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Jennifer WeinerJennifer Weiner, M.ED., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, School of human services & Health Professions
Associate professor, program director
Program: human services


Contact Information
jweiner@fisher.edu
617-670-4452
Office Location: 118 Beacon Street, 5th Floor

Education
  • B.A., Psychology, McGill University
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, McGill University
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Columbia University

Background
Dr. Weiner came to Fisher College as the Program Director of Human Services in 2006. She is also a licensed Psychologist in the States of Massachusetts and New York, and prior to coming to Fisher College, she worked as a clinician in several college counseling centers and at a substance abuse treatment center. She has also taught courses as an adjunct professor at Lesley University and Columbia University. Dr. Weiner’s research interests are in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism, as well as ways to understand and improve pedagogy.

Teaching Philosophy
One of the things I love most about teaching at Fisher College is getting to know all of the students so well. Being smaller in size than many colleges around Boston is a true advantage for the professors as well as the students. I feel very fortunate to not only serve as an educator, but also an advisor to all of the Human Services students. I believe that learning is a dynamic process that is constantly evolving. I see my students as having so much to offer throughout the learning process, and I believe in helping them develop curiosity, openness and critical thinking skills.

Selected Presentations and Publications

Weiner, J.L. (2013). New and emerging issues: Understanding student veterans. Workshop presented at the Fisher College Faculty Convocation in conjunction with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Mansfield, MA, March 9, 2013.

Weiner, J. L. (2012). Using undergraduate Teaching Assistants to facilitate peer mentorship. Poster presented at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA, October 12, 2012.

Weiner, J.L. (2012). Creating a program for the helping professions: Beyond the senior thesis. Participant presented at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA, October 12, 2012.

Weiner, J.L. (2010). Integrating race and culture into an undergraduate Human Services Curriculum. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Diversity Challenge, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston, MA, October 15-16, 2010. 

Weiner, J.L. & Ritter, H. (2010). Social justice group projects: An exploration of the use of Blackboard in the classroom. Poster presented at the 2010 New England Psychological Association conference, Burlington, VT, October 8-9, 2010.

Weiner, J.L. & Ritter, H. (2010). Using Blackboard to facilitate discussion about controversial debates in abnormal psychology . Paper presented at the 2010 New England Psychological Association conference, Burlington, VT, October 8-9, 2010.

Mohr, J.J. & Weiner, J.L., Chopp, R.M., Wong, S.J. (2009). Effects of client sexual orientation on clinical judgments: The role of stereotype relevance. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56 (1), 164-175.

Weiner, J.L., Gallor, S.M (2009). Training us all to become active participants in social justice work on campus.  Workshop presented at the 2009 Association of Women in Psychology Conference in Newport, RI, March 12, 2009.

Weiner, J.L. (2006). Exploring the effects of counselor trainees’ heterosexist bias on clinical assessments of Lesbian clients. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 67 (2-B), 1174.

  
 

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