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Recent Courses

Advanced Topics In Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Doctoral Thesis Supervision I
Implementing School-Based Prevention Programs
Multi Cultural Issues In School Psychology
Proseminar In School Psychology
Psychological Research IV
S/T: Social And Emotional Development Across Childhood And Adolescence

Personal Statement

Urging all of us to open our minds and hearts so that we can know beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable, so that we can think and rethink, so that we can create new visions. I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions-a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is a movement which makes education the practice of freedom.” Bell Hooks, (1994)

These words reflect a commitment to help students move beyond a conventional acceptance to create a vision that is rooted in knowledge and experience, but can break ground into new territory. These words reflect my teaching philosophy.

My work focuses on preparing psychologists to meet the mental health needs of children within a varity of settings. The goal for all of my students is that they are able to analyze information in a manner that yields innovative thinking and practices that will address the challenges to the mental health of children within schools and society.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

School Based Mental Health Services
Social Justice in Mental Health
Working with Underserved Populations
Consultation Theory and Practice
Culturally Competent Practices
Prevention Programming
Closing the Achievement Gap
School Psychology and Social Justice
Adlerian Psychology

Research Interests

Culturally Competent Consultatoion
Social Jusice in Mental Health and Education
Closing the Achievement Gap
Couple and Family Therapy

Book Chapters

J Durham (2013). Promoting Social Justice by Addresssing Barriers to Academic Success. In Shriberg, Song, Miranda, Radcliff (Eds.). School Psychology and Social Justice: Conceptual Foundations and Tools for Practice. (pp. 189-205). New York, NY: Routledge Press.

Durham,J. Conway, F. (2010). Shame as and accelerator for the cycle of underachievement of African American latency age boys. In K. Vaughans, W.Speilberg (Eds.). The Psychological World of Black Boys and Adolescents. CT: Praeger Press.

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Shalonda Kelly, Jennifer Durham (2008). African American Couples In Therapy. In Alan Gurman (Eds.). Clinical Handbook Of Couple Therapy. (pp. 681-697). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Refereed Articles

J. Durham (2013, Spring), The “False Self”: Projected on Obama by Many Republican Leaders. Clio's Psyche.

J Durham (2013), School Based Microagressions: Implications for Socially Just School Psychology Practice. The School Psychologist, 67, 32-34.

J Durham (2012), True Self False Self: The Role of Popular Media in Subjegating Women of Color. The Division Review, 34-35.

J. Durham (2012), Examining the Achievement Gap Through a Psychodynamic Lens:. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 217-228.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Jennifer I. Durham, Psy.D. (2010, May). Consultation for Social Justice: A Role for School Psychologists. Adelphi University School Psychology Forum.

Jennifer I. Durham, Psy.D. (2010, February). Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps. Sesame Street, New York, New York.

Jennifer I. Durham, Psy.D. (2009, November). Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps: Roles for Student Support Personnel. Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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J. Durham (2013). Community Engagement: Applying What We Know. In American Psychological association. National Conference, Honolulu, HW.

J. durham (2012). Community Engagement: Applying What W Know. In Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. International Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

J. Durham (2012). Using RTI to Close Achievement Gaps and Promote Social Justice. In National Association of School Psychologists. National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

J. Durham (2011). Social Justice Implications in International School Psychology. In National Association of School Psychologists. National Conference, Chicago, Il.

Durham, J (2010). The Psychodynamics of Structural Racism in Education as a Barrier to Social Justice. In Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. New Brunswirk, New Jersey.

Durham, J. (2010). The Achievement gap and Social Justice: Roles for School Psychologists. In National Association of School Psychologists. Chicago, Illinois.

Durham, J. (2010). Consulation for Social Justice: A Model for School Psychologists. In National Association of School Psychologists. Chicago, Illinois.

DUrham, J, (2009). An Adlerican Perscription for Closing the Achievement Gap. In Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Durham, J. (2009). An Adlerian Perscription for Closing the Achievement Gap. In North American Society for Adlerian Psychology. Tuscon Arizona.

Honors and Accomplishments

Peterson Prize 11/04
Superior service and contributions to the community

New Jersey Minority Achievers Award 11/03
Exemplary professional and public service

Millicent Starbuck Scott Award 5/92
Outstanding Contribution to Education by Psychology
New Jersey Psychological Association

Virginia Bennett Award 5/89
Outstanding Contributions to the Enhancement of the Educational
Experience for Minority Group Children
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Rutgers University

Professional Activities

American Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Association of Black Psychologists
Association for the Psychoanalysis and Society
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

Community and Corporate Leadership

Board of Directors: St. James Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey

Facilitator: Racial Equity Task Force, Communities In Schools, Inc., Crystal City Maryland

Consultant: Ministry of Education, St. Christopher, West Indies

Consultant: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Teaneck, New Jersey

Licenses & Certifications

Certified School Psychologist: New Jersey