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Genevieve Weber - Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY, US

Genevieve Weber

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions | Hofstra University


Dr. Weber is a licensed mental health counselor, with a specialty in LGBTQ inclusion/cyber-bullying and substance abuse/heroin addiction.






Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions - Genevieve Weber Dr. Genevieve Weber on the State of Higher Education




Genevieve teaches courses in substance abuse, psychopathology, group counseling, multicultural counseling, counselng theory, and psychopharmacology and treatment planning.

Genevieve's research interests are in the areas LGBT identity development and the impact of homophobia; campus climate assessment; and substance abuse (especially the opioid epidemic). Dr. Weber lost her brother to a heroin overdose in May, 2017 and incorporates her personal experiences with addiction into her didactic teaching to express various viewpoints and perspectives.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness



Areas of Expertise (5)


Substance Abuse



LGBT Inclusion

Education (3)

Pennsylvania State University: Ph.D. 2005

New York University: M.A. 2002

University of Vermont: B.A. 1999

Media Appearances (5)

Hofstra professor commends Gov. Hochul for addressing mental health issues

News 12 LI  tv


Genevieve Weber, PhD, LMHC, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Counseling Programs, spoke to News 12 LI about New York state Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to invest more than $1 billion in mental health care. During her State of the State address, Governor Hochul outlined a plan that includes adding 1,000 inpatient psychiatric beds statewide along with housing to support people once they have been released from a facility. She said more than 3,500 residential units will be built to help with prevention and recovery. Professor Weber told News 12 that access to mental health services has shifted since the pandemic started, because many services moved to telehealth and that’s not accessible to as many people as might need support or services.

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‘Do I Belong Here?’ Students’ Service Experiences Through the Lens of Campus Climate

Inside Higher Ed  online


Genevieve Weber, Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions, co-wrote this column, which details how college offices can nurture a student’s sense of belonging on campus, likely leading to a higher level of engagement, achievement, and retention. Professor Weber serves on the board of Rankin Climate, which assists colleges and universities with implementing campus climate surveys and developing strategic actions. Column co-authors are Sue Rankin and Erik Malewski.

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Opioid epidemic takes a toll on Long Island's businesses and workers

Newsday  print


As grim as the situation is, some employers are reluctant to talk about it. And their employees are reluctant to admit to an addiction and get help. “It’s hard enough for families to open up the lines of communication with others about a loved one who is addicted,” said Genevieve Weber Gilmore, an associate professor of counseling at Hofstra University in Hempstead. “So for companies who work every day to maintain their reputation in the community, that stigma also applies.”

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Island Park has third-highest rate of heroin arrests in county

Long Island Herald  online


Addiction expert Genevieve Weber, PhD, discusses treatment options, including coercive methods, for addicts as the heroin epidemic grows on Long Island and across the nation.

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Did internalised homophobia spark Orlando nightclub attack?

BBC  online


Reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and used gay dating apps have led to speculation that he was motivated by internalised homophobia. But what is it, and could it have anything to do with the worst shooting in recent US history?...

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Research Focus (1)

Topics of interest include:

LGBTQ inclusion LGBTQ cyber-bullying LGBT identity development the impact of homophobia substance abuse

Research Grants (1)

Faculty Diversity Research Grant

Hofstra University 

March 2014 The project investigates how family acceptance influences the mental health, academic performance, and personal pride of LGBT college students. The researchers note that this is an understudied area of research, and hope that their findings will help educate counseling and development professionals who work with LGBT college students, as well as parents of LGBT children, adolescents, and adults.

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Articles (4)

Experiences and Perceptions of Gay and Bisexual Fraternity Members From 1960 to 2007: A Cohort Analysis

Journal of College Student Development

Susan R. Rankin, Grahaeme A. Hesp, Genevieve N. Weber

November/December 2013 The study included 337 self-identified gay and bisexual fraternity members, with 170 joining their chapters in the year 2000 or after, 99 joining their chapters between the years 1990 and 1999, and 68 joining in the year 1989 or before. Participants who self-identified as gay or bisexual men and who joined in the year 2000 or after reported a more ...

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The Impact of Internalized Homophobia on Outness for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals

The Professional Counselor

Genevieve Weber-Gilmore, Sage Rose, Rebecca Rubinstein

2011 Internalized homophobia, or the acceptance of society’s homophobic and antigay attitudes, has been shown to impact the coming out process for LGB individuals. The current study examined the relationship between levels of outness to family, friends and colleagues and internalized homophobia for 291 lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Results suggest internalized homophobia is a predictor of outness to friends, colleagues, and extended family, but not nuclear family. A discussion of these findings as well as implications for counselors are provided.

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Dispelling Stereotypes: Promoting Disability Equality Through Film

Disability Studies

September 2009 All too often individuals with disabilities in the popular media are portrayed as people to be pitied or super humans to be admired. Film is one important resource that helps form the public’s beliefs and dispositions about people with disabilities. With that in mind a film festival was designed to provide authentic representation of people with ...

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Using to Numb the Pain: Substance Use and Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals

Journal of Mental Health Counseling

January 2008 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between heterosexist events, internalized homophobia, and substance use and abuse among 824 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Participants completed the Schedule for Heterosexist Events (SHE), Internalized Homophobia Scale (IHP), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification ...

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