Jennifer Gullesserian

Visiting Assistant Professor

Graduate Counseling, Leadership & Education

Dr. Gullesserian is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist in New York. Before becoming a Visiting Assistant Professor/Program Director of the Graduate Mental Health Counseling Program, Dr. Gullesserian was an Adjunct Assistant Professor from 2009-2014 and then an Adjunct Associate Professor from 2014-2015 for the School of Education and Health-Graduate Counseling Programs. Dr. Gullesserian continues to serve as a student advisor for the Graduate Counseling Programs. 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.

Education

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

Courses Taught

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

  • Research

    Major Research Interest:

    The Protective Processes and Risk Factors within an Ecological Framework that Influence Academic Achievement and Social Competence Among Urban Youth.

    Research Projects:

    July 2006- March 2008

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

    Research Experience:

    Sept. 2001-August 2004

    INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament Project, New York University

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Gullesserian, J. December, 2015. Maintaining your Practice Current. Panel Presentation at Manhattan Field Support Center School Counseling Professional Learning Session #4, New York, NY.

    McClowry, S., & Gullesserian, J. October, 2006. INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament. 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. Workshop at Holy Trinity Elementary School Professional Day, Whitestone, N.Y.

    Gullesserian, J., & Godder, G. October, 2005. Covert school bullying and classroom interventions. Workshop 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 presentation at 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, Paper Presentation at 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, Paper presentation at 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, Paper Presentation at 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 City on the September 11th Tragedy and Its Aftermath-Lessons learned from 9/11: Practical Applications for School Psychologists, Paper Presentation at 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 from New York City School Psychologists. 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, Paper Presentation at 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, Paper Presentation at American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

    Aug. 2016- Current

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    Program Director for Graduate Mental Health Counseling/Advisor for Graduate Counseling Programs/Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education and Health 

    Aug. 2015- July 2016      

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    Program Coordinator for Graduate Mental Health Counseling/Advisor for Graduate Counseling Programs/Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education and Health

    Jan. 2014- July 2015      

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    Advisor for Graduate Counseling Programs/Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Education and Health- Graduate Counseling Programs

    Jan. 2012- Dec. 2013       

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    Advisor for Graduate Counseling Programs/Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education and Health- Graduate Counseling Programs

    Jan. 2009-Dec. 2011      

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education and Health-Graduate Counseling Programs

    PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

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

    2013   Using the DSM-5 for Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment

    2010   Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Recertification Training Course

    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 Certification Training Course

    MEMBERSHIPS

    2016- Current   American Mental Health Counselors Association, Member

    2015- Current   New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Member

    2013- 2014       American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Member

    2006- Current   NYS Psychological Association, Member

    2000- Current   American Psychological Association, Member

    2000- Current   National Association of School Psychologists, Member

     

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors and Awards

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

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

  • Other

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATION

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

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