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Brief Bio.: Dr. Carney is a retired social worker with nearly 50 years of experience in social work, with thirty-five of those years spent in the public mental health system . He is an Alinsky-trained community organizer, Institute-trained in Bowen Family Systems theory, and trained in Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He received his MSW from UCLA in 1969 and his DSW from CUNY in 1991.
He recently retired from a large New York social welfare agency, where he served as director of the agency's case management programs in New York City for seventeen years. At present, he lives in the Adirondacks of upstate New York with his wife of 34 years and devoted his time to writing, hiking and caring for his cats. He has just finished his first book of essays, in press, entitled "Nation of Killers," scheduled for publication in late September or early October. He will then begin writing a long-delayed memoir which he has tentatively titled "Two Outsiders; The Father and Son Who Never Met." He also blogs regularly at www.madinamerica.com/author/jcarney and at socialjustice solutions.org, and has begun posting at opednews.org.
He considers himself a committed advocate for change in public mental health as well as a supporter of those who struggle to promote it. He endeavors to follow the advice of the late Joe Hill, i.e., "Don't mourn, organize!
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