Jennifer Gullesserian, PHD

Jennifer Gullesserian, PHD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department : Graduate Education

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7478

Office : MEM 428


PHD, New York University
MA, New York University
BA, Pepperdine University


Dr. Gullesserian is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and Connecticut. She is also a certified school psychologist in New York. Before becoming a Visiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Gullesserian was an Adjunct Assistant Professor from 2009-2014 and then an Adjunct Associate Professor from 2014-2015 for the Graduate Counseling Program. Dr. Gullesserian became a student advisor for the Graduate Counseling Program in 2012. In addition, Dr. Gullesserian has worked professionally and/or trained in a diverse number of mental health settings including schools, college counseling centers, foster care agencies, outpatient mental health clinics and hospitals before beginning her teaching career.


July 2006- March 2008

Title: The Associations Between Child Characteristics and Family Functioning and Academic Achievement and Social Competence in Inner-city Gifted Children

Sept. 2001-August 2004

INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament Project, New York University

Data Manager, Graduate Student Assistantship

  • Managed the data collection for a longitudinal child temperament study.
  • Hired, trained and supervised undergraduate and graduate student research assistants.
  • Supervised and organized data entry using SPSS and Access.
  • Performed multiple data analyses using SPSS.
  • Designed and monitored a computer-based questionnaire using the Questionnaire Development System (ACASI).
  • Assisted in the preparation of articles for publication.
  • Contributed to the data analyses, writing and submission of a federal grant.

May 2001-August 2001

New York Housing Study, Harlem, NY

Data Specialist

  • Coded, recoded, entered and cleaned data using SPSS and SPSS Data Entry builder.
  • Organized archival data tracking.

January 2001

New York University, Department of Community Psychology, Adolescent Diary Study, New York, NY

Research Assistant

  • Recruited subjects.
  • Collected data through interviews with Asian immigrant high school students.
  • Coded, recoded, and entered data and performed analysis using SPSS.

Sept. 2000-Feb. 2011

New York University, Department of Social Work, Adoption and After Study, New York,NY

Research Assistant

  • Coded, organized and entered data using SPSS.

April 1999- July 2000

San Fernando Child and Family Guidance Center,North Hills,CA

Assistant Research Coordinator

  • Entered data and scored Achenbach forms: Child Behavior Checklist, Teacher Report Form and Youth Self Report.
  • Entered data and scored Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (Briere).
  • Maintained research data base.
  • Tracked measures (Achenbach, Briere, CSBI, Demographic sheets) on a monthly basis.
  • Monitored the administration and scoring of six month, annual and closing assessment batteries.
  • Created a new clinic demographic intake form.
  • Documented clinic’s research procedures.
  • Organized and prepared materials for monthly research meetings.
  • Created clinic wide policy as part of the Technology Information Ethics Committee.

Professional Experience


Psychologist, Connecticut State (003021), effective 3/26/2010

Psychologist, New York State, (0182731), effective 9/2009

School Psychologist Certification, New York State, effective 9/2008



Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Counseling Student Advisor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program

  • Provide individual program advisement to graduate counseling/school counseling students. Perform duties related to program administration, curriculum development and coordination of faculty in collaboration with the program director and mental health counseling student advisor.


Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program

  • Courses taught: School Counseling Internship I/II, Mental Health Counseling Internship II, Process of Counseling the Individual, Methods in Educational and Psychological Research, and Data Analysis, Report Writing and Psychological Research 


Manhattan College, Riverdale,NY

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program

  • Courses taught: School Counseling Internship I/II, Mental Health Counseling Internship II, Methods in Educational and Psychological Research, Data Analysis, Report Writing and Psychological Research and Theories of Counseling.

Publications & Professional Activities

McClowry, S., & Gullesserian, J. October, 2006. INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament. Presented Workshop at the New York City Association for Education of Young Children Development Conference, New York, NY.

Godder, G., & Gullesserian, J. October, 2005. Etiology, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, and classroom management techniques for teachers. Paper presented at the Holy Trinity Elementary School Professional Day, Whitestone,N.Y.

Gullesserian, J., & Godder, G. October, 2005. Covert school bullying and classroom interventions. Paper presented at the Holy Trinity Elementary School Professional Day,Whitestone,N.Y.

McClowry, S., Snow, D., Carlson, A., Tamis-LeMonda, C., & Gullesserian, J. (2005). Child temperament and teacher feedback: Relationships to student engagement and disruption in the classroom. Poster presented at the Temperament and Personality Development Preconference at the Society for Research and Child Development, Atlanta,GA.

Gullesserian, J., McClowry, S., Tamis-Lemonda, C., Snow, D., & Carlson, A. May, 2004. Teacher Feedback as a Mediator Between Child Temperament and Student Classroom Behavior, Fourth Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference: A Multidimensional Perspective on Readiness, New York, NY.

Briggs, R., Carlson, A. & Gullesserian, J., April, 2003. Education Attainment and Parent-Child Interactions in African American Families, Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting,Tampa,FL.

Carlson, A., McClowry, S., Briggs, R., & Gullesserian, J. April, 2003. The Relationships Among Child Temperament, Student Behavior, and Teacher Feedback, Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting,Tampa,FL.

March, R., Hooker, K., Dale, K., Godder, G., Gullesserian, J., Marron, E., & Sattin, J., February, 2002. Perspectives from New York Cityon the September 11th Tragedy and Its Aftermath-Lessons learned from 9/11: Practical Applications for School Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention,Chicago,IL. 

March, R., Hooker, K., Arnold, J., Dale, K., Deteso, J., Godder, G., Groossman, S., Gullesserian, J., Marron, E., Sattin, J., & Shrem, M. (2001, December). September 11: Perspectives fromNew York CitySchoolPsychologists. Communiqué, 30(4), 16.

Gullesserian, J.A., Weisman, A.M., Sharma, K.K., & Tobias, P., February, 2001. Typology and Triggers that lead to Juvenile Parricide, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Convention,Seattle,WA.

Weisman, A.M., Sharma, K.K., Tobias, P., Ehrenclou, M., Gullesserian, J.A., & Peterson, S. February, 1999. Adolescents Who Kill Their Parents, American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Convention,Orlando,FL.


2013  Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 60 Effective Stratigies

2013   Using the DSM-5 for Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment

2010   Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (recertification)

2010   Invisibility Syndrome: A Clinical Model of the Effects of Racism on African-American Males

2009   Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Training (EBT)

2008   Coping Power Individual Child Program (EBT- NYSOMH)

2008   Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior Disorder (EBT-NYSOMH)

2008   How to Make an Aggressive and Violent Youth: Implications for Prevention and Treatment

2008   Play-Based Interventions for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

2007   Engaging Families of Young Children

2007   Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (EBT)

2007   Play Therapy 101

2007   Addressing the Unique Socioemotional Needs of the Gifted Student

2007   Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Honors & Awards

2007   Leaska Dissertation Research Award, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University

2006   National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Graduate Student Research Award

Professional Memberships

2006- Current   NYS Psychological Association, Member

2000- Current   American Psychological Association, Member

2000- Current   National Association of School Psychologists, Member