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Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo

Professor of Counseling and Development

B.S., Cornell UniversityM.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Description

Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo, a New York State-licensed psychologist and a Level II Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)-trained therapist is a tenured professor in the Department of Counseling and Development at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. A proud recipient of Long Island University’s prestigious David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, she previously taught in Long Island University’s Tactical Officers’ Education Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Leadership at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Dr. Schaefer-Schiumo served as the coordinator for coalition enhancement for a $300,000 grant offered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), where she wrote grants contributing to the further funding of a school-based violence prevention initiative. She has had extensive clinical experience working in hospital, community, and university-based settings with child, adolescent, and adult populations.

Dr. Schaefer-Schiumo is the author of several publications including articles discussing the heightened cognitive impairment of executed capital offenders in comparison to other convicted and incarcerated homicide offender populations. The importance of these findings are evidenced in the recent Supreme Court ruling that the execution of those who have been found to be mentally handicapped is unconstitutional because it is "cruel and unusual" punishment. Dr. Schaefer-Schiumo’s research, published between 1999 and 2002, served as background information for many in the legal profession involved in this recent reexamination of the death penalty, and was published in nationally recognized and highly selective sources, including The Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. She also has presented several workshops at regional, state, and national conferences, including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the New York Counseling Association, and the New York City Cozening Association.

Dr. Schaefer-Schiumo holds a B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University, an M.S. in counseling and personnel services, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Fordham University.

Lectures and Presentations

Author, “A unique psychodynamically-framed approach to cancer treatment: Biology dictates psychological intervention,” presented at the Annual Convention of the American Counseling Association (2008)
Co-author, “Gate-keeping practices of counselor preparation programs: A survey of CACREP accredited counseling programs,” presented at the Annual Convention of the American Counseling Association (2008)
Co-author, “An integrated model of school violence prevention: Use and evaluation of the ‘Warning Signs’ program,” paper presented at the Annual Convention of the New York City Counseling Association (2002)
Panelist, “An integrated model of school violence prevention: Use and evaluation of the ‘Warning Signs’ program,” panel discussion held at the 35th Annual Convention of the New York Counseling Association (2001)
Co-author, “An empirical assessment of the ‘Warning Signs’ program in an urban high school,” paper presented at the 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2001)
Co-author, “Capital offense characteristics and relationships between capital offenders and victims, paper presented at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2000)
Co-author, “Race as a variable in imposing and carrying out the death penalty in the U.S.,” paper presented at the 11th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society (1999)
Co-author, “Intrinsic and environmental vulnerabilities among executed capital offenders,” dissertation presented at the 10th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society (1998)
Panelist, “Multicultural issues in supervision: Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education,” Teachers College, Columbia University (1997)
Author, “Ethnicity, control, coping, and religiosity as predictors of distress in Chinese and Anglo cancer patients,” paper presented at the American Cancer Society - Chinese Unit (1995)
Author, “Causes and treatments of domestic violence as perceived by university staff members,” paper presented at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York (1994)
Author, “The effects of pre-task interactions on preschoolers’ efficiency and persistence,” paper presented at the Annual Psychology Conference at the University of Scranton (1993)

Publications

  • Co-author, “Kristin’s Journey Through Breast Cancer,” published in The American Journal of Family Therapy (2009)
  • Co-author, “Hold ’Em Poker: A metaphorical intervention for the prevention of problem gambling among adolescents and young adults,” published in The Alabama Counseling Association Journal (2009)
  • Co-author, “Meeting ethical and moral obligations in the evaluation of counseling students: Assessing academic, interpersonal, and psychological functioning,” published in The New York Journal for the Professional Counselor (2008)
  • Author, “A journey through breast cancer treatment: A search for meaning,” published in Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy
  • Co-author, “Survey of exit methods employed by CACREP accredited school counseling programs,” published in The Alabama Counseling Association Journal (2005)
  • Co-author, “Students’ knowledge of the warning signs of violence: Personal, family, school and social indicators,” published in Professional School Counseling (2003)
  • Co-author, “Intrinsic and environmental vulnerabilities among executed capital offenders: The bio-psycho-social model of aggression revisited,” published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (2002)
  • Co-author, “The relationship of acculturation and gender to attitudes toward counseling among Italian-and Greek-American college students,” published in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2001)
  • Co-author, “Race as a variable in imposing and carrying out the death penalty in the U.S.,” published in “Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Violent Crime: The Realities and the Myths” (2000)
  • Co-author, “Race as a variable in imposing and carrying out the death penalty in the U.S.,” published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (1999)
  • Author, “Organizational, sociological, and psychological perspectives on battered women,” excerpts published in Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes” (1993)
  • Co-author, “The American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (AMHCA),” published in The American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling.
  • Co-editor, (2009), “Career interventions,” published in The American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling (2003)
  • Co-editor, Counseling and Development Newsletter (Spring 2003)
  • Co-author, “Caring for our children and our families in a changed world,” published in the Manhasset Press (2002)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2007)

Affiliations

  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, American School Counselor Association
  • Member, Association for Play Therapy
  • Member, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa

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