Residency/Fellowship

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Clinical Psychology
Internship Program
 

Introduction to the Applicant
The Internship Program
Adult Outpatient Rotation
Adult Inpatient Rotation
Electives
Conferences and Seminars
Application Process
Department of Psychology Faculty


INTRODUCTION TO THE APPLICANT

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position in the 2016-2017 Mount Sinai Beth Israel Clinical Psychology Internship Program. Please be informed that the internship site will be participating in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Matching Program administered by National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS). In order to apply to our internship you must register with NMS for participation in the Matching Program at http://www.natmatch.com/psychint or by contacting NMS directly at (416) 977-3431. The program match code is: 146411.

Our application procedure requires completion of the AAPI application form available on the APPIC website: www.appic.org. If you cannot download the form from their website, please contact APPIC directly at:

APPIC
10 G Street, NE
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 589-0600

Please complete the online AAPI application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation and direct it to:

Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D., Director of Training, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Due to the large number of applications received, only a sub-group of applicants can be offered interviews. Should you be among those selected for an interview, we will contact you.

Applications must be available no later than November 1st, 2016.

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THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

The psychology division of the department of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers a year-long, full-time, pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology. This program is available to matriculated doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The internship program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel was re-accredited by the Accreditation Council of the American Psychological Association in 2015 for a full seven years through 2022.

Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/index.aspx


INTERNSHIP SETTING

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a major, world renowned medical center located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The mission of Mount Sinai Beth Israel is to provide quality clinical care to patients, as well as to maintain academic and research programs of the highest caliber. Mount Sinai Beth Israel serves an urban population with a wide range of diversity in regards to ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, religion, and sexual orientation. Patients seeking psychiatric care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel present with a wide range of DSM-V diagnoses, life stressors, and levels of functioning.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

Our psychology internship program is founded on the principles and values of the local clinical scientist model (Stricker and Trierweiler in Volume 50, Number 12, American Psychologist, 1995, 995-1002). Accordingly, the clinical setting is considered analogous to a scientific laboratory in which the scientist-practitioner model is enacted. The model values the scientific skills of intensive observation and problem-solving and their specific application to particular settings and cases. The scientific attitude that is espoused by this model includes the following: there is receptivity to a multiplicity of approaches to a problem, empirical support is tempered by a skepticism about any foreclosed certainty, professional responsibility and knowledge are highly valued, there is an ongoing awareness of personal biases and their impact on observation, there is a need to attune to the ethical implications of interventions, and there is a need for collegial interaction and feedback.

With its emphasis on uniqueness and context, on understanding that is specific to a particular cultural group, the local clinical scientific model captures the focus of our training program on the treatment of a culturally diverse patient population from the multicultural community that Mount Sinai Beth Israel serves. It also captures our program's inclusion of a multiplicity of treatment modalities and methods, as well as extensive supervision (often involving videotaped material) that serves to cultivate the intern's observational skills, including those which are self-reflective.

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM

The primary goal of our internship program is: To provide an intensive, broad-based training experience that exposes the interns to a variety of clinical settings, populations, and applications of psychological interventions. The specific objectives of this goal include exposing the interns to the following settings and experiences: (a) inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services; (b) multidisciplinary treatment teams (including psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and occupational therapists); (c) child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients; (d) individual, group, and family treatment modalities; (e) empirically supported treatment modalities including psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, humanistic, and attachment self-regulation competency for trauma; (f) short versus long-term, and time-limited versus open-ended treatment models; (g) diagnostic assessment including clinical interviewing and intake evaluations; and (h) psychological and neuropsychological testing.

Our aim with regard to this goal is to develop basic competencies in the delivery of a variety of psychological services in a general healthcare system, including basic competencies in the following: (a) theories and methods of psychological assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation; (b) theories and methods of short-and long-term treatment; (c) theories and methods of consultation and evaluation; (d) understanding issues of cultural and individual diversity; (e) understanding ethical and legal issues in psychology; and (f) functioning within a multidisciplinary team in psychiatry.

