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).
Marc Diener worked as an assistant professor in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC, from 2007...
- Diener, M. J., & Hilsenroth, M. J. (2009). Affect-focused techniques in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In R. A. Levy & J. S. Ablon (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based psychodynamic psychotherapy: Bridging the gap between science and practice (pp. 227–247). Totowa: The Humana Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Diener, M. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., Weinberger, J., & Monroe, J. M. (2013). A primer on. meta-analysis of correlation coefficients: The relation between patient-reported therapeutic alliance and adult attachment style as an illustration. In W. Lutz & S. Knox (Eds.), Quantitative and qualitative methods in psychotherapy research (pp. 235–246). New York: Taylor and Francis.Google Scholar
- Diener, M. J., Geenen, R., Koelen, J. A., Aarts, F., Gerdes, V. A., Brandjes, D. M., & Hinnen, C. (2016). The significance of attachment quality for obesity: A meta-analytic review. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue Canadienne Des Sciences Du Comportement, 48, 255–265. https://doi.org/10.1037/cbs0000050.CrossRefGoogle Scholar