Jodie Kliman Jodie Kliman, PhD

jodie_kliman@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Associate Professor

Degrees

  • PhD in Social-Clinical Psychology (1979) The Wright Institute Graduate School, Berkeley, CA
  • MA in Social-Clinical Psychology (1977) The Wright Institute Graduate School, Berkeley, CA

Teaching

  • Advanced Fourth-Year Clinical Seminar, CS900-905 (2008-present)
  • Narrative Therapy, NT500 (Developed course, 2005-present)
  • Trauma and Resilience: Family, Community, and Global Perspectives, TR530 (2006-present) (originally called Working with Refugees, TR530)
  • Introduction to Family and Systems Theory, FX515 (2004-2015)
  • First-Year Clinical Seminar, CS600-605 (2013-2015)
  • Directed Study: Supervision and Leadership: A Postmodern Perspective (Fall, 2016)
  • Directed Study: Facilitating Difficult Conversations about Multiculturalism, XX550-6, XX550-9, (2014-15) – this directed study led to the development of a training film, which has been presented at several national conferences and which has had over 600 views on WJC’s YouTube channel.

Research and Practice Interests

  • Artsbridge Institute, Swampscott, MA, MA. Principal investigator, outcome study of the Artsbridge Institute’s effectiveness in training Israeli and Palestinian adolescents in reflective dialogue, leadership, and the arts www.artsbridgeinstitute.org (2012-present). Leading group of research assistants who are doing data entry and analysis (2016-present).
  • Intersectionality in clinical training and practice – developed a visual training tool, the Social Matrix, for visualizing therapists’ and clients’ social locations, in relation to intersection domains of relative privilege and marginalization (e.g., gender, class, race, religion, sexual orientation, health, immigration status, etc.), which is used in training programs around the country. Currently working with a colleague to make this graphic tool available as an online program that allows students and professionals to fill out the graphic online for training and research purposes.
  • Individual, Family, and Collective trauma and healing from multicultural and global perspectives
  • Narrative therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Supervision and Consultation

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist Provider, MA PY2875 (1981)

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Alhadi, F., Tannenbaum, S. & Kliman, J. (2015). Facilitating conversations on multiculturalism and social justice. Newton, MA: William James College. [Training video].[retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=q709-YvjDN8&index=19&list=PL1157C41D78D1F655

Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices[1] (in press, December, 2016). Deconstructing power to build connection: The importance of dialogue. In E. Pinderhughes, V. Jackson & P. Romney (Eds.) Understanding power: A 21st century human services imperative. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Kliman, G., Kliman, J. Ferdinand, D., Hudicourt, C., Ferdinand, A., Oklan, E. & Wolfe, H. (2010). My own story about the earthquake in Haiti: A guided activity textbook for schools, teachers, children families, and caregivers. Boston & San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center & the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Kliman, G., Kliman, J. Ferdinand, D., Hudicourt, C., Ferdinand, A., Oklan, E. & Wolfe, H. (2010). Istwa pa m sou tranblemanntè Ayiti a: Yon kaye aktivite ak konsèy pou timoun, fanmi, pwofesè ak tout moun ki responsaba timoun yo/ Mon histoire sur le tremblements de terre en Haïti. [My own story about the earthquake in Haiti: A guided activity textbook for schools, teachers, children families, and caregivers.] Boston & San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center & the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Kliman, G., Kliman, J. Ferdinand, D., Hudicourt, C., Ferdinand, A., Oklan, E. & Wolfe, H. (2010) My North American story about the earthquake in Haiti: A guided activity textbook for schools, teachers, children, families, and caregivers. Boston & San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center & the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Kliman, G., Oklan, E., Wolfe, H., AlAjarma, Y., Kliman, J., Humeid, J., Rozzy, M., Ala’raj, & F., Jom’a, A. (2009). My personal story about living in Gaza: A guided activity workbook for children and families. Portland, OR: Mercy Corps. (published in Arabic and English). [www.mercycorps.org/fordevelopmentprofessionals/comfortforkidsgaza/16585].

Kliman, J. (2015). Social class and the family life cycle.  In M. McGoldrick, B. Carter, & N. García-Preto (Eds.). The expanded family life cycle (5th edition). (pp. 74-81). Boston: Pearson.