Our secondary goals include: (1) To develop awareness of and to foster the skills needed to negotiate differences in race and culture, gender and sexuality with specific objectives (a) To increase sensitivity to contextual or situational factors; (b) To increase sensitivity to individual differences; and (c) To increase awareness of and to foster the skills needed to negotiate the impact of these differences on the therapeutic relationship; (2) To develop abilities in negotiating therapeutic alliances with specific objectives (a) To better identify ruptures in the therapeutic alliance, (b) To develop awareness of own internal processes, and (c) To develop abilities to apply various rupture resolution strategies; (3) To develop specialization in one of the following areas: neurobehavior, psychotherapy research, addiction psychiatry, or HIV/HEP-C mental health, with the specific objective of exposing the interns to a four-month elective training experience in the relevant setting. Our aim is to develop basic competencies with regard to all the specific objectives of these secondary goals.

STRUCTURE OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM

The program is structured so that the interns' training experiences increase in complexity and autonomy throughout the year as their clinical skills develop. During the internship year, approximately half of an intern's time is allotted to the adult outpatient service, where he or she is exposed to an intensive experience involving diagnostic interviewing, psychological testing, and a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches (individual, family, and group modalities). The intern participates in a variety of professional activities on the outpatient services including consultation, disposition, clinical research, program evaluation, clinical seminars and case conferences.

The remaining time for the intern is divided equally among three four-month rotations in child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry; adult inpatient psychiatry (general, general-geropsychiatry, or dual-diagnosis); and an elective. The elective experiences are chosen from a variety of ongoing services provided at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and include: Psychotherapy Research, Neurobehavior, Addictions Psychiatry, HIV/HEP-C Mental Health, or child trauma. An additional opportunity to collaborate as a member of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program diagnostic team is available at the discretion of the training director.

Clinical Supervision
At the beginning of the training year, each intern is assigned to several faculty members for weekly one-to-one supervision of individual adult outpatient cases, adult inpatient cases, patients seen within elective rotations, and small group supervision of child and family cases. To provide a high quality training experience, interns receive a minimum of 6 hours of clinical supervision per week. Theoretical orientations of supervisors vary and include psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, family systems, integrative and short-term approaches. The insights gained from this diversity of perspectives are constantly integrated in case conferences and seminars. Great care is taken to provide trainees with a range of treatment cases suitable to the application of different therapeutic approaches. Regular consultation regarding pharmacotherapy and other medical issues is available from an attending psychiatrist and psychiatry residents. Interns' progress toward identified training goals throughout the internship is evaluated formally twice a year, after the completion of rotations, and informally on an ongoing basis. Interns also formally evaluate their training experiences following each rotation and feedback about their internship experiences is solicited on a monthly basis.

Outpatient Rotations 

The Outpatient Rotations represent the core of the intern's experience at Mount Sinai Beth Israel since trainees are assigned to these services on a half-time basis for the entire year. These rotations have a primary focus on providing psychotherapy for adults, children, and families who are seen throughout the year.

Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults Rotation:
The typical weekly outpatient caseload for an intern consists of 6-8 hours of individual or couples treatment (some persons are seen more than once a week), weekly intake evaluations and one or two ongoing groups. Interns are scheduled to conduct weekly intake interviews with new clinic patients for four months and as part of the clinical rotations. The intake process is a closely supervised experience, with live supervision during the initial interview. The interns will be responsible for making differential diagnoses, collecting collateral information, designing treatment plans, and presenting their cases to an interdisciplinary disposition team.

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Rotation:
Interns participate in a four month rotation on the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service, during which they conduct intake evaluations and psychological assessments. As part of their work with children and adolescents, interns regularly collaborate with various members of the child's school or other community agencies, such as child welfare. The patient population provides exposure to a wide-range of disorders and very complex family and cultural backgrounds. Interns become proficient in various psychotherapy modalities including play therapy, parenting skills training, family therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. Interns are also introduced to trauma informed interventions for children with complex trauma histories. All treatments are offered with respect for the individual's particular family and cultural background. When possible, treatment approaches are grounded in evidenced-based practices.

Interns carry two individual child cases, one of which is a complex trauma case, as well as one family case. In addition, interns conduct one child intake per week and complete one child psychological testing battery during the child rotation.

Psychological Testing
Interns perform psychological assessments across a variety of clinical settings at the hospital.  An intern can expect to complete at least four testing batteries per year, with cases referred from adult and child outpatient services and from the Yarmon Neurobehavior Center.  One of the four required testing batteries will be completed on an inpatient case during the inpatient rotation described below. The testing cases may include cognitive, behavioral, projective or neuropsychological assessment.

