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Biography

Education

New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
• Certificate Awarded May 2015

Fordham University, New York, NY
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (August 2006)
• Awards: Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi (Graduate Honor Societies)

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT
• Fellowship Contributor in Fiction (August 1999)

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
• Bachelor of Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in American Literature (May 1999)
• Double major in psychology and American literature
• Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Stolley-Ryan Prize for Excellence in American Literature, College Scholar

The Fieldston School, Riverdale, NY
• Graduated June 1995


Clinical Training

Private Practitioner (NYS License #016855)
• Credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Neuroscience
Research Scientist
• Worked on clinical research projects investigating depression, alcoholism, self-injury, and suicide
• Postdoctoral training in motivational interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and Relapse Prevention Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (RPT) for substance abuse and dependence.

Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Intern
• APA approved Internship in Clinical Psychology

Lenox Hill Hospital
• Center for Attention and Learning Disorders

New York University
• University Counseling Services

Fordham University
• Counseling and Psychological Services

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center
• Additional clinical work at Mamaroneck Elementary School, Hommocks Middle School, Mamaroneck Highschool


Seminar Presentations

• Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) for substance abuse and dependence
• Understanding Club Drugs (ecstasy, crystal meth., ketamine, GHB)


Supervisory Experience

Individual supervision of clinical externs performing Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Relapse Prevention Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (RPT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy in hospital and outpatient settings.

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