Jennifer Gullesserian

Jennifer Gullesserian

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 and 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 has also been a student advisor for the Graduate Counseling Program since 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

May 2001-August 2001

New York Housing Study, Harlem, NY

Data Specialist

January 2001

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

Research Assistant

Sept. 2000-Feb. 2011

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

Research Assistant

April 1999- July 2000

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

Assistant Research Coordinator

Professional Experience



Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Counseling Student Advisor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program


Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program


Manhattan College, Riverdale,NY

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education-Counseling Program


  • 2006- Current   NYS Psychological Association, Member
  • 2000- Current   American Psychological AssociationMember
  • 2000- Current   National Association of School Psychologists, Member


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

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



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

Courses Taught/Teaching

EDUG 713

Methods of Educational and Psychological Research

EDUG 721

Introduction to Counseling Practices and Theories

EDUG 732

Practicum in Counseling

EDUG 821

Internship in School Counseling I

EDUG 827

Internship in School Counseling II

EDUG 851

Data Analysis and Report Writing in Educational & Psychological Research

EDUG 894

Internship Mental Health Counseling II