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Clinical Psychology

In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

Ph.D. Program Alumni

John Duryee


Upon completion of his PhD at TC, and after two years as a counselor at CUNY’s operation SEEK, Dr. Duryee worked as a psychologist at the mental health services of NYC family court. Dr. Duryee opened his private practice on the Upper West Side in 1970. Dr. Duryee completed psychoanalytic training at NYU in 1978. In the mid 1970s, Dr. Duryee joined the Psychology faculty at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, where he codirected a masters program in Clinical Psychology for over 30 years before retiring as a tenured full professor in 2008. Dr. Duryee has practiced in NJ for decades and still does. He was also on the faculty of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis for many years as well as at the Center for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Madison, NJ, where he functioned also as senior analyst and supervisor, as well as associate dean.

James Bews


Dr. Bews is practicing psychoanalysis and teaching at Wright Institute Los Angeles.  Dr. Bews is currently teaching a course on the clinical use of dreams.

Chuck Aronovitch


Following TC, Dr. Aronovitch worked part-time for a year doing psychological testing at Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian, and taught a course at CCNY. From 1971 to 1978, he was a college professor at Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. From 1978 to 1982, Dr. Aronovitch worked as a psychologist at the East Orange VA Medical Center, and did private practice on the side. In 1983, Dr. Aronovitch became Chief, Psychology Service at the VA Medical Center, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Albany Medical College. Dr. Aronovitch retired in 2000.

Robert Clark


After graduating, Dr. Clark further studied psychoanalysis, hypnosis, and group process.  Dr. Clark's private practice has been the core of his career and it has been enormously fulfilling for him.  He has supervised graduate students, consulted to schools and ex-offenders, and represented APA Division 9 for seven years at the UN.  Dr. Clark has published many articles and one book, SMOKING: A Social Interaction Theory of Cigarette Smoking and Quitting, 1977.  Dr. Clark has traveled extensively, including interviewing native healers in West Africa, living in a Zen monastery in Japan, and building a house in Costa Rica.  Dr. Clark's avocations include being an EMT with a small town volunteer ambulance service, forestry, softball, and writing.

Michael A. Perelman


Since 2012, Dr. Perelman is the Editor in Chief, for Springer’s Current Sexual Health Reports. In 2014, Dr. Perelman was appointed Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell Medicine. He has been on the Cornell faculty since a Fellowship in sex therapy with Helen Kaplan in 1974, following his internship at Duke Medical Center.  Prior to this Emeritus status he was a Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  He continues as the Co-Director  (since 1995) of the Human Sexuality Program, leading a monthly continuing education seminar in sexual medicine. In 2012 he founded the MAP Education and Research Fund, a public charity. His most recent book is an edited volume, Management Of Sexual Dysfunction In Men And Women: An Integrated Approach, available Spring, 2016. Dr. Perelman maintains an independent practice in Manhattan, specializing in sex and marital/couples therapy. He is certified by New York State and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. 

Daniel F. Seidman


After my Internship, Dr. Seidman got a full time job in the Psychiatry Department at Columbia where he have been affiliated ever since.  Dr. Seidman's involved in working with cocaine addicts, cigarette smokers, and psychiatric patients. Dr. Seidman also did psychotherapy training at Columbia psychoanalytic.

Robert A. Mead


Since graduating, Dr. Mead has continued to maintain an independent practice in clinical psychology.

Peter Meiland


Dr. Meiland works entirely in private practice in an office in Manhattan. He finished analytic training at IPTAR in 2008 and combines a practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with psycho-educational testing with adolescents and children.

Toni Andrews


After completing her degree, Dr. Andrews got licensed and started working with adults part-time in private practice in Manhattan. In 2004, Dr. Andrews did the intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the White Institute and then in 2006 did the 4 year analytic training program. Dr. Andrews remains active at the Institute where she is a psychotherapy and IPPP supervisor, serves on various committees, and is on the editorial board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Andrews also supervises for the clinical program at TC.  Dr. Andrews also does some consulting in the Organizational Program in the form of executive coaching for one of their executive ed programs.

Merav Gur


After graduation, Dr. Gur was a postdoc and later became an assistant professor at NYSPI doing research, manuscript and grant writing, and evaluations at the anxiety disorder clinic, while also working part time in a group practice seeing patients until she got her license in 2004.  Dr. Gur stayed at NYSPI until 2007, and left to start a private practice in midtown, where she is currently in full-time practice. Dr. Gur also teaches in the program at Teacher College and supervise doctoral students. Dr. Gur publishes and contributes occasionally to mainstream media (Huffington post, MIC, Buzzfeed), mostly in areas related to attachment and anxiety.

David Rowe


Since graduating, Dr. Rowe received a clinical and research fellowship at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. In addition to his research, Dr. Rowe practices clinically, specializing in administering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for groups and individuals. Dr. Rowe recently founded a psychological testing service in New York City called United Assessment. In his service, Dr. Rowe offers Neuropsychological Assessment, ADHD Testing, Learning Disability Testing, and Testing for Standardized Test Accommodations

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