Ben K. Beitin, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Dr. Beitin's research is focused on immigrant couples, relationship satisfaction and health.
Dr. Beitin is associate professor of marriage and family therapy (MFT) and clinical coordinator for the M.S. and Ed.S. programs in MFT. Dr. Beitin received his M.A. in MFT from Fairfield University in 1999 and his Ph.D. in MFT from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2003. He is a clinical member of AAMFT and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Beitin's primary research interest is in understanding immigrant families, particularly Arab Americans. He has particular interest in the effects of the post 9/11/01 period on Arab American families. He is also focused on diversity and social justice issues in relation to families. He has published and presented nationally on stress and resilience in Arab American families. Dr. Beitin has clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families. He provides regular trainings and consultation to local community service agencies.
- Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2003
- M.A., Fairfield University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1999
- B.S., Fordham University, Psychology, 1996
- Hearing the Call: A Phenomenological Study of Religion in Career Choice
Journal of Career Development, 38(1), 62- 88,
- A Critical Analysis of Western Perspectives on Families of Arab Descent
Journal of Family Issues, 31(2), 211- 233,
- Discussions of Diversity in a Classroom: A Phenomenological Study of Students in an MFT Training Program
Contemporary Family Therapy, 30(4), 251- 268,
- Qualitative research in marriage and family therapy: Who is in the interview?
Contemporary Family Therapy, 30, 48- 58,
- The Maafa, Pearl Harbor, and September 11, 2001: Tracing Discrimination, Resilience, and Social Action among Three Cultural Groups
New Jersey Psychologist, 21- 24,
- Resilience in Arab-American Couples after September 11, 2001: A Systems Perspective
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31(3), 251- 268,
- A Multilevel Approach to Integrating Social Justice and Family Therapy
ournal of Systemic Therapies, 24(1), 19- 34,