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Ellen Short

Ellen L. Short

Associate Professor of Counseling

B.A., Lawrence UniversityM.A., Northwestern UniversityPh.D., New York University


Ellen L. Short is a Counseling Psychologist and Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling Programs in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology for the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn. Dr. Short received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. Her areas of specialization in teaching, scholarly research and publishing are: Group dynamics focusing on race, ethnicity, gender and culture, multicultural assessment of intelligence tests and social justice/multicultural counseling. Dr. Short has spent nearly two decades working in the field of group relations and has served as a consultant at group relations conferences in the United States and internationally. She has also directed group relations conferences at Teachers College, Columbia University, and New York University. She is the co-author of “Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life. Crossing Boundaries,” published by Sage in 2010. Dr. Short is currently the lead editor of another book, “Talking about Structural Inequalities in Everyday Life: New Politics of Race in Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems,” which will be published by Information Age Publishing in 2015.


Group dynamics focusing on race, ethnicity, gender and culture.



Selected Publications

Short, E. L. & Williams, W. S. (2013) From the inside out:  Group work with women of
color. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2013, 1-21.

Suzuki, L. A., Short, E. L., & Lee-Kim, C. (2011).  Multicultural perspectives of racial
and ethnic group differences on intelligence in the United States. In R. J. Sternberg, & S.
B. Kaufman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. New York:  Cambridge
University Press.

Short, E. L. (2011).     Systemic/Organizational/Institutional (SOI) Transference Exercise.
In, M. Pope, J. S. Pangelinan, & A. D. Coker (Eds.). Experiential Activities for Teaching
Multicultural Counseling Classes and Infusing Cultural Diversity into Core Classes.
Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association.

McRae, M. B. & Short, E. L. (2010).  Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and
Organizational Life.  Crossing Boundaries.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Short, E., Suzuki, L., Prendes-Lintel, M., Prendes-Lintel Furr, G., Madabhushi, S., &
Mapel, G. (2010).  Counseling immigrants and refugees.  In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas,
L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed.).
Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Short, E. L., Woon, J. M. S. T. (2009).  Crossing multiple boundaries:  Reflections on the
Belgirate II experience.  In E. Aram, R. Baxter, & A. Nutkevitch (Eds.),  Adaption and
Innovation.  Theory, Design and Role-Taking in Group Relations Conferences and their
Applications.  Volume II. London, UK:  Karnac.

Short, E. L. (2007).     Race, culture and containment in the formal and informal systems
of group relations conferences.  Organizational & Social Dynamics 7(2), pp. 156-171.


Honorable Mention, American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship (1999) Recipient, Monroe Stein Memorial Scholarship (1999)

Professional Affiliations

Associate, The New York Center of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems.
Member, The A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.
Member, International Association of Applied Psychology.