Student Body

Clinical Psychology@CCNY

Current Students

 

First Year (2020 Cohort)
  • Rebeca Da Costa
  • Alanna Doherty                                     
  • Sean Donahue                                     
  • Jo Hannah Eidman                               
  • Rachel Ende                                       
  • Helen Feldman                                   
  • Oded Hadar                                         
  • Helen Hu                                             
  • Edrean-Neil Kabigting                         
  • Navjot Kaur                                         
  • Talia Schulder                                     
  • Nandita Sharma                                 
  • Molly Tow                                     
  • Hailey Wojcik                                     
  • Paula Zanotti                             
Second Year (2019 Cohort)
  • Nishanthi Anthonipillai 
  • Curtis Bogetti
  • Alexis Brown 
  • Leecey Cameron 
  • Hannah Dunn 
  • Kaitlin Kearney 
  • Kat McNeal 
  • Stephanie Nunez 
  • Elliot Rayman 
  • Olivia Rich 
  • Elliana Sherwin 
  • Aliza Spruch-Feiner 
  • Griffin Thayer 
  • Rhyan Toledo 
Third Year (2018 Cohort)
  • Neil Allicock
  • Bassem Barada
  • Ani Fredman
  • Charlotte Gendron
  • Will Holland
  • Anusha Kumar
  • Paul LaFreniere
  • Supriya Pandit
  • Michael Perez Sosa
  • Brian Salfas
  • Rona Tarazi
  • Karen Tocatly
  • I Wang
  • Li Wong
Fourth Year (2017 Cohort)
  • Rozita Alaluf
  • Tamzin Baker
  • Ben Bernstein
  • Michael Ferrara
  • Brian Neff
  • Molly Rappaport
  • Shannique Richards
  • Emma Routhier
  • Victoria Schilder
  • Lian Malki Schubert
  • Clair Siegman
  • Leila Talhouk
  • Rachel Tayler
  • Cherise White
Fifth Year (2016 Cohort)
  • Devika Duggal
  • Annie Egleson
  • Roberta Goldman
  • Ramya Jayanthi
  • Eva Leighton
  • Sam Selinger
  • Ilana Sichel
  • Julie Slotnick
  • Nat Sufrin
  • Michael Tate
  • Tema Watstein
  • Tecora Williams
  • Ashley Rainford
Sixth Year (2015 Cohort)
  • Leo Cancelmo
  • Serena Tchania 
Seventh Year (2014 Cohort)
  • Benjamin Stark
  • Ariel Westerman
Eighth Year (2013 Cohort)
  • Matthew Schneider
Ninth Year (2012 Cohort)
  • Dan-Bi Lee

Students on Internship Placement (2020 - 2021)

Bennett, Jenna Karlsberg Pacific Clinics
Pasadena, CA
Primary Adult Outpatient

Efrat, Noia New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center
New York, NY
Adult Psychology Track

Gvozdieva, Kseniia Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY
Psychology Internship

Hernandez, Mariely Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West Hospital Center
New York, NY
Adult Track

LaBua, Ravital Leah New York Harbor VA Medical Center - Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Psychology Internship

McMaster, Antonia M Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West Hospital Center
New York, NY
Adult Track

Student Organisations

AEMI

AEMI (Association for Ethnic and Minority Issues) is a student-led organization for doctoral-level trainees in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York. Members of AEMI are devoted to discussing the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture in our personal and professional lives—from our interactions with one another in our academic community to our work as clinicians treating the diverse populations of the City College campus, where the program is housed, and of the surrounding neighborhoods of Harlem and Washington Heights. AEMI strives to create a safe and supportive social network for minority students within the program and to take a proactive stance in bringing the issues of race and ethnicity to the curriculum and program at large. You can follow AEMI on tumblr here.

All students in the doctoral program are encouraged to participate in AEMI. As part of our role as active intellectual members of the program's community, students involved with AEMI have engaged in the following activities in addition to monthly general meetings:

  • host open houses for prospective ethnic minority applicants;
  • participate in admissions process;
  • collaborate with faculty towards maintaining a diverse student body;
  • invite clinicians and scholars whose work complements AEMI’s mission to speak to the students and faculty;
  • outreach to CUNY campuses for minority student recruitment to the program;
  • support student research or interest in multiculturalism;
  • host social events for students in the program.

We also have a listserv that we use to share relevant information and keep members apprised of AEMI meetings and events.

Doctoral student AEMI leaders: Mariely Hernandez, Aura Morales, Ashley Rainford, Michael Tate, and Ramya Jayanthi. 

Q & A

Queers and Allies (Q & A) is a group open to all students in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  The mission of Q&A is to promote — within the program and beyond — recognition, dialogue, and action around issues of sexuality and gender regardless of how one self-identifies, with a focus on how those issues affect us as clinicians-in-training, those who come to our clinic, and the relationships that develop between all of us. Q&A is committed as well to the evolution of thinking about sexuality and gender within contemporary theory and clinical technique.

The group meets monthly and actively collaborates with faculty to maintain a diverse student body and to promote a curriculum that acknowledges and accounts for the full range of individual experiences of sexuality and gender and to foster a safe space to discuss them in our program.

