Credentials

Where did you train to get certification in Psychoanalysis & Comprehensive Psychotherapy?

 I am a graduate of the 4 year program in  Comprehensive Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) located at 250 West  57th street in NYC.  NIP is a psychoanalytic  training institute, that provides expert  post-graduate training to mental health professionals, with a theoretically diverse approach to working with individuals and couples.

Where did you complete your Masters and Doctoral degree education?

I earned my Masters of Social work at the Fordham University school of Social Work and my  doctorate at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I became interested in studying midlife women’s well-being while pursing my doctorate at the Yeshiva Univesity Wurzweiler School of Social Work in NY. This culminated in my dissertation work entitled “The baby boomers meet menopause: Attitudes and roles.” My research has been published in such journals as Health and Social Work , sex roles, Gerontological social work and Maturatas.

What other experience do you bring to your work ?

I believe my work is informed  by my extensive training, life experience as well as my  work as a professor and advisor at the Touro Graduate School for Social work. Mentoring beginning and younger social work students to become practitioners not only allows the students to make better decisions as they practice as interns but also makes me a better practitioner. In addition I keep up with my knowledge base with continuing education in mental health, peer supervision and reading groups &  attending psychotherapy conferences and workshops.