Author: Jenifer Talley

Jenifer Talley, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and substance misuse from an integrative harm reduction framework. Dr. Talley has expertise in providing mindfulness-based interventions and has conducted several trainings on the integration of mind-body practices in treating substance use and trauma. She is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School for Social Research where she participates in the training and supervision of graduate students in psychology. Dr. Talley is also the Assistant Director of The Center for Optimal Living where she coordinates mindfulness and trauma-based services in addition to providing individual and group therapy. Dr. Talley received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech and previously worked as a Supervising Psychologist at the Women's Health Project of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
  • Credentials:
    Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (2007); Licensed Clinical Psychologist, New York State
  • Titles:
    Assistant Professor and Assistant Director (Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling) at The New School for Social Research; Assistant Director, The Center for Optimal Living; Member of American Psychological Association’s Division 50, Society of Addiction Psychology; Member of Addiction Division of New York State Psychological Association
  • Expertise:
    Treatment of substance misuse and co-occurring disorders; mindfulness-based interventions; cognitive-behavioral therapy; integrative harm reduction psychotherapy
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