& Staff
Faculty & Staff
Full-Time Faculty

Steven Luz-AltermanSteven Luz-Alterman
Senior Lecturer
Co-Director, School Psychology Program

  • Ph.D. and M.A., Adelphi University
  • B.A., Harvard University

Steven Luz-Alterman received his Ph.D. in clinical/school psychology from Adelphi University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical School and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He supervised clinical psychology interns at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School for fifteen years and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He maintains an independent practice in Cambridge.

Steve has been on the faculty of the Department of Education since 1986. In 1990 he developed and wrote the proposal that launched the School Psychology Program at Tufts as it exists today. As coordinator of field placements, he has been actively engaged in developing partnerships with the Boston Public Schools, the Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnership program, and Wediko Children's Services that provide high quality urban field experiences for Tufts students. In active collaboration with students, he has led the program's diversity committee in developing initiatives around curriculum, urban/diverse field sites, and recruitment.

Steve's courses in counseling interventions cover relationship building, interviewing, active listening, cognitive behavioral techniques, and understanding the family and school as interacting systems. He also teaches lifespan development and supervises the pre-practicum seminar aimed at promoting culturally competent practice.


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