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A. Jordan Wright

Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Applied Psychology

212-998-5553

A. Jordan Wright is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, as well as a Masters in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and the American Academy for Assessment Psychology. 

Jordan’s scholarship centers on two main areas, LGBTQI psychology (including homonegative microaggressions) and psychological assessment. He has authored two widely-used books on psychological assessment: Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2010) and, with Gary Groth-Marnat, the sixth edition of the Handbook for Psychological Assessment (Wiley, 2016), the most widely used text in graduate training on assessment. His third book, Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision (Wiley), comes out this year.

Jordan is the founding director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing, the training clinic in NYU's Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program, as well as coordinating and teaching the psychological assessment curriculum for the doctoral program.

Prior to joining NYU, Jordan spent five years on faculty in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he coordinated and ran the psychological assessment training. He then spent six years on faculty at Empire State College, State University of New York, where he coordinated the statewide online psychology curriculum and served as Department Chair of Psychology statewide. He also previously ran the mental health department for The HOPE Program, a workforce development program for chronically under- and unemployed adults in Brooklyn.

Selected Publications

  • Wright, A.J. (Ed.) (2019). Essentials of Psychological Assessment Sueprvision. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publishers.
  • Wright, A.J. (2018). Equivalence of remote, online administration and traditional, face-to-face administration of the Woodcock-Johnson IV cognitive and achievement tests. Archives of Assessment Psychology, 8(1), 23-35.
  • Stern, S., & Wright, A.J. (2018). Discrete effects of religiosity and spirituality on gay identity and self-esteem.Journal of Homosexuality, 65(8), 1071-1092.
  • Wright, A.J. (2018). Comprehensive assessment of substance abuse and addiction risk in adolescence. In A. Sisselman-Borgia & T. MacMillan (Eds.), New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Groth-Marnat, G., & Wright, A.J. (2016). Handbook of Psychological Assessment (6th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publishers.
  • Wegner, R.T., & Wright, A.J. (2016). A psychometric evaluation of the Homonegative Microaggressions Scale.Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 20(4), 299-318.
  • Wright, A.J., & Stern, S. (2016). The role of spirituality in sexual minority identity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(1), 71-79.
  • Sarno, E., & Wright, A.J. (2013). Homonegative microaggressions and identity in bisexual men and women.Journal of Bisexuality, 13, 63-81.
  • Wright, A.J., & Wegner, R.T. (2012). Homonegative microaggressions and their impact on LGB individuals: A measure validity study. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6, 34-54.
  • Wright, A. J. (2011). Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publishers.

Programs

Counseling Psychology

Build on your knowledge of counseling psychology and prepare for a career as a psychologist in community agencies, clinics, hospitals, or private practice.

Courses

Clinical Assessment in Counseling Psychology I

Intelligence & personality tests in conjunction with interviewing techniques are studied.Emphasis on administering & interpreting batteries, & in synthesizing tests & interview data into a comprehensive diagnostic report.Source for clients to be tested plus on-site supervision is highly desirable.Students should plan schedule to allow time for testing requirements.
Course #
APSY-GE 3665
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

A. Jordan Wright ,
Department

Clinical Assessment in Counseling Psychology II

Personality & clinical tests are studies. Cognitive & personality assessment skills are perfected. Projective testing is examined thoroughly, as assessment is grounded in personality theory. Emphasis is placed on administering & interpreting the multi-test battery & on synthesizing test findings, interview information, & clinical data into a comprehensive diagnostic report. Cross-cultural, ethical, & psychometric issues are critically evaluated with respect to validity & reliability of the assessment protocol.
Course #
APSY-GE 3666
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

A. Jordan Wright ,
Department