Biographical Sketch

Carolyn Zerbe Enns is Professor of Psychology and a contributor to the Ethnic Studies and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies programs at Cornell College.  Her scholarly interests include multicultural, feminist, and transnational perspectives on psychotherapy and pedagogy.  She has written approximately 60 articles and chapters that focus primarily on the topics of gender, pedagogy, and feminist theory and psychotherapy.  Carolyn is also the author of Feminist Theories and Psychotherapies (2004) and co-editor of Teaching and Social Justice (2005), The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology (2013), and Psychological Practice With Women: Guidelines, Diversity, Empowerment.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Midwestern Psychological Association and has received national awards for her work related to women and gender.

Academic History

  • PhD in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987        
  • MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, California State University, Fresno, 1977
  • BA in Social Work, Tabor College, 1972

Sample Publications

  • Enns, C. Z. (in press). Feminist therapy and empowerment.  In C. B. Travis & J. W. White (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of women (Vol.2). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. 
  • Enns, C. Z. (in press). Contemporary adaptations of “traditional” approaches to the counseling of women.  In M. Kopala & M. Keitel (Eds.), Handbook of counseling women (2nd ed.).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage. (Adaptation and update of a chapter published in the 1st edition, 2003).
  • Gurung, R. A., Hackathorn, J., Enns, C., Cacioppo, J., Frantz, S., Freeman, J., & Loop, T. (2016). Strengthening introductory psychology: A new model for teaching the Intro course.  American Psychologist, 71, 112-124.
  •  Enns, C. Z. (2016). Experiencing cultural psychology in Japan and East Asia. In D. Gross, K. Abrams, & C. Z. Enns (Eds.), Internationalizing the undergraduate psychology curriculum (pp. 73-90). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. 
  • Enns, C. Z., Rice, J. K., & Nutt, R. L. (Eds.). (2015). Psychological practice with women: Guidelines, diversity, empowerment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

  • Enns, C. Z., & Williams, E. N. (Eds.). (2013). Oxford handbook of feminist multicultural counseling psychology. Oxford University Press.

  • Enns, C.Z. (2012). Gender: Women—theories and research. In N. Fouad, J. A. Carter, & L. M. Subich (Eds.), Handbook of counseling psychology, vol 1: Theories, research, and methods (pp. 397-422).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Iwakabe, S., & Enns, C. Z. (2012). Counseling and psychotherapy in Japan. R. Moodley, U.P. Gielen, & R. Wu (Eds.), Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy in an international context (pp. 204-214).  Routledge.

  • Enns, C. Z. (2012). Feminist approaches to counseling.  In E. Altmaier & J. Hansen (Eds.), Oxford handbook of counseling psychology (pp. 434-459). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Enns, C.  Z. (2011). Feminist counseling as a pathway to recovery. In T. Bryant-Davis (Ed.), Surviving sexual violence: A guide to recovery and empowerment  (pp. 160-178). Lanham, CT: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

  • Enns, C. Z. (2011). On the rich tapestry of Japanese feminisms. Feminism and Psychology, 21, 542-546.  

  • Enns, C. Z. (2010). Locational feminisms and feminist social identity analysis. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 333-339.

  • Enns, C. Z., & Byars-Winston, A. (2010). Multicultural feminist therapy. In H. Landrine & N. F. Russo (Eds.), Handbook of diversity in feminist psychology (pp. 367-388). Springer Press.

  • Enns, C.  Z., & Sinacore, A. L. (Eds.). (2005). Teaching and social justice: Integrating multicultural and feminist theories in the classroom. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Enns, C. Z. (2004). Feminist theories and feminist psychotherapies: Origins, themes, and diversity (2nd ed.). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Courses Taught

  • Personality Theories (PSY 279)
  • Multicultural Psychology (PSY 276)
  • Multicultural and Community Psychology in Chicago (PSY 265)
  • Culture, Gender, and Public Policy in Japan (PSY 261, with Erin Davis)
  • Asian and Asian American Psychologies (PSY 262)
  • Psychology and the Holocaust (PSY 265, April of 2015)
  • Psychology, Social Justice, and Public Policy (PSY 362, with Anne Busha)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 381)
  • Psychology of Women and Gender (PSY 374)
  • Women and Mental Health (PSY 358)
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy (PSY 382)
  • Human Services Practicum (PSY 380)
  • Senior Seminar (PSY 483)
  • Feminist Theories (WST 271)

Selected Awards

  • Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship, Cornell College, 2007
  • McConnell Fellowship/Sabbatical Grant, Cornell College, 2001
  • Florence L. Denmark/Mary E. Reuder Award for outstanding international contributions to the psychology of women and gender, 2013 (APA Division of International Psychology)
  • Foremother Award, 2010 (APA Counseling Psychology Section for the Advancement of Women)
  • Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology, 2009 (APA Committee on Women in Psychology)
  • Heritage Award for distinguished, longstanding, and substantial contributions to feminist practice, 2008 (APA Society for the Psychology of Women)
  • Woman of the Year Award (2007 and 1998)
  • Fellow status, 1999 (American Psychological Association)
  • Barbara A Kirk Award, 1987 (APA Counseling Psychology outstanding dissertation research)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Resident Director, Japan Study Program (Tokyo), 2006-2007 and 2012-2013
  • Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs (2011-2013)
  • Task force member, APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology 2.0
  • Working group member, APA Strengthening the Common Core of the Introductory Psychology Course
  • Co-chair, task force to develop APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women (guidelines approved/published in 2007)
  • Member, APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology (2006-2008)
  • Chair, International Committee for Women (APA International Division, 2006-2008)
  • Participant, Infusing East Asia into the Undergraduate Curriculum, Honolulu (2008)
  • Participant, China Field Study Seminar (2009)
  • Book review editor/co-editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly (2004-2006 as editor, 2006-2009 as co-editor with Dr. Melinda Green)

  • Licensed psychologist, Iowa (#651, licensed since 1991)