Division of Counseling and Psychology
Eleanor Roffman (Professor Emeritus)
Professional Title: Professor (Emeritus) of Counseling and Psychology; Former Director of Field Training
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Counseling Psychology, Identity formation, Social Justice, Women’s issues, Feminist Pedagogy
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Counseling Psychology, Field Training
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Orientation to Professional Psychology;
Clinical Skills and the Counseling Process;
The Psychology of Culture and Identity;
Feminist Theories and Therapies; and
Professional Integrative Seminar
Education: Ed.D., Boston University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Gentile, L., Ballou, M., Roffman, E., and Ritchie, J. “Supervision for social change: a feminist ecological perspective” in Women and Therapy, 33: 1-6, 2010.
Llera, D., Roffman. E., Saleem, R., and Dass-Brailsford, P. Teaching to transform: multicultural competence and classroom practice. Asian Journal of Counseling, Vol. 16 No. 1. 51-66. (2009).
Llera, D., Cathcart, D., and Roffman, E. Crossing borders Making homes: Stories of resilient women. Baltimore, Md. Publish America. (2009).
Roffman, Eleanor. Ethics and activism. In Feminist therapy theory and practice; 20 years later. New York: Springer. (2009).
Roffman, Eleanor. The impact of gendered violence and globalization on rural women in Asia. Asian Journal of Counseling, Vol. 13 No. 1 93-106, (2008).Recent PresentationsSaleem, R., Roffman, E., Dallalfar, A. March 8, 2013. "International Feminist Responses to Islamophobia, Nationalism, and Gendered Politics." Association of Women in Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.March 6th, 2013. "A Moment in Herstory" Film presentation (and co-producer of the film) sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Diversity Committee.
Eleanor Roffman’s teaching has centered around issues of identity and cultural transformation including addressing clinical skill building through anti-racist, feminist and social justice, and theoretical formulations and applications. Her community work addresses women’s issues both locally and globally with a focus on the Middle East. Her research and presentations address ethics, activism, feminist pedagogy and international perspectives on socially just peace building. She is director the Field Training Office of the Counseling Psychology Division.As a member of the GSASS diversity council, Eleanor has worked with her peers to develop a program of presentations that addresses a range of issues relevant to cultural competence and awareness. Recently she was instrumental, alongside Counseling and Psychology faculty Jill Ritchie and Susan Gere, in developing a 4 part in-service program for clinical faculty and site supervisors that addressed issues in a trauma-informed supervisory relationship.
Master's Programs: Mental Health Counseling
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling:School and Community SpecializationClinical Mental Health Counseling: Professional Counseling Specialization
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Counseling and Psychology for Educators, Clergy, Managers and Health and Human Service Professionals
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Trauma Studies in Counseling and PsychologyProfessional Studies in Play Therapy
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