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Jenifer McEwan

Assistant professor




  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus, 2005
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus, 2002


Dr. McEwan is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at The American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus. Dr. McEwan teaches courses in Assessment, Clinical Interviewing, and Family and Couples Therapy. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Dr. McEwan worked for Save the Children, an international relief and development organization. In her role, she worked with communities in Africa, Asia and Europe that were affected by war and/or HIV/AIDS to address the psychosocial needs of children and their families. Dr. McEwan's clinical interests focus on family systems, eating disorders, relationship issues, and psychological assessment. Her research interests focus on the therapeutic alliance, psychotherapy outcome, eating disorders, the effects and prevention of childhood trauma, resiliency, adoption, and children in foster care.


  • Ruptures in the therapeutic alliance
  • Child and family mental health
  • Family based treatment of eating disorders


  • American Psychological Association (APA), September 1999 ? current.
  • Virginia Psychological Association (VPA), March 2007 ? current.
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP), March 2007 ? current.


  • McEwan, J.D., Samstag, L.W., Muran, J.C., & Safran, J. (2004). Resolving Alliance Ruptures: Development of an Observer-Based Measure. Presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research North American Conference, Springdale, UT, November 4 ? 7.
  • Dec, J. (2000). The role of childhood trauma in predicting adult interpersonal problems. Poster presented at Long Island University annual poster session, October 4.