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Adjunct Appointment to Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

In addition to my ongoing supervisory role within the Counseling Psychology program, I am pleased to join the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Starting in the Spring semester 2014, I will be teaching the Fieldwork in Applied Psychology course to masters-level graduate students. This course provides students the opportunity to gain supervised experience working in a wide range of field placements throughout the city. Fieldwork sites may involve clinical practice, assessment, and/or research in clinical psychology.

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Thirty Years of the Antioch University New England Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

This past weekend--a fast drive north to New Hampshire for my alma mater's 30 year anniversary celebration. I owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the clinical psychology program faculty who remain rock solid points of reference in my professional life.

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Adjunct Appointment at Teachers College, Columbia University

I have accepted an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University where I will be teaching a practicum course involving group clinical supervision for a small group of graduate students as they learn to practice counseling at the on-site training clinic, the Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services.
After a decade in which nearly one hundred percent of my professional activity has been devoted to the provision of direct clinical service, I am excited by the opportunity to diversify my activities and give back to students who are preparing to join the field.

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Remembering the Passariello Colloquium

Since 2000, I've been hosting a website for the Passariello Colloquium, a project to which I contributed as part of a working group on LGBT Issues in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Because the Colloquium website will soon be taken out of service, I wanted to be sure its contents would remain archived. Following is a brief history of the Colloquium and descriptions of the events we put on in 2000 and 2001. I have particularly fond memories of the 2000 Colloquium, in which students and faculty were invited to 'walk in the shoes' of an LGBT person and report back on their experiences. The aim of our working group, led by Dr. Susan Hawes, was to enhance the cultural competence in LGBT issues for psychology students in training through in-vivo experiences.

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Presentation at Pace University: Getting started in private practice

As in years past, I presented on April 20, 2012 to the class of predoctoral interns and externs at Pace University’s counseling center on the topic, Getting Started in Private Practice. It was a pleasure to give this talk to a bright, motivated group of students who are in the final stretch of doctoral studies.

While graduate study in psychology may offer excellent clinical training, it does not begin to teach how to start and run a private practice. This year’s talk focused on topics that included niche development, social media, and clinical supervision.

The purpose of the presentation was not only to impart practical know-how, but also to counter the excessively discouraging and cautionary  characterization of private practice that unfortunately is often conveyed in graduate programs in psychology.

For more information on practice development, see the consultation page

Biography

My ambition to become a psychologist traces back to my first experience in psychotherapy as an adolescent. The psychologist I saw then not only helped me during a turbulent time in my life, but her example allowed me to imagine that I could develop the capacity to work in the kinds of ways she did, helping me to make connections among my experiences while offering guidance in an empathetic, caring manner.

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Qualifications

License, Education, Experience, Memberships

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