Doctoral student Q&A leaders: Jenna Bennett and Brian Neff.
 

The City College Doctoral Students Council

The City College Doctoral Students Council, formed in 2016, serves students currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at City College. Its stated purpose is to: (a) provide a forum for discussion of matters pertaining to the welfare of students in the City College Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program; (b) provide a formal means of communication between students and faculty regarding issues that affect the student body; (c) contribute to the recognition and integration of graduate students at the City College Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program; (d) foster unity among graduate students at the City College Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program by sponsoring social activities and other events; (e) strive to continuously improve the standards of the academic experience of the City College Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program’s graduate students; and (f) coordinate student body meetings and monthly meetings with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Leadership Team.

The group is composed of representatives from each cohort, AEMI and Q&A, and meets monthly on Friday evenings. All students are welcome to attend these meetings.

Student Research and Scholarship

Student Publications

2019-2020

Mastropaolo, C., Carrasco, B., Breslow, A. S., & Gagnon, G. J. (2020). Security amidst stigma: Exploring HIV and sexual minority stressors through an attachment-based psychotherapy group. Psychotherapy, 57(1), 29–34. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000264

Rosario, M., Espinosa, A., Gagnon, G., Talhouk, L., & Neff, B. (2019).  Associations among parental and romantic attachment, personality disorder symptoms, and physical health; Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105319890027 Epub 2019 Dec 2.

Wachtel, P. L., & Gagnon, G. J. (2019). Cyclical psychodynamics and integrative relational psychotherapy; In J. C. Norcross & M. R. Goldfried (Eds.); Handbook of psychotherapy integration (3rd ed.); Oxford; New York; 184-206. doi: 10.1093/med- psych/9780190690465.003.0009

Karlsberg Bennett, J., O'Neill, S., Rajendran, K., & Halperin, J. M. (2020). Do Preschoolers’ Neuropsychological Functioning and Hyperactivity/Inattention Predict Social Functioning Trajectories Through Childhood? Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(7), 793–802, doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa 053. Epub 2020 Jul 17.

Victorson, D., Sauer, C., Wolters, L., Maletich, C., Lukoff, K., & Sufrin, N. (2020). Meta-analysis of technology-enabled mindfulness-based programs for negative affect and mindful awareness. Mindfulness, 11(8), 1884-1899.

Anglin, D. M., Tayler, R., & Tarazi, R. (2020). Epidemiological considerations when working with culturally diverse clients. In L. Benuto, M. Duckworth, & A. Masuda (Eds.), Handbook for Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health: A Guide for the Helping Professional. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.

Anglin, D. M., Espinosa, A., Barada, B., Tarazi, R., Feng, A., Tayler, R., Allicock, N. M., & Pandit, S. (2019). Comparing the Role of Aberrant Salience and Dissociation in the Relation between Cumulative Traumatic Life Events and Psychotic-Like Experiences in a Multi-Ethnic Sample. Journal of clinical medicine, 8(8), 1223. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8081223

Rudenstine, S., Espinosa, A., & Kumar, A. (2020). Depression and Anxiety Subgroups Across Alcohol Use Disorder and Substance Use in a National Epidemiologic Study. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2020.1784498. Epub 2020 Jul 10

Jurist, E., & Sosa, M. P. (2019). Commentary on mentalization and culture. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26(4), Article e12302. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12302

 

Graduate Publications

2019 - 2020

Leng J, Li R, Lui F., & Gany F. (2020). Healthcare Professionals' Perspective on Adapting a Community Health Worker Model to Facilitate Lung Cancer Screening for Chinese Male For-Hire Vehicle Drivers. Journal of Cancer Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-020-01813-2. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Anglin, D., Lui, F., Schneider, M., & Ellman, L. (2020). Changes in Perceived Neighborhood Ethnic Density Over Time and Psychotic-like Experiences. Schizophrenia Research, 216, 330-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2019.11.034

Leng, J., Lui, F., Huang, X., Breitbart, W., Gany, F. (2019). Patient Perspectives on Adapting Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer for the Chinese Immigrant Population. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(9), 3431-3438.

Lopez-Castro, T., Saraiya, T., Zumberg, K. & Dambreville, N. (2019). Association between shame and posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(4), 484-495

Ruglass, L. M., Root, J., Dambreville, N., Shevorykin, A., Sheffer, C. E. & Melara, R. D. (2020) Examining differences in attentional bias to smoking-related cues among Black and White cigarette smokers: An event-related potential pilot study. Neuroscience Letters, 735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135241

Fertuck, E. A., Dambreville, N., Diamond, D., Duggal, D. & Erbe, J. K. (2020). Referential activity differentially mediates expression of positive and negative emotions in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, in press. 

Root, J., Ruglass, L. M., Dambreville, N., Shevorykin, A., Haque, N., Sun, V., Sheffer, C. E. & Melara, R. D. (2019). Smoking policies in the home have less influence on cigarettes per day and nicotine dependence level among African-American than White smokers: a cross sectional analysis. Journal of the National Medical Association, 111(6), 606-615.

Recarte, A. (2020). Paper Discussion introduction: Chaim Shatan Happiness is a Warm Gun. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, in press.

