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Barbara Gerson


Associate Professor of Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Certificate, New York University, 1986
PhD, New York University, 1976
AB, Vassar College, 1970

Barbara Gerson is a psychodynamically-oriented therapist, working with children, adolescents, adults,and couples. She got her PhD from NYU in the School Psychology Program and completed postdoctoral training in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at NYU. In addition to teaching at Ferkauf, Dr Gerson has a private practice in NYC and Westchester.

Teaching interests: Psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents; Projective personality assessment; Trauma with children and adolescents Research interests: Any of the above topics; Developmental disabilities; families formed through third party reproductive techniques; children in foster care

Editor, The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Chocies, Life Experiences and their Effects on Treatment. NY: Analytic Press, l996. Traumatic bereavement, attachment, and prevention. Book review of B. Beebe, P Cohen, K. Sossin and S Markese (Eds) Mothers, infants and young children of September 11, 2011. In Divison/Review, (Division 39, APA), Spring 2013.


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Spring 2017
Practicum Child Therapy II
PSS 6612


Trauma in Chldrn & Adolescents
PSS 6622