Stefanie Ulrich

Director - Center for Psychological Services

School of Psychology  - Metropolitan Campus

Education: Fordham University 1996
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic/Integrative 
Practice Specialties: Trauma, depression, grief and loss; cultural and gender issues in diagnosis and treatment; PTSD and veterans services; acute care; adults and adolescents.
Current Research Interests
  • Trauma
  • Clinical and psychosocial interventions with military service personnel (Veterans) and their family members
  • Gender differences in recognition of and response to psychological distress
  • Deployment and Readjustment challenges for veterans, spouses, children
  • The roles of shame and stigma as barriers to psychological help seeking among veterans and families
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Cultural aspects of mental health care

Ongoing and Future Projects

My lab, in collaboration with my colleague, Ben Freer:

  • Investigate factors that may influence peer recognition of and response to distress (PTSD vs. Depression vs. Pain) in a vignette character (Veteran vs. Civilian).
  • Present workshops on the psychological needs of veterans returning from war and starting college and also the psychological effects of deployment to war on veterans and their families.
  • Recently obtained renewed grant funding to continue to develop and implement services for veterans transitioning out of the military and into college life or out of college life and into full time employment.
  • For current and recent lab presentations/publications, click here.

Professional/Local Organizations

  • APA – Division 56 (Trauma)
  • NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • NJ State PTSD Task Force
  • FDU Veterans Services Advisory Board

Current Students

  • Alyssa DePasquale, 3rd Year
  • Jon Vogelman, 2nd Year
  • Thomas Ballas, 1st Year
  • Tiara Brown, 1st Year

Recent Student Dissertations 

Sullivan, Nicole. Student veterans and adjustment to college: Making meaning of military experiences.

Winik, Allison. Romantic attachment and the adult offspring of divorce: The role of peers and parents.

Magda, Lori. Who is to blame? The Effects of causal attributions, trauma type, and gender on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder literacy.

Feld, Charlotte. The association between negative life events and social cognitive ability as measured by empathy and theory of mind.

Conway, Melissa. The impact of quality of contact, quantity of contact, and exposure to information on student attitudes toward veterans.



Short Abstract

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School of Psychology
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