1 Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology Department of Psychology Accredited 1984 by the American Psychological Association American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC (202)
2 df Program Faculty Dr. Andrea Bergman Dr. Elissa Brown Dr. Elizabeth Brondolo Dr. William Chaplin Dr. Beverly Greene Dr. Rafael Javier Dr. Wilson McDermut Dr. Jeffrey Nevid (Clinical Director) Dr. Frank Patalano Dr. Alice Pope
4 Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology offers two tracks of study: General course of study in clinical psychology Subspecialty track in clinical child psychology
5 Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology v Anchored in Scientist/Practitioner Model v Our Primary Training Site: St. John s University Center for Psychological Services v Wide range of clinical externship sites throughout metropolitan New York area v Core Faculty v Renowned scholars with active roles in clinical training
6 Preparing Tomorrow s Leaders in Clinical Psychology Dr. Schnur is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She believes that the education she received from St. John s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences gave her the skills necessary for her current position of improving the quality of life for individuals suffering from cancer and its treatment: My favorite thing about being a student at St. John s was the top-notch, in-depth clinical supervision I received. I currently conduct research on psychotherapeutic interventions for cancer patients. My clinical training has given me the skills I need to help women cope with the stressful and often frightening experience of cancer, says Dr. Schnur.
7 Dr. Philip Szeszko, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, St. John s University Associate Director of the Psychiatry Research Department at the Zucker Hillside Hospital and serves as the Co-Director of the Cognition and Neuroimaging Assessment Unit for the Department's Advanced Center for Intervention and Services Research in Schizophrenia. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dr.Szeszko's research focuses on the use of magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging to characterize brain structural abnormalities in neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder and how these abnormalities are associated with functional indices.
8 Providing Opportunities What I like most about St. John's University is the positive and helpful attitude among its students and faculty, says Alison Tebbett 13Ph.D. Alison chose to pursue her graduate degree at St. John's because of the esteemed faculty and small class sizes that facilitate professor-student interactions. As a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology specializing in child psychology, Alison is gaining experience working in the Center for Psychology Services for the Preventing Adverse Reactions To Negative Events and Related Stress (PARTNERS). This program offers mental health services to children and adolescents who have been through stressful or traumatic events, We offer children alternative ways to cope with the thoughts and feelings related to traumatic events and give caregivers different methods of increasing their ability to gain their children's cooperation. Alison Tebbett
9 Entrance Requirements Possess a baccalaureate degree Satisfy the department that his or her undergraduate preparation indicates a high potential for successful advanced study in psychology Submit transcripts of undergraduate and any prior graduate work Have completed a minimum of 24 undergraduate credits in psychology, including courses in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and a laboratory course Submit three to five letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual who will address the matter of the applicant's research potential Submit two papers from psychology courses: one a laboratory paper and one a term paper Provide a clearly written statement of educational and professional goals Submit acceptable scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (general and subject) Complete an interview process with the departmental admissions committee
10 General Requirements Four years of coursework, including continuous clinical practica at our psychological services center A one-year internship in an approved setting Successful completion of Master s thesis and Doctoral Dissertation
11 General Goal To prepare broadly trained, competent, psychological professionals proficient in a variety of psychodiagnostic, intervention, and research competencies.
12 Specific Objectives To prepare students to function in the diverse professional, academic, and research roles performed by clinical psychologists To assist students in developing their ability to understand and interpret the research of others as well as to design and execute relevant research of their own.
13 Why did you choose St. John s? I chose St. John s for the clinical experience offered from day one of the program, the broad training across the spectrum of theoretical orientations and the diversity of the population we worked with Nira Golombeck St. John s program was my first choice because it emphasizes both orientations: psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral. The big difference is the Center for Psychological Services. Beth Chen
14 The reputation was the first reason but I also liked the dual emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. The ability to complete the program in a timely manner attracted me as did the stories of recent graduates successes. Joseph E. Gottesman Because I worked for two years before applying, I was aware that employers were thrilled to have St. John s students working with them. The program has an excellent reputation and is known for producing very solid clinicians. Michele Morganstern
15 St. John s University Center for Psychological Services Primary training site for Clinical Psychology and School Psychology programs Comprehensive, psychological services center serving the general community
16 Services Provided Psychological services are provided to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, or adjustment difficulties. Services include: Consultation Assessment Individual Therapy Group Therapy Family and Marital Therapy Cost for Services: For those interested in any of the above services, fees are arranged on a sliding scale basis, which is determined according to one s income level. As part of a Vincentian University, the Center for Psychological Services is committed to making these services available to those most in need. Specialized Services: The PARTNERS Program, directed by Dr. Elissa Brown, is located at the Center and offers free services for children and families experiencing trauma and abuse. This clinical research program uses state-of-the-art, empirically-based CBT approaches. The Center s Military Services Initiative offers free services to military personnel and their families and includes the use of Virtual Reality technology to enhance the exposure-based treatment of PTSD.
