• Ph.D. 1998

    Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - combined Clinical/Research Track

    Adelphi University, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

  • M.S.W 1984

    Masters of Social Work

    New York University

  • B.A. 1982

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

    Vassar College

Clinical Education & Training

  • 20102010

    Graduate - Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Analytic Training Program

    Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

  • 20011998

    Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow

    Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Brookline, MA

    • Participated in didactic seminars, case conferences, individual and group supervision.
    • Conducted long and short-term psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and couples.
    • Observed individual psychotherapy, participated in training groups and attended grand rounds.

  • 19981996

    Psychology Intern

    Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
    Harvard Medical School affiliated APA – approved internship

    • Primary clinician responsible for caseload of psychiatric out-patients in a publicly funded psychiatric teaching hospital.
    • Conducted evaluations and diagnostic assessments of psychiatric patients.
    • Conducted treatment planning, psychotherapy (insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral) and case management of patients with a broad spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses.
    • Participated in triage evaluation team.
    • Co-led two out-patient groups: dual diagnosis and young adult.
    • Performed psychological testing with in-patient, out-patient and day hospital patients.
    • Maintained a caseload of 1-2x/week psychodynamic psychotherapy patients.
    • Didactic component of internship included seminars in psychotherapy (both short and long-term), psychological and neuropsychological assessment, diagnostics, out-patient case conference, experiential group and Harvard-Longwood Grand Rounds series.

  • 19951994

    Psychology Extern

    Parents’ and Children’s Services, Boston, MA

    • Provided clinical services including play therapy, psychological evaluation, intakes and consultation to children and their families.
    • Co-led teen mothers’ group.
    • Provided elementary school-based psychological services including therapy, parent psycho-education, classroom consultation and crisis intervention.

  • 19921988

    Clinical Trainee

    Psychological Services, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

    • Provided clinical services including intakes, psychological testing and therapy to children, families and adults.

  • 19881987

    Psychology Extern

    Queens Hospital, Children’s Out-patient Department, Queens, NY

    • Functioned as member of interdisciplinary team on children’s unit.
    • Provided individual and family therapy.
    • Conducted psychological assessments.
    • Co-led mother’s group.
    • Participated in summer program for adolescents.

  • 19841983

    Social Work Intern

    Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center, Bronx, NY

    • Provided individual, family and group therapy in community mental health center.
    • Worked in crisis intervention service.
    • Attended group and family therapy seminars.

  • 19831982

    Social Work Intern

    Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx, NY

    • Served as primary therapist responsible for coordinating and implementing treatment plans for psychiatric patients.
    • Provided individual, group and family therapy.
    • Attended family therapy seminar.
    • Presented cases to staff and consulting clinicians.