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Richard Zweig


Professor of Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Director, Ferkauf Older Adult Program
PhD, Northwestern University, 1989
BS, Cornell University, 1982
Richard Zweig, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Ferkauf Older Adult Program minor within the Clinical Psychology Program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Zweig’s current research is focused on relationships between personality pathology, depression, and social functioning in older adults. Recent research interests have also included risk and protective factors related to psychopathology and functional decline in older adults, and doctoral level training in mental health and aging. Teaching interests include integrative clinical assessment, and the assessment and treatment of older adults. His publications and presentations have focused on the following themes: inter-relationships of personality, personality pathology, depression, and functional impairment in older adults, and gero-psychology training.
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (2011-present); Board of Directors, ABPP-GERO (2013-present); Board of Directors (2012-present) and Chair (2013), Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs; Editorial Board, Clinical Gerontologist (2013-present), Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2004-2005), Journal of Clinical Geropsychology (1995-2002); Recipient (2014) Innovative Training Award, Council of Professional GeroPsychology Training Programs (CoPGTP), on behalf of the Ferkauf Older Adult Program (FOAP)
Recent Publications: Kato, K., Zweig, R.A., Schechter, S.B., Barzilai, N., & Atzmon, G. (2016). Positive attitude toward life, emotional expression, self-rated health, and depressive symptoms among centenarians and near-centenarians. Aging and Mental Health, 20(9), 930-939. Karel, M., Altman, A., Zweig, R. & Hinrichsen, G. (2014). Supervision in professional geropsychology training: Perspectives of supervisors and supervisees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 8(1), 43-50. Kato, K., Zweig, R.A., Schechter, S.B., Verghese, J., Barzilai, N., & Atzmon, G. (2013). Personality, Self-Rated Health, and Cognition in Centenarians: Do Personality and Self-Rated Health Relate to Cognitive Function in Advanced Age? Aging, 5(3), 183-191. Kato, K., Zweig, R.A., Barzilai, N., & Atzmon, G. (2012). Positive attitude towards life and emotional expression as personality phenotypes for centenarians. Aging, 4 (5), 1-9. Holtzer, R., Zweig, R.A., & Siegel, L. (2012). Learning from the past and planning for the future: The challenges of and solutions for integrating aging into doctoral psychology training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6 (3), 142-150. Gordon, R., Rosenheck, R., Zweig, R.A., & Harpaz-Rotem (2012). Health and Social Adjustment of Homeless Older Adults with Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 63 (6), 561-568. Karel, M., Holley, C., Whitbourne, S., Segal, D., Tazeau, Y., Emery, E., Molinari, V., Yang, J., Zweig, R. (2012). Preliminary Validation of a Tool to Assess Knowledge and Skills for Professional Geropsychology Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(2), 110-117. Segal, D.L., Zweig, R., & Molinari, V. (2012). Personality disorders in later life. In S.K. Whitbourne & M. Sliwinski (Eds.) Handbook of Developmental Psychology: Adult Development and Aging (pp. 312-330). New York: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Zweig, R. A., & Agronin, M.E. (2011). Personality Disorders in Late Life. In M.E. Agronin, G.J. Maletta (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry (2nd ed. pp. 523-543). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. Karel, M.J., Emery, E.E., Molinari, V. & the CoPGTP Task Force on the Assessment of Geropsychology Competencies (2010). Development of a tool to evaluate geropsychology knowledge and skill competencies. International Psychogeriatrics, 22 (6), 886-896.
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Fall 2018
Advanced Research Seminar
PSC 6539
Fall 2018
Clinical Assessment w/Pract I
PSC 6446
Fall 2018
Depr Prsnlty Dis Old Adul I
PSC 6529
Fall 2018
Gero Psychology Practicum I
PSC 6449
Fall 2018
Psycho Assess Treat Old Adul
PSC 6448
Fall 2018
Research Project I
PSC 6915
Fall 2018
Research Project II
PSC 6916
Summer 2018
Comps Examination II
PSA 8001
Spring 2018
Clinical Assess w/ Prac II
PSC 6447
Spring 2018
Clinical Assess w/ Prac II
PSC 6447