Trevor Buser
Assistant Professor Email: tbuser@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609- 896-7750
Department Name:
Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling
Office Location:
Memorial Hall 202-M

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Email: 
tbuser@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609- 896-7750
Department Name: 
Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Memorial Hall 202-M

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Syracuse University
  • M.A. in Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., UCLA

Professional Background and Focus of Research

Dr. Buser has worked as a college counselor and is a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor. His research centers on three primary areas: nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors (e.g., cutting), childhood emotional abuse, and innovative methods in counselor training (e.g., mindfulness practice). He also brings a dedicated focus on addictions counseling and has served as President of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association.

Selected Publications

  • Buser, T. J., Pitchko, A., & Buser, J. K. (in press). Naturalistic recovery from nonsuicidal self-injury: A phenomenological inquiry. Journal of Counseling & Development.
  • Buser, J. K., Parkins, R., & Buser, T. J. (in press). Thematic analysis of the intersection of spirituality and eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.
  • Buser, J. K., & Buser, T. J. (in press). Qualitative investigation of student reflections on a spiritual/religious diversity experience. Journal of Counseling & Values.
  • Buser, J. K., Buser, T. J., & Peterson, C. H. (in press). Counselor training in the use of spiritual lifemaps:  Creative interventions for depicting spiritual/religious stories. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
  • Buser, T. J., Peterson, C. H., & Kearney, A. (in press). Self-efficacy pathways between relational aggression and nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of College Counseling.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2013). Helping students with emotional abuse: A critical area of competence for school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 11(9). Retrieved from http://jsc.montana.edu/articles/v11n9.pdf.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2013). The HIRE model: A tool for the informal assessment of nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35, 262-281.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2013). Conceptualizing nonsuicidal self-injury as a process addiction: Review of research and implications for counselor training and practice. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 34, 16-29.
  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., & Kearney, A. (2012). Justice in the family: The moderating role of social self-efficacy in the relationship between nonsuicidal self-injury and interactional justice from parents. The Family Journal, 20, 147-156.
  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., Peterson, C. H., & Seraydarian, D. (2012). Influence of mindfulness practice on counseling skills development. Journal of Counselor Preparation & Supervision, 4, 20-36.
  • Buser, J. K., Goodrich, K., Luke, M., & Buser, T. J. (2011). A narratology of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender clients’ experiences addressing religious and spiritual issues in counseling. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5, 282-303.
  • Buser, T. J., & Hackney, H. (2012). Explanatory style as a mediator between childhood emotional abuse and nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34, 154-169.
  • Buser, J. K., Buser, T. J., Gladding, S. T., & Wilkerson, J. (2011). The creative counselor: Using the SCAMPER model in counselor training. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 6, 256-273.
  • Peterson, C. H., Buser, T. J., & Westburg, N. (2010). Effects of familial attachments, social support, involvement, and self-esteem on youth substance use and sexual risk taking. The Family Journal, 18, 369-376.
  • Buser, T. J. (2011). Group work for self-injuring clients. In T. Fitch and J. Marshal (Eds.), Group work and outreach guide for college counselors: Group plans and resources (pp. 207-214). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Buser, T. J. (2011). Psychoeducational group intervention on childhood emotional abuse. In T. Fitch & J. Marshall (Eds.), Group work and outreach guide for college counselors: Group plans and resources (pp. 197-206). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Buser, T. J. (2008).  Counselor training: Empirical findings and current approaches. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 86-100.
  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., & Gladding, S. T. (2005). Good grief: The part of arts in healing loss and grief. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 1, 173-183. Reprinted in Duffey, T. H. (Ed.), Creative interventions in grief and loss therapy: When the music stops and a dream dies (pp. 173-183). Binghamton, NY: Haworth.
  • Buser, T. J., Flannery, B., Bentley, P., & Gladding, S. T. (2005). The impact of musical lyrics on the lives of graduate counseling students.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 1, 81-92.

Films

  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., & Binkley, E. (Producers and Directors). (2007). Counseling children: A developmental approach, companion video resource [Motion picture].  (Available from Thomson Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904).
  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., & Binkley, E. (Producers and Directors). (2007). Creativity in counseling: The SCAMPER model [Motion picture]. (Available from Microtraining Associates, 25 Burdette Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702). 

Selected Presentations

  • Buser, T. J. (2013, March). HIRE model for assessing and diagnosing nonsuicidal self-injury. IAAOC-sponsored program presented at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2012, March). Addictive features of nonsuicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., Peterson, C. H., & Westburg, N. (2011, April). Wellness and strengths-based counseling: Mindfulness, group emotional intelligence, hope, and spirituality. Program presented at the annual convention of the New Jersey Counseling Association, Lincroft, NJ.
  • Peterson, C. H., Buser, T. J., Westburg, N., & Reid, R. J. (2010, April). Substance use and risky sexual behavior: Protective factors, hope, and interventions. Program presented at the New Jersey Counseling Association Annual conference, Red Bank, NJ.
  • Buser, T. J. (2010, March). Assessment and treatment of cutting and other nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. Program presented at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2009, October). Mindfulness in counselor education. Program presented at the annual conference of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, California.
  • Buser, J. K., & Buser, T. J. (2008, March). Mental health treatment issues for African Americans: The barriers and supports to receiving care. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Buser, T. J., & Buser, J. K. (2006, April). Loosening the grip of eating disorders and addiction: Solution-focused methods. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Buser, T. J., Van Deusen, B. G., & Brown-Smythe, C. A. (2008, September). Integrating mindfulness practice in counselor education. Program presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Portland, Maine.
  • Buser, T. J. (2006, October). Tapping clients’ resources for change: Applications of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Poster session presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Lake George, NY.

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association
International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC)
Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
American Mental Health Counselors Association

Courses Taught
CNPY 502: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COUN 503: Group Counseling
COUN 581: Secondary School Counseling Practicum
COUN 591: Internship II
COUN 550: Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN 508: Foundations of Community Counseling