Kliman, J. (2013). The Artsbridge Institute:  Training Palestinian and Israeli youth in reflective dialogue and art. AFTA Update: A Publication of the American Family Therapy Academy, Spring.

Kliman, J. (2012). Beyond false promises of safety: Ideas for psychologists, educators, and parents of children in an unsafe world. [Invited blog post.]  HealthGlobal, December 18, 2012. [electronic version retrieved from ehealthglobalhealth.com].

Kliman, J. (2010). Social class and the family life cycle.  In M. McGoldrick, B. Carter, & N. García-Preto (Eds.). The expanded family life cycle (4th edition). (pp. 75-88). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Kliman, J. (Winter, 2010). Intersections of social privilege and marginalization: A visual teaching tool. In Expanding our social justice practices: Advances in theory and training. [special issue.]. AFTA Monograph Series: A Publication of the American Family Therapy Academy, 6(39-48).

Presentations 

Ashton, D, Lopez-Henriquez, G., Mendelsohn, G., Kliman, J. (2012). Racial domination and privilege interest group, Co-moderator of session of the American Family Therapy Academy, Annual Conference, San Francisco.

Hardy, K.V., Kliman, J., Mock, M., Watson, M., Schoeninger, D., McGoldrick, M., Garcia-Preto, N., Arora, K., Ashton, D., Awosan, C., Herndandez, A., Levans, D., & Melendez, D. (2016, April). Living the legacy and passing the torch. Plenary panelist, Multicultural Family Institute, Twenty-fifth Annual Culture Conference, Edison, NJ.

Henderson, L., Parks, M., Rabina, T. & Kliman, J. (2009). Service and research in Renaissance Village: Resilience in Katrina survivors and their helpers. Moderator, panel at the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Kamya, H. & Kliman, J. (2015, September). Narrative approaches in social work, Simmons College School of Social Work, interview.

Kliman, J., Falicov, C., Knudson-Martin, C. & Brown, A. (2016, June). Moving beyond dichotemies of clinical work and social justice. Moderator, plenary panel. American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Kliman, J., Mervyn, F., Rosowsky, E., Joseph, L., Jampel, R. & Hopkins, K. (2015, November). A tribute to Kenneth Hopkins. William James College [online version retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-v_R6acM4

Kliman, J. (2015). Helping Palestinian and Israeli youth connect through reflective dialogue and art: An outcome study of the Artsbridge Institute. Paper presented at the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Vancouver, WA.

Kliman, J. (2015, April). How effective is Artsbridge in decreasing inter-group prejudice and developing compassionate, reflective curiosity? Paper presented at William James College and the Salem Center, Newton, MA.

Kliman, J. & Nathan, D. (2015, March, April). How effective is Artsbridge in decreasing inter-group prejudice and developing compassionate, reflective curiosity? Paper presented at the University of Massachusetts-Boston Conflict Resolution Department, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J. (2015, February). Refugee and immigrant trauma and resilience through a multicultural lens.  Guest lecture, Boston University School of Social Work, Fall River, MA.

Kliman, J. (2015, February). Refugee and immigrant trauma and resilience through a multicultural lens.  Guest lecture, Boston University School of Social Work, Chelmsford, MA.

Kliman, J. & Hernandez, A. (2015, April). Roots and wings: Turning points in transforming life narratives across the life span. Moderator, Roundtable at the Multicultural Family Institute, Twenty-fourth Annual Culture Conference, Piscataway, NJ.

Kliman, J. & Winawer, H. (2014, April). Transforming Life Narratives: Weaving Stories of Healing. Moderator, Roundtable at the Multicultural Family Institute, Twenty-Third Annual Culture Conference Piscataway, NJ.

Kliman, J. (2014, November). Working across differences with refugees. Workshop presented to the Jewish Child and Family Services, Waltham, MA.

Mirkin, M.P. & Kliman, J. (2014, June). Introducing the award for innovative contributions to family therapy:  Marsha Pravder Mirkin, Ph.D. American Family Therapy Academy, Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA.

Kliman, J., Mirkin, M.P., Bibuld, L. (2013, June.) Racial domination and privilege.  Facilitator, Interest group of the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Kliman, J. (2013, June). Loss, resilience and hope in war zones and beyond. Moderator, panel presented at the American Family Therapy Aca

Lerner, J. & Kliman, J. (2016, Sept. 26). Do you have voter stress disorder?” Greater Boston. Director: Braude, J., Producer: WGBH TV and Radio.

