Talley, Jenifer

Talley, Jenifer

Jenifer Talley
PhD in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech (2007)
Assistant Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, Psychology Department, New School for Social Research


Dr. Talley teaches courses in the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and provides clinical supervision for students enrolled in that concentration. She is the Program Director of the Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Certificate Program, which will be launching in Fall 2014.  Dr. Talley’s courses and clinical work are focused on harm reduction psychotherapy and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of substance misuse and co-occurring disorders.  Dr. Talley is also the Assistant Director of The Center for Optimal Living, a psychotherapy practice based on principles of integrative harm reduction psychotherapy in NYC. Please note that Dr. Talley is not currently involved in any research projects and does not maintain a research lab at The New School for Social Research.

Personal Homepage

For more information, please visit: newschool.edu/nssr/subpage.aspx?id=9894newschool.edu/nssr/harm-reduction-psychotherapy-program, harmreductiontraining.com, https://www.facebook.com/concentrationmentalhealthsubabuse, and centerforoptimalliving.com

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling and Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling
Office Location:
Room 615, 80 5th Ave.
Office Hours:
By Appointment Only
Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5727 x3256


Research Interests:
• Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
• Mindfulness-based interventions for substance misuse and other co-occurring disorders
Professional Affiliations:
• American Psychological Association, Member of Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology
• New York State Psychological Association, Member of Division on Addictions
• School for Compassionate Action

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