Both the Multicultural Family Therapy Training Program and the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program described below serve as integral parts of the outpatient experience and occur throughout the entire year.

Multicultural Family Therapy Training Program:
Interns meet as a group one full afternoon every week for supervision of their family cases. All family treatments are videotaped weekly. Families are asked to come in to the clinic for a session/with live supervision on a quarterly basis. During live supervision, one intern works with the family, while the other interns and the supervisors observe behind a one-way mirror, functioning as part of a treatment team to understand family process within the cultural context. During supervision, interns learn to apply interventions based on systemic theory and current developments in attachment and object relations treatment approaches. This seminar has a didactic component as well. Each week, interns select a peer reviewed article or book on multi-cultural practices in family therapy, present it during the seminar, and lead the discussion.

Brief Psychotherapy Research Project:
Interns are trained in a manualized, time-limited treatment model developed in the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program. The training model involves an integration of principles from cognitive, humanistic and relational psychotherapies, and from contemporary research on emotion and attachment. Each intern carries one case that is videotaped, participates in weekly case seminars, and receives intensive supervision on their case (also on a weekly basis).

Adult Inpatient Rotations 

Interns spend four months, half-time, on an adult inpatient psychiatry service. A supervising psychologist on each unit provides regular supervision for all of the intern's inpatient responsibilities. Interns are assigned to a general adult service, a dual diagnosis substance abuse service or a combination geropsychiatric and general adult service. The typical caseload for interns assigned to these services is two patients at any one time.

On all three units, interns organize, coordinate, and provide services for their assigned patients in the context of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Ample opportunities for individual and family interventions as well as psychological and neuropsychological evaluations are available for interns on inpatient rotations. Medication and other biological treatments are managed by the intern's medical back-up, generally a senior psychiatric resident. Interns' observations and recommendations about such treatment, however, are integral components of patient care. Interns also co-lead with a psychiatric resident one inpatient psychotherapy group per week, an important aspect of the unit's milieu treatment program. In addition, interns have the opportunity to develop skills in clinical supervision by serving in the role of co-supervisor with the inpatient psychologist for a small group of psychology externs who lead weekly psychotherapeutic groups on the inpatient unit.

The two general inpatient units treat individuals age 18 years and older. Patient diagnoses include affective disorders, schizophrenia and severe character disorders. Emphasis is on rapid resolution of acute distress and return to functioning. Since many inpatients will be referred for individual or family outpatient treatment, interns sometimes have the opportunity to provide continuing care for these patients following their discharge.

The psychiatric substance abuse inpatient service treats persons with a dual diagnosis of both a major psychiatric disorder and substance abuse. On this unit, the psychiatric disorder is complicated by the presence of alcohol and/or drug addiction. Interns on this rotation gain familiarity with psychiatric and neurological disorders specifically associated with substance abuse, e.g. antisocial personality disorder and substance-abuse induced psychosis. Because of the high incidence of HIV in IV drug users, interns gain additional training in AIDS related disorders.

The geropsychiatric inpatient service treats individuals age 65 and older who are diagnosed with a broad range of psychiatric disorders, particularly depression and dementia. Special efforts are made to integrate an understanding of biological, psychological and social dimensions of aging in conceptualizing the patient's illness and treatment.

Electives

A four month elective is chosen from a variety of ongoing services provided at the Medical Center. Potential electives currently include Brief Psychotherapy Research, Neuropsychology, Addictions Psychiatry, and HIV/HEP-C Mental Health.

Brief Psychotherapy Research Program: All psychology interns participate in the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program through carrying at least one case throughout the year. In addition, the intern may elect to do a four month research elective in brief therapy. In this rotation, the intern will conduct a research project involving data collected under the auspices of the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program. The idea for a research project is conceived early in the internship year in collaboration with a supervising psychologist. Since the program is mainly focused on the study of the therapeutic relationship in time-limited treatment, projects typically have this focus. They are also usually based on intensive, single case designs. The data base for the Brief Psychotherapy Program is rich and extensive, which permits a variety of interesting small-scale projects. The aim of this rotation is to complete a study worthy of presentation and/or publication. The intern has the opportunity to participate in the psychotherapy research seminar.

