CURRICULUM VITAE & LECTURE EXPERIENCE

LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

Israeli Pincas HaPsycologia Number 27-147570                                                                                                             2018-Present

UK HCPC Registration                                                                                                                                                               2016-2018

British Psychological Society, Chartered Member                                                                                                                 2015-2018

USA License: New York State                                                                                                                                              1992-Present

USA License: Connecticut State                                                                                                                                          1999-Present

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION 

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University Bronx, NY USA                                                                      1986-1992

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, PSY.D. 1992

  • Masters in Psychology, M.A.       1988

Stern College, Yeshiva University New York, NY, USA                                                                                                           1983-1986

  • Bachelors in Psychology, Deans List, B.A.

FURTHER CERTIFICATION, CONTINUING EDUCATION and SUPERVISION (CPD) 

The American Institute of Mental Imagery, New York, NY, USA                                                                                            2005-2007

  • Post-Doctoral Certificate New York State Regent Accredited School

Healing Visualizations, Mental imagery, Dreams, and Phenomenology

School of Images, New York, NY, USA                                                                                                                                     2008-2012

  • Certification, The Saphire Method® June 2011

Healing Visualizations, Specializing in Anxiety, Dreams, and Cancer

  • Certification, DreamBirth®  June 2012

Specializing in Fertility, Pregnancy, Bonding, and Parenting

Susi Bradfield Educational and Leadership Program, London, UK                                                                                     2011-2012

Program Graduate, Women’s Communal Leadership Training               

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster® Boston, MA                                                                                             2006

Certified Practitioner                                                                                  

Supervision with Psychologist Henry Grayson, Ph.D., Wilton, CT                                                                                         2005-2006

Emotional Freedom Technique, adapted  (EFTa), Thought Field Treatment (TFT), Mind Balancing for ADHD

Child and Adult case Supervision with Dr. Susan Bartell, Licensed School Psychologist,

noted speaker & author of 9 books, NY                                                                                                                              2000-Present

PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Workshops and Lectures, Individual Adults, Teens, and Children

Clinical Psychologist, Raanana, Israel                                                                                                                                2018-Present

Consultant/Clinical Psychologist, London, UK                                                                                                                   2012-Present

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Stamford, CT, and Katonah, NY                                                                                           2002-2010

  • Integrating a psychodynamic foundation with mindfulness, healing visualizations in training the mind to direct the body towards healing, activating principles of breathwork to bring inner calm, focus, and resilience for productive school/work performance, and parenting.

  • Specialty in anxiety/stress, exam anxiety, performance anxiety, decision-making, depression, igniting creativity and focus. 

  • Specialty in Cancer, Chronic pain, Lyme, stomach ailments, infertility, early bonding, and parenting.

  • Dreamwork as a guide to developing intuition, improving relationships and decision-making.

  • Lecture and present at conferences in USA, UK, and Israel.

Head of Pastoral Care for London School of Jewish Studies                                                                                         2017- present

  • Conduct short term assessment and psychotherapy for BA and MA students.

Maternity Leave                                                                                                                                                                         1996-2002

  • Created and nurtured 2 beautiful children. Pictures available upon request.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY, USA                                                                                                   1994-1996

Clinical Psychologist/Reengineering Transition Team Leader/EAP Consultant

  • Head 8 person team.

  • Initiate and develop a change-management program to reduce middle-management stress during nation-wide reengineering process.

  • Run seminars on stress, change, and work/life balance.

  • Provide individual assessment, referral, short-term therapy, and management consulting.

  • Assess, diagnose and treatment ranged across the broadest of spectrums.

  • Offer groups and crisis response following workplace suicide.

Pederson Krag Mental Health Center Inc., Huntington, NY, USA                                                                                          1992-1994

Outpatient Community Mental Health Center, Staff Psychotherapist/Supervisor

  • Provide outpatient adult, adolescents, child, family and couples therapy.

  • Assess patients in triage and make recommendations for urgency of care.

  • Supervise students, interview and evaluate internship candidates.

Pederson Krag Mental Health Center Inc, Huntington, NY, USA                                                                          Sept 1991-Aug 1992

American Psychological Association Approved Internship, Intern                                                                  

  • Year-long full-time placement in community based mental health clinic.

  • Maintained caseload of 14 (adults, adolescents, and children).

  • Provide 2 family therapy cases and co-led Eating disorders group for adolescent girls.

  • Conduct outpatient psychodiagnostic testing, psychological assessment and crisis sessions with a full range of psychiatric illness.

  • Participated in weekly multidisciplinary meetings.

