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Jennifer Block Lerner, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

The Center for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy of New York and New Jersey

Jenn is currently working with Dr. Don Marks and a strong team of doctoral students in developing, implementing, and evaluating the value of brief mindfulness- and acceptance- based stress management/wellness- fostering workshops for undergraduate and graduate students.  She has published, solely and with colleagues and students, numerous journal articles and book chapters on this and related work.  She also co-edited a book on mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral approaches in higher education with colleague Dr. LeeAnn Cardaciotto of La Salle University – The Mindfulness-Informed Educator: Building Acceptance and Psychological Flexibility in Higher Education ​(Routledge/Taylor & Francis).

Jenn lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and two sons.  Outside of her work, she especially appreciates and enjoys time with family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, music and practicing yoga.

Her clinical work addresses numerous sources of psychological distress, including the following concerns: 

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Parenting (including parenting children with special needs)
  • Work-life balance
  • Health-related behavior change
  • Trauma and posttraumatic stress
  • Issues related to religiosity and spirituality

Dr. Jennifer Block Lerner received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University at Albany in 2002, completing internship and postdoctoral training at the National Center for PTSD at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Boston University.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies in Psychology at Kean University (Union, NJ), serving as program coordinator of and faculty member in the Combined School and Clinical Psychology PsyD program.  Prior to coming to Kean, Jenn was on the faculty at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA).