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Aaron Lieberman

Associate Professor of Human Development and Leadership

B.S., Brooklyn College (CUNY)M.S.W., D.S.W. Yeshiva University


Dr. Lieberman comes to the department with comprehensive clinical, practical and substantive experience, which informs and enlivens his teaching, his oversight of the counseling programs and his work with students. Part of this professional background involves nearly two decades with the New York City Department of Education as a member of the Committee on Special Education. Responsibilities there involved providing oversight to the School Based Support Teams (SBST) and representing the Department of Education at formal mediations and impartial hearings. Prior to this work, Dr. Lieberman had served as a clinician in residential treatment centers, community mental health centers, mental health training institutes and EAP agencies, and had sustained a private practice, among other professional roles. He is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) in New York State.

Dr. Lieberman holds diplomate status from the NASW and from The American Orthopsychiatric Association. He holds postgraduate clinical certifications in a number of specialty areas as well as postgraduate certification in school administration. Areas of publication include textbook chapters and articles on the psycho-social concomitants to disability; articles exploring the incorporation of technology and media into teaching; and on writing on issues related to professional roles and professional function.


School Administration, Psycho-social Concomitants to Disability, the Incorporation of Technology and Media into Teaching; Professional Roles and Professional Function


  • Author, “Confusion Regarding School Counselor Functions: School Leadership Impacts Role Clarity,” published in Education (2004)
  • Author, “Clarification of the Role of School Counselors Presents Opportunity For School Leaders,” published in the Proceedings of the 39th Educational Leadership Conference, CSA Journal (2003)
  • Author, “Use of Film Media As A Didactic Tool: Inherent Characteristics and Suggestions For Application,” published in Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice (2002)
  • Lead Author, “Psycho-social Concomitants to Disability and Rehabilitation,” published in “Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment” (Fourth edition, 2000)
  • Lead Author, “Psycho-social Aspects of Physical Rehabilitation,” published in “Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment” (Third edition, 1994)
  • Lead Author, “Psycho-social Adjustment to Physical Disability,” published in Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment (Second edition, 1988)


  • Recipient, Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University


“Clinical Interview Strategies as exemplified by six impromptu clinical interviews filmed for didactic training,” part of the Institute for Creative Living Series, Didactic Training Films, Clinical Gerontology Program, Channel 31

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Diplomate. In Clinical Social Work - American Board of Examiners
  • Diplomate, In Clinical Social Work - National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Vocational Counselors
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mapleton-Midwood Community Mental Health Board (the board oversees New York State programs for persons in need in South Brooklyn)
  • Volunteer, Children’s Dream Foundation, FD Hope and other children’s health philanthropies