Recarte, A. (2020). Creative performances: Horror and human destructiveness in psychoanalytic writing. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, in press.

Polanco-Roman, L., Ahmad, K., Tigershtrom, A., Jacobson, C., & Miranda, R. (2019). Emotion expressivity, suicidal ideation, and explanatory factors: Differences by Asian American subgroups compared with White emerging adults. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 10.1037/cdp0000313. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000313

Stewart, J.G., Polanco-Roman, L., Duarte C.S., & Auerbach, R.P. (2019). Neurocognitive Processes  Implicated in Adolescent Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 6, 188-196.

Polanco-Roman, L., Anglin, D. M., Miranda, R., & Jeglic, E. L. (2019). Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Suicidal Ideation in Emerging Adults: The Role of Traumatic Stress and Depressive Symptoms Varies by Gender not Race/Ethnicity. Journal of youth and adolescence, 48(10), 2023–2037. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01097-w

Hatch, L. (2020, Spring). Writing Menstruation. Division/Review (APA Div 39 Journal).

Terry, M., Finger, B., Lyons-Ruth, K., Sadler, L.S., & Slade, A. (In press). Hostile/Helpless maternal representations in pregnancy and later child removal: A pilot study. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Isaac, K.S. (2019) Lifting as We Climb: The Development of a Support Group for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students. Group, 43, (2-4), 101-112. SPECIAL ISSUE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE (Winter 2019).

Erbe, J.K. (2020). Coronavirus: life in high definition. Lacanian Review Online.

Erbe, J.K. (2020). A voice remains. Dream Screen Blog for CSD13.

Erbe, J.K. (2019). From speaking in analysis to writing a case. AMP Blog.

Panjwani, A. A., Marín-Chollom, A. M., Pervil, I. Z., Erblich, J., Rubin, L. R., Schuster, M. W., & Revenson, T. A. (2019). Illness Uncertainties Tied to Developmental Tasks Among Young Adult Survivors of Hematologic Cancers. Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, 8(2), 149–156. https://doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2018.0024

Cherkasskaya, E., & Rosario, M. (2019). The relational and bodily experiences theory of sexual desire in women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(6), 1659-1681. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1212-9

Raviola, G., Rose, A., Fils-Aimé, J. R., Thérosmé, T., Affricot, E., Valentin, C., Daimyo, S., Coleman, S., Dubuisson, W., Wilson, J., Verdeli, H., Belkin, G., Jerome, G., & Eustache, E. (2020). Development of a comprehensive, sustained community mental health system in post-earthquake Haiti, 2010-2019. Global mental health (Cambridge, England), 7, e6. https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2019.33

Anen, S. J. (2020). Narcissistic states of privilege. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 37, 249-256.

O’Neill, S., & Rudenstine, S. (2019). Inattention, emotion dysregulation and impairment among urban, diverse adults seeking psychological treatment. Psychiatry Research, 282, 112631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112631

Espinosa, A., & Rudenstine, S. (2019). The contribution of financial well-being, social support, and trait emotional intelligence on psychological distress. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(2), 224-240. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12242. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Rudenstine, S., Espinosa, A., & Kumar, A. (2020). Depression and anxiety subgroups across alcohol and types of substance use in a National Epidemiologic Study. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2020.1784498 Epub 2020 Jul 10

Student Publications

2017-2018

Anglin, D.M. & Lui, F. (2017). Cultural competency and assessment. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781483365817.n357

Anglin, D.M. & Polanco-Roman, L. (2017). Deficit model. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781483365817.n381

Greenberg, D. M., Kolasi, K., Hegsted, C. P., Berkowitz, Y., & Jurist, E. (2017). Mentalized affectivity: A new model and assessment of emotion regulation. PLOS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185264 [Epub 2017 Oct 18].

Haziza, N. (2018). Under erasure: William Kentridge, Derrida and post-apartheid South Africa. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 19 (2), 133-144. doi:10.1080/15240657.2018.1456019

Haziza, N. (2018) Co-leadership and supervision: A group within a group. Group: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 42 (1), 49-54. doi: 10.13186/group.42.1.0049

Kuper, L. E., Wright, L., & Mustanski, B. (2018). Gender identity development among transgender and gender nonconforming emerging adults: An intersectional approach. International Journal of Transgenderism. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2018.1443869 [Epub 2018 Apt 25].

Leng, J., Lui, F., Chen, A., Huang, X., Breitbart, W., Gany, F. Adapting meaning-centered psychotherapy in advanced cancer for the Chinese immigrant population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20 (3), 680-686. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0591-7

Leng, J., Lui, F., Chen, A., Huang, X., Breitbart, W., Gany, F. Cultural and linguistic adaptation of meaning-centered psychotherapy for Chinese cancer patients. In W. Breitbart (Ed.), Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting: Finding Meaning and Hope in the Face of Suffering. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ortin, A., Miranda, R., Polanco-Roman, L., & Shaffer, D. (2018). Parent-adolescent acculturation gap and suicidal ideation among adolescents from an emergency department. Archives of Suicide Research. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2017.1372828 [Epub 2018 Jan 08].

