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Our department trains leaders in the science and practice of psychology. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of alcohol and substance abuse, mental health counseling, clinical psychology, general psychology and work psychology. Field work is an essential part of most programs and puts the classroom learning into real-life situations.








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Academic Advising

Contact faculty advisors for advice about what classes to take, registering for particular classes, problems in your classes, graduate school, or anything involving looking at your transcript or DegreeWorks. See the advising schedule below.

For Zoom advising:

This occurs through an online (Zoom) meeting. The advisor can share his or her screen with you. The advisor will provide you with a clickable link or a meeting ID with a password. Then, follow the instructions to connect. You should be set up to engage in audio communication on your device. Screen viewing is optional but may be helpful. Video is not required.
Alternatively, you can call in on your phone. The number is: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York). Use the meeting ID provided to you.
NOTE: When you enter the Zoom meeting, you will be placed in a waiting area. You will be admitted to the room in turn by the advisor.

For Email advising:

Email the Advisor. He or she will communicate with you via Email or arrange to speak with you on the phone.

Psychology Department Faculty Academic Advising Schedule
Day Advisor Method Time How to Connect with the Advisor
Mondays  Hawai Kwok In Person 9:30 AM–11:00 AM
(subject to change)
  Room NAC 7/120
 Robert Melara Zoom 1:00 PM–3:00 PM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  rmelara@ccny.cuny.edu
Tuesdays  Hawai Kwok Zoom 12:00 PM–2:00 PM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  kwok@ccny.cuny.edu
 Brett Silverstein Zoom 1:00 PM–2:30 PM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  bsilverstein@ccny.cuny.edu
Thursdays  Rich Paino Zoom 9:00 AM–11:00 AM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  rpaino@ccny.cuny.edu
 Hawai Kwok In Person 9:30 AM–11:00 AM
(subject to change)
  Room NAC 7/120
Fridays  Robert Melara Zoom 2:00 PM–4:00 PM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  rmelara@ccny.cuny.edu
 Brett Silverstein Zoom 2:15 PM–3:45 PM  Send me an Email to get the Zoom link.  bsilverstein@ccny.cuny.edu

If you cannot make any of the hours listed above, students can schedule an appointment via email.


Congratulations Class of 2021 Student Award Winners!

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce the following award recipients: 

The Joseph E. Barmack Awards 

For the best dissertation in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, the best thesis in the General Psychology Master's program, and the best thesis in the Undergraduate Honors program, this year's recipients are:
Clinical Ph.D. program - Antonia McMaster
General Psychology master's program - Margot Goldblum
Undergraduate honors program - Malai O'Keefe

The Bernard R. Ackerman Foundation Award

For a graduating undergraduate psychology major who displays exceptional ability and promise, this year's recipient is Sangida Akter.

The Gardner Murphy Memorial Award 

In memory of the first chairperson of the psychology department, this award is given to a graduating psychology major who has displayed outstanding service to the department or the college. This year's recipient is Laura Link.

The Francis P. Hardesty Award 

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate who shows excellence by exhibiting outstanding grades and research potential, this year's recipient is Rebecca Sills.

The Ward Medal 

For the most academically accomplished psychology major, chosen based on grade point average, this year's recipient is Katherine Scardino.

The Kenneth B. Clark Award 

Created to honor the life and work of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark in furthering our understanding of psychology and race in America, it is awarded to a student for contributions to similar issues. This year's recipient is: Michael Jesson.


Contact Information

North Academic Center
Room 7/120
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

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