Ben Beitin, PhD


  • BS, Psychology, Fordham University
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Fairfield University
  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech
  • Postdoctoral, Substance Abuse Treatment with families, Liberation Programs


  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow
  • COAMFTE Accreditation Site Visitor

Research Interest

Dr. Beitin’s research has focused on family health, stress, and resilience, particularly in immigrant populations. He has also focused on family research methodology.

Selected Publications

  • “Beitin, B. (2018). Qualitative Methodologies. In Lebow, J., Chambers, A., & Breunlin, D. (Eds.), Couple and Family Therapy, Springer, NY.
  • Beitin, B & Aprahamian, M. (2014). Family Values and Traditions. In Nassar-McMillan, S.C., Hakim-Larson, J., & Ajrouch, K. (Eds.), Behavioral Care of Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Psychosocial Development, and Health, (pp.67-88), New York: Springer Press.
  • Beitin, B. (2012). Interview and Sampling: How many and whom. In Gubrium, J., Holstein, J., Marvasti, A., & McKinney, K. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Interview Research: The Complexity of the Craft (pp. 243-255), 2nd, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Hernandez, E., Foley, P., & Beitin, B. (2011). Hearing the call: A phenomenological study of religion in career choice.
    Journal of Career Development, 38(1), 62-88.
  • Baretti, L., & Beitin, B. (2010). Creating internships in marriage and family therapy: A collaboration between a training
    program and an offender reentry facility. Contemporary Family Therapy, 32, 39-51.
  • Beitin, B. K., Allen, K. R., & Bekheet, M. (2010). A critical analysis of Western perspectives on families of Arab descent. Journal of Family Issues, 31(2), 211-233.
  • Beitin, B., Duckett, R., & Fackina, P. (2008). Discussions of diversity in a classroom: a phenomenological study of students in an MFT training program. Contemporary Family Therapy, 30, 251-268.
  • Beitin, B. (2008). Qualitative research in marriage and family therapy: Who is in the interview? Contemporary Family Therapy, 30, 48-58.
  • Beitin, B, & Allen, K. (2005). A Multilevel Approach to Integrating Social Justice and Family Therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 24(1), 19-34.
  • Beitin, B, & Allen, K. (2005). Resilience in Arab-American Couples after September 11, 2001: A Systems Perspective. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31 (3), 251-268.”

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