Division of Counseling and Psychology
Professional Title: Professor of Counseling and Psychology; Director of the Division of Counseling and Psychology
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Counseling Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Counseling Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Clinical Skills and the Counseling Process; Consultation Skills for Counselors and Mental Health Professionals; Psychological Trauma and Post-Trauma Therapy
Education: B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.W., Simmons College; Ph.D., Simmons College; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Gere, S., Dass-Brailsford, P., and Hoshmand, L. T. (2009). Issues in integrating trauma curriculum into a graduate counseling psychology program.
Gere, S. and Hoshmand, L.T. (Eds.) (2009). Issues of training in counseling psychology (Special Issue). Asian Journal of Counseling, 16(1), 67-87.
Gere, S. (2009). Home: A sense of place and belonging. In: Llera, D., Cathcart, D. & Roffman, E. (Eds.) (2009). Crossing borders, making home: Stories of resilient women. Frederick, Md.: PublishAmerica.
Gere, S. (2009). Evidence-informed trauma treatment in an international context. Proceedings of: Promoting harmony and justice in a world of conflict. City University of Hong Kong.
Susan Gere, Professor and Division Director of Counseling and Psychology, is Core Faculty and a clinician and consultant in the community. Dr. Gere’s research and teaching interests are in integrative approaches to trauma treatment; understanding the impact of adverse life experience on adult learning; and mental health consultation in clinical, educational, organizational, and community settings. “I am interested in the many ways in which psychosocial knowledge can inform our understanding of educational processes across settings.”
Master's Programs: Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling:Holistic Studies Specialization
Clinical Mental Health Counseling:Trauma Studies Specialization
Clinical Mental Health Counseling:School and Community SpecializationClinical Mental Health Counseling: Professional Counseling Specialization
Master's Programs: Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology: School Counseling Specialization
Counseling and Psychology for Educators, Clergy, Managers and Health and Human Service Professionals
Professional Development in Counseling Psychology
Trauma Studies in Counseling and PsychologyProfessional Studies in Play Therapy
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling Psychology
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