17 Sampling of Clinical Psychology Externship Sites Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Ellis Institute Bellevue Medical Center Bronx Children s Psychiatric Center Brookdale University Hospital Coler/Goldwater Memorial Hospital Creedmoor State Psychiatric Center Elmhurst Hospital Mental Health Services Fort Hamilton Clinic Hackensack University Hospital Holliswood Hospital Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Kings County Hospital Center Long Island Jewish/Hillside Medical Center Long Island Jewish/Schneider Children s Hospital Lutheran Family Health Centers Mercyfirst Montefiore Medical Center Mount Sinai Medical Center Nassau County Medical Center Nassau University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital Queens Children s Psychiatric Center Queens Hospital Center Roberto Clemente Medical Center St. Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center Women s Health Project St. Mary s Hospital for Children SUNY Downstate Medical Center The National Institute for the Psychotherapies NYU Trauma and Resilience Center Manhattan Psychiatric Center Beatman Community Counseling Center Montefiore Child Outpatient Psychiatry
18 Clinical Psychology Internship Sites Queen s Children s Psychiatric Center Brookdale Medical Center Association for the Help of Retarded Children, Department for Family & Clinical Services Children s Village Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr. Creedmoor Psychiatric Center Department of the Army Hudson River Psychiatric Center Indiana University School of Medicine Jacobi Medical center Jersey Shore University Medical Center Jewish Board of Family & Children s Services, Inc. Lincoln Medical & Mental Center Long Island Jewish Medical Center Eastern Virginia Medical School The School at Columbia Univ. Interfaith Medical Center North Bronx HealthCare Network Patton State Hospital (CA) Interfaith Medical Center VA Medical Center Devereux Foundation Dartmouth Medical School Green Chimneys Children s Services Patton State Hospital St. Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center Astor Services for Child & Families Maimonides Medical Center Manhattan Psychiatric Center MercyFirst Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine Mount Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital Nassau University Medical Center Pennsylvania Hospital Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Stony Brook University Terry Children s Psychiatric Center The Village for Families & Children Ulster County Mental Health Department UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center University of Colorado Health Sciences Center University of Tennessee Consortium Internship VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Yale University School of Medicine Yale Child Study Center SUNY Upstate Medical Center Green Chimney Children s Services Friend s Hospital Mount Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital Center Yale University Psychiatry Trinitas Regional Medical Center
19 Core Faculty
20 Elissa Brown, Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1996, University at Albany Clinical Psychology: Research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating therapies for children who have experienced traumatic events, such as 9/11 and child abuse.
21 Elissa Brown, Professor of Psychology
22 Dr. Elissa Brown Awarded grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to become a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Elected to the board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
23 Dr. Elissa Brown Implementation of PARTNERS: a clinical research program that specializes in providing state-of-the-art mental health services for traumatized children and their families.
24 Alice Pope, Associate Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1986, The Pennsylvania State University, Psychology Courses Taught Assessment and Interviewing Practicum Psychopathology Across the Lifespan Research interests: social cognitions, emotions, and behaviors related to successful and unsuccessful peer relationships in children, psychosocial adjustment in children with medical conditions.
25 Alice Pope, Associate Professor of Psychology
26 Jeffrey Nevid, Professor and Clinical Director Ph.D., 1976, State University of New York at Albany NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mental Health Evaluation Research, Northwestern University, Courses Taught: Assessment and Intervention Practicum Objective Personality Assessment Research interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, cultural differences in perceptions of mental illness, smoking cessation, pedagogical research, and measurement of implicit attitudes and cognitions.
27 Jeffrey S. Nevid, Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director
28 Jeffrey S. Nevid, Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director
29 Beverly Greene, Professor of Psychology Dawn Flanagan, PhD Ph.D., 1983, Adelphi University Courses Taught: Cultural Diversity in Psychological Services Psychology of Women Ethics and Professional Issues The role of institutionalized racism, sexism, heterosexism and other oppressive ideologies in the paradigms of psychology and practice of psychotherapy in organized mental health. Understanding psychological resilience and vulnerability in socially marginalized people and their use in psychotherapy. Examining social privilege and marginalization via the development of multiple identity paradigms as more complex ways of understanding human identity.using psychotherapy and psychological science to facilitate social justice.