Winawer, H. & Kliman, J. (2013, April). The Search for home: Legacies of the Diaspora. Moderator, Roundtable at the Multicultural Family Institute, Twenty-Second Annual Culture Conference Piscataway, NJ.

Kliman, J. (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008). “Intersections of gender, class, race, class, and sexual orientation: A Social Justice Stance.”  Guest Lecture, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J., Mirkin, M., Bibuld, L. & Hines, P. (2013, June, 2012, June.  “Racial domination and privilege.”  Facilitated multicultural conversation, Annual Conference, American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Kliman, J., Jones, F. & Abu-Baker, K. (2013, April.) Unspoken and invisible aspects of identity.

The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Dr. T. Leon Nicks Memorial Identity Dialogue, Boston.

Kliman, J. (2012, April). “Intersections of privilege and marginalization in clinical work with college students.” Boston College Counseling Center, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Kliman, J. & Ferdinand, D. (2012) Using art and narrative to help children heal from the Haitian earthquake. Paper presented at Haitian Mental Health Network and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Conference on Trauma and mental illness in the Haitian community:  Cultural considerations for developing a broad research and clinical agenda. Boston, MA.

Kliman, J. (2010). Therapeutic activity workbooks for children and families: Preventing PTSD in children affected by the Haiti earthquake and other disasters. Massachusetts Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J., Ferdinand, D., Kliman, G. & Hudicourt, C. (2010). Therapeutic activity workbooks for children and families: Preventing PTSD in children affected by the Haiti earthquake and other disasters. Day-long workshop, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Boston, MA

Kliman, J., Ewing, J., Taylor, B. & Wetzel, N.  (2010, June). Social justice in training and treatment. Moderator, Session, American Family Therapy Academy, Annual Conference, Boulder, CO.

Kliman, J. (2010, June). Intersecting domains of privilege and marginalization: A graphic tool for teaching, supervision, and research. Poster session presented at the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Conference, Boulder, CO.

Kliman, J. (2010, April). Reflections on “Can we talk about class?”  Invited discussant at the Annual Culture Conference of the Multicultural Family Institute, Piscataway, NJ.

Kliman, J. (2010). Using reflecting teams and meta-reflecting teams in teaching clinical supervision. The Salem Center for Therapy, Training, and Research Conference on Practices that Create Meaningful Conversations in Education, Community, and Therapy Contexts, Marblehead, MA.

Kliman, J. (2010, Sept.) Intersections of culture, class, gender, and sexual orientation in working with college students. University of Rhode Island Counseling Center, Providence, RI.

Kliman, J. (2010, Feb.) Annual identity dialogue:  Reflecting on professional identity. Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J. (2009, 2008) Social privilege and marginalization as public health factors: A contextual family systems perspective.  Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J. & Trimble, D. (2009, April). “Grieving in community.” Plenary paper presented at the Multicultural Family Institute Annual Culture Conference, Highland Park, NJ.

Kliman, J. (2009). “Social privilege and marginalization as public health factors: A contextual family systems perspective.” Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Mirkin, M., Romney, P. & Kliman, J.  (2010, June). Teaching family therapy in college and graduate school. Co-moderator, American Family Therapy Academy, Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Mirkin, M., Romney, P. & Kliman, J. (June, 2009). Teaching family therapy in college and graduate school. American Family Therapy Academy, Co-leader, interest group, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.


[1] The Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices (BICAP) decided to use our organizational name rather than privileging one author over another.  Eight authors contributed to the chapter, alphabetically: Gonzalo Bacigalupe, MaryAnna Ham, Hugo Kamya, Jay King, Jodie Kliman, Roxana Llerena-Quinn, Patricia Romney, and David Trimble. However, BICAP agrees that I was, for all intents and purposes, the primary author and editor of the chapter.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

Leadership

American Family Therapy Academy

  • Nominations Committee: Chair, 2014-2016, Member, 2016-present.
  • Human Rights and Family Policy Committees, Member, 1999-2006, 2010-present.
  • Drafted and coauthored AFTA position papers on same-sex marriage, immigration policy, the Pulse Nightclub mass shootings, and in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Water Protectors.
  • Program Committee: Member, 2016-17, 2013-14, 2008-9.
  • Publications Committee and Editorial Board of the AFTA Monograph Series: Ad hoc reviewer, 2006-2012.

