Dekis, Constance (ced2152)

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Dekis, Constance
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health & Behavior Studies

Educational Background

Dr. Constance Dekis is a licensed clinical psychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist, a National Register Health Service Psychologist, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the Coordinator of OCD and Related Disorders Programs at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) of Westchester and Manhattan and works full time with children, adolescents, adults, families, groups, and schools.

Dr. Dekis has expertise and specialized training in the delivery of evidence-based treatments for trauma, OCD, anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, depression, substance use, chronic pain, disordered eating, self-harm and suicidal behaviors, and personality disorders across the lifespan. In addition, she has specialized training conducting neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations. Dr. Dekis leads DBT skills training groups and conducts individual CBT and DBT therapies. She has received intensive training in both CBT and DBT. She also leads trainings and provides consultation services to local elementary, middle, and high schools implementing CBT and DBT programs within their schools.

She received a B.A. in psychology from the George Washington University where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending graduate school at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.M., M.A., and M.Phil. degrees and her national certification in school psychology (N.C.S.P.). She completed her APA accredited internship at Mount Sinai St Luke's hospital where she treated children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Dekis worked in the outpatient department, inpatient department, Neurodevelopmental Testing Service, and the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), an adolescent day program that provides intensive therapy, substance treatment, and educational services. At Mount Sinai St Luke’s, Dr. Dekis specialized in treating co-occurring disorders (substance and mental health) and ran adolescent DBT skills groups, substance use groups, and groups for internalizing and externalizing disorders. Dr. Dekis received her doctoral degree from Columbia University in May of 2016. She subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Reeds Center in New York City where she specialized in the treatment for OCD, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety and related disorders utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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