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Jul 25 2014

NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy

Jul 25 2014

Arkansas Higher Education Board Certifies New NYIT Medical School Site in Jonesboro

Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

Aug 04 2014

B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day

Aug 05 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Aug 05 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 1!

Aug 06 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 2!

Aug 12 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Lester W. Tester, Ph.D.

Professor
E-mail: ltester@nyit.edu

 

Education

  • 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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