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Andrew Jordan Wright

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Columbia University
M.A., Psychology in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A., Psychology of Creativity, Boston University

Scholarly Interests

Psychological Testing and Assessment; Poverty and Barriers to Employment; Prevention of Mental Illness; Creativity; Hypnosis; School Counseling; Supervision

Selected Publications

Wright, A. J. (2010).  Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners.  Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publishers.

Wright, A. J. & Emmert-Aronson, B.  (2008).  School Counselor Development Program (SCDP) for the treatment of adolescent depression and suicidality: A pilot study.  Journal of School Counseling, 6(23).

DeRose, L. M., Wright, A. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2006). Does Puberty Account for the Gender Differential in Depression? In C.L.M. Keyes & S.H. Goodman (Eds.), Women and depression: A handbook for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences (pp. 89-128). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Wright, A. J. (2005).  Experiencing Michael: Sullivan’s modes of sentience.  Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 7, 5-9.

Wright, A. J., Nichols, T. R., Graber, J. A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Botvin, G. J. (2004). It's not what you say, it's how many different ways you can say it: Links between divergent peer resistance skills and delinquency a year later. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(5), 380-391.



biographical information

A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and full-time faculty member in Clinical Psychology, specializing in psychological testing and assessment.  He is also currently the Director of Mental Health for The HOPE Program (, a work readiness program in Brooklyn that assists adults with significant barriers to independent living (poverty, homelessness, previous incarceration, drug history, or mental illness) to transition back to self-sufficiency.  He is certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy by the New York Milton H. Erikson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH:, with whom he serves as a board and faculty member.  Having worked in hospital and school settings, Jordan has also specialized in group and family therapy.

current projects

Jordan is currently running a study on minority experiences and risk and resilience in LGB populations, called the Gay and Lesbian Identity and Personality Project (GLIPP).
He recently completed a textbook on psychological testing and assessment, published by Wiley, entitled Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners.