Our current and recent doctoral students are passionate about their dissertation and research topics. Peruse some of their areas of focus.
|Alison Baxter||Kate Szymanski||
The Interaction Between Personality, Coping Style, and Recovery from Sexual Trauma.
UMDNJ/UBHC/NJ Medical School
|Alexis Briggie||Mark Hilsenroth||
Patient Attitudes towards Videotaping as They Relate to Symptomatology and Treatment Outcomes.
|Beth Israel Medical Center|
Do Different Levels of Subliminality Yield Qualitatively Different Results? Expanding on Neely.
|Nassau University Medical Center|
North Bronx Healthcare, Jacobi Medical Center
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Social Support and the Role of Ideology as Evident in the War Narratives of Israeli Soldiers.
|Yale University-Child Study Center|
|Rudolph Francin||Joel Weinberger||
Implicit Prejudice as Assessed Via the Emotional Stroop Online.
Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland Air Force Base
|Tiffany Frank||Rebecca Curtis||Relationships of siblings as adults||South Nassau Communities Hospital|
Evaluating Pre-treatment Patient Insight as a Factor in Early Therapeutic Technique.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Adolescent Health Center
|Jason Mayotte-Blum||Mark Hilsenroth||
Mixed Method Examination of Therapeutic Immediacy in a Case Study of Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
|Emory University Counseling Center|
|Sonia Mbabazi||Francine Conway||
Parental Bonding as a Predictor of Maternal Care in African American and Caribbean Women.
|Joel Weinberger||North Bronx Healthcare|
|Kate Milano||Rebecca Curtis||
Diagnosis of Borderline Personality as Affected by Gender and Race.
|Hui-Mei Nan||Wilma Bucci|
|Leah Nicholls||Carolyn Springer|
|Maria Oster||Francine Conway||
Do They See What I See: The Object Relational World of Children with ADHD.
|NY Harbor VA Medical Center|
|Monica Pal||Francine Conway||
Mixing Salt and Pepper: The Complexities of the Multiethnic Individual.
|Long Island Jewish/Zucker-Hillside|
|Justin Penner||Laura DeRose||
Investigation of Early Life Experiences (Parent Child Relationships, Premorbid Neurodevelopmental Markers) Involved in the Development of Psychopathology and Mental Illness Later in Adolescence.
|Amy Smith||Robert Bornstein|
|Natasha Stovall||Laura DeRose||Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment; Mismatches Between Parent and Child Attachment Status and the Role of the Parent-Child Relationship, and the Effects of Unresolved Loss and Trauma on Parenting and Adult Attachment.|
|Melanie Podsiadlo||Rutgers University Counseling Center|
|Guy Ravits||Manhattan Psychiatric Center|
|Sutee Techara||Laura DeRose||
Extracurricular Participation and Adolescent Mental Health: Risk and Protective Factors
|Maria Wedin||Joel Weinberger||
fMRI and Eye Tracking of Spider Fearful Individuals Before and After Subliminal Exposure Treatment
|Margot Weil||Mark Hilsenroth||Saying Goodbye: Patient and Therapist Interactions During the Final Sessions of Psychotherapy.||NY Psychoanalytic Institute|
|Daniel Winarick||New York Psychoanalytic Institute|
|Franz Buker||Joel Weinberger||Terror management theory as a factor in increasing ethnocentrism and nationalism. Also the effect of merger fantasies in reducing these variables.|
|Gabriella Cardona||Karen Lombardi||Narratives of maternal loss—women who lost mothers before adulthood; narratives of post-partum depression.|
|David Castro||Karen Lombardi||Psychoanalysis, Lacan, child development, continental philosophy, cultural studies, philosophy of cyberspace and studies in post-humanism.|
|Wei-Jean Chung||Robert Bornstein||The two-way, cause-and-effect relationship between personality styles and treatment outcome.||A Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility|
|Nancy Dejean||Francine Conway||Haitian mosiac: Can exposure to the arts mediate negative socioemotional experiences.|
|Christy Denckla||Robert Bornstein||Risk and resilience in the context of bereavement and trauma.|
|Diana Hofshi||Robert Bornstein||Columbia University College of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry|
|Terri Houston||Carolyn Springer||Resilience in African-American Women and parent/child dyads.|
|Catherine Kauffman||Joe Newirth||Creative processes in visual artists using Rorschach and text measures.||The Village Institute|
|Margaret Klein||Kate Szymanski||Psychological consequences of witnessing a romantic partner’s psychotic episode.||National Institute for the Psychotherapies|
|Schenike Massie||Francine Conway||Anything but the ring: African American men, intimacy, and marriage.|
|Amy McCue||Chris Muran||Psychotherapy research with special focus on the alliance construct.||Barnard College Counseling Center|
|Jaysree Roberts||Rebecca Curtis||Creativity in the therapist and use of diverse interventions.|
|Avihay Sanders||Kate Szymanski||Functioning of siblings of mentally ill.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Laura Shapiro||Francine Conway||Do bereaved children grow into nonbereaved adults?: The impact of childhood parental loss on adulthood.|
|Jocelyn Shaw||Wilma Bucci||Language and movement in early development and affect regulation.||Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian|
|Susanna Stephens||Joe Newirth||Anorexia and the capacity for symbolic thought.|
|Jason Stobbs||Kate Szymanski||Trauma exposure and diagnosticity in international humanitarian aid workers.||National Institute for the Psychotherapies|
|Valentina Stoycheva||Joel Weinberger||Examining whether patients’ positive view of the therapist and treatment can be fostered via implicit channels.||Alice Brown Early Learning Center|
|Jessica Wolman||Joe Newirth||Language and the subjective experience of Aliveness and Deadness in the therapeutic process.||National Institute for the Psychotherapies|
