Steven Luel, MS

Associate Professor, Education; Psychology

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  • Campus:
    Lander College for Women / The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, Lander College of Arts & Sciences
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Ed.D. 1980 Fairleigh Dickinson University

MS Long Island University 1976  

BS  New York University  1974

Area(s) of Expertise

Developmental Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Adult Psychopathology,  Psychology of the Holocaust, Psychology of Terrorism, Treatment of Anxiety, Panic, Phobic Disorders and PTSD in Children and Adults, Parental and Developmental Guidance; Promoting Resilience in Children; Psychotherapy 

Academic and Professional Honors

Honored by HealthRight International for  outstanding clinical volunteer work in conducting diagnostic evaluations of torture survivors seeking asylum in US Immigration Court    Feb 2011

Professional Service

Director , Forest Hills Phobia Associates 1984 --- specializing in the treatment of anxiety , panic , phobic disorders and PTSD ; specialized care of  Holocaust  survivors and their families ; parental and developmental guidance ; FloorTIme for children on the autisitic spectrum ; 

Regular Courses Taught

Psychosocial Foundations of Growth

Development and Learning

Introduction to  Teaching Students with Disabilities

Advanced Topics in Psychology : Psychology of the Holocaust and  Terrorism

The Anxiety Disorders

Adult Development and Aging 


Psychoanalytic Reflections on The Holocaust : Selected Essays KTAV Publishers and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver , 1984  ; reviewer of Holocaust and Psychological  works  for Jewish Book World  ; papers and review essays : Psychoanalytic Review 

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Israel, travel, swimming, nature, reading and as much time as possible with family and dear friends