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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.

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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)

Finding the Right Program or School

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents (and their advisers) must thoroughly examine schools and programs before deciding which is likely to be most appropriate.  Parents should not ...

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Finding Skilled Educational Consultants

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Selecting the right educational consultant is vital when parents need to find a specialized school or program, especially when parents feel the need to find ...

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Finding Services and Programs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Programs and services for struggling teens can be found in many ways.  Parents can start by contacting school personnel (for example, guidance ...

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Parenting a Struggling Teen: Thinking Beyond the Crisis

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Understandably, parents of struggling teens often are preoccupied with immediate crises.  When teens spin out of control at home, in school, or in the ...

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Parenting a Struggling Teen: The Importance of Self-Care

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of struggling teens need to take care of themselves. A solo pilot flying through extremely turbulent weather is in a risky predicament; the pilot ...

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Parenting a Struggling Teen: Learning How to Cope with Shame and Isolation

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of struggling teens know the unparalleled pain associated with unwelcome news that their child is in some kind of trouble.  They are all too ...

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