Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Jenifer Talley

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

    Office Location:

    80 Fifth Avenue


    Dr. Talley teaches courses in the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and provides clinical supervision for students enrolled in that concentration. 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.

    Please visit Professor Talley's Personal Homepage.

    Additional information is available at: the MA Concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling and The Center for Optimal Living.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 2007, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Recent Publications:

    Talley, J.  (2017). "Beginning with the symptom:  Incorporating mindfulness in the treatment of substance misuse." In T. B. Northcut (Ed.), Cultivating mindfulness in clinical social work (pp. 147-172). Switzerland: Springer.  
    Little, J., Talley, J., Kellogg, S., Byrd, M., & Vakharia, S. (2018). Dealing with drug use after prison: Harm reduction therapy. In E. Drucker (Ed.), Decarcerating America From Mass Punishment to Public Health. The New Press.

    Research Interests:

    • Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
    • Mindfulness-based interventions for substance misuse and other co-occurring disorders

    Current Courses:

    MHSAC Equivalency Externship