  • Participated in 7 hours of weekly supervision for individual adult, adolescent, child, eating disorders group, family therapy cases, and psychodiagnostics.

New Directions Drug and Alcohol Clinic, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                          Sept 1990-Oct 1991

Staff Psychotherapist

  • Provide intensive individual and group treatment with adults and families.

ACADEMIC YEAR CLINICAL EXTERNSHIPS

St. Lukes/Roosevelt, New York City, NY, USA                                                                                                        Sept 1988-May 1990

Day Treatment Hospital and Outpatient Treatment Department

  • Conduct community, group psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups.

  • Psychodiagnostic testing for day center patients.

  • Individual adult psychodynamic treatment.

  • Team coordinator on multidisciplinary team.

  • Attend daily case conferences and team meetings.

  • Participate in one hour weekly individual supervision.

Bronx State Psychiatric Hospital and Day Treatment Hospital, Bronx, NY                                                         Sept 1987-Aug 1988

Inpatient State Hospital, Family Ward and Day Treatment Hospital                                             

  • Conduct individual, group, family and multi-family therapy groups.

  • Psychodiagnostic testing/forensics for chronically mentally ill patients.

  • Attend daily team meetings & weekly case conferences with multi-disciplinary team.

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty, American Institute of Mental Imagery, NY, NY, USA                                                                                   June 2019-Present

  • New York State Regent Accredited School

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University Bronx, NY                                                                              1990-1991

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                                                                            

  • Lead weekly psychodiagnostic testing seminar for first-year psychology graduate students, teach Intelligence/WAIS-R and Rorschach testing, grade testing papers and evaluate students.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA                                                                                                             1988-1991

Department of Clinical Medicine

  • Teach medical students interview skills in individual and groups.

  • Develop and implement innovative learning experiences.

  • Train and supervise new staff.​

SELECTED LECTURES, EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS, and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

Many USA and UK Communities                                                                                                                                         2006-Present

  • Healing Visualizations and Mental Imagery, Topics included:

    • Integrating Healing Visualizations into Clinical Practice

    • Destress for Success

    • Beyond Forty, Rediscover Yourself 2, 6 and 10 week workshops

    • Love Your Children and Yourself™, 6 week workshop and ongoing yearly

    • Paths to Inner Peace - Mind, Body and Soul Program

    • Decide Already! Using Mental Imagery as a Clinical Tool to Develop Intuition

    • The Life Plan – transforming difficult emotions into productive energy

The American School in London                                                                                                                                                 Jan 2016

  • Destress for Successful Parenting

Nefesh Conference, Jerusalem, Israel                                                                                                                                       Jan 2014

  • Conference for Mental Health Professionals and Clergy

    • Integrating Healing Imagery into your clinical practice.

Limmud Conference, Warwick University, Warwick, UK                                                                                               December 2013

  • Imagery: The Path to Living

  • Keep Calm to Carry on, Choose Life™

  • Keep Calm to Carry On, Inside and Out™

  • Beyond Forty, Rediscover Yourself™

PLUS Panel, Cambridge, UK                                                                                                                                                      April 2013

  • Interfaith Panel:  Work, Faith, and Success

London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), London, UK                                                                                                     2013-Present

  • Regular Lecturer

    • Workshop: Destress for Success for Presentation Skills

    • Panel: Faith and Forgiveness

The Saatchi Shul, London, UK                                                                                                                                                  2013-2017

  • Tips for Nurturing Young Love and Marriage™

  • Moving From Bondage to Freedom in Everyday Life™

Ner Yisroel Synagogue, London, UK                                                                                                                                        2012-2018

  • Panel and Lecture: Perspectives on the Role of Young Grandmothers

  • Panel: The Sandwich Generation - Joys and Challenges of Caring for Four generations

  • Women’s summer series, Understanding the Ancient Wisdom of Mirrors

Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, London                                                                                                                     Dec 2015

  • Finding the Light Inside - Experiential Lecture and Healing Visualizations

American Psychological Association Conference Washington D.C., USA                                                                                      1995

  • Panel: Psychology in the Work Place

VOLUNTEER WORK

Immanuel College, London, UK                                                                                                                                                2012-2018

Member and secretary for Religious Life Committee

London Jewish Family Centre, London, UK, Consultant Supervisor                                                                                    2012-2018

Young Israel of Stamford Synagogue, CT, USA, Board Member                                                                                           2003-2007

The Friendship Circle, Connecticut, USA                                                                                                                                2002-2010

Clinical Psychologist to a local charity for children with special needs.

LANGUAGE

Conversant in Hebrew and Spanish