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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

Since the mid-1960’s, the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College has been a leader in applying a psychodynamic understanding in the study of the human personality. In keeping with the mission of the College itself, we have provided high quality psychotherapeutic treatment and assessment to persons from diverse communities and well as to persons who experience challenges in accessing psychological services. We train our students to immerse themselves in a nuanced and complex approach to diagnosing individuals, an approach that promotes eschew simplistic, one size fits all diagnostic labels for the understanding of the whole person.

The Program is based on a scholar practitioner model. This model emphasizes the mutual and reciprocal influence of scholarship and practice and aims to generate integrative theories, research, and modes of clinical work. Our program has a strong commitment to psychodynamic thinking and social justice, although many other theoretical points of view are represented and studied carefully. We have our own Psychological Center, a community psychology training clinic that provides our students with a seamless link between scholarship and practice and where students are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults. We have become a cutting-edge psychotherapy research program as well, as all our patients, both child and adult, are rigorously assessed throughout the course of their treatment. Interdisciplinary thinking is valued in our program, and the faculty and students have notably broad and wide-ranging interests. We emphasize and value the selection of a diverse student body and are committed to accepting, retaining and graduating BIPOC, first generation and minoritized students.

Located in West Harlem, New York City, we provide psychological services to children and adolescents from our surrounding catchment area, adults and families from our community and are the major treatment provider for City College undergraduates. Our classrooms, therapy rooms and faculty offices are located on the 8th floor of the North Academic Center at City College, where most program activities take place. The Program is part of the Department of Psychology at the College, as well as part of the Colin Powell School for Global Leadership. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing all our academic and clinical work remotely.

Applications for Fall 2024 will be due December 1st, 2023.
October Open House dates to be announced in September.


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

President Vincent Boudreau

Office of the Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202)-336-5979


Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP
Program Director & Director of Clinical Training
North Academic Center
Room 8/110
p: (212)-650-567

Clinical Psychology Program Administrator 
North Academic Center
Room 8/107
p: (212)-650-567

Recent Publications


CCNY Clinical Psychology PhD Program Faculty Publications 2020-2021


Bolden, K.A., Howe, P.C., Rao, S., & Anglin, D.M. (2021). Social Injustice and Schizophrenia. In R. Shim and S. Vinson (Eds). Social (in)justice and mental health. United States: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Kronengold, H. (2021). An hour at Le Mans: Increasing strength and resilience through play.  In E. Prendiville & J. A. Parson, (Eds.), Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play: Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Routledge

Marcus, M., & Tuber, S. (2021). Obsessive-compulsive Disorder and Uncertainty: Struggling with a Shadow of a Doubt. Rowman & Littlefield.

Wachtel, P. L. (2020).  Le paradoxes de la neutralite: pattersn d’influence dans la relation analytique. In L. T. Tovmassian (Ed.), Tendresse et attachment: Au coeur du travail psychanalytique avec le traumatisme (pp. 357-376).  Paris: Editions In Press.



Rinaldi, T., Castelli, I., Greco, A., Greenberg, D. M., Jurist, E., Valle, A., & Marchetti, A. (2021). The Mentalized Affectivity Scale (MAS): Development and validation of the Italian version. Plos one16(4), e0249272.

Anglin, D. M., Ereshefsky, S., Klaunig, M. J., Bridgwater, M. A., Niendam, T. A., Ellman, L. M., DeVylder, J., #Thayer, G., Bolden, K., Musket, C. W., Grattan, R. E., Lincoln, S. H., Schiffman, J., Lipner, E., Bachman, P., Corcoran, C. M., Mota, N. B., & van der Ven, E. (2021). From Womb to Neighborhood: A Racial Analysis of Social Determinants of Psychosis in the United States. The American journal of psychiatry, 178(7), 599–610.