Polanco-Roman, L., Moore, A., Tsypes, A., Jacobson, C., & Miranda, R. (2018). Emotion reactivity, comfort expressing emotions, and future suicidal ideation in emerging adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74 (1), 123-135. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22486.

Pena-Shaff, J. B., Bessette-Symons, B., Tate, M., & Fingerhut, J. (2018). Racial and ethnic differences in high school students' perceptions of school climate and disciplinary practices. Race, Ethnicity and Education. doi: 10.1080/13613324.2018.1468747 [Epub 2018 May 07].

Victorson, D., Hankin, V., Burns, J., Weiland, R., Maletich, C., Sufrin, N., Schuette, S., Gutierrez, B., & Brendler, C. (2017). Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary psychological benefits of mindfulness meditation training in a sample of men diagnosed with prostate cancer on active surveillance: results from a randomized controlled pilot trial. Psychooncology, 26, 1155-1163. doi: 10.1002/pon.4135

Graduate Publications

2017-2018

Adshead, G., Berko, Z., Bose, S., Ferrito, M. & Mindang, M. (2018). Is there a murderer here? The language of agency and violence in homicide perpetrators. In J. Adlam, Lee, B.X., & Kluttig, T. (Eds.), Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual. London: Kingsley. (in press)

Erbe, J.K. (Summer 2018). Disappearing to be seen. The Lacanian Review, 5.

Erbe, J.K. (2018). The object of transference. 4+one: The NLS Cartels Newsletter.

Espinosa, A, & Rudenstine, S. (2018). Trait emotional intelligence, trauma and personality organization: Analysis of urban clinical patients. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 176-181.

Green, H. (2018). Team splitting and the “borderline personality”: a relational reframe. Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Doi: 10.1080/02668734.2018.1487465. [Epub 2018 Jul 06].

Green, H. (2018). Why does the diagnosis of schizophrenia persist? Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, 25(3).

Halfon, S. (2017). Play profile constructions: An empirical assessment of children's play in psychodynamic play therapy. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 16(3), 219-233. [Epub 2017 Aug 01].

Halfon, S., Bekar, O., Ababay, S., & Dorlach, G. C. (2017). Dyadic mental state talk and sophistication of symbolic play between parents and children with behavioral problems. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 16(4), 291-307. Doi: 10.1080/15289168.2017.1370952. [Epub 2017 Nov 08].

Halfon, S., Bekar, O., & Gurleyen, B. (2017). An empirical analysis of mental state talk and affect regulation in two single-cases of psychodynamic child therapy.  Psychotherapy, 54(2), 207-219. doi: 10.1037/pst0000113.

Halfon, S., & Bulut, P. (2017). Mentalization and the growth of symbolic play and affect regulation in psychodynamic therapy for children with behavioral problems. Psychotherapy Research, 1-13. Doi: 10.1080/10503307.2017.1393577. [Epub 2017 Oct 27].

Hien, D.A., Lopez-Castro, T., Papini, S., Gorman, B., & Ruglass, L.R. (2017). Emotion dysregulation moderates the effect of cognitive behavior therapy with prolonged exposure for co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 52, 53-61.

Hien, D.A., Smith, K.Z., Owens, M., Lopez-Castro, T., Papini, S., Ruglass, L.R. (in press). Lagged effects of substance use on PTSD severity in a randomized controlled trial with modified prolonged exposure and relapse prevention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Lopez-Castro, T., Saraiya, T., & Hien, D. (2017). Women, trauma, & PTSD. In Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Lesia Ruglass (Eds.), Women's Mental Health across the Lifespan: Challenges, Vulnerabilities, and Strengths. New York: Routledge.

Nossel, I., Wall, M. M., Scodes, J., & Marino, L. A., Zilkha, S., Bello, I., Malinovsky, I. . . Dixon, L. (2018). Results of a coordinated specialty care program for early psychosis and predictors of outcomes. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201700436. [Epub 2018 May 15].           

Oyer, M.  (2017).  In search of a minor place: Review of 'The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context of Mental Illness.  Division / Review, 16, 20-21.  Retrievable from: http://www.div39members.wildapricot.org/DR-Home/5009429

Papini, S., Ruglass, L. M., Lopez-Castro, T., Powers, M. B., Smits, J. A., & Hien, D. A. (2017). Chronic cannabis use is associated with impaired fear extinction in humans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(1), 117.

Rudenstine, S, & Espinosa, A. (2018). Examining the role of trait emotional intelligence on psychiatric symptom clusters in the context of lifetime trauma. Personality and Individual Differences, 128, 69-74. Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.02.029

Ruglass, L.M., Lopez-Castro, T., Papini, S., Killeen, T., Back, S., & Hien, D. (2017). Concurrent treatment with prolonged exposure for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86, 150-161.

Slade, A., Simpson, T., Webb, D., Albertson, J., Sadler, L. S., & Close, N. (2018). Minding the baby: Complex trauma and attachment-based home intervention. In Steele, H & Steele, M. (Eds.) Handbook of attachment interventions. New York: The Guildford Press.

