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Eva D. Papiasvili
has been a Supervisor in the Doctoral program of Clinical Psychology for the past 30 years. She is the past Executive Director and Dean of the Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society where she has been a Training and Supervising Analyst since 1996; Teaching and Supervising Faculty, Object relations Institute; Founder and Chair of the Psychoanalysis, Art and Creativity, www.psychartcreativity.org, an Affiliate of the International Association for the Arts and Psychology; Editorial Board member of the International Journal for Group Psychotherapy; a Guest Editor and Reader for the International Forum for Psychoanalysis and for the Psychoanalytic Inquiry. In 2014, she has been appointed a Co-Chair for North America of the IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis Task Force.
Dr. Papiasvili originally received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Her international presentations and publications in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Inquiry and others, cover a wide range of issues, e.g. psychosomatic medicine, psychological issues in pediatrics; experiential process groups; sibling transference; trauma; interpretation; conflict; unconscious dimensions of creativity; efficacy of psychotherapy, etc. Her most recent publications include the chapters “Perceptions, Thoughts and Attitudes in the Middle Ages”, “The Ascend of Psychiatry and Psychology in 1800-1945” and “Continuing Explorations of the Multiple Dimensions of the Human Mind: 1950-2000” in the Abnormal Psychology across the Ages; Plante, T. (Ed.); 2013: Oxford: Praeger; “The Contemporary relevance of Sandor Ferenczi’s Concept of Identification with the Aggressor to the Diagnosis and Analytic Treatment of Chronic PTSD”, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2014, 34:122-134. In August 2013, together with Harold Blum, she co-chaired the historic Post-IPA International Symposium “Psychological Birth and Infant Development” in Sigmund Freud’s birthplace, proceeds of which are published in the monograph volume “Freud in Pribor” in the International Forum for Psychoanalysis, 2015, 24, I, which she co-edited.
She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association; American Psychological Association, International Psychoanalytical Association and an honorary member of the Czech Psychoanalytic Society. Originally from the Czech Republic, she lives and works in New York. Her full time private practice in New York City and Westchester is in clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and supervision.
Dr. Karen Dubiner is a NYS licensed psychologist, with 30 years of experience, who maintains private practices in both Manhattan and Rockland County, and is a clinical supervisor at TC. Dr. Dubiner has had both extensive training and experience in the areas of attachment and mother-child interaction and parent counseling; child and adult ADHD, anxiety, and learning issues; multi-generational relationship difficulties; individual and partnership problems stemming from anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, and work/school stress; problems directly related to emotional and/or physical trauma.
Having been initially trained and certified in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Dr. Dubiner continues to integrate multi-modal treatment practices, and uses psychodynamic strategies (including dream work), as well as interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and self-psychological tools used in the service of tailoring treatment to the needs of every individual.
Dr. Dubiner has additional special interest in the field of evolutionary aesthetics and the creative process/artistic temperament, and works with both fine and performing artists who are interested in the process of self understanding, as well as those who are looking primarily for relief from stress and distress.
As an extension of Dr. Dubiner's interest in understanding the relationships between art and healing, she is developing a therapeutic outreach program which delivers music and therapy to individuals with progressive neurological diseases who are living in long-term care facilities.
Michael Stuart Garfinkle, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Greenwich Village, where he sees children, adolescents, and adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and for evaluations (psychological, neuropsychological, academic, diagnostic, and forensic). He is a graduate of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and completed his internship at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is also on the voluntary faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University, the New School, and Teachers College of Columbia University. He is clinical consultant to the Seamen’s Church Institute and a former Matthew Silvan Fellow of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He is currently affiliated with the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and Das Unbehagen and is on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Institute (JAPA).
Janine A. Tiago
I am currently in private practice specializing in psychotherapy, cognitive remediation and neuropsychological evaluations. I come from a psychodynamic background, but have also been trained in modalities appropriate for clients with medical illnesses that impact cognitive and psychological functioning. I am a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist. My Doctorate is in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, where I am Visiting Scholar/Clinical Supervisor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. My Postdoctoral Fellowship was in Neuropsychology/Rehabilitation Psychology in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center where I remain an adjunct professor.
