College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Rejent's academic career includes more than 25 years of teaching in graduate social work programs (in public, private, and faith-based sectors). Her Master's and PhD degrees in social work are from Columbia University and she has extensive post-graduate training (for example, a 3-year program in psychotherapy and a 6-year program in psychoanalysis) and practice experience in clinical treatment, supervision and administration in a wide range of programs (in addition to private practice), such as a residential treatment center for children, a hospital out-patient unit, a medical adult day care program, a college counseling center, and a community mental health clinic serving the chronically mentally ill. She is licensed as a social worker at the highest clinical level in New York (LCSW-R), Maryland (LCSW-C), and the District of Columbia (LICSW). Her current interests include mindfulness-based interventions and incorporating the DSM-5 into social work education and practice. She is also a registered yoga teacher and use yoga and meditation for stress-reduction clinical programs.