Neuropsychology Training Program: The Yarmon Neurobehavior & Alzheimer's Disease Center is a multidisciplinary center serving individuals who have neuropsychiatric disorders. All interns participate in a nine month weekly didactic seminar focused on neuropsychology topics. An intern may elect to participate in a four month neuropsychology rotation that has several core components: neuropsychological assessment, individual/couples/group psychotherapy and case conferences/rounds. The training experience is tailored to each intern's level of experience in neuropsychology. Those interns who elect this rotation are required to complete up to three neuropsychological assessments as part of their training.

The development of neuropsychological assessment skills is the foundation of the rotation. The intern is offered an opportunity to provide psychotherapy to one or two individuals and their families at the Neurobehavior Center. The primary goals of the psychotherapy are to help the individual and his/her family cope with adjustments to serious illness or brain injury. There are a wide variety of educational opportunities at the Neurobehavior Center that each intern is welcome to participate in.

Addictions Training Program: Interns will have the opportunity to work in several settings focused on treating issues related to substance use disorders. In the Psychiatric Outpatient Service for Adults clinic, interns will conduct substance abuse intakes, attend and present cases at disposition meetings, co-lead a weekly psychotherapy group, and carry up to three patients with addictions-related issues. In addition, interns will participate in available training opportunities and didactics through the Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Service, including co-leading groups, conducting individual psychotherapy, and providing lectures on the outpatient rehabilitation unit.

HIV/HEP-C: The HIV/HEP-C Mental Health Program is a psychiatric outpatient clinic located within the Peter Krueger Clinic (PKC) for the Treatment of Immunological Disorders. The clinic provides a variety of onsite services to meet the needs of an HIV or HEP-C positive population. The Mental Health Program offers mental health evaluations, ongoing individual, group, and family therapies, and psychopharmacological care. The intern will be part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers and will work closely with physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff. Training opportunities involve intake evaluations, ongoing individual psychotherapy, and group therapy.

Child Trauma: Interns will have an introduction to understanding and treating child traumatic stress borrowing from four trauma-informed evidence-based models of treatment: Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Treatment (TARGET); Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC); Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); and Child Parent Psychotherapy(CPP). The approach is also grounded in the relational approach of the Brief Psychotherapy Program

For further information about the program, inquiries can be directed to:
Mfriedma@chpnet.org.

 

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS 

Beth Israel Division of Psychology
Conferences, Seminars & Procedures for Program Application

Summer Seminar Program
Academic Year Seminars
General Information
Procedures For Applications
Internship Offers & Acceptances


Summer Seminar Program

Interns begin their training year by participating in a rigorous two day hospital orientation with house staff from various medical disciplines, where knowledge of general hospital practices is disseminated, such as privacy and confidentiality regulations, infection control, and security. In addition, the Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Psychology hold a two day orientation specific to learning the responsibilities associated with functioning as a member of the department. Interns also participate in a one day workshop on the management of the aggressive patient that emphasizes safety and de-escalation practices. The didactic seminar program begins with a series of weekly seminars that are designed to provide the background and technical competence necessary for functioning as a professional psychologist within a psychiatric/medical center setting. Seminars focus on various topics including risk assessment, psychopharmacology, interviewing and mental status, record keeping and general hospital psychiatry. Interns participate in these seminars along with psychiatric residents, beginning a year-long interdisciplinary collaboration.

Academic Year Seminars

The internship program at Beth Israel offers a rich didactic program that provides in-depth study of selected areas of interest, prepares interns to function in a number of new professional capacities and offers the opportunity to discuss, reflect upon and integrate all aspects of the internship program. Some of these seminars meet for the entire year, while others are short courses that meet for 1-6 weeks.

Multicultural Family Therapy: Theories and techniques of family therapy, informed by relational, structural and strategic approaches, attachment theory and the cultural context of couple and family therapy. This seminar meets for the entire training year.

Clinical Neuropsychology: An introduction to the brain-behavior relationship from theoretical as well as clinical perspectives with an emphasis on clinical assessment of behavioral changes associated with CNS dysfunction. This seminar meets for nine months.