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology. Was co-coordinator of the Neuropsychology/Learning Disabilities Unit, and staff on both the Addictions Recovery Unit and the Institute for the Performing Artist service at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. I was a staff psychologist within the outpatient service of the MSMC Department.
Practice is split between those seeking psychodynamically-oriented treatment (i.e., for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sustained sobriety) and those looking for a multimodal approach (i.e, clients with brain and/or spinal cord injury, MS, ADHD, stroke, dementia, history of substance abuse). Also see performing and visual artists.
Dr. Laukitis is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in downtown Manhattan. He is interested in the vital exchange between being and becoming, the lifelong transformations of the self, and the role of therapy – and therapist - in this process. His clients are improving the quality of their lives in one way or another: learning to manage their stress, moods, relationships, and the challenges of life and work; they want to let go of regrets and resentments; they have issues related to attention and productivity, addictive tendencies, traumatic histories, and self-sabotaging compulsions; they are alienated from themselves and want to know who they are, what they want from life, and how to make it happen; many are healthy and functional and want work toward peak performance in business, the arts, and sports.
His treatment approach adaptively integrates aspects of attachment theory, relational psychotherapy, existentialism, mindfulness and contemplative practices, CBT, holistic health, and positive psychology. He respects each client as a whole person capable of making genuine, lasting progress toward optimal health.
Dr. Laukitis was educated at Teachers College, Columbia University (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology), UW- Madison (MS, Moral Development), and Colorado College. His commitment to pursuing exceptional quality in the therapeutic exchange emerged from a multi-year, international spiritual retreat. He has been supervising doctoral candidates at Teachers College since 2007.
Dr. Yacoob is a Cornell trained clinical psychologist in Manhattan specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents coping with a variety of symptoms and life stressors, including anxiety and mood disorders as well as relationship and work stressors.
She also has expertise in working with patients who are coping with chronic and acute medical conditions, having completed advanced training in behavioral medicine and psycho-oncology at such facilities as Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Institute for Behavior Therapy, and Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center.
Dr. Yacoob offers a warm, empathic, and collaborative approach to help individuals achieve their goals within a reasonable time frame. She often draws from schema, psychodynamic, meaning-based and mindfulness-based therapies to create a personalized program of treatment to best meet the needs of each individual.
Dr. Yacoob supervises advanced doctoral candidates in her academic roles as a Visiting Scholar and Clinical Supervisor at Columbia University and as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Yeshiva University. She is the recipient of a National Research Service Award, a prestigious fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health that funded her research on anxiety in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Yacoob has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics related to health psychology and the neurobiology of mental illness, and she is the main author of chapters in widely adopted books such as the Handbook of Health Psychology and the Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development.
John Mathews is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices practical-relational psychotherapy, and specializes in work with children and adolescents. He received his Associates degree from the University of Florida, his Bachelors from Harvard College, and his Masters and PhD (in Clinical Psychology) from New York University. Dr. Mathews completed an externship at Bellevue Hospital’s Pediatric Resource Center and his internship in clinical child psychology at St. Luke’s.
For over twenty years, Dr. Mathews has worked with children, adolescents and adults in his private practice, as well as supervising graduate students in child and adolescent psychotherapy practice for Teachers College, City University and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He teaches in the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute and supervises students in that program. In addition, he is a member of the Fostering Connection, an organization of licensed professionals that provides psychotherapy to children and adults in, or formerly in, foster care.
Dr. Ilene Cohen is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She is a graduate of Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and holds a Certificate in Biomedical Ethics from Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cohen directed the Psychology Service at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center from 1995-2009. In that capacity she was responsible for training many psychologists, and developed the Mental Health components of a number of special programs including, the Program for Survivors of Torture, Palliative Care Service, and Bellevue World Trade Center Environmental Health Program. Dr. Cohen is currently in private practice, on the faculty of NYU Medical Center, and a supervisor in the Columbia and Pace doctoral programs.
