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About Jennifer Davidtz

Jennifer Davidtz Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, where she is also the Director of Internship Training for the Psychology Services Center (PSC), and Director of Psychological Services for the Emotionally Distressed, a specialty clinic within the PSC that serves people with serious mental illness and personality disorders. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by a doctoral internship at The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Davidtz’s clinical and scholarly interests include community psychology and social justice; the treatment of serious mental illness, complex posttraumatic and dissociative conditions, and borderline personality disorder; clinical psychology training and therapist development; contemporary relational psychodynamic psychotherapy; countertransference and other intersubjective psychotherapy process phenomena; and psychotherapy integration.


2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, North American Society for Psychotherapy Research (NASPR) Scientific Committee
2016 - Present Member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
2015 - Present Reviewer, Aggression and Violent Behavior
2015 - Present Fellow, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
2014 - Present Member, American Psychological Association, Division 39
2003 - Present Member, Society for Psychotherapy Research
2015 - 2017 Associate Editor, The Integrative Therapist (Newsletter of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integrati
2008 - 2015 Member, American Psychological Association
2004 - 2014 Member, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
2014 Article Editor, SAGE Open
2002 - 2008 Graduate Student Affiliate, American Psychological Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018 SGA Professor of the Year
  • 2005 Award for Recognition of Service and Outstanding Contribution to the Clinical Psychology Division and Program – University of Mas sachusetts, Amherst
  • 2005 Recognition for Excellence in Teaching-University of Massachusetts Continuing Education
  • 1999 Delmar T. Nicks Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Performance in Psychology–California State University , Northridge
  • 1998 Associated Students Merit Scholarship–California State University, Northridge
  • 1996 –1998 Dean's List, Arts and Sciences–California State University, Northridge


2007 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2004 M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
1998 B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge
1995 B.A., Psychology, English, North-West University (South Africa)

Contact Information

(954) 262-5817


Articles (7)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Jennifer Davidtz

Books and Book Contributions (2)

Research Works (45)