News and Events
Dr. Tracy Prout, assistant professor in the School-Clinical
Child Doctoral Program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, was
recently awarded a two-year grant from The FAR Fund (www.farfund.org) to conduct a controlled trial
of Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C; Hoffman &
Rice with Prout, 2016) as a treatment for oppositional defiant disorder
(ODD) in children ages 5-12. RFP-C is a novel, manualized, time-limited
psychodynamic treatment approach for children who manifest disruptive behaviors
and emotional dysregulation. These behaviors have high prevalence
rates, frequently result in the referral of young children to mental
health providers, and are costly to the healthcare system overall. This
sixteen-session (plus four sessions with parents) psychotherapy method
operationalizes an individual therapy approach in which the clinician
iteratively addresses a child's disruptive behaviors, including abrupt
interruptions in the play, as strategies to avoid painful affect, RFP-C is
hypothesized to address developmental immaturity of the implicit emotion
regulation system (Rice & Hoffman, 2014). Currently, there are no
empirically supported psychodynamic treatments for children and adolescents
with disruptive behavior problems. This study will therefore investigate a
novel approach to the treatment of ODD and, if successful, begin to establish
the evidence base for RFP-C.
The Ferkauf School-Clinical Child Faculty and Students
Welcomes Dr. Erum Nadeem
Dr. Nadeem will join the School-Clinical Child Psychology
faculty in August 2015. Dr. Nadeem is a clinical psychologist who studies the
quality of mental health care and the implementation of evidence based
treatments in schools and community settings. She is currently completing a
study utilizing a community-partnered research approach to improve trauma care
in schools, is conducting research focused on teacher consultation supporting
the use to effective classroom practices for students with behavioral needs,
and is collaborating on a project designed to improve access to early services
for young children at risk for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Nadeem also
conducts observational and intervention studies focused on the implementation
of evidence-based treatments for a range of childhood disorders across New York
City and New York State through partnerships with community clinics.
Finally, Dr. Nadeem has strong research interests in Latino mental
health, community partnered research methods, and ethnic disparities in mental
health and academic outcomes.
Dr. Nadeem earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at
University of California, Los Angeles She then obtained post-doctoral training
in health services research through the UCLA School of Public Health-RAND Health
Services Training program and worked in the UCLA Health Services Research
Center. Dr. Nadeem is a national trainer and expert in the Cognitive
Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and an investigator in
NYU's IDEAS Center for improving the implementation of evidence-based services
for children and families (PI, Kimberly Hoagwood).
Congratulations to Dr. Greta Doctoroff
Dr. Greta Doctoroff has been promoted to the rank of
Associate Professor and has been awarded tenure. Greta joined our faculty in
2007. Her research and scholarship has focused on the development and
prevention of conduct problems and school failure in young children,
particularly those growing up in poverty. You can learn more about Greta and
her work by visiting the Research link or the Faculty link.
Student News & Updates
2014-2015 students and their completed doctoral research projects.
Congratulations to our Graduate Students who Received APA Awards and Professional Leadership Positions !
Congratulations to Samantha Busa who will join the Editorial
Board of a new journal entitled “Evidence-Based Practice in Child and
Adolescent Mental Health” (EBPCAMH). Published on behalf of the Society
for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American
Psychological Association) by Taylor & Francis, this new journal will
premier its first volume in 2016.
Congratulations to Giselle Colorado who was awarded the National
Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship, of the National
Register of Health Service Psychologists
Congratulations to Janie Feldman on being appointed as the Public
Education Campaign Chair of the New Jersey Psychological Association
Congratulations to Lindsay Gerber, who was awarded the APA
Division 39 Graduate Student Scholar Award
Congratulations to Carmen Lalonde, who was awarded the APA
Division 44 Mentoring Committee Student Travel Award.
Congratulations to Anat Mor who is President, of Westchester
County Psychological Association – School Division.
Congratulations to Dr. Denise Sandole on receiving the
"Distinguished Dissertation" Award from Dr. Christine Courtois of
Division 56 (Trauma Psychology).
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