30 Beverly Greene, Professor of Psychology Recipient of 2009 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest
31 Beverly Greene, Professor of Psychology
32 Andrea Bergman, Associate Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1989, Emory University Courses Taught Psychopathology Across the Lifespan Clinic Practicum III and IV Research interests include application of empirically validated treatments for underserved populations, such as emerging adults who have dropped out of high school and are experiencing multiple problems. Currently, she is involved in the development of a treatment program for emerging adults who have experienced problems such as academic failure, exposure to trauma, and substance abuse. Dr. Bergman is also interested in phenomenology and comorbidity in psychopathology.
33 Andrea Bergman, Associate Professor of Psychology
34 Elizabeth Brondolo, Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University Courses Taught Clinic Practicum III and IV Research interests include psychophysiology of interpersonal conflict. These studies were funded by several grants from NIH, as well as the American Heart Association and the Communication Workers of America. Since 2000, Dr. Brondolo and her students have been actively researching racism or ethnic discrimination, specifically examining interpersonal racism (i.e., racism that is directly perceived and occurs in an interpersonal context)
35 Elizabeth Brondolo, Professor of Psychology
36 Rafael Javier, Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1982, New York University Courses Taught Assessment and Intervention Practicum Psycholinguistic and psychoanalytic issues in research and treatment and on ethnic and cultural issues in psychoanalytic theories and practice, including on issues of violence and the impact on general cognitive and emotional functioning.
37 Rafael Javier, Professor of Psychology
38 Rafael Javier, Professor of Psychology
39 William Chaplin, Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1981, University of Oregon Courses Taught Statistical Design in Research, Multivariate Analysis, Advanced Techniques for the Analysis for Behavioral Data, Master s Research Research interests include personality psychology, but also has interests in issues involving psychometrics and the analysis of data, particularly in applied research. He is concerned with issues involving the analysis of change and the analysis of latent variables. In addition, he has worked on the appropriate analysis of data generated by designs that combine qualitative experimental variables with quantitative naturalistic ones.
40 William Chaplin, Professor of Psychology
41 William Chaplin, Professor of Psychology
42 Wilson McDermut, Associate Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1995, American University Courses Taught Psychopathology Across the Lifespan Neuropsychological Assessment Research interests in addictions and cognitive factors in anxiety and depression. He has diverse research interests in the area of mood disorders, including psychosocial treatments for depression, and family functioning, comorbidity, and psychobiology, as they relate to depression. More recently, he has conducted research on subtypes of depressive disorders, personality disorders, and the assessment of psychopathology and personality. with educators, and supervision and training in school psychology.
43 Wilson McDermut, Associate Professor of Psychology
44 Wilson McDermut, Associate Professor of Psychology
45 Frank Patalano, Associate Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 1975, Fordham University Courses Taught Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Group Therapy Assessment and Intervention Practicum Research interests are in the areas of interpersonal/object relations psychotherapy techniques and theory, personality assessment using projective and objective tests, child and adolescent therapy, psychotherapy supervision, and the psychology of music and the life history of jazz musicians.
46 Raymond DiGiuseppe, Professor and Chair Ph.D., 1975, Hofstra University School-Community Psychology Psychology Department Chair Courses Taught Child and Adolescent Personality Assessment Cognitive Psychotherapies School Psychology Internship Seminar: Professional Issues Dr. DiGiuseppe has studied anger as a clinical problem and has promoted the recognition of anger as a form of psychopathology. He has developed standards for identifying anger disorders and the Anger Disorders Scale. He has also published on the development of the theory, practice and research of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapies and their application to children, adolescents, and families. He has also been interested in the development of the therapeutic alliance in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He is studying the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of persons with anger problems.
47 Raymond DiGiuseppe, Professor of Psychology and Department Chairperson
48 Dr. DiGiuseppe, Past President
49 Jeffrey Fagen, Professor of Psychology and Dean, St. John s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ph.D., 1976, Rutgers University Courses Taught Research Design in Clinical Psychology Developmental psychology and developmental psychobiology with special emphasis on infant behavior and development. His infant research has focused on learning and memory in human and nonhuman infants, the effects of early experience on later behavior, the predictability of infant behaviors to behaviors in later childhood, the influence of temperament on infant behavior, and the determinants of learning, attention, and retention in normal, high-risk, and handicapped infants.
50 Sample Student-Faculty Research
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52 Sample Student-Faculty Research
53 Sample Student-Faculty Research
54 Sample Student-Faculty Research
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