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Glen Milstein

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Glen Milstein

Associate Professor
Faculty member, the Clinical Psychology Cluster at the CUNY Graduate Center, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

School/Division
Department
Office
NAC 7 / 120
Phone Number: 
212-650-5718
Email: 
gmilstein@ccny.cuny.edu
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Profile
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Courses Taught
Description: 

Identity Formation across Cultural Frontiers:
Enculturation, Immigration, Acculturation 

Prevention Science of the Risk and Protective Factors of Mental Disorders

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Research Interests
Description: 

Culture and Health

Culture is developmentally biological.  Each healthy human brain born today could be nurtured into any culture, learn any language, receive any religion.  The language(s) we learn, and the culture(s) we integrate are mediated by our interpersonal relationships across the lifespan.  

 

 The foundation of Dr. Milstein’s work is the study of how beliefs are imbued in us through our cultural milieus. His bilingual (Spanish & English) research follows three paths:

 

 Religion and Mental Health:
Implement prevention science models to facilitate the continuity of mental health care, through collaboration between clergy and clinicians.

 Immigration & Psychological Resilience:
Identify variables that promote resiliency, in response to the developmental disruptions caused by migration.

 Culture Ontogeny:
Through interpersonal relationships the abstract ideas that are culture become material in the neurophysiology of the developing human brain.



Selected Recent Presentations:

To Chaplains from the Departments of Defense & Veterans Affairs
(Presentation Slides):   

One Nation, Many Faiths: The Chaplain's Balance & The Continuity of Mental Health Care.

 To Community Hospital Chaplains
(Presentation Description): 

Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Multicultural Faith Communities:  The Chaplain's Balance.

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Publications
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Religion and Mental Health
 

Continuity of Mental Health Care through – 

 

COPE:  Clergy Outreach & Professional Engagement –

 COPE Diagrams (Click for PDF)

 Peer Reviewed Publications:
(Click Citation to Download PDF)

 

 COPE Model:

 Milstein, G., Manierre, A., & Yali, A. M. (2010).  Psychological Care for Persons of Diverse Religions: A Collaborative Continuum.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 41(5),  371-381.

 Milstein, G., Manierre, A., Susman, V., & Bruce, M. L. (2008). Implementation of a Program to Improve the Continuity of Mental Health Care through Clergy Outreach and Professional Engagement (C.O.P.E.). Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(2), 218-228.

 Clergy:

 

>  Rabbis 

Milstein, G., Midlarsky, E., Link, B. G., Raue, P. J., & Bruce, M. L. (2000). Assessing problems with religious content: a comparison of rabbis and psychologists. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 188(9), 608-615.

 >   Imams  

Ali, O., Milstein, G., & Marzuk, P. (2005). The Imam's Role in Meeting the Counseling Needs of Muslim Communities in the United States. Psychiatric Services, 56(2), 202-205.

 Consumers:

 

Stigma

Milstein, G., Kennedy, G. J., Bruce, M. L., Flannelly, K., Chelchowski, N., & Bone, L. (2005). The Clergy's Role in Reducing Stigma: Elder Patients' Views. World Psychiatry, 4(S1), 26-32.

 >   Gender Difference

Milstein, G., Bruce, M. L., Gargon, N., Brown, E., Raue, P. J., & McAvay, G. (2003). Religious practice and depression among geriatric homecare patients. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 33(1), 71-83.

 >    Ethnic Difference

Guarnaccia, P. J., Parra, P., Deschamps, A., Milstein, G., & Argiles, N. (1992). Si dios quiere: Hispanic families' experiences of caring for a seriously mentally ill family member. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry, 16(2), 187-215.

 Milstein, G., Guarnaccia, P. J., & Midlarsky, E. (1995). Ethnic Differences in the Interpretation of Mental Illness: Perspectives of Caregivers. In J. R. Greenley (Ed.), Research in Community and Mental Health: the Family and Mental Illness(Vol. 8, pp. 155-178). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, Inc.



Immigration & Psychological Resilience

 Milstein, G., & Lucić, L. (2004). Young Immigrants: A Psychosocial Development Perspective. ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 17(3), 24-29.

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Community Mental Health & Religion Manuals —

 

Milstein, G., Dugan, T., Siegel, C., & Haugland, G. (2011). A Pastoral Education Guide: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Multicultural Faith Communities: Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health, The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York State Office of Mental Health, http://ssrdqst.rfmh.org/cecc/sites/ssrdqst.rfmh.org.cecc/UserFiles/mentalhealthclergyguide101711A.pdf .

 

Milstein, G., Dugan, T., Siegel, C., & Haugland, G. (2011). A Pastoral Education Workbook: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Multicultural Faith Communities: Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health, The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York State Office of Mental Health, http://ssrdqst.rfmh.org/cecc/sites/ssrdqst.rfmh.org.cecc/UserFiles/mentalhealthworkbook101711A.pdf .


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