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My primary areas of research include the prevention of professional burnout and compassion fatigue; clinical social work practice in mental health care (adults, teenagers and adolescents, and families); post-traumatic and secondary traumatic stress; personal and professional resilience through mindfulness-based practices and self-care; services to veterans and military families; and child welfare practice.

Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice: A Guide for Human Service Professionals

Newell, J. M. (2017). Cultivating professional resilience in direct practice. A guide for human service professionals. New York, NY: Columbia University Press

Other Publications

Newell, J. M. (2020).  An ecological systems framework for professional resilience in social work practice. Social Work, 65 (1), 65-76.  

Shepherd, M. A. & Newell, J. M. (2020). Stress and health in social workers: Implications for self-care practice. Best Practices in Mental Health, 16 (1), 46-65.

Allday, R. A., Newell, J. M. & Sukobskyy, Y. (2020). Burnout, compassion fatigue and professional resilience in caregivers of children with disabilities in Ukraine. European Journal of Social Work, 23 (1), 61-70.

Newell, J. M. (2017). Cultivating professional resilience in direct practice. A guide for human service professionals. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Newell, J. M., Gardell, D. N., & MacNeil, G. (2016). Clinician response to client traumas: A chronological review of constructs and terminology. Journal of Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17 (3), 306-313. DOI: 10.1177/1524838015584365.

Newell, J. M., & Gardell, D. N. (2014). A competency-based approach to teaching professional self-care: An ethical consideration for social work educators. Journal of Social Work Education, 50 (3), 427-439.

Puleo, S. G., Daughhetee, C., & Newell, J. M. (2014). Practicing professional responsibility. In B.
Erford (Ed.). Clinical Experiences in Counseling, pp. 216-235. Columbus, OH: Pearson.

Newell, J. M., & MacNeil, G. A. (2011). A comparative analysis of burnout and professional quality of life in clinical mental health providers and health care administrators. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 26 (1), 25-43.

Newell, J. M., & MacNeil, G. A. (2010). Professional burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue: A review of theoretical terms, risk factors, and preventive methods for clinicians. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 6 (2), 57-68.

Newell, J. M. (2008). Secondary traumatic stress reactions: A review of theoretical terms and methodological challenges. Perspectives on Social Work 6 (2), 24-28.

Newell, J. M. & Bounds, C. (2021). University agency partnerships: A title IV-E training initiative on ethics and child welfare practice. Field Educator Journal, 10 (2). doi:

Edwards, C. M. & Newell, J. M. (2019). Interprofessional education for BSW students: A pilot course. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 24 (1), 61-70.

Edwards, C. M., Newell, J. M., Rich, D. W., & Hitchcock, L. I. (2015). Teaching interdisciplinary practice in professional programs: An exploratory course assignment in social work and speech language pathology. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 35 (5), 529-543. DOI: 10.1080/08841233.2015.1087449.

Edwards, C. M., Rich, D. W., Newell, J. M., & Hitchcock, L. I. (2012). Uniting in EI: Transdisciplinary approach between social work and speech language pathology increase a child’s progress. Advance for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists 22(5), 7-9.

Edwards, C. M., Rich, D. W., Newell, J. M., & Hitchcock, L. I. (2012). Trans-disciplinary teaming in early intervention: A collaborative perspective between speech-language pathology and social work. The Communication Sciences & Disorders Review, 26 (1), 16-22.

MacNeil, G. A. & Newell, J. M. (2015). Panic disorder and agoraphobia. In K. Corcoran & A. R. Roberts (Eds.). Social Worker’s Desk Reference, 3rd edition, pp. 579-586. Oxford University Press. New York.

Newell, J. M. (2012). Addressing the needs of veterans and military families: A generalist practice approach. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 17, 53-68.

Davis, L. L., Ward, L. C., Rasmusson, A., Newell, J. M., Frazier, E., & Southwick, S. M. (2008). A placebo-controlled trial of guanfacine for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans. Psychopharmacology Bulletin 41 (1), 8-14.

Uezato, A., Davis, L. L., Newell, J. M., & Frazier, E. (2008). Major depression and comorbid substance use disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 21 (1), 14-18.

MacNeil G. A., & Newell, J. M. (2008). School bullying: Who, why, and what to do (revised). In F. E. Stickle (Ed.)., Annual Editions (6th): Adolescent Psychology pp. 174-177. Boston: McGraw Hill: Higher Education.

Davis, L. L., Frazier, E. C., Williford, R. B., & Newell, J. M. (2006). Long-term pharmacotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. CNS Drugs, 20 (6), 465-476.

Davis, L. L., Ambrose, S. M., Newell, J. M., Waldrop, E., Cates, M., & Ward, C. L. (2005). Divalproex for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A retrospective chart review. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 9 (4), 278-283.