Staff Members - New York

Staff Directory

 

Senior Supervising Staff

Heather Dawson, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, AOD Specialist
Fordham University, Counseling Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Professional Interests: Addictions, affect regulation issues, anxiety reduction and relaxation support; concurrent medical problems, including HIV/AIDS

 
Regina Hund, Psy.D.
Director of Training
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic (Relational/Multicultural)
Professional Interests: Training and supervision; LGBTQA concerns and empowerment; multicultural awareness; process of acculturation; adjustment issues; trauma; sexual assault; identity issues; lesbian parenting; psychoanalytic theory; social justice.
 

Brian A. Petersen, Psy.D.
Assistant Director/Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach Services
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Professional Interests: Suicide prevention; community psychology; adolescent and adult psychotherapy; professional supervision; existential psychotherapy; working with creative artists on craft development; paranormal aspects of grief and bereavement.

Richard N. Shadick, Ph.D.
Director
Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic (Interpersonal/Relational)
Professional Interests: Psychoanalytic theory; child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy; group psychotherapy; psychological testing; trauma and recovery; supervision, suicide.

Jennie Sharf, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Adelphi University, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation:  Psychodynamic
Professional Interests: Group psychotherapy; psychological assessment; trauma, dissociation, identity issues; LGBTQ issues; psychotherapy integration; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); psychotherapy dropout.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Faedra R. Backus, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Boston College, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Psychodynamic
Professional Interests: Gender identity and gender role norms/socialization, adolescent and young adult development, college/university students, training and supervision 

 

Adjunct Supervising Staff

Aysen Darcan, Ph.D.
Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Elena Skolnick, Ph.D.
Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Adelphi University
New York State Licensed Psychologist

 

 Adjunct Staff

Nobuko Yoshizawa Meaders, C.S.W.
Intern Process Group Leader
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Universirty of Texas, Arlington
Psychoanalytic Training: Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-Psychoanalytic Institute

Daniella Lukashok, M.D.
Psychiatric Consultant
Albany College of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine (Licensed Psychiatrist N.Y.)
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Psychoanalytic Training:  The New York University Psychoanalytic Institute.

 

Office of Disability Services - Consultation

Jenna Cler, LMSW
Asst. Director, Office of Disability Services
Columbia University, Masters of Science in Social Work
New York State Licensed Social Worker
Professional Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders at the postsecondary level, retention of students with disabilities, comorbid disabilities, accessibility and universal design, disability studies, the role of service animals in the college setting

Jenna N. Farbiarz, MSEd
Coordinator, Office of Disability Services
CUNY - Hunter College, Masters of Education in Rehabilitation Studies
Professional Interests: ADHD/LD and the impact on postsecondary students, transition challenges for students with disabilities when entering higher education, students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the postsecondary level, ADA compliance within higher education, disability studies
 
Kate Sullivan, MSW
Accommodations Coordinator, Office of Disability Services
Rutgers University, Masters of Science in Social Work
Professional Interests: Students with Autism Spectrum disorders at the postsecondary level, students with Down Syndrome spectrum disorders at the postsecondary level, suicide prevention when entering higher education, issues relating to transitioning from high school to postsecondary studies
 

Office Manager

Leah Evans, B.A.
Lehigh University, B.A. in Psychology

 

Doctoral Interns 2013-2014

Bonnie Gordic, Psy.M.
Rutgers University
Clinical Psychology

Sophie Karp, B.A.
Fordham University
Counseling Psychology

Suah Kim, MS.ED
Teachers College
Counseling Psychology

Jeremy Novich, M.S.
Long Island University
Clinical Psychology

 

Pre-Doctoral Externs 2013-2014

Christina Clemons, M.A.
Fordham University
Counseling Psychology

Rhonda Donoho, M.A.
NYU Steinhardt
Counseling Psychology

Jeanna Pagnotta, B.A.
Fordham University
Counseling Psychology

Ming-Che Tu, M.A.
NYU Steinhardt
Counseling Psychology

 

Summer Interns 2013

Farzana Ghanie
Baruch College

Madeleine ReisGerzog
SUNY Genesco

Rebecca Hillel
Hamilton College

Robert Mitchell
Columbia University