Peer-Reviewed Publications

Vartanian, T., Byers, D. S., Shapiro, J., Solo, C. (In Press). The effects of relative income deprivation and low income on adult mental health. Journal of the Society of Social Work and Social Research.

Kumaria, S., Byers, D. S., McCarthy, K., & Moedano, C. (2023). Social identity as a factor in bystander responses to bias-based verbal aggression among college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 32(10), 1393-1411.

Byers, D. S., Fareed, A., & Hreish, K. (2022). The vernacular ethics of stigmatized care: Reinterpreting acceptance and confidentiality for social work in the West Bank, Palestine. Social Service Review, 96(1), 73-109.

Byers, D. S. & Cerulli, M. (2021). Staying in their own lane: Ethical reasoning among college students witnessing cyberbullying. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 14(4), 508-518.

Byers, D. S., Mishna, F., Solo, C. (2021) Clinical practice with children and adolescents involved with bullying and cyberbullying: Gleaning guidelines from the literature. Clinical Social Work Journal.

Byers, D. S., McInroy, L. B., Craig, S. L., Slates, S., Kattari, S. K. (2020). Naming and addressing homophobic and transphobic microaggressions in social work classrooms. Journal of Social Work Education. 

Byers, D. S., Vider, S., Smith, E. (2019). Clinical activism in community-based practice: The case of LGBT affirmative care at the Eromin Center, Philadelphia, 1973-1984. American Psychologist, 74(8), 868-881.

Byers, D. S. & Shapiro, J. R. (2019). Renewing the ethics of care for social work under the Trump administration. Social Work, 64(2), 175-180.

Byers, D. S., Coburn, J., Hurvitz-Prinz, A., & Hustead, P. (2017). Learning together: A dialogue on collaborative MSW thesis advising. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 87 (4), 345-349.

Hreish, K., Okkeh, M., Fareed, A. J., Byers, D. S. (2017). Attitudes among young adults in Palestine about peers with substance use problems: Challenges and opportunities for community intervention design. International Social Work. 62(2), 726-740.

Byers, D. S. (2016). Recognition of social pain among peers: Rethinking the role of bystanders in bullying and cyberbullying. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 86(4), 335-354,

Kokaliari, E., Berzoff, J., Byers, D. S., Fareed, A., Berzoff-Cohen, J., & Hreish, K. (2016). Teaching clinical social work under occupation: Listening to the voices of Palestinian social work students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 36(2), 140-159.

Byers, D. S. (2013). “Do they see nothing wrong with this?”: Bullying, bystander complicity, and the role of homophobic bias in the Tyler Clementi case. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, (94)4, 251-258.

Book Chapters

Byers, D. S. & Fareed, A. (2024). Should life in refugee camps feel ‘normal?’: The ethical stakes of social work among displaced Palestinians. In L. V. McLaughlin & C. Robbins (Eds.). Tania El Khoury’s live art: Collaborative knowledge production. Amherst, MA: Amherst College Press.

Hertz, P., Flanagan, L. M., Byers, D. S., Berzoff, J. (2021). The bridge: From theory to practice. In J. Berzoff, L. M. Flanagan, & P. Hertz (Eds.). Inside out and outside in: Psychodynamic clinical theory and psychopathology in contemporary multicultural contexts (5th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Byers, D. S., Thigpen, K. Z., & Wolfson, S. (2019). Working with LGBTQIA+ clients in the context of trauma, with a focus on transgender experience. In S. Ringel & J. Brandell (Eds.). Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Byers, D. S. (2016). DSM-5 and the role of descriptive diagnosis. In J. Berzoff, L. M.  Flanagan, & P. Hertz (Eds.). Inside out and outside in: Psychodynamic clinical theory and psychopathology in contemporary multicultural contexts (4th ed.) (pp. 318-329). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Popular Writing

Vider, S. & Byers, D. S. (2021, June 5). A Supreme Court case poses a threat to LGBTQ foster kids. The New York Times.

Vider, S. & Byers, D. S. (2015, December 10). Queer homeless youth, queer activism in transition. Slate

Byers, D. S. & Coburn, J. (2015, August 28). The APA issued “aspirational” guidelines for transgender care. What can they accomplish? Slate

Vider, S. & Byers, D. S. (2015, February 18). The Fosters explores the fear and possibility of queer childhood. Slate

Vider, S. & Byers, D. S. (2015, February 12). A half-century of conflict over attempts to “cure” gay people: The history of treatment of homosexuality shows that psychiatry may need a cure of its own. Time

Book Reviews

Byers, D. S. (2019). A queer ethic of conflict and the challenge of friendship (Review of S. Schulman’s Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair). GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Byers, D. S. (2017). M. Crastnopol: Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury. Psychoanalytic Social Work.

Byers, D. S. (2015). Two new books rethinking antiracist intragroup and intergroup dialogueSmith College Studies in Social Work.

Byers, D. S. (2013). N. Yanay: The Ideology of Hatred: The Psychic Power of Discourse. Smith College Studies in Social Work.

Byers, D. S. (2013). RL Lucente: Character Formation and Identity in Adolescence: Clinical and Developmental IssuesFamilies in society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services

Byers, D. S. (2012). W. Feigelman, JR Jordan, JL McIntosh, and B. Feigelman: Devastating Losses—How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or DrugsClinical Social Work Journal