|Duygu Arac||Michael O’Loughlin||Stigma and psychosis.||Manhattan Psychiatric Center|
|Eilon Atar||Karen Lombardi||Queer, feminist, and anti-dialectical psychoanalysis.||National Institute for the Psychotherapies|
|Annette Attolini Smithers||Larry Josephs||Dark Triad and personality disorders. Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP).||Bellevue Hospital|
|Marie Barnett||Francine Conway||Psychosocial aspects of survivorship in adolescent and young adult cancer survivor.||Maimonides Medical Center|
|Sevan Basil||Joe Newirth||Study of the effect of therapist values on psychotherapy process.||Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research|
|Michael Buls||Francine Conway||Use of the Rorschach in support of bipolar diagnosis in children.||SUNY Old Westury|
|Kristen Capps||Kate Fiori||Exploratory review of national survey of child and adolescent well-being data; relationship between insession patient crying behavior and therapeutic interventions.||Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center|
|Benjamin Feld||Laura DeRose||Inter-parental conflict and its effects on adolescent outcomes.||The New School Counseling Center|
|Meredith Friedson||Michael O’Loughlin||Qualitative exploration into intractable depression.||Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center|
|Erica Geraci||Michael O’Loughlin||Qualitative exploration into psychosis.||Creedmoor Psychiatric|
|Chloe Goldstein||Kate Szymanski||Mentalization in substance abuser with a history of trauma.||Metropolitan Center for Mental Health|
|Avigail Gordon||Karen Lombardi||Trauma, attachment, personality.||Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Service|
|Clara Hungr||Chris Muran||Interpersonal characteristics of the patient and impact on therapeutic alliance, process, and outcome.||Brooklyn College Personal Wellness Center|
|Stephanie Lyon||Francine Conway||A retrospective exploration of stress and trauma experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents.||The Child and Family Institute at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Center|
|Charla Ruby Malamed||Michael O’Loughlin||Transmission of narrative and impact on relationships; Nature of consciousness, wilderness and ecopsychology, depth and Jungian psychologies.||National Institute for the Psychotherapies|
|Barbara Ann McLeod||Robert Bornstein||How gender-role socialization mediates conscious/unconscious beliefs and behavior associated with interpersonal dependency.||The Village Institute|
|Anthony Mullin||Mark Hilsenroth||The relationship between patient pre-treatment object relations functioning and psychodynamic techniques early in treatment.||The Child Mind Institute|
|Emily Singer||Joel Weinberger||The relationship between unconscious merger fantasies and anxiety.||Lincoln Hospital 7B-105|
|Sumru Tufekcioglu||Chris Muran||Psychotherapy research, personality disorders, therapeutic alliance.||Maimonides Hospital; POSA Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Robert Bailey||Chris Muran||Predicting non-response to treatment and treatment development.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Trisha Balbert||Robert Bornstein||Counter-dependence as a defense against dependency needs.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|S. Hazel Collins||Karen Lombardi||Ego-syntonic self-hate, the processes underlying the perceived shedding of old identities, and spatial metaphors in psychoanalytic theory.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Sarah Bloch-Elkouby||Chris Muran||Treatment deterioration in psychotherapy.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Sophia Dixon||Chris Muran||Developing a contemporary TAT which can be used with diverse populations.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Rachel Goldman||Mark Hilsenroth||Psychotherapy integration and alliance: Use of cognitive-behavioral techniques within a short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment model||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Sarah Jofen-Miller||Kate Fiori||How couples navigate division of labor across the transition to parenthood: Effects on marital wellbeing.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Jeffrey Kalman||Francine Conway||ADHD/CD and aggression in African-American and Latino hospitalized children.||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Michael Kestenbaum||Laura DeRose||Emotional regulation and social withdrawal in middle childhood and adolescence.||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Jody Klaus||Joseph Newirth||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|June Lee Kwon||Robert Bornstein||Personality disorders, personality theory, women’s psychology, and multicultural psychology.||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Jennifer Marion||Karen Lombardi||Subjectivity/identity in transgendered individuals.||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Deborah Siegel||Mark Hilsenroth||A safe place: Process and technique factors associated with patient ratings of session safety.||Columbia University Medical Center|
|Jackson Taylor||Chris Muran||The role of cultural factors in the therapeutic relationship.||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Laura Grace Tittel||Larry Josephs||Marital communication style and empathy||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Nell Ugwumba||Laura DeRose||Bullying and victimhood as predictors of academic commitment across adolescence||Beth Israel Medical Center|
|Ariel Ursitti||Laura DeRose||Insecure attachment development in children of parents with OCPD||Bronx Psychiatric Center|
|Ljiljana Zecevic||Kate Szymanski||Mental representation of self and others in suicidal individuals.||Beth Israel Medical Center|