Toni Andrews is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. She has been in private practice in Manhattan for 15 years. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology and masters in developmental psychology from Teachers College Columbia University. She received her BA in psychology at Harvard College. She completed her internship at Columbia Presbyterian and worked in community mental health before beginning her private practice. Dr. Andrews received a certificate in psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute in 2010. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and interpersonal, marital and parenting issues and has interests in interpersonal/relational psychoanalysis, trauma, and spirituality. Dr. Andrews is a psychotherapy supervisor at the White Institute and serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She also supervises doctoral students at Teacher College and Pace University. Dr. Andrews is a consultant and executive coach having worked for Columbia Business School’s Executive Education Program and the Executive Masters Program in Change Leadership at Teachers College.
Traci Stein, PhD, MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist and health educator in private practice. She is also fellowship-trained in pain management, certified in clinical hypnotherapy by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and has published several self-hypnosis audio programs aimed at improving well being and making healthy behavior changes. Dr. Stein received her PhD in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a master of public health degree in community health education from New York University. Her clinical work has focused on working with medically ill and chronic pain patients, and incorporating mind-body and complementary therapies into an integrative psychotherapy framework. Dr. Stein is also the former director of integrative medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and the author of “The Everything Guide to Integrative Pain Management,” scheduled for release in November 2015. To learn more about her, visit DrTraciStein.com or facebook.com/DrTStein.
Seth Aronson, Psy.D. received his doctoral training at Yeshiva University. He completed post doctoral training in psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute, where he is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Director of Curriculum.
He is also Adjunct Professor at Long Island University's clinical psychology doctoral program where he teaches child psychopathology and child/adolescent psychotherapy.
At Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, he leads process groups for rabbinical students. Together with Saul Scheidlinger, he co-authored Group Treatment of Adolescents in Context, as well as several book chapters and articles. In the American Group Psychotherapy Association, he is a Fellow and serves as co-chair of their special interest group on children and adolescents.
He is in private practice in New York City.
Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D. is a Columbia University trained Clinical Psychologist who runs a psychotherapy group practice, Rennicke & Associates, focusing on evidence-based and innovative psychotherapy for children and adults in New York City. Dr. Rennicke and her clinical staff specialize in providing attachment-focused family treatment to adoptive and foster care children and their families. Dr. Rennicke is also the Co-Founder and President to the Adoption Foster Care therapist Network, a collective of mental health professionals specializing in attachment disorders in adoptive and foster care children and their families throughout New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
In addition to certification in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Dr. Rennicke has received advanced training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for relational and attachment work with adults, as well as collaborative problem solving for emotional dysregulation and behavioral issues with children and adolescents. Dr. Rennicke has also supervised and taught psychology externs, social workers, post-doctoral fellows and psychiatry PGY-III residents in a range of treatment modalities at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, Teachers College/Columbia University, and Yeshiva University.
Dr. Lynn Pearl is a licensed clinical psychologist and an AGPA Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with specialties in the treatment of individuals, couples and groups. She has been supervising doctoral students in the Teachers College clinical psychology program since 1991. She received her doctorate in experimental psychology with a specialty in Physiological Psychology from the University of Miami, after which she held a position as staff research psychologist in forensic psychiatry at The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, Ontario. This was followed by an APA-approved clinical internship at the Eatontown Psychiatric Center in Eatontown, NJ and post-doctoral training as a Group Psychotherapist at the (then) Chicago Institute for Family Therapy.
Dr. Pearl has trained and supervised numerous mental health professionals over a period of more than 30 years. In addition, she has presented many workshops and trainings at professional conferences (AGPA, EGPS, NYSPA) in couples therapy, sibling behavior, preparing patients for group psychotherapy, to name but a few. She is a lifetime member of the APA. Her most recent publication (Beginning Couple Therapy: Helping Couples Attain Emotional Fluency) appeared in the Spring 2012 volume of the journal GROUP.
Dr. Pearl had been a long-time member of the Board of Directors of EGPS (Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society) after which she remained active in EGPS as Co-Chair of Programming for the EGPS Annual Conferences as well as Assoc. Editor of the EGPS Newsletter, The Group Spirit. In addition, she has contributed most recently to programming for the AGPA (American Group Psychotherapy Assn.), as EGPS liaison to AGPA for the up-coming 2016-17 AGPA Annual Conferences. She feels proud and privileged to continue to serve as Clinical Supervisor to the students in the Teachers College Clinical Psychology doctoral program.
