Freda Ginsberg

MBA

Director, Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology
Education

BA | Comparative Religion/Women’s Studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ
MA | Human Services Psychology, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
PhD | Counseling Psychology, APA Accredited, Michigan State University, MI
MBA | Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Courses Taught

Counsling Theories
Philosophy & Ethics
Advanced Couseling Theories
Counseling Relationships and Skills
Assessment in Counseling
Pre-Practicum
Practicum
Group Counseling
Counseling Women
Psychology of Women
Cultural Contexts of Counseling
Research Practicum
The Psychology of Personal Adjustment

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I am passionate about teaching and committed to my craft as a pedagogue. Congruent with the values of counseling, all of my courses, trainings and psycho-educational workshops are contextualized by the scientist-practitioner model as well as, social justice, multicultural, feminist, lifespan, and humanistic theories. Given my multi-disciplinary background and education, I am fluent in various epistemological approaches and I am able to teach students from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Practically speaking, I am particularly adept at working with a diversity of learning styles and attending to the needs of a broad range of cultural styles. Concomitantly, in my classroom I strive to strike a balance between employing a student-centered approach with sharing my expertise using traditional formats. Additionally, I believe that teaching occurs outside the classroom and as such, I am accessible to students via my office hours when I am willing to provide individual assistance to learners who need help.

Recent Presentations/Publications

Ginsberg, F. (2017). Counseling Jewish Women: Implications for Multicultural Counseling, In M. Keitel & M. Kopala (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Women (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sinacore, A. L., & Ginsberg, F. (Eds.) (2014). Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century, Montreal, QC: McGill Queens Press.

Ginsberg, F. & Sinacore, A.L., (2014). Articulating a social justice agenda for Canadian counselling and counselling psychology, In A. L. Sinacore & F. R. Ginsberg (Eds.), Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century, Montreal, QC: McGill Queens Press.

Ginsberg, F. & Sinacore, A.L. (2013). Counseling Jewish women: A phenomenological study. Journal of Counseling and Development, 91(2), 131-139.

Sinacore, A.L., Ginsberg, F. & Kassan, A. (2012). Feminist, multicultural and social justice pedagogies in counseling psychology, In C. Z, Enns & E. N. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology, New York, NY: Oxford University Press Inc.

Forrest, L., & Rosenberg, F. (1997). A review of the feminist pedagogy literature: The neglected child of feminist psychology. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 6, 179-192.

Awards and Honors

Leadership Excellence Scholarship, Ottawa Business Women’s Network, ON, Canada (2009)

Full Academic Scholarship, Telfer School of Management, Ottawa, Canada (2008-2009)

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, Michigan State University, MI (2001)

Student of the Year, Section for the Advancement of Women, Division 17/APA (1999)

Student of the Year, Section for the Advancement of Women, Division 17/APA (1998)

Freda Ginsberg
Contact
Office: NWT 210
Phone: 267-341-4034