Faculty Profiles

Jairo N. Fuertes

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

Hy Weinberg Center Room 319

General Information



Master of Arts in Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland

PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland

Internship in Clinical Psychology, Manhattan VA Medical Center

Diploma, Specialty Board Certification in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology,

Diploma, Specialty Board Certification in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology,

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist, New York State

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York State

Board certification in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology

Board certification in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center, Baruch College, The City University of New York. 

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

My interests in teaching, research, and clinical practice derive from the generous care and guidance that I have been privileged to receive from many wonderful professionals. I have also benefitted from the legacy of mentoring, teaching, and research that preceded my own teachers. My academic genealogy is listed below and is comprised of all men. For them I am grateful, but I also thank several influential teachers who are women, including Clara E. Hill, Susan Komives, Marylu McEwen, and Evelyn Torton Beck. Although not an academic, the greatest influence in my life and the person responsible for my being a psychologist is my mom, Esther J. Fuertes. 

Academic Geneology

Charles J. Gelso, PhD, Ohio State University, 1970. He was my academic mentor at Maryland and is now a research collaborator. He has published extensively in the areas of the client-therapist relationship in psychotherapy, including the real relationship. He has also written about the research training environment in graduate education and about psychoanalytic psychotherapy in general. His dissertation was directed by Francis Robinson and was entitled "The effect of different methods of recording counseling interviews on various dimensions of client behavior and client-mediated counselor behavior"

Francis P. Robinson, PhD, University of Iowa, 1932. He conducted research on eye movements and reading perception, and later developed the SQ3R method of study. He was an early influence in the development of counseling psychology as a profession, and along with Carl Rogers at Ohio State pioneered the use of audio tape recordings to examine in-session events in counseling. His dissertation was directed by Carl Seashore and was entitled "The role of eye movements in reading with an evaluation of techniques for their improvement"

Carl E. Seashore, PhD, Yale, 1895. He developed training programs and conducted research at the University of Iowa in the areas of the psychology of speech and hearing, child psychology, clinical psychology, psychological testing, and the psychology of music. Seashore's dissertation was directed by Edward Scripture and dealt primarily with illusions of weight; Seashore's was the first PhD in Psychology ever awarded to a student at Yale. Scripture, E. W., & Seashore, C. E. (1893). On the measurement of hallucinations. Science, 22, 353.

Edward W. Scripture, PhD, University of Leipzig, 1891; MD, University of Munich, 1906. Psychologist, physician and speech scientist, he wrote several books and articles on different aspects of speech science (experimental phonetics) and pathology (stuttering and voice). He also worked as a speech clinician in different clinics in the US and Europe. His dissertation advisor was Wilhelm Wundt. Scripture's project was on the association of ideas. Scripture, E. W. (1895). Thinking, feeling, doing. Meadville, PA: Chautauqua Press.

Wilhelm Wundt, MD, University of Heidelberg, 1855. Primary Mentor: Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz. MD Research topic: General anatomy. Physician, psychologist, physiologist. He is widely regarded as the father of experimental psychology, having founded one of the first formal laboratories for psychological research at the University of Leipzig. There he published more than 450 works, supervised 186 dissertations: 70 on philosophical topics, and 116 on psychological problems.

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz MD, Friedrich Wilhelm Medical Institute (in Berlin) 1843. MD Research topic: The connection between nerve fibers and nerve cells. Primary Mentor: Johannes Peter Müller. Publication Topics: Perception, Physiology, Optics, Electrodynamics, Mathematics, Acoustics, Meteorology, Hydrodynamics, and most other areas of science

Johannes Peter Müller MD, University of Bonn 1822. MD Research topic: The movements of animals. Primary Mentor: Karl Asmund Rudolphi. Publication Topics: Vision and optics, Physiology, Comparative anatomy, Biochemistry, Developmental embryology, Voice and speech, Hearing, Hallucinations, Endocrinology, Ichthyology

Karl Asmund Rudolphi MD, Greifswald University, 1795. MD Research topic: Parasitic worms. Primary mentor: Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel. Publication Topics: Botany, Physiology, Parasitology, Zoology, Helminthology, Anatomy of nerves, Plant growth, Naturalism

Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel MD, University of Göttingen, 1771. MD Research topic: Methods of condensation. Primary Mentor; Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben. Publication Topics: Chemistry, Medicine, Botany, Mineralogy

Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben PhD, George-August University of Göttingen, 1767. PhD Research Topic: Zoology. PhD Advisor: Abraham Gotthelf Kästner. Publication Topics: Naturalism, Veterinary science, and training

Abraham Gotthelf Kästner PhD, Leipzig University, 1739. PhD Title: Theoria radicum in aequationibus. PhD Advisor: Christian August Hausen. Publication Topics: History of mathematics, Philosophy of mathematics, Applications of mathematics to optics and astronomy

Christian August Hausen PhD, Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, 1713. PhD Title: De corpore scissuris figurisque non cruetando ductu. PhD Advisor: Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen. Publication Topics: Electricity

Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen PhD, Leipzig University, 1685. PhD Title: Disputationem moralem de divortiis secundum jus naturae (Moral disputation on divorce according to the law of nature). PhD Advisor: Otto Mencke. Biographical Notes: Wichmannshausen, in addition to being Otto Mencke's student, was also his son-in-law. Though his thesis was on ethics, he was primarily a philologist and an orientalist. Toward the end of his life he was a Professor at the University of Wittenberg.

Otto Mencke PhD, Leipzig University, 1666. PhD Title: Ex Theologia naturali — De Absoluta Dei Simplicitate, Micropolitiam, id est Rempublicam In Microcosmo Conspicuam. PhD Advisor:Jakob Thomasius. Publication Topics: Philosophy, Law, Theology

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