Slonim, T. (2017). Notes on Billow's relational approach to group leadership. Group Analysis, 50(3), 332-338. doi: 10.1177/0533316417719349

Smiljanic, I. (2017). The role of attachment, travel experiences and English proficiency in international students’ acculturative stress and depressive symptoms. Journal of International Students 7(2), 188-203. 

Wallerstein, H. (2017). Putting the trans back in truth: a psychoanalytic take on gender’s authenticity. Transgender Quarterly, 4(3-4), 421-430.

Student Publications

2016-2017

Albaugh, J. A., Sufrin, N., Lapin, B. R., Petkewicz, J., & Tenfelde, S. (2017). Life after prostate cancer treatment: a mixed methods study of the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners. BMC Urology, 17, 45. doi: 10.1186/s12894-017-0231-5

Anglin, D. & Lui F. (2017). Cultural Competency and Assessment. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Anglin, D.M. & Polanco-Roman, L. (2017). Deficit model. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of
Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Duggal, D., Sacks-Zimmerman, A., & Liberta, T. (2016). The impact of hope and resilience on multiple factors in neurosurgical patients. Cureus, 8 (10): e849. doi:10.7759/cureus.849

Espinosa, A., Ruglass, L. M., Dambreville, N., Shevorykin, A., Nicholson, R., & Sykes, K. M. (2017). Correlates of child abuse potential among African American and Latina mothers: A developmental-ecological perspective. Child Abuse & Neglect, 70, 222-230.

Espinosa, A., Tikhonov, A., Ellman, L. M., Kern, D. M., Lui, F., & Anglin D. (2016). Ethnic identity and perceived stress among ethnically diverse immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2016 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Greenberg, D. M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., Monteiro, B. L., Levitin, D. J, & Rentfrow, P. J. (2016). The song is you: Preferences for musical attribute dimensions reflect personality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 597-605.

Greenberg, D. M. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Music and big data: A new frontier. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 50-56.

Greenberg, D. M. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). The social psychological underpinnings of musical identities: A study on how personality stereotypes are formed from musical cues. In R. MacDonald, D. Miell, & D. Hargreaves (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hernandez, M., Marangoni, C., Grant, M.C., Estrada, J., & Faedda, G.L. (2017). Parental reports of prodromal psychopathology in pediatric bipolar disorder. Current Neuropharmacology, 15(3), 380-385.

Leng, J., Lui, F., Chen, A., Huang, X., Breitbart, W., & Gany, F. (2017). Adapting meaning-centered psychotherapy in advanced cancer for the Chinese immigrant population. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health. 2017 Apr 28. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0591-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Leng, J., Lui, F., Chen, A., Huang, X., Breitbart, W., & Gany, F. (2017). Cultural and linguistic adaptation of meaning-centered psychotherapy for Chinese cancer patients. In W. Breitbart (Ed.), Meaning Centered Psychotherapy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Miranda, R., Ortin, A., Polanco-Roman, L. & Valderrama, J. (2017). Understanding adolescent suicide. In N.Cohen (Ed.), Public Health Perspectives on Depressive Disorders. Baltimore: John
Hopkins University Press.

Miranda, R., Wheeler, A., Polanco-Roman, L., & Marroquin, B. (2017). The future-oriented repetitive thought scale: A measure of perseverative thinking about the future. Journal of Affective
Disorders, 207, 336–345.

Polanco-Roman, L., Gomez, J., Miranda, R. & Jeglic, E. (2017). Stress-related symptoms and suicidal ideation: The roles of depression and rumination vary by gender. Cognitive Therapy and
Research, 40(5), 606-616.

Polanco-Roman, L., Moore, A., Tsypes, A., Jacobson, C., & Miranda, R. (2017). Emotion reactivity, comfort expressing emotions, and future suicidal ideation in emerging adults. Journal of
Clinical Psychology. 11 May 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22486

Ruglass, L. M., Espinosa, A., Sykes, K. M., Shevorykin, A., Nicholson, R. & Dambreville, N. (2016). Direct and indirect effects of cumulative trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorder on probability of arrest among lower income African American and Latina women. Race and Justice. DOI: 10.1177/2153368716656917
 

Presentations

Bowen, M., Ellenhorn, T., Haziza, N., Lazzari, C., Lee, E., Mobbs, M.,  & Thompson, A. (2018, June). Making space/taking time for conversations about intersectionality in clinical supervision: A cross-cultural discussion among supervisors and trainees. Panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, New York, NY.

Cancelmo, L., Rudenstine, S., Goldman, R., Wright, L., & Morales, A. (2018, February). Treatment goals and clinical profiles at a community based mental health clinic. Poster presentation to the national meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.

Eagleson, A., Rudenstine, S., Cancelmo, L., Goldman, R., Wright, L. (2018, February). Child psychotherapy patients in a community mental health clinic: Clinical profile and reasons for seeking treatment and treatment goals. Poster presentation to the national meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY

Gagnon, G., Rosario, M., Estefane, K., & Espinosa, A. (2017, August). Which aspects of childhood attachment predict adult attachment? Synergistic effects of anxiety and avoidance in relation to mother and to father. Presentation to the 8th Annual International Attachment Conference, London, UK.

