• School-Clinical Child Psychology Program, PsyD

  • News and Events

    Presentations, Publications and Professional Achievements

    Upcoming Conferences    

    • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Annual Convention - October 27-30, 2016 - Manhattan, NY.
    • New York Association of School Psychologists, Annual Convention - November 10-12, 2016 - Rochester NY.
    • National Association of School Psychologists, Annual Convention - February 21-24, 2016 - San Antonio TX.

    Job Announcement  

    • You can find job announcements at our program's Listserv 
    • If you are a student or alumnus from our program or a faculty member, you can join this listserve. See our "Resources" page for other career search links.

     Highlights from Student, Faculty, and Alumni 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).  

Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

Connect With YU