Genevieve Weber

Executive Associate & Senior Research Associate

Genevieve Weber, Ph.D., LMHC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions, School of Health and Human Services at Hofstra University. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling. Dr. Weber teaches a variety of courses related to the training of professional counselors includes group counseling, multicultural counseling, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology and treatment planning. She has over ten years experience working in community agencies where she provides counseling to diverse clients with both substance abuse and mental health concerns. In her research and professional presentations, Dr. Weber focuses on the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, with particular attention to the relationship between homophobia, internalized homophobia, and substance abuse among LGBT people.

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Weber, G. & Dodge, A. (In press). Substance use among LGBT people. In B. Smalley, J. Warren, & N. Barefoot (Eds.), LGBT health: Meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Woodford, M., Nicolazzo, Z., Weber, G., & Renn, K. (In press). Depression and attempted   suicide among LGBTQ college students: Fostering resilience to the effects of heterosexism and cisgenderism on campus. Journal of College Student Development.

Sciarra, D. & Weber, G. (2017). Working with diverse cultures: Exploring sociocultural influences and realities in ATOD treatment. In P. Stevens & R. Smith (Eds.), Substance abuse counseling: Theory and practice. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Weber, G. & Dodge, A. (2017). Working with special populations: Treatment issues and characteristics. In P. Stevens & R. Smith (Eds.), Substance abuse counseling: Theory and practice. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Blumenfeld, W., Weber, G., & Rankin, S. (2016). In our own voice: Campus climate as a mediating factor in the persistence of LGBT students, faculty, and staff in higher education. In P. C. Miller & E. Mikulec (Eds.), Queering classrooms: Personal narratives and educational practices to support LGBTQ youth in schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Rankin, S., Weber, G., & Garvey, J. C. (2014). From invisibility to visibility: Queer spectrum and trans-spectrum college students. In P. Sasso & D. Joseph (Eds.), Today’s college students: A reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Rankin, S., Weber, G. (2014). Out of the Shadows: LGBTQ Student-Athletes. NCAA Sports Sciences Institute Mental Health Handbook. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA Publications.

Rankin, S., Hesp, G., & Weber, G. (2013). Experiences of gay and bisexual fraternity members: From 1960 to 2007. Journal of College Student Development 54(6), 570-590.

Weber, G., Rose, S. E., & Rubinstein, R. (2011). The impact of internalized homophobia on outness for LGBT people. The Professional Counselor 1(3), 163-175.

Hunt, B., & Weber, G. (2011). Learning to teach: Teaching internships in Counselor Education and Supervision. The Professional Counselor, 1(2). Retrieved from

Weber, G., Seirup, H. J., & Rubinstein, R. (2010). The spectrum of treatment options and their components. In J. F. Stano (Ed.), Substance Abuse: Treatment and Rehabilitation. Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

Weber, G., & Perkins, A. (2010). Group counseling approaches. In J. F. Stano (Ed.), Substance Abuse: Treatment and Rehabilitation. Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

Rankin, S., Weber, G., Blumenfeld, W., & Frazer, M.S. (2010). 2010 State of higher education for LGBT people. Charlotte, NC: Campus Pride.

Blue, E., McDonald, M., Giuliani, G., Weber, G., Seirup, H., Rose, S., Elkis-Abuhoff, D., Rosenfeld, J., & Perkins, A. (2010). Dispelling stereotypes: Promoting disability awareness through film. Disability and Society, 25,  841-848.

Weber, G. (2008). Using to numb the pain: Substance use and abuse among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(1), 31-48.

Weber, G. (2004). Counseling across the life span. [Book review.] Contemporary Gerontology, 10, 82-83.

Wolkstein, E., Bausch, R., & Weber, G. (2000, March). Work as a critical component of recovery. Dayton, OH: Wright State University, RRTC on Drugs and Disability. SARDI Program Website: