Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Diener, Marc

  • Marc J. DienerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_427-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Marc Diener grew up in northern New Jersey, USA, and he graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Adelphi University.

During his studies at Adelphi University, Marc worked under the supervision of Mark J. Hilsenroth, serving as a clinician and program coordinator of Hilsenroth’s Adelphi University Psychotherapy Research Project. His Master of Arts research project (Diener & Hilsenroth 2004) examined the validity of an empirically derived personality factor from the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure. For his dissertation, he conducted a meta-analysis on the association between therapist focus on patient affect and treatment outcomes in psychodynamic therapy (Diener, Hilsenroth, & Weinberger 2007).

Professional Career

Marc Diener worked as an assistant professor in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC, from 2007...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Department of PsychologyLong Island University—PostBrookvilleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alicia Limke-McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central OklahomaEdmondUSA