Faculty: Jodie Kliman, PhD

Jodie Kliman

Jodie Kliman, PhD

Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Faculty, Latino Mental Health Concentration

Faculty, Global Mental Health Concentration

Faculty, Health Psychology Concentration

Phone
617-327-6777 x1285
Location
Work Space 208L
Degree Major/Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Social-Clinical Psychology The Wright Institute, Berkeley 1979

Courses

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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. and Llerena-Quinn, R. (2002). Dehumanizing and Rehumanizing Responses to September 11th. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 21(3), 8-18.
  • Kliman, J. and 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., and 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. and 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. and Wolfe, H. (2010). My own story about the earthquake in Haiti: A guided activity textbook for schools, teachers, children families, and caregivers. Boston and San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
  • Kliman, G., Kliman, J. Ferdinand, D., Hudicourt, C., Ferdinand, A., Oklan, E. and 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 and San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
  • Kliman, G., Kliman, J. Ferdinand, D., Hudicourt, C., Ferdinand, A., Oklan, E. and Wolfe, H. (2010) My North American story about the earthquake in Haiti: A guided activity textbook for schools, teachers, children, families, and caregivers. Boston and San Francisco: The Children’s Psychological Health Center and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
  • Kliman, G., Oklan, E., Wolfe, H., AlAjarma, Y., Kliman, J., Humeid, J., Rozzy, M., Ala’raj, and 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. and 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., and 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 and P. Romney (Eds.) Understanding power: An imperative for human services (pp.195-218). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Kliman, J., Winawer, H., and Trimble, D. (2019). The inevitable whiteness of being (white): Whiteness and intersectionality in family therapy practice and training. In M. McGoldrick and 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, and 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, and N. García-Preto (Eds.). The expanded family life cycle (4th edition). (pp. 75-88). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Kliman, J. and Trimble, D. (2008). Grieving in network and community: Bearing witness to the loss of our son. In M. McGoldrick and 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. and Madsen, W. (1999). Social class and the family life cycle. In B. Carter and M. McGoldrick (Eds.). The expanded life cycle: Individual, family, and community (pp 88-104). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and 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. and Kliman, A.). (1982). Differences in psychological responses to natural and human-made disasters: Therapeutic and epidemiological implications. In U. Rueveni, R. Speck, and J. Speck (Eds.). Interventions: Healing human systems (pp. 253-80). NY: Human Sciences Press.
  • Kliman, J. and Trimble, D. (1983). Network therapy. In B. Wolman and G. Stricker (Eds.), Handbook of family and marital therapy (pp. 277-314). N.Y.: Plenum.
  • Trimble, D. and 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. and Kliman, J. (2015). Facilitating conversations on multiculturalism and social justice. Newton, MA: William James College. [retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q709YvjDN8andindex=19andlist=PL1157C41D78D1F655].
  • Hirshfeld, L., Peterson, B., Trimble, D., Kliman, J., and Kliman, G. (2007). A mildly autistic preschooler finds himself: In-classroom therapy. (DVD). San Francisco: Children’s Psychological Health Center.
  • Kamya, H. and Kliman, J. (2015, September). Narrative approaches in social work, Simmons College School of Social Work, interview.
  • Kliman, J., Mervyn, F., Rosowsky, E., Joseph, L., Jampel, R. and Hopkins, K. (2015). A tribute to Kenneth Hopkins.[online version retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-v_R6acM4].

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • 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 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 Involvement

  • 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)