Joan L. Biever, Ph.D.
Psychology Graduate Program Chair 
Professor of Psychology 

Education:

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology - University of Notre Dame
     
  • MA, Counseling Psychology - University of Notre Dame
     
  • BA, Psychology - Ball State University
     

      Professional Credentials:
      Licensed Psychologist (Texas)
      AAMFT Clinical Fellow
      AAMFT Approved Supervisor


      Contact Information:
      Office: Moye 412
      Phone: 210-431-4008
      Fax: 210-431-3927
      Email:
      jbiever@ollusa.edu

      Publications:

      Verdinelli, S., & Biever, J. L (in press). Therapists’ Experiences of Cross-Ethnic Therapy with Spanish Speaking Latina/o Clients. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

      Bobele, M. and Biever, J. L. (2011). Postmodern models of systemic supervision. In C. L. Storm and T. Todd (Eds.). The complete systemic supervisor: Context, philosophy, and pragmatics (pp. 359-383). Taipei,Taiwan: PsyGardens.

      Biever, J. L., Gómez, J. P., González, C. G., & Patrizio, N. (2011). Psychological Services to Spanish-Speaking Populations: A Model Curriculum for Training Competent Professionals. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 81–87.

      Verdinelli, S., & Biever, J. L. (2009). Experiences of Spanish/English bilingual supervisees. Psychotherapy, 46, 158–170.

      Verdinelli, S., & Biever, J. L. (2009). Spanish-English bilingual psychotherapists: Personal and professional language development and use. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 230-242.

      Castaño, M. T., Biever, J. L., González, C. G., & Anderson, K. B. (2007). Challenges of Providing Mental Health Services in Spanish. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 667-673.

      Kirby, P. G., Biever, J. L. & Shell, C. L. (2006). Factors that increase and decrease stress for nontraditional college students. In M. V. Landow (Ed.). Stress and mental health of college students (pp. 171-186). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers

      Biever, J. L., Gardner, G. T., Bobele, M., & Franklin, C. (2005). Perspectivas postmodernas en terapia familiar. In. G. Limón Arce (Ed.), Terapias postmodernas: Aportaciones construccionistas. Mexico City: Pax.

      Biever, J. L., Castaño, M. T., González, C., Levy-Navarro, R., Sprowls, C., & Verdinelli, S. (2004). Spanish-Language Psychotherapy: Therapists' Experiences and Needs. Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 29 . pp. 157-182. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

      Scamardo, M., Bobele, M., and Biever, J. L. (2004). A new perspective on client dropouts. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 23 (2), 27-38.

      Kirby, P. G., Biever, J. L., Martinez , I. , Gómez, J. P. (2004). Adults returning to school: The impact on family and work. Journal of Psychology , 138 , 65-76.

      Kirby, P. G., & Biever, J. L. (2004). Introducing technology into the classroom: A qualitative study of trained faculty's reactions. National Social Science Journal, 23 (1), 64-67. 

      Kirby, P. G, Biever, J. L., Martinez , I. , Gómez, J. P. (2003). Nontraditional Students: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Returning to School on Family, Work, and Social Life. National Social Science Journal, 21 (1), 42-47.

      Biever, J. L., Castaño, M. T., de las Fuentes, C., González, C., Servín-López, S., Sprowls, C. & Tripp, C. G. (2002) The role of language in training psychologists to work with Hispanic clients. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33 , 330-336.

      Franklin, C., Biever, J., Moore, K., Clemons, D., & Scamardo, M. (2001). The effectiveness of solution-focused therapy with children in a school setting. Research on Social Work Practice, 11, 411-434.

      Stoltenberg, C. D., Pace, T. M., Kashubeck-West, S., Biever, J. L., Patterson, T., & Welch, I. D. (2000). Training Models in Counseling Psychology: Scientist-Practitioner versus Practitioner-Scholar. The Counseling Psychologist, 28, 622-640.

      Hoffman, T. J., Amodei, N., Taylor, E. R., Madrigal, A., Biever, J. L., & Cardenas, F. (1999). Violence prevention in early childhood: Effectiveness of a violence prevention curriculum for Headstart teachers. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 27(1), 67-75. 

      Biever, J. L., Bobele, R. M., & Gardner, G. T. (1998). New postmodern perspectives: Social Construction and Narrative Family Practice. In C. Franklin & C. Jordan (Eds.), Family practice: Brief systems methods for social work (pp. 143-174). Garden Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

      Biever, J. L., Bobele, M., & North, M. W. (1998). Therapy with intercultural couples: A postmodern approach. The Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 11, 181-188.

      Biever, J. L., de las Fuentes, C., Cashion, L., & Franklin, C. (1998). The social construction of gender: A comparison of feminist and post-modern approaches. The Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 11, 163-179.

      Biever, J. L. & Franklin, C. (1998). Social construction in action: Using reflecting teams in family practice. In C. Franklin & C. Jordan (Eds.), Practicing Constructivism: Methods, evidence, and future challenges (pp. 259-276). Milwaukee: Families International Inc.

      Bobele, R. M., Gardner, G. T., & Biever, J. L. (1997). Postmodern supervision: Rethinking hierarchy, expertise, truth, classification, and evaluation. In C. Storm & T. Todd (Eds.), The complete systemic supervisor: Philosophy, methods, and contexts (pp. 217-228). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

      Gardner, G. T., Biever, J. L., Bobele, M., & Neugebauer, A. E. (1996). Legal and professional standards of practice. In D. Ratliff, and L. Yingling (Eds.), Reviewing our common body of knowledge: MFT license exam preparation manual. Austin, Texas: Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

      Biever, J. L., Bobele, M. and Gardner, G. T. (1996). Postmodern influences on emerging models. In Ratliff, D. and Yingling, L. (Eds.). Reviewing Our Common Body of Knowledge. Austin, TX: Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

      Biever, J. L., & Gardner, G. T. (1995). The use of reflecting teams in social constructionist training. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 14, 77-86.

      Biever, J. L., McKenzie, K., North, M. W., & González, R. C. (1995). Stories and solutions in counseling with adolescents. Adolescence, 30, 491-499.

      Bobele, R. M., Gardner, G. T., & Biever, J. L. (1995). Supervision as social construction. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 14(2), 14-25.

      González, R. C., Biever, J. L., & Gardner, G. T. (1994). The multicultural perspective in therapy: A social constructionist approach. Psychotherapy, 31, 515-524.

      Merluzzi, T. V., & Biever, J. L. (1987). Role-playing procedures for the behavioral assessment of social skill: A validity study. Behavioral Assessment, 9, 361-377.

      Glass, C. R., & Biever, J. L. (1981). Sex-roles and social skills: A cognitive-behavioral analysis. Behavior Counseling Quarterly, 1, 244-260.

      Glass, C. R., Merluzzi, T. V., Biever, J. L., & Larsen, K. H. (1981). Cognitive assessment of social anxiety: Development and validations of a self-statement questionnaire. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 6, 37 - 55.

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