About Me


    Dr. Silverstein is a past president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Family Psychology, and a former Chair of the APA Committee on Women in Psychology.

    Dr. Silverstein is co-founder with Dr. Carl Auerbach, of the Yeshiva University Fatherhood Project, a qualitative research study of fathering from a multicultural perspective. The Yeshiva Fatherhood Project has interviewed over 500 fathers including African American, African Caribbean, Chinese, Euroamerican, Latino, and Russian immigrant fathers. Never-married, married, gay, step-fathers and divorced fathers have participated in the project. Poor, middle class, and upper middle class men are represented in the sample.

    Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Auerbach co-authored Qualitative data: An introduction to coding and analysis in 2003. This book has become a primer for conducting and publishing qualitative research in the U. S. and abroad.

    Dr. Silverstein 's publications also focus on family therapy and feminist theory. She is the co-editor with Thelma Jean Goodrich (2003) of Feminist family therapy: Empowerment and social location.

     Dr. Silverstein teaches courses in family therapy, integrating gender and race/ethnicity, and qualitative research.