#Duggal, D., Fertuck, E. A., & Huprich, S.  (2021).  The Domain of Social Dysfunction in Complex Depressive Disorders.  In Parra, G., Dagnino, P., & Behn, A. (Eds.)  Depression and Personality Dysfunction:  An Integrative Functional Domains Perspective. Springer: Cham, Switzerland.

# indicates author is a CCNY Clinical Psychology PhD student

Espinosa, A. (2020). Discrimination, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health Across Ethnic Groups of Second-Generation Immigrant Adolescents. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities,

Espinosa, A. (2021). Health behaviors, self-rated health and health consciousness among Latinx in New York City. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 23, 591-596

Espinosa, A., Anglin, D. M., & #Pandit, S. (2020). Emotional self-efficacy informs the interrelation between discrimination, ethnic identity and psychotic-like experiences. Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 10.1037/emo0000922. Advance online publication.

Esposito, G., Perla, V., Passeggia, R., Fertuck, E., & Mergenthaler, E. (2021). Reflective functioning and personal recovery process of users with borderline personality disorder on Instagram: An explorative study using computerized and thematic analysis. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 23(3),

Fertuck, E. A., Dambreville, N., Diamond, D., #Duggal, D., & Erbe, J. K. (2021). Referential Activity Differentially Mediates Expression of Positive and Negative Emotions in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 50(1), 155–167.

Hien, D. A., López-Castro, T., Fitzpatrick, S., Ruglass, L. M., Fertuck, E. A., & Melara, R. (2021). A unifying translational framework to advance treatment research for comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 127, 779–794.

Lopez-Castro, T., Brand, L., #Anthonipillai, N., Espinosa, A., & Melara, R. (2021). Experiences, impacts and mental health functioning during a COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown: Data from a diverse New York City sample of college students. PLOSone, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249768 [2021 Apr 7].

Oh, H., Jacob, L., Anglin, D. M., & Koyanagi, A. (2021). Perceived skin tone discrimination and psychotic experiences among Black Americans: Findings from the National Survey of American Life. Schizophrenia research, 228, 541–546.

Rinaldi, T., Castelli, I., Greco, A., Greenberg, D. M., Jurist, E., Valle, A., & Marchetti, A. (2021). The Mentalized Affectivity Scale (MAS): Development and Validation of the Italian Version. PLOS One, [2021 Apr 5].

Rudenstine, S., #McNeal, K., #Schulder, T., Ettman, C. K., Hernandez, M., #Gvozdieva, K., & Galea, S. (2021). Depression and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic in an Urban, Low-Income Public University Sample. Journal of traumatic stress, 34(1), 12–22.

Solazzo, A. L., Austin, S. B., Rosario, M., Corliss, H. L., & Charlton, B. M. (2020). Maternal Comfort with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People and Their Children's Drinking, Smoking, and Disordered Weight Control Behaviors as Adults. LGBT health, 7(7), 375–384.

Solazzo, A. L., Tabaac, A. R., Gordon, A. R., Rosario, M., Austin, S. B., & Charlton, B. M. (2020). The Prospective Association of Internalized Sexual Prejudice during Adolescence with Binge Drinking, Smoking, and Disordered Weight Control Behaviors in Adulthood. Journal of Bisexuality, 20(4), 383-399, DOI: 10.1080/15299716.2020.1839994

Wachtel, P. L. (2020).  Representations, schemas, and living-in-the-world.  Psychoanalytic Perspectives: An international Journal of Integration and Innovation, 17(3), 318-329.

Wachtel, P. L., Siegel, J. P. & Baer, J. C. (2020), The scope of psychotherapy integration.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 48(3), 231-236.

Weinstein, L. (2021). Notes on the pandemic. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 38(2), 111-112.

Ybarra, M. L., Price-Feeney, M., Prescott, T., Goodenow, C., Saewyc, E., & Rosario, M. (2020). Girl2Girl: How to develop a salient pregnancy prevention program for cisgender sexual minority adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescence, 85, 41-58.

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