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Mark Diener

Marc J. Diener, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., Yeshiva College, Yeshiva UniversityM.A., Adelphi UniversityPh.D., Adelphi University

Description

Marc Diener is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU Post.  From 2007-2012, he was an Assistant Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington, DC.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001 from Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University, and he earned his M.A. (2003) as well as his Ph.D. (2006) in Clinical Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.  He completed his predoctoral internship (2005-2006) at St. Luke"s Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his postdoctoral fellowship (2006-2007) at The Addiction Institute of NY (St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons).  Professor Diener"s program of research examines personality assessment as well as psychotherapy process and outcome.  His publications have focused on attachment, psychotherapy technique, psychotherapy outcome, application of meta-analytic methodology, as well as self-report and performance-based measures of personality. He serves as a Consulting Editor for Psychotherapy, for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, for the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and for the Journal of Personality Assessment. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals including The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Psychiatry Research, Psychotherapy Research, and the Journal of Personality Assessment.

Specialties

Psychotherapy (psychodynamic therapy; integrative therapy); Psychological Assessment; Psychotherapy process and outcome research; Meta-analytic research; Therapeutic models of assessment; Case conceptualization; Substance use disorders.

Publications

Co-author, "A meta-analysis of psychodynamic psychotherapy outcomes: Evaluating the effects of research-specific procedures," published in Psychotherapy.

First author, "Love's labors lost?  Therapeutic assessment of depression," published in "Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide."

Co-author, "Effectiveness of combined individual and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy compared to only individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A preliminary study," published in Psychotherapy. 

First author, "A meta-analysis of the relationship between the Rorschach Ego Impairment Index (EII) and psychiatric severity," published in Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

First author, "The relationship between adult attachment style and therapeutic alliance in individual psychotherapy: A meta-analytic review," published in Psychotherapy.

Co-author, "Dropout and therapeutic alliance: A meta-analysis of adult individual psychotherapy," published in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.

Author, "Cohen's d," published in "Corsini's Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed., Vol. 1)."

First author, " correlation coefficients: The relationship between patient-reported therapeutic alliance and adult attachment style as an illustration," published in Psychotherapy Research. 

First author, "Affect-focused techniques in psychodynamic psychotherapy," published in "Handbook of evidence-based psychodynamic psychotherapy: Bridging the gap between science and practice."

Author, "The utility of therapist affect focus in psychodynamic psychotherapy," published in Psychologist-Psychoanalyst. 

First author, "Therapist affect focus and patient outcomes in psychodynamic psychotherapy: A meta-analysis," published in American Journal of Psychiatry.

First author, "Multi-method validity assessment of the SWAP-200 Dysphoric Q-Factor," published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, "Therapeutic interventions utilized by master clinicians: Final results," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Co-author of presentation, "The relation between readmission rates and diagnosis for psychiatric inpatients: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Presenter, "Quality of student case formulation: A cross-sectional study of training," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "The association between adult attachment and posttraumatic sympotomatology, Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "Therapeutic alliance and stages of change for sexual abusers in therapy," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "Statistical assessment of malingered incompetency to stand trial: A pilot study," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "A meta-analytic review of self-report measures and dropout,"Annual Meeting,Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "The Rorschach Mutuality of Autonomy Scale: Final meta-analytic results of the scale's criterion validity," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "Correlations between selected Rorschach variables and IQ measures for juvenile offenders in Washington, DC," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association.

Co-author of presentation, "Efficacy and effectiveness of experimental disclosure for individuals with a history of trauma: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association.

Co-author of presentation, "Outcome evaluation of torture treatment in community mental health centers," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association.

Co-author of presentation, "Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to improve care taking of people with schizophrenia," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association.

Co-author of presentation, "Meta-analysis of HIV-prevention efficacy," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association.

Presenter, "Therapeutic interventions utilized by master clinicians," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Presenter, "A meta-analytic review of psychotherapy dropout rates in adult individual psychotherapy," Annual Meeting, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

Presenter, "Therapeutic assessment of depression: An evidence-based case study," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Co-author of presentation, "The association between adult attachment and posttraumatic stress: A meta-analytic review,"Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.       
Co-author of presentation, "Assessment of psychosis in adolescents with the Rorschach: The relative effectiveness of the Perceptual-Thinking, Schizophrenia, and Ego Impairment Indices, Annual Meeting,Society for PersonalityAssessment.

Co-author of presentation, "The criterion validity of the Mutuality of Autonomy Scale: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.          

Co-author of presentation, "The effectiveness of the Personality Assessment Inventory in detecting malingering in a pretrial inpatient population," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Presenter, "A meta-analysis of the relationship between the Rorschach Ego Impairment Index (EII) and psychiatric severity," Annual Meeting, American Psychoanalytic Association.

Presenter, "The relationship between adult attachment style and therapeutic alliance: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, International Association for Relationship Research.

Presenter, "Training students in case formulation," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research, Asilomar, CA.

Co-author of presentation, "A meta-analysis of the utility of experimental disclosure for individuals with a history of trauma," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Co-author of presentation, "Efficacy and effectiveness of HIV-prevention
interventions: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Presenter, "Adult attachment style and the therapeutic alliance in individual psychotherapy: A meta-analytic review," Annual Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association.

Co-author of presentation, "Mutuality of Autonomy scale: A meta-analytic study," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Presenter, "A meta-analysis of the relationship between the Rorschach Ego Impairment Index (EII) and diagnostic/classification severity," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Presenter, "A meta-analytic review of the relationship between focus on affect/emotional expression and patient outcome in psychodynamic psychotherapy," Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Presenter, "A review of the relationship between focus on affect/emotional expression and patient outcome in psychodynamic psychotherapy," Annual Meeting, North American Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Presenter, "Multi-method validity assessment of the SWAP-200 Dysphoric Q-Factor," Annual Meeting, Society for Personality Assessment.

Honors/Awards

Excellence in Research Award, Argosy University, Washington DC, 2012
Excellence in Research Award, Argosy University, Washington DC, 2010
Summa Cum Laude, Yeshiva University, Yeshiva College, 2001

Professional Affiliations

Member, Section IX (Assessment Psychology) of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12)
Member, Division of Psychotherapy (29) of the American Psychological Association
Member, Society for Personality Assessment
Member, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Member, Society for Psychotherapy Research
Member, American Psychological Association

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