Psychology Seminar: This seminar meets for the entire year, beginning with a series of short summer courses (two months) that cover varying topics including:

  • Psychological Assessment – Both child and adult testing is discussed in the context of current and relevant testing protocols.
  • Substance Abuse: Overview of diagnostic and treatment issues with dual diagnosis patients.
  • Ethical and Professional Issues: Overview of these areas as they pertain to the profession of Psychology.
  • Forensic Psychology: Legal issues such as child abuse, custody, duty to warn and prediction of dangerousness are discussed.
  • Gender and Sexuality: Overview of working with Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Transgendered individuals - we examine transference, counter-transference and sexual ethics across sexualities.
  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychotherapy: Focuses on the role of multi-cultural differences in the psychotherapeutic relationship including working with Latino, Asian, African-American and Orthodox Jewish populations.

For the remainder of the training year, this seminar is utilized to give Interns in-depth training in two evidence-based therapeutic approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The seminar will be split evenly in two five month blocks between these two therapeutic orientations. The seminar includes both didactics and the opportunity for Interns to present current outpatient psychotherapy cases, so that Interns learn to conceptualize cases and design interventions using those two evidence based therapeutic models.

Psychotherapy Seminar: In this weekly seminar that meets for the entire year, Interns have the opportunity to present outpatient psychotherapy cases for discussion and peer supervision. Interns are asked to show videotapes of their ongoing cases. Particular attention is given to cases that are challenging with respect to therapy process and counter-transference.

Professional Development: The Training Director meet with the Interns on a monthly basis to address issues in the area of professional development.  Specific topics that are covered include:  developing an identity as a clinician, licensure, private practice, post-doctoral fellowships and career options.  Mount Sinai Beth Israel also offers two post-doctoral fellowship positions in our fee-for-service adult outpatient psychiatry clinic that are available for graduating interns.

Interdisciplinary Clinical Case Conference: On each inpatient service and on the outpatient child and adult services, interns and psychiatry residents present a case, focusing on the pertinent aspects of the diagnosis and treatment. An interview with the patient by a senior faculty member or a case presentation by a trainee, is followed by a multi-disciplinary group discussion facilitated by senior faculty. In the outpatient clinic, every other week, the clinical case conferences are used to present and discuss high risk cases. This seminar runs for 10 months and meets weekly.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Once a month trainees participate in this meeting designed to find ways to improve individual skills or departmental functioning by an in-depth study of diverse treatment outcomes. This seminar runs for 10 months.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds presentations of one and a quarter hour duration occur weekly, for ten months of the year. Topics presented include both clinical data and case material on a variety of clinical content domains and cutting edge research by local and world renowned scientists and practitioners.

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General Information

Period of Training

The internship requires a full-time commitment for one calendar year. The training year begins on or about July 1, and concludes at the end of June of the following year. Interns receive four weeks paid vacation as well as leave to attend professional conferences.

Requirements for Application

Qualified applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. Persons who are enrolled in an APA-accredited counseling psychology program will be considered.
  • Completion of a minimum of three years of graduate work and all required course work.
  • Demonstrated interest in clinical work with adults and aptitude for working with diverse populations.
  • Sufficient supervised clinical experience delivering psychotherapy and psychological testing services.

MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITIES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AND MAY VOLUNTARILY INDICATE MINORITY STATUS IN THEIR APPLICATION MATERIALS.

The internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant prior to uniform notification day.

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Procedures For Applications

Applicants should complete the APPIC online application, and submit a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation and direct them to:

Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D., Director of Training, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

** Applications must be available no later than November 1st, 2016.

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Internship Offers & Acceptances

As a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC), the internship program at Beth Israel fully complies with APPIC's policies regarding internship offers and acceptances.

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EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Beth Israel offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including:

  • Health Care Coverage
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgical allowance
  • Major medical
  • Dental, optical and hearing aid plans
  • Psychiatric reimbursement

Other Insurance:
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Travel accident insurance
  • New, updated long-term disability plan
  • Maternity disability plan
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Workers compensation

Other Benefits:

  • Twenty vacation days annually
  • Sick and condolence leave
  • Voluntary tax-sheltered annuity
  • All incoming psychology interns receive a medical examination prior to beginning internship.

Stipend:

Stipends for the internship year, which are reviewed annually, are presently $30,000.

