Office: Hannan House 205
Phone: 973-408-3849

Women’s Resistance Lab

Courses

PSYC 3/Introductory Psychology
PSYC 4/Writing in the Discipline of Psychology
PSYC 14/Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 108/Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 130/Diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TR
PSYC 140/Seminar in Gender Violence & Women’s Resistance
PSYC 140/Seminar in Critical Psychology
HON 108/Pre-honors Colloquium
WMST 12/Introduction to Women’s Studies

Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware, 1998
M.A., University of Delaware, 1995
B.A., Drew University, 1992

Areas of Specialization & Research Interests

Gender Violence and Women’s Resistance
Efficacy of Self Defense Training for Women
Self Defense Training as a Clinical Intervention for Survivors of Trauma
Social Construction of Gender in Women’s Firearms Use
Gender, Mental Health and Diagnosis
Feminist Psychology, Epistimology, and Pedagogy

Publications

Cermele, J. (2010). Telling our stories: The importance of women’s narratives of resistance. Violence Against Women, 16(10), 1162-1172.

Ferro, C., Cermele, J., & Saltzman, A. (2008). Current perceptions of marital rape: Some good and not-so-good news. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(6), 764-779.

Anderson, K. L. & Cermele, J. (2008). “Is violence against men and women gendered?”: Response to Richard Felsen. In D. Pardue (Ed.), Ruminations on Violence. Illinois: Waveland Press.

Cermele, J. A. (2004). Teaching resistance to teach resistance: the use of self defense in teaching about gender violence . Feminist Teacher, 15, 1-15.

Cermele, J.A., Daniels, S., & Anderson, K. L. (2001). Defining normal: Constructions of race and gender in the DSM-IV Casebook. Feminism & Psychology, 11(2), 229-247.

Cermele, J. A., Melendez-Pallitto, L., & Pandina, G. J. (2001). Intervention in compulsive hoarding: A case study. Behavior Modification, 25(2), 214-232.

Recent Presentations

Cermele, J. & Rosenblum, G. D. (March 2008). Women’s Resistance: Not Just an Urban Legend. (Structured discussion leaders) Association for Women in Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Rosenblum, G. D., Taska, L. & Cermele, J. (February 2008). Self Defense Training as Clinical Intervention in Survivors of Personal Violence. (poster) American Psychological Association Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships, Washington, DC.

Betz, D., Lakin, J., & Cermele, J. (January 2008). The Impact of Sexist Humor on Women’s Self-Stereotyping. (poster) Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rosenblum, G. D., Taska, L. & Cermele, J. (August 2007). IMPACT Basics as Clinical Intervention. Invited Presentation. (Invited presentation) IMPACT National Conference, New Mexico.

Anderson, K. & Cermele, J. A. (Februrary 2005). Theorizing Gender: Women’s Aggression and Intimate Partner Violence. (Invited presentation) Association of Women in Psychology conference, Tampa , FL.

Schaller, J. D., & Cermele, J. A. (April 2005). Judgments of cause, blame and responsibility in sexual assault: Theoretical and practical implications (poster). Eastern Psychological Association, Boston , MA .

Cermele, J. A. & Rosenblum, G. D. (March 2003). (panel chair). Enhancing women’s self-efficacy regarding interpersonal violence: a state-dependent learning approach. Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, M.D.

Cermele, J. A., Rosenblum, G. D., & Chasen, K. (March 2003). Self defense training for therapists and clients: theoretical and practical considerations for feminist therapy. Association for Women in Psychology, Jersey City, NJ.