Leonard W. Tester, Ph.D.
Leonard Tester

E-mail: ltester@nyit.edu


  • Ph.D. - Columbia University
  • Ed.D. - Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Nonmatric Study, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, one year (full-time)
  • S.T.B.(B.D.) - Harvard University
  • B.Th. - Kansas City College
  • Group Therapy Certificate - Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society

Professional Practice

Psychologist, New York State, 1983 to present

New York Institute of Technology
*1971 to 1984, Counselor (Psychologist) and Adjunct Faculty Member
*1984 to present, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and currently Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Op-Ed Columnist, The Korea Times New York, English Edition, 1987 to 1989

The Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Personnel Manager, 1966 to 1969

Presentations Since 1979

(** = invited presentation)

  • **"Spiritual Methods for Students and Teachers to Deal with Stress, lecture for conference, Post 9/11 Responses to Stress, Brooklyn College, 2003
  • **"Clinical Self-Hypnosis," American Institute for Hypnosis and Pyschotherapy, 5 yearly lectures, 1993 to 1997.
  • **Workshops in Hypnosis as Adjunct to Biofeedback (in preparation for certification), Biofeedback Associates, New York City, 1994 to 1996
  • **"Psychotherapy and Spirituality," 1995 Conference of the Brooklyn Psychological Association and the Department of Psychology of St. Francis College, New York
  • **"Thich Naht Hahn's Vietnamese Zen Teachings as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy," Universal Community Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 1993
  • **"Tibetan Buddhist Meditation as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy," Universal Community Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 1993
  • **"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Workshop for Teachers," Jr. College in Taipei, Taiwan, 1993.
  • "Meditative Self-Hypnosis with Cognitive Rehearsal," Mexico City: 1991 World Congress on Mental Health, World Federation for Mental Health
  • **"Personality Theories Illustrated in Cross-Cultural Counseling at the New York Institute of Technology," Lady Irwin College of the Univ. of New Delhi, 1989
  • "Rehearsal of Study Skills Through Guided Imagery," Cairo Egypt: 1987 World Congress on Mental Health, World Federation for Mental Health
  • **"Stress Management": Panel Contribution to "SOS: Seminar on Survival" for Class of 1987, Princeton University
  • **1979-1980 Numerous workshops on hypnosis and guided imagery at colleges and professional organizations in the U.S. (most of them invited)
  • "A Multidimensional Summer Remedial Program for Disadvantaged Youth," Association for Excellence and Equality in Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1979

Publications and Theses

  • Accepted for publication in 2005: "Dealing with stress: lessons from spiritual traditions " [title may be changed], in Post 9/11 Educational Policies, ed. Lee Fleischer
  • (1991) "Meditative Self-Hypnosis with Cognitive Rehearsal," World Federation for Mental Health: Proceedings of the World Congress on Mental Health, Mexico City: (also published as videotape)
  • (1987-1989) Over 100 (weekly contributions for more than 2 years) articles for the popular press, especially the Korea Times New York, English Edition
  • (1987) (With W. Lebowitz) "Rehearsal of Study Skills Through Guided Imagery," Egyptian Association for Mental Health: Proceedings of World Congress for Mental Health
  • (1986) Review of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the War Veteran Patient, W. Kelly, Editor. In Readings, a Journal of the American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • (1981) "The Effect of Academic Coping-Skills Instruction on the Attribution-Related Motivation of Disadvantaged Students," Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia Univ. (Univ. Microfilms)
  • (1976) "An Examination of Selected Aspects of the Self-Image of Students in Two Different Educational Programs," Ed.D. dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. (Univ. Microfilms)
  • (1972) "The Effect of Test-Anxiety Desensitization on Scores on the Strong Vocational Interest Blank," Unpublished M.Ed. Thesis, Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Hospital Training

  • Mass Mental Health Center, Boston, under S. Bojar, M.D. and T. Maltsberger, M.D., Clin. Profs. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, under Dr. Bojar

Honors and Recognitions

  • William Wayne Jackson Honors Scholarship, Harvard University
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Four other Who's Who Listings
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