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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/concentration 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, emotion regulation, 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, emotion regulation, suicidal risk, and social functional impairment in older adults, as well as gero-psychology training.

Ferkauf Older Adult Program

Research Lab Website

APA Integrated Care for Older Adults Video

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).

See CV for a complete list of Publications and Presentations.  


Resnick campus - Rousso Building

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

1165 Morris Park Ave.

Bronx, NY 10461


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Fall 2020
Advanced Research Seminar
PSC 6539


Clinical Assessment w/Pract I
PSC 6446


Depr Prsnlty Dis Old Adul I
PSC 6529


Gero Psychology Practicum I
PSC 6449


Psycho Assess Treat Old Adul
PSC 6448


Research Project I
PSC 6915


Research Project II
PSC 6916


Summer 2020
Comps Examination II
PSA 8001


Spring 2020
Clinical Assess w/ Prac II
PSC 6447


Depr & Prsnlty Dis Old Adul II
PSC 6530


Gero Psychology Practicum II
PSC 6450


Research Project I
PSC 6915


Research Project II
PSC 6916