Goldman, R., Gvozdieva, K., Rudenstine, S. (2018, February). Feeling your analysis: Mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and somatization. Poster presentation to the national meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY

Gvozdieva, K., & Rudenstine, S. (2018, April). The role of emotion regulation in the relationship between attachment and personality organization. Poster presentation to the 38th Annual Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39), New Orleans, USA.

Harris, A., Moreria, A., & Recarte, A. (2017, October). Blocked mourning. Symposium presentation to the Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Hernandez, M., Mariani, J. J., Choi, C. J., Brooks, D. J., & Levin, F. R. (2018, June). Demographic and clinical predictors of treatment retention in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of quetiapine for Cannabis Use Disorder: A preliminary analysis. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the College of Problems of Drug Dependence., San Diego, CA.

Karan, E., Grinband, J., Bravo., E., Diamond., D., & Fertuck., E. (2018, September). Impairments in P-SOD as predictors of different facets of narcissism. Symposium presentation at The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Sitges, Spain.

Karan, E., Grinband, J., Bravo., E., Diamond., D., & Fertuck., E. (2018, April). The development of self - other differentiation task to assess perceptual self-other differentiation. Oral presentation to the The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, New York, NY.

Karlsberg-Bennett, J., O'Neill, S., Rajendran, K., & Halperin, J. M. (2017, December). Do preschoolers' neuropsychological functioning and hyperactivity/inattention predict social functioning trajectories through childhood?  Paper presentation at Research and Scholarship Day, City College of New York, NY.

McGee, A., Rudenstine, S., & Cancelmo, L. (2018, February). Difficulties with emotion regulation scale subscales mediate relation between adverse childhood events and adult distress. Poster presentation to the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.

McMaster, A., Cortorreal, G., Tchania., S., Diamond, D., & Fertuck, E. (2018, April). Narcissus' mirror: Narcissistic vulnerability associated with lower cognitive empathy. Poster presentation to the 6th Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, New York, NY.

Morales, A., Cancelmo, L., & Wright, L. (2018, April). Emotional intelligence among ethnic groups and its effect on psychiatric outcomes. Poster presentation to the 38th Annual Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39), New Orleans, USA.

Polanco-Roman, L., Miranda, R. & Jeglic, E. (2018, April). Posttraumatic Stress and depression mediate the relation between racial/ethnic discrimination stress and suicidal ideation among racial/ethnic minority emerging adults. Paper presentation to the annual national convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington, DC.

Polanco-Roman, L., Moore, A., Tsypes, A., Jacobson, C., & Miranda, R. (2018, April). Emotion reactivity, comfort expressing emotions, and future suicidal ideation in emerging adults. Paper presentation to the annual national convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington, DC.

Rajendran, K., O'Neill, S., Richards, S., & Halperin, J. (2018, May). Early community-based services and trajectories of behavioral problems among children with varying levels of inattention/hyperactivity-impulsivity. Poster presentation to the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Wright, L., & Rudenstine, S. (2018, February). Ecologies and intersections of child and adolescent mental health treatment: Access, utilization, and profiles of youth & families within a community based mental health clinic. Poster presentation to the national meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.

Beebe, B., Myers, M., Andrews, H., Lee, S., Austin, J., Rubinchik, N., Ewing, J., Ludwig, R.J., Welch, M.G., Buchinsky, N., Egleson, A., Stafford, A., Fredman, A., Shanahan, C., Kala, J. (2016, May).  NICU family nurture intervention improves repair of negative and helps sustain positive engagement in mothers and preterm infants. Poster presentation at the Biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Bigelow, A., Beebe, B., Power, M., Stafford, A.L., Ewing, J., Egleson, A., & Kaminer, T. (2017, April). Maternal 6-week depression, 4-month appropriate mind-mindedness, and 12-month attachment disorganization. Poster presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Block-Elkouby, S., Constantine, S., Harrison, D., Michl, A., & Mahmoodi, V.  (2017, April). I Need You, You’re the Worst, Please Help Me: DBT with borderline patient. Grand Rounds Presentation, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.

Cancelmo, L. M., Rudenstine, S., Morales, A., Wright, L. (2017, April). Treatment goals at a community mental health clinic.  Poster presented at the 37th annual spring meeting for the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.  

Cancelmo, L. M., Rudenstine, S., Morales, A., Wright, L. (2017, April). Treatment goals at a community mental health clinic.  Poster presented at the Annual Graduate Center at the City University of New York Psychology Research Day, New York, NY.  

Constantine, S. (2016, November). Female sexual fantasies in context: Emotional ratings of sexual fantasies, psychological distress and romantic and sexual satisfaction. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ.

Dambreville, N., Ruglass, L. M., Grinband, J., Costa, M. & Fertuck, E. A. (2017). Rejection sensitivity and anger during social exclusion in young adult marijuana users. Oral Presentation at the TRACC 2017 Research Symposium, New York, NY.

Dambreville, N., Ruglass, L. M., Grinband, J., Costa, M. & Fertuck, E. A. (2017, June). Rejection sensitivity and anger during social exclusion in young adult marijuana users. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Montreal, Canada.