Robin MacFarlane is a licensed psychologist specializing in assessment, testing, and measurement. She also has an interest in cognitive behavioral interventions for personality disorders. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of lowa and interned and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. She has authored and co-authored articles in scientific journals, presented at professional conferences, and authored book chapters. At Teachers College, she supervises beginning clinical psychology graduate students conducting assessments at the Dean Hope Center (CEPS). She also will teach a psychological assessment course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice beginning in the fall of 2015.
Melissa D. Horowitz, PsyD, is a visiting scholar and clinical psychology supervisor at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she supervises doctoral students.
Dr. Horowitz is also Director of Clinical Training and Director of Eating Disorders and Weight Management Program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, a private group practice in New York City. She is a New York State licensed psychologist with extensive experience in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), social problem-solving, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches. She works with adolescents, college students, adults and families. Dr. Horowitz specializes in the treatment of eating disorders (binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia) and body-image and weight-management issues in both men and women. She also specializes in the treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, phobias), and obsessive compulsive and related disorders (trichotillomania, skin-picking, body-dysmorphic disorder). Additional areas of expertise include insomnia, grief, procrastination, perfectionism, substance abuse, personality disorders and chronic health issues. Dr. Horowitz has been intensively trained in working with individuals struggling with regulating their emotions, impulsivity, poor problem-solving skills, interpersonal conflicts and self-injury.
Dr. Horowitz received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received an M.S. in clinical health and counseling psychology as well as a joint M.S. and PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to her formal academic training, Dr. Horowitz completed externships at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Drexel University Department of Psychiatry and Medicine – Neuropsychology Division, University of Pennsylvania Center for Weight and Eating Disorders and the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT). Dr. Horowitz completed her psychology internship at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Waianae, Hawaii, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester. Prior to joining AICT, Dr. Horowitz was a supervising psychologist in the Behavioral Health Department at Kings County Hospital Center and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Iona College.
In addition to treating clients and supervising doctoral students, Dr. Horowitz conducts CBT workshops and is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on topics relating to CBT and DBT generally and on topics relating to eating disorders in particular. She has been quoted in publications such as Weight Watchers Magazine and iVillage. Dr. Horowitz is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the New York State Psychological Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Rosa Vázquez, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has a Master’s degree from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a PhD from the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology, CUNY. She currently is a clinical psychologist and child development specialist at the New York Center for Child Development, were she provides assessment, treatment, and consultation to a Grant-funded program, which co-locates a Psychologist in pediatric practices at a federally qualified clinic and a city hospital. She is currently developing this program at the Audubon Clinic of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She is a supervisor to the NYCCD’s Internship Program and a Clinical Supervisor for the Columbia University Clinical Program. She has supervised staff and doctoral students at clinical internship programs, mental health centers and foster care agencies. Dr. Vazquez has maintained a fully bilingual private practice in Manhattan for over 20 years where she consults to children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Vazquez also provides psychotherapy to very young children (0-5), parent-child psychotherapy and consultation to mothers, infants and toddlers. Dr. Vazquez’ areas of interest are treatment of young children, trauma and child development and consultation and training of staff at social services and mental health agencies and at pediatric settings.
I am a Supervising Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute. I am on the faculty and teach a course on Dream Interpretation at the Institute of Contemporary Psychology. I have supervised Columbia T.C. students since 1992 on their individual psychotherapy cases with a focus on interpersonal and relational theory. I also am a staff psychologist at Columbia Doctor's Day Treatment Program in which I lead psychotherapy groups and do psychological evaluations. In my private practice I see individuals for both psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment and work with couples. My patients have a wide spectrum of difficulties with many being depressed, some with bipolar disorder, and many with some form of personality disorder. I have presented papers at a variety of psychoanalytic conferences and have published papers on topics ranging form the borderline patient to the use of passion in group psychotherapy.