Dr. Jessica Zucker is a clinical psychologist and writer practicing in Los Angeles. She has been deeply impacted by her worldwide travels and extensive education revolving around women’s health and development. Earning a master’s degree at New York University in public health with a focus on international reproductive issues led to her working for the Harvard School of Public Health. After years of international public health work, Dr. Zucker pursued a master’s degree in psychology and human development at Harvard University with the aim of shifting her work from a global perspective to a more interpersonal focus. Dr. Zucker’s research about various aspects of female identity development came to fruition in her award-winning dissertation while completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She is currently writing her first book about mother-daughter relationships and issues surrounding the body (Routledge). Dr. Zucker consults on multiple projects centered around maternal health and the motherhood continuum.
Awards and Credentials
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY#24465
- Ph.D., California Graduate Institute of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- M.A., Harvard University, Psychology and Human Development
- M.P.H., New York University, International Public Health
- Josephine Bernstein Award for Best Qualitative and Quantitative Dissertation; National Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis, Section on Women, Gender, and Psychoanalysis.
- Dr. Zucker’s Personal Web Site
- Knowing and Not-Knowing and Sort-of-Knowing, by Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.
- Forthcoming book by Dr. Jessica Zucker published by Routledge
Recommended Reading List
- Parenting from the Inside Out. Siegel, D., et al. (2004). Tarcher.
- Mindful Motherhood, Vieten, C. (2009). New Harbinger.
- The Motherhood Constellation, Stern, D. (1995). Karnac.