Beth Israel is an equal opportunity employer. Federal, State and New York City laws prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, veteran status, religion, color, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual preference or pregnancy-related condition.

For further information about the program, inquiries can be directed to: eochoa@chpnet.org.


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Beth Israel Department of Psychology Faculty



Education Committee:

Hulya Erhan, Ph.D.
Yarmon Neurobehavior Center
Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, Clinical neuropsychological assessment
  • Population: Child and Adult neuropsychological assessment; Adult psychotherapy.
  • Specialties: Neuropsychological disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders
   
Rachel Guerrero, Ph.D.
Inpatient Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and DBT
  • Population: Adults, Couples and Groups
  • Specialties: Personality Disorders, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Issues
   
Maria Klara, Psy.D.
Child Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies
  • Population: Adult, Family, Child
  • Specialties: Child and Adoloscent, Psychological Testing, Trauma, Parenting
   
Sarah Kohler, Ph.D.
Outpatient Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic & cognitive-behavioral(CBT), dialetic behavior(DBT)
  • Population: Adult
  • Specialties: Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, transgender, LGBTQ
   

Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist
Director of Training & Education
(Outpatient Psychiatry Service)
Associate Chief, Yarmon Neurobehavior Center

  • Orientation: Psychoanalytic- Psychodynamic and Cognitive behavioral psychotherapies
  • Population: Adolescent, Adult & Couples
  • Specialties: Anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, neuropsychology
   


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Core Training Faculty:

   

Lisa Cohen, Ph.D.
Director, Research
Coordinator, Continuing Education
Inpatient Psychiatry Service

  • Orientation: Psychodynamic & cognitive-behavioral therapies
  • Population: Adult
  • Specialties: Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trichotillomania, sexual abuse
   
Romy Reading, Ph.D.
Medicine/Krueger
  • Orientation: Psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Population: Adult
  • Specialties: HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, Addictions, Personality disorders, anxiety, depression
   
Jacob Ham, Ph.D.
Child Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies
  • Population: Adult, Family, Child
  • Specialties: Trauma, Behavior management, Depression, Anxiety

Gaiane Kazariants, Ph.D.
Family Center For Bipolar Disorder

  • Orientation: Psychodynamic
  • Population: Adult individual, couple, family, and group therapy
  • Specialties: Mood Disorders diagnosis and treatment, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties
   
   

J. Christoper Muran, Ph.D.
Director, Brief Psychotherapy Research Program

  • Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral therapy & psychoanalysis
  • Population: Adult
  • Brief Psychotherapy Research Program Specialties: Depression, anxiety & personality disorders, stress management, adaptation to loss & trauma
   
Shefali Samrai, Ph.D.
Inpatient Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies
  • Population: Adult
  • Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Reproductive Mental Health
   
Emily Upshur, Ph.D.
Multicultural Training Program
Child Psychiatry Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies
  • Population: Adult, Family, Child
  • Specialties: Parent-child Psychotherapy, Behavior management, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Child Psychological Testing
   
Jessica Wulf, Ph.D.
Substance Abuse Service
  • Orientation: Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavior Therapies
  • Population: Adult
  • Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Addictions
   


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Other Institutional Training Faculty:

Christopher Christian, Ph.D.
Director, New School-Beth Israel Center for Clinical Training and Research

Vicki Gluhoski, Ph.D.
Cognitive Therapy

Catherine Eubanks-Carter, Ph.D
Brief Psychotherapy Research Program

Jeremy Safran, Ph.D.
Brief Psychotherapy Research Program

David Venarde, Ph.D.
Mindfulness Process Group Leader

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Other Institutional Training (Voluntary) Faculty:

Robyn Landow, Ph.D.
Family Therapy

Suzanne Little, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Jon McCormick, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Neil Newman, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Stephen Schneider, Ph.D.

Heather Silvestri, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor


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Other Contributors:


Grant Mitchell, M.D.

Chair, Psychiatry

Michelle Chung, Psy.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Claire Jackson Rabinowitz, M.D.
Director, Psychiatric Outpatient Services

Rachel Lee, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Chaya Mermerstein, L.C.S.W.
Child & Family Psychiatry Service

Souha Nikowitz, Ph.D.
Multi-Cultural Consultant

Michael Rothman, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Supervisor

Jason Staal, Psy.D.
Snoezelen Behavior Therapy