonresidential and residential schools and programs.

Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.'s Content (Recent - Older)

Programs for Struggling Teens: Day Treatment Programs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Day treatment programs provide teens with nonresidential services to help them address their mental health and substance abuse issues.  The goal is to ...

Topics
	

Programs for Struggling Teens: Mentoring Programs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Mentoring programs provide struggling adolescents with trained, caring adults who provide teens with support, guidance, advice, and friendship.  ...

Topics
	

Programs for Struggling Teens: Youth Diversion Programs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Youth diversion programs typically attempt to help struggling teens who have had contact with the police avoid more formal involvement in the juvenile ...

Topics
	

Programs for Struggling Teens: Alternative High Schools

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Alternative high schools in the home community provide education, including special education services, to teens who have foundered academically or socially ...

Topics
	

Programs for Struggling Teens: Substance Abuse Courts

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Many different kinds of services and programs are available for struggling teens.  Some provide relatively short-term crisis intervention, and others ...

Topics
	

The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting a Program or School

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of a struggling teen sometimes feel lost, fearful, frustrated, and angry.  They mayfeel torn between their love for their child and their ...

Topics