American Psychological Association (Member).

Council on Contemporary Families, Senior Associate Researcher (1999-Present).

Taos Institute, Research Associate 2015-present.

Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practice (BICAP), Boston, MA, Founding member. (1996-present).

William James College

  • Clinical supervision
  • Supervision of doctoral projects and research assistants
  • Supervision of teaching assistants
  • Contributions to curricular development in relation to multiculturalism
  • Contributions to faculty rank system and faculty evaluation process

Current Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, William James College
  • Clinical practice, supervision, and consultation, Brookline, MA 1982-present

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

American Family Therapy Academy

  • Publications Committee and Editorial Board of the AFTA Monograph Series: Guest Editor, 2005.
  • Publications Committee and Editorial Board of the AFTA Monograph Series: Ad hoc reviewer, 2006-2012.
  • Membership Committee: Chair, 2005-2006.
  • Board of Directors: Member, 2000-2006. • Membership Committee: Member, 2003-2005.
  • Conference Planning Board Task Force: Chair, 2002-2004.
  •  Program Committee, Program Chair (planned and ran 1997 annual program) 1995-1997.
  • Program Committee: Pre-Conference Symposium Co-Chair, 1994-1995.

Children’s Psychological Health Center, San Francisco, CA, Scientific Advisory Board: Member, 2008-present

Professional Affiliations

  • American Family Therapy Academy, New York, NY. Member, 1993-present. Academy of leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners of family therapy and larger systems work (1981-82; 1993-present).
  • American Psychological Association, 1983-present Member, Divisions 35, 43, 48, Washington, DC
  • Council on Contemporary Families, 1996-present Charter member, Austin, TX. A nonprofit interdisciplinary organization of social scientists studying the family and practitioners and teachers in the fields of family therapy, family law, and journalism.
  • Taos Institute , 2015–present Research Associate, Taos, NM An organization of scholars and practitioners dedicated to developing and promoting social constructionist concepts and applications.
  • Network for Multicultural Training Professionals, 1997-present. Founding member, fellow. A nonprofit organization supporting the training efforts of the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, and promoting networking among mental health professionals and students committed to socially just work with underserved and marginalized individuals and communities.

Community Engagement

The Artsbridge Institute, Marblehead, MA (2008-present). Volunteer program research on the effects of this program that trains Israeli and Palestinian youth in dialogue, art, and leadership.

Town of Shrewsbury, MA (2013-14). Together with other WJC faculty and students, met with community representatives of local service and volunteer organizations and other local leaders to facilitate emergency planning for the town’s receiving 80-100 newly homeless immigrant families who had lost their housing allowances as a result of the sequester by the US Congress, Shrewsbury, MA.

Presentations to the larger community

Lerner, J. & Kliman, J. (Writers)  & Braude, J. (Producer). (2016, September 26). Do you have election stress disorder? (Greater Boston, Television broadcast). Boston: WGBH-TV.

Kliman, J. (2014, March). Peace and reconciliation through compassionate dialogue at home and abroad. Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA.

Kliman, J., Silva, A. & Miller, B. (2014, March). Serving newly homeless multicultural families in your school system. Presentation for mental health and special education staff. Shrewsbury, MA Public Schools, Shrewsbury,  MA.

Bloom, J., Covino, N., &  Kliman, J. (2013). Psychological understandings of the film, “A Taste of Money.” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Kliman, J.  & Ferdinand, D. (2010). My own story about the earthquake in Haiti and my North American story about the earthquake in Haiti. Joseph Smith Community Health Center, Boston, MA. (2010) Parent-child service workshop for Haitian parents and children.

Kliman, J.  (2010, September). Living through adversity: Grieving the death of a child. Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA.

Kliman, J. (2009, July). Using and modifying reflection models in facilitating dialogue among Israeli and Palestinian youth. Staff training, Artsbridge Institute, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. 

Kliman, J. & Trimble, D. (2008, July). Accessing grief in working with groups of Palestinian and Israeli youth. Staff training, Artsbridge Institute, Endicott College, Beverly, MA.