She received her MSW from the New York University School of Social Work, and became a member of the New York State Society of Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists, in 1979.
Ms. Genende completed the Hunter College Post Masters Program in Advanced Clinical Social Work, in 1984.
She has continued an affiliation with The Washington Square Institute For Mental Health since 1984. Ms. Genende completed a Post Graduate course in Character Analysis at the Institute in 1992. She has participated in several seminars and conferences sponsored by the Institute.
Ms. Genende’s therapeutic approach is insight-oriented, supportive psychotherapy. She specializes in working with individuals coping with issues related to depression, anxiety, phobias, creative blocks, work and career problems, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders and bereavement. She provides crisis intervention and short-term treatment.
Ms. Genende has published the following article, based on her clinical experience:
“A Therapist’s Pregnancy: An Opportunity for Conflict Resolution and Growth, in the Treatment of Homosexual Men.”
Journal of Clinical Social Work, Spring 1988: Vol. 16, No.1