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Associate Professor of Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology


Ferkauf Graduate School
1165 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Certificate, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, 2012
PhD, Fordham University, 2009
MA, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 2004
BA, Wellesley College, 2000

Dr. Tracy A. Prout received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. She earned a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education at NYU Medical Center. She completed advanced research training through the International Psychoanalytical Association and Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology, & Health. She also earned a masters in counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in psychology and political science. She serves as the co-chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Fellowship Committee and as co-chair of the Research Committee of APA’s Division 39. Dr. Prout is principal investigator for several studies related to RFP-C and supervises all graduate students who work on these projects. She teaches psychodynamic psychotherapy in the School-Clinical Child Combined Doctoral Program, supervises advanced graduate students in the psychodynamic psychotherapy practicum, and leads the psychodynamic psychotherapy lab at Ferkauf.

Research Interests: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Outcome Research; Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children; Psychotherapy Process Research; Training and Supervision

Teachers' Academy, American Psychoanalytic Association (2013-2014) Fellow, American Psychoanalytic Association (2008-2009) IPA/Anna Freud Centre Research Fellow (2006) IPA/Yale Child Study Center Research Fellow (2006)

Prout, T. A., Bernstein, M., Gaines, E., Aizin, S., Sessler, D., Racine, E., Spigelman, A., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (2019). Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children in clinical practice: Case vignettes from psychotherapy outcome studies. International Journal of Play Therapy. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pla0000111

Prout, T. A., Faber, L., Racine, E., Sperling, R., & Hillman, R. (2019). Clinical encounters with children in the Trump era. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 45(2), 191-208. doi: 10.1080/0075417X.2019.1649709


Nehrig, N., Prout, T. A., & Aafjes-van Doorn, K. (2019). Whose anxiety are we treating, anyway? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 1866-1878. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22824


Nehrig, N., & Prout, T. A. (2019). Invited commentary: Considering the role of attachment and racial injustice in adolescent risk-seeking and justice involvement. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26,e12289, 1-4. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12289

Prout, T. A. (2019). Pregnancy and disability: Therapist transitions and transformations. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 29(2), 211-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/int0000140

Prout, T. A., Malone, A., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (2019). Resilience, defenses, and implicit emotion regulation in psychodynamic child psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 49(4), 235-244. doi: 10.1007/s10879-019-09423-w

Prout, T. A., Rice, T. R., Murphy, S., Gaines, E. Aizin, S., Sessler, D., Ramchandani, T., Racine, E., Gorokhovsky, Y., & Hoffman, L. (2019). Why is it easier to get mad than it is to feel sad?  Pilot study of Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 72(1), 2-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20180027

Prout, T. A., Chacko, A., Spigelman, A., Aizin, S., Burger, M. Chowdhury, T., Ramakrishnan, A., Peralta, S., Vardanian, M. M.., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (2018). Bridging the divide between psychodynamic and behavioral approaches for children with oppositional defiant disorder. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 17(4), 364-377doi: 10.1080/15289168.2018.1519755 


Prout, T. A., Gottdiener, W. H., Camargo, A., & Murphy, S. (2018). The relationship between defense mechanisms and religious coping using a new two-factor solution for the Defense Style Questionnaire-40. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 82(3), 224-252https://doi.org/10.1521/bumc.2018.82.3.224


Prout, T. A., Goodman, G., Hoffman, L., Rice, T., & Sherman, A. (2018). Expert clinicians’ prototype of an ideal treatment in Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 28(4), 401-412.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/int0000102


Rice, T., Prout, T. A., & Hoffman, L. (2017). Implicit emotion regulation: Linking childhood oppositional defiant disorder with adult depression and bipolar disorder? International Journal of Adolescent Mental Health. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0075


Prout, T. A., Ottaviano, P., Taveras, A., Sepulveda, C., & Torres, J. (2016). Parental and God representations among individuals with psychosis: A grounded theory analysis. Journal of Religion and Health, 55, 2141-2153. doi: 10.1007/s10943-016-0265-0


Faber, L., & Prout, T. A. (2015). Cry, baby, cry. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 14(4),455-467.


Prout, T. A., Gerber, L. E., Gaines, E., Hoffman, L., & Rice, T. R. (2015). The development of an evidence-based treatment: Regulation-focused psychotherapy for children with externalizing disorders. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 41(3), 255-271.


Prout, T. A., Gerber, L. E., & Gottdiener, W. H. (2015). Trauma and substance use: The role of defenses and religious engagement. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 18(2), 123-133.


Cecero, J. & Prout, T. A. (2014). The faculty spirituality questionnaire and its relationship to teaching style. Religion and Education, 41(1), 100-112.



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Practicum in Child Therapy I
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Psychodynamic Theory and Practice with Children & Families
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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research Lab
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