Jon Webb, Ph.D.

Jon R. Webb, a licensed psychologist, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (CSPP-LA).  Prior to his appointment as a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Research Fellow in the Division of Substance Abuse, Addiction Research Center, Dr. Webb completed a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) sponsored fellowship in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), where he was involved in both research and clinical work.  Prior to coming to the University of Michigan (UM), he completed a fellowship in chemical dependency treatment at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California (Kaiser).  He received first place in the 2001 national essay contest for students sponsored by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) for his essay discussing spirituality and the role of forgiveness in medical rehabilitation.  With colleagues, he has received funding from the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) and UM to investigate the relationship between forgiveness, life satisfaction, and health among people with spinal cord injury and from Idaho State University to investigate the relationship between forgiveness and health in a national sample of United States adults following 9/11.  He worked on projects regarding: the development of a multidimensional measure of forgiveness; the relationship between forgiveness, blame, and health among college students; and the relationship between forgiveness and substance use outcomes.  As such, his primary research interests involve the role of spirituality, particularly forgiveness, in the promotion of health and well-being, including recovery from addiction.  He is also interested in the integration of psychology and religion and the sociopolitical diversification of psychology. 



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