Gagnon, G., Rosario, M., Espinosa, A., & Estefane, K. (2017, June). Which aspects of child attachment predict adult attachment? Synergistic effects of anxiety and avoidance in relation to mother and to father. Poster presented to the International Attachment Conference, London, UK.

Gagnon, G., Estefane, K., & Rosario, M. (2016, July). The Implications of Child and Adult Attachment for Sexual Health. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy for Sex Research, Malmö, Sweden.

Garcia, F. (2016, August). Project Fatherhood. In C. M. Morales (Chair), Integrative Multi-Systemic Multicultural Approaches When Treating Children and Adolescents. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Greenberg, D. M., Kolasi, J., Hegsted., C. P., Berkowitz, Y., & Jurist, E. L. (2017, April). Mentalized affectivity: A new model and assessment of emotion regulation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association. New York, NY.

Greenberg, D. M., Kolasi, J., Hegsted., C. P., Berkowitz, Y., & Jurist, E. L. (2017, January). Mentalized Affectivity: A new model and assessment of emotion regulation. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Division 38. New York, NY.

Goldman, R., Rudenstine, S., and Wright, L. (2017, May). Mindfulness and somatic distress: A protective factor?". Poster Presented at the Graduate Center Psychology Research Day, New York, NY. 

Haziza, N. & Fertuck, E. (2017, February). Race difference in rejection sensitivity. Poster presented at From Flint to Fergusson: Winter Roundtable, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Hernandez, M., O'Neill, S., & Halperin, J.M. (2016, December). Are changes in temperament and/or ADHD severity associated with change in BMI from preschool through school-age? Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Karan, E., Grinband., Bravo., E., Diamond., D., & Fertuck., E. (2017, April). The feasibility and validation of self-other differentiation facial morphing task. Poster presentation at The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, New York, USA.

Karlsberg, J., O'Neill, S., & Halperin, J. M. (2016, December). Neuropsychological functioning and symptom severity as predictors of social functioning in children with ADHD. Poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Karlsberg, J., O'Neill, S., Rajendran, K., & Halperin, J. M. (2017, May). Do early neuropsychological functioning and ADHD symptom severity predict childhood social functioning trajectories? Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, USA. 

McMaster, A., Cortorreal, G., Tchania, S., Diamond, D., & Fertuck, E. (2016, December). Narcissus’ mirror: Exploring associations and mediations of empathy constructs and behaviors in facets of narcissism. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Morales, A., Rudenstine, S., Cancelmo, L., & Wright, L.  (2017, April). The effect of emotional intelligence on psychological distress and the psychological sequelae of exposure to adverse childhood experiences.  Poster presented at the 37th annual spring meeting for the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.  

Morales, A., Rudenstine, S., Cancelmo, L., & Wright, L.  (2017, April). The effect of emotional intelligence on psychological distress and the psychological sequelae of exposure to adverse childhood experiences.  Poster presented at the Annual Graduate Center at the City University of New York Psychology Research Day, New York, NY.  

Palumbo, M. (2016, November). Clinician experiences of patient-therapist match. Oral presentation at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Polanco-Roman, L., Gomez, J., Miranda, R. & Jeglic, E. (2016, October). Posttraumatic stress and suicidal ideation: The roles of rumination and depression vary by gender. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Rayska, A. (2017, June, July). Case conference presentation at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, New York, NY.

Ruglass, L.M., Shevorykin, A., Dambreville, N., Baig, A., & Melara, R. (2017, June).  Neural and behavioral correlates of attentional bias and cue reactivity among adults with cannabis use disorders. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Montreal, Canada.

Shevorykin, A., Robles, D., Baig, A., Dambreville, N., Ruglass, L. M. & Melara, R. (2017, March). The effect of childhood abuse on cigarette smoking behavior. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT).

Weinstein, J. (2016, December). Applying the differentiation relatedness scale (DR-S) to the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI.) Oral presentation at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Wright, L. Rudenstine, S., Cancelmo, L., & Pickett, L. (2016, December). What's in an identity? Self-identification & social location in a community-based mental health clinic. Oral presentation at the 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Day of the City College of New York Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, New York, NY.

Wright, L. Rudenstine, S., Cancelmo, L., & Pickett, L. (2017, January). Cultural humility: (In)congruent perceptions within the therapeutic dyad. Poster presented at the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY. 

 

Awards

Ackerman, J. (May, 2017). I. H. Paul Award for best Ph.D thesis, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, City College of New York.

Cancelmo, L. M. (April, 2017). Awarded support from APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) poster presentation

Danies, A. (Summer, 2017). BMI MAGNET Dissertation Summer Research Award.

Dreyer, M. (May, 2017). Vera Paster Award for the largest contribution to the overall program community, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, City College of New York.

Egleson, A. The Colin Powell Program in Leadership and Public Service Fellowship

Karlsberg, J. (May, 2017). Graduate Center Conference Presentation Support grant.

McCaw, J. (November, 2016). Far Fund Dissertation Award, Clinical Psychology at City College CUNY, 2017-2018.

Parashar, N. (November, 2016). Far Fund Dissertation Award, Clinical Psychology at City College CUNY, 2017-2018.

Pedersen, A. (May, 2017). Barmack Award for best PhD thesis, Psychology Department, City College of New York.

