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Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology

Psychodynamically Informed School Mental Health Services

Workshop for School Psychologists and School Social Workers.

This workshop will enable participants to discuss all aspects of their school-based clinical work as well as their general professional concerns. Topics may include: effective individual and group counseling strategies; the impact of transference and countertransference in consultation meetings with teachers and parents; using one’s subjective experience of the child to enhance the interpretation of cognitive, academic and personality assessments; relevant classroom interventions to reach the hard-to-reach student; understanding children’s personalities by appreciating their dreams, play, drawings and other forms of creative self-expression.

The group leaders are senior school psychologists who understand the nuances of working clinically in a school setting.


Participants will learn how to apply psychodynamic concepts in school-based counseling sessions as well as in school-based consultation meetings with faculty and parents, and in interpreting assessment results.

Participants will be able to understand a child’s personality dynamics by attending to the child’s behaviors, dreams, drawings and other forms of creative self-expression.  

Group Leaders

Stephen Hyman, Ph.D., is the director of Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology. Formerly, he was a school psychologist in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools. Dr. Hyman has a private practice in Roslyn Heights, New York.

Matthew Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a faculty member in Adelphi University’s postgraduate programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy, and in Psychodynamic School Psychology. He is a school psychologist in the Western Suffolk BOCES School District and maintains a private practice in Northport, New York.

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