Jacqueline A. Sparks, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Rhode Island. She is co-author of The Heroic Client and Heroic Clients, Heroic Agencies: Partners for Change. She is co-author of six research articles and one review involving the Norway Couple Project, a series of analyses of data collected in the largest couple trial to date (Anker, Duncan, & Sparks, 2009; Sparks, in press). She co-developed the Child Outcome Rating Scale (CORS) (Duncan, Sparks, Miller, Bohanske, & Claud, 2006) and co-authored a cohort study exploring the effectiveness the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) in school based counseling for youth ages 7-11 (Cooper, Stewart, Sparks, & Bunting, 2012). Her other interests include training therapists using the PCOMS system, transforming systems of care to privilege client goals and promote social justice, and critical analysis of the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on research, media, and practice in mental health.
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