Rainford, A. (May, 2017). NIH RISE Fellowship for 2017-2018 to 2021-2022.

Terry, M. (May, 2017). David Ertel Award for best Child Track contribution, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, City College of New York.

Wright, L. (Fall, 2016). ARC Praxis Award.

Recent Graduates and their Dissertations

Ricardo Corbetta 2018 A Qualitative Phemenological study of Psychotherapist Immigrant Patients
Miriam Dreyer 2018 The Relationship between Child and Parenting trauma: an Intergenerational Investigation
Felix Garcia  2018 Intrinsic Neuroconnectivity in childhood Gender identity variance
Kari Gray 2018 The Development of Affect and Defense in Childhood and Adolescence
Brooke Greene 2018 A Preliminary Program evaluation of a Narrative Therapy Intervention for persons Incarcerated for Violent crime
Sarah Kay  2018 The relationship between reflective functioning and history of childhood 
Nidhi Parashar 2018 A Functional Neuroimaging Study of Self-Regulatory control in Adults with Gambling and obsessive-compulsive disorders
Lillian Polanco 2018 Casualties of Racism: Racial/Ethnic discrimination and risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts among racial/ethnic minority emerging adults
Laurie Slodunick 2018 The nature of defenses of school-aged children with ADHD
Matthew Southard 2018 Subtrheshold PTSD and Associated Psychological distress in Trauma exposed male and female veterans
Madeleine Terry 2018 Linking Hostile/Helpless Maternal Representation in Pregnancy and later child protection involvement 
Julie Ackerman 2017 Dreams and the Maternal Imaginary: From Nostalgic Inter Subjectivity to Mourning
Nancy Adler 2017 Who posts selfies and why? Personality attachment style and mentalization as predictors of selfie posting on social media
Jessica Albertson 2017 Minding the baby: Maternal adverse childhood experiences and treatment outcomes in a mother-infant home visiting program
Erin Liat Claridge 2017 Psychoanalysis and Modernity: a Failure to Find Relief from Existential terror
Sarah Constantine 2017 Women's Sexual Fantasies in Context: Psychological and Interpersonal Distress, the Emotional Content of Sexual Fantasies, and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships
Karen Estefane 2017 The contributions of Child and Romantic attachment to sleep quality
Devon Harrison 2017 The Transgenerational Transmission of Emotion Regulation: The Effect of Maternal Coping on Child Executive Functioning
Zach Geller 2017 Are you With Me?: The Impact of Losing a Conversational Partner's Attention to a Mobile Device
Huw Green 2017 Aberrant Salience and Probabilistic in Distressing Attenuated Positive Psychotic Symptoms: An Examination of a Two-Factor Model
Kathleen Isaac 2017 The Impact of Spirituality and Trauma on Appraisals of Psychotic-Like Experiences
Zach Kahn 2017 Words of Change: How Linguistic Shifts over the Course of Short-Term Exposure Therapy Represent Movement Toward Psychological Health
Jon Lentz 2017 Who are You to Me? Using Function Words as a Measure of Transference
Aleksandra Rayska 2017 A Conceptualization of the Body in Psychodynamic and Body-Based Therapies: Areas of Overlap and Possibilities for Integration
Meg Rauen 2017 Making Sense of Missing Sessions: Attendance Patterns in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder treatments
Annelisa Pedersen 2017 An Examination of Therapeutic Alliance during Prolonged Exposure in a Comorbid PTSD and SUD Population
Anna Levy-Warren 2016 Treating Maria: An Integration of DBT and TFP in the treatment of a Borderline Woman
Lauren Irwin 2016 Repetition: A Study in Visual Form using Selected Artworks by Edward Hopper
Katherine Williams 2016 Early Relational Experiences and Poor Psychological Outcomes as Mediated by Internalized Heterosexism in Sexual Minority Women: Illustration of a Theoretical Model
Karin Belser 2016 The Cycle of Neglect: Understanding the Impact of Neglect and Maternal Mindedness on Children's Social and Emotional Development
Adrienne Lange 2016 Vocal Rhythms and Preterm Infants: Rhythms of Dialogue in a High-Risk Sample
Ian Pervil 2016 Ways of Thinking about Illness Representations of Cancer
Rebecca Smith 2016 Perceptions of Money: Relationships between Remembered Parental Rejection, Extrinsic Life Aspirations and Maladaptive Attitudes toward Money
Jeffrey Erbe 2016 Mental Representations, Social Exclusion, and Neurobiological Processes in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Multi-Level Study
Anjali George 2016 Feminine Ideology, Relational Self-Concept and Internalizing Self-Concept in Women
Natalie Hung 2016 Dialectical Marginality: Boundaries Asian America and Psychoanalysis
Elisa Lee 2016 Masculine Identities among Asian American Men: Negotiating Varying Masculine Ideals for the Self and Others
Juliana Martinez 2016 The Object Relations of the Latina Dutiful Daughter
Matthew Oyer 2016 Hysteria and the Psychoanalytic Act
Lily Thom 2016 Object Relations on the TAT
Hannah Wallerstein 2016  
Sacha Zilkha 2016 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Supervision on Training