Jodie Kliman Jodie Kliman, PhD

617-327-6777 x1285, Work Space 208L

Role(s)

  • Professor, Clinical Psychology Department, Faculty in Latino Mental Health, Global Mental Health, and Health Psychology Concentrations

Degrees

  • PhD in Social-Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, MA, 1979

Teaching

  • Clinical Seminar IV (supervision and consultation)
  • Trauma and Resilience: Family, Community, and Global Perspectives
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Clinical Work with Latino Clients

Research and Practice Interests

Research:

  • Working with a team of researh assistants to  computerize a visual tool for displaying a complex array of intersectional identity and the relative  privilege and marginalization of each aspect of that identity, to be used in clinical  training, supervision, organizational consultation, and research.
  • Previous research on dialogical processes for the Artsbridge Insitute, which trains Israeli and Palestinian youth in reflective dialogue, art, and leadership.

Interests:

  • Family and systems therapy and training
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Narrative therapy and postmodern therapies
  • Cultural responsiveness in clinical work and training/intersectional  understandings of the effect sof privilege and marginalization on relationships in therapy, supervision, consultation, and training
  • Clinical supervision and consultation
  • Global mental health and Latinx mental health/clinical work with refugees and immigrants and their families

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts, 1981

Awards

  • Sabbatical, 2012
  • Seed grant for research, 2018

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviews Publications

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).

Kliman, J. (2005). Touched by war zones, near and far: Oscillations of despair and hope: Introduction to the AFTA Monograph Series. AFTA Monograph Series, 1(4-7).

Kliman, J. & Llerena-Quinn, R. (2002). Dehumanizing and Rehumanizing Responses to September 11thJournal of Systemic Therapies, 21(3), 8-18. 

Kliman, J. & Forsberg, G. (1998). Dialogue: American welfare reform and the Swedish welfare state. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 10(2), 47-68.

Trimble, D., Kliman, J., Villapiano, A., & Beckett, W.  (1984). Outcomes of a full-scale network assembly: A follow-up study. The International Journal of Family Therapy, 6(2), 102-113.

Trimble, D. & Kliman, J. (1982). Community network therapy:  Strengthening the networks of chronic patients.  International Journal of Family Psychiatry, 2(3) 269-89.

Books and Monographs

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). [http://www.mercycorps.org/fordevelopmentprofessionals/comfortforkidsgaza/16585 ]. 

Kliman, G., Oklan, E., Wolfe, H., Kliman, J. & Tieman, J. (2008). My story about the hurricane: A guided activity workbook for children, teenagers, teachers, and families: Helping children and teens to cope and thrive after a disaster.  San Francisco: Children’s Psychological Health Center.

Kliman, G., Oklan, E, Wolfe, H., & Kliman, J. (2005)My personal story about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: A guided activity workbook for middle and high school students. Portland, OR: Mercy Corps. 

Kliman, J. (Ed.). (2005). Touched by War Zones, near and far: Oscillations of despair and hope [Special issue].  AFTA Monograph Series, 1(1). 

Book Chapters

Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practice (2017). Deconstructing power to build connection: The importance of dialogue. In E. Pinderhughes, V. Jackson & P. Romney (Eds.) Understanding power: An imperative for human services (pp.195-218). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Kliman, J., Winawer, H., & Trimble, D. (2019). The inevitable whiteness of being (white): Whiteness and intersectionality in family therapy practice and training. In M. McGoldrick & K.V. Hardy (Eds.) Re-visioning family therapy: Addressing diversity in clinical practice (3rd edition) (pp. 236-250). New York: Guilford.

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. (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. & Trimble, D. (2008). Grieving in network and community: Bearing witness to the loss of our son.  In M. McGoldrick & K.V. Hardy (Eds.). Re-visioning family therapy: Race, culture, and gender in clinical practice. (2ndedition). (pp. 164-171). NY: Guilford Publications. 

Kliman, J. (2005). Many differences, many voices: Toward social justice in family therapy.  In M. Mirkin, K. Suyemoto, B. Okun (Eds). Psychotherapy with women: Exploring diverse contexts and identities (pp. 42-63). NY: Guilford Publications. 

Kliman, J.  (2003).  Classe social  vista como  um relacionmento:   Implicacões para  a terapia de família. In M. McGoldrick (Ed.) Novas abordagens  da terapia  familiar: Raça, cultura e gênero na prática clínica (pp.  57-71). (tr. Magda Lopes). Rio de Janeiro: Roca.

Kliman, J. & Madsen, W. (1999). Social class and the family life cycle. In B. Carter & M. McGoldrick (Eds.). The expanded life cycle: Individual, family, and community (pp 88-104). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 

Kliman, J. (1998). Social class as a relationship: Implications for family therapy. In M. McGoldrick (Ed.). Re-visioning family therapy: Race, culture, and gender in clinical practice (pp. 50-61). N.Y.: Guilford Press.

Kliman, J. (1994). The interweaving of gender, class, and race in family therapy. In M.P. Mirkin (Ed.). Women in context: A feminist reconstruction of psychotherapy (pp. 25-47). New York: Guilford.

Kliman, J. (with Kern, R. & Kliman, A.). (1982). Differences in psychological responses to natural and human-made disasters:  Therapeutic and epidemiological implications.   In U. Rueveni, R.  Speck, &  J. Speck (Eds.).  Interventions:  Healing human systems (pp. 253-80).  NY:  Human Sciences Press.

Kliman, J. & Trimble, D. (1983). Network therapy. In B. Wolman & G. Stricker (Eds.), Handbook of family and marital therapy (pp. 277-314). N.Y.: Plenum.

Trimble, D. & Kliman, J. (1995). L'intervention en réseau. (Network intervention). In M. Elkaïm (Ed.) Panorama des therapies familiales (Panorama of family therapies) (pp. 447-472)Paris: Les Editions du Seuil. [also published in Portuguese, Spanish, and Greek.]

Additional Publications

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, 2013. 

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 http://ehealthglobalhealth.com].

American Family Therapy Academy (2007). Position paper on immigration raids and their effect on families. Written for the American Family Therapy Academy, Washington, D.C., and submitted to Washington, DC. Hearings on immigration raids, on behalf of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. [Written by Kliman, J., approved by AFTA Board of Directors.)

Training Videos

Alhadi, F., Tannenbaum, S. & Kliman, J. (2015). Facilitating conversations on multiculturalism and social justice. Newton, MA: William James College. [retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q709YvjDN8&index=19&list=PL1157C41D78D1F655].

Hirshfeld, L., Peterson, B., Trimble, D., Kliman, J., & Kliman, G. (2007). A mildly autistic preschooler finds himself: In-classroom therapy. (DVD). San Francisco: Children’s Psychological Health Center.

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

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

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private Practice in individual, couple, and family therapy and consultation, Brookline, MA.
  • Invited 2020 to run for the Board of the American Family Therapy Academy.
  • Peer Reviewer: 
    • Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
    • Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
    • Journal of Systemic Therapies (former)
    • AFTA Monograph Series
    • Family Process, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003-2005).
    • Netletter: An International Newsletter for Social Network Intervention. (Associate Editor, 1994-1997.) 

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

American Family Therapy Academy

  • Former  Chair of: Program Committee, Nominations Committee, Membership Committee
  • Former Board Member

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Divisions 43, 45, 48)
  • American Family  Therapy Academy
  • Council on Contemporary Families (founding member)

Community Engagement

  • Pro-bono research for the Artsbridge Institute, an organization training Palestinian and Israeli youth in reflective dialogue, art, and leadership.
  • Member, planning and service committee for religious congregation’s sponsoring of a Syrian refugee family, in collaboration with Jewish Family Services; providing support to the family, since their arrival in July, 2017.
  • Providing psychological consultation to fellow volunteers working with Syrian family (2017-present)