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Welcome to Ferkauf

Established in 1957, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the recently renovated Louis E. and Dora Rousso building on the Yeshiva University Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. Our nationally recognized programs prepare doctoral-level psychologists and master’s-level counselors for successful and rewarding careers by providing extensive coursework, practicum and externship experiences and research opportunities. As public awareness and acceptance of mental health issues continues to grow, we remain committed to training psychologists who make a difference in the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

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Our students' training clinic, the Parnes Clinic provides affordable and confidential mental health services.

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Fall applications, including all related documents, must be received by the following dates:

  • Clinical Psychology Program (PsyD)
  • Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis Program (PhD)
  • School-Clinical Child Psychology Program (PsyD)
  • Mental Health Counseling Program (MA)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MS)

Ferkauf News

Winter 2021

 

#TherapistsConnect Panel 

On January 7th, Dr. Catherine Eubanks, Associate Professor in the Clinical Adult PsyD program, participated on an expert panel discussing psychotherapy integration.

Watch the panel here: https://youtu.be/k-JaF-8YtTE

 

Faculty Research Highlights

Studies Investigating the Psychological Effects of COVID-19

Ferkauf Research Cited in Scientific American Article

Melinda Wenner Moyer, a contributing editor at Scientific American, cited vital research done by Ferkauf professors and students in an article she wrote for the journal on Dec. 21, 2020, “You Can Get through This Dark Pandemic Winter Using Tips from Disaster Psychology: Deaths are surging, and mental health is strained. But coping strategies people use amid other catastrophes can help.” The papers done by Drs. Tracy A. Prout, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Vera Békés and Jordan Bate (Ferkauf Graduate School) along with Ferkauf Ph.D. students Kathryn Whistler, Thomas Kui and Isabelle Christman-Cohen, have been deep dives into the psychological effects of the pandemic on parents, children 6-12 years of age, therapists and the general population.

Read more: https://blogs.yu.edu/news/ferkauf-research-cited-in-scientific-american-article/

 

Psychotherapists’ and patients’ experience with online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vera Bekes, Katie Aafjes van-Doorn, Tracy Prout (Ferkauf Graduate School), and Leon Hoffmann (New York Psychoanalytic Institute) have collected data from more than 2700 psychotherapists in America, Europe, and Asia to investigate how the sudden transition from face-to-face therapy to online therapy impacted the therapists’ and patients’ views of the therapy experience, process and outcomes, as well their attitudes towards telemental health more generally. (Grant Support: China American Psychoanalytic Association)

Read more: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.586202/full

 

Stress, Coping and Well-being during COVID-19

Vera Bekes, (Ferkauf Graduate School), J. Christopher Perry (McGill University, Canada), and Claire J. Starrs (SUNY Potsdam, NY) collected survey data from more than 16,000 people to study what factors determine psychological distress and health behaviors. They are examining contributing and protective factors, and identifying differences in distress experience among subgroups, such as health care workers, ethnic and cultural minorities, and groups with historical and transgenerational trauma. (Grant Support: Marcus Foundation)

 

Clinical Health Research

Depression in Older Asthmatics: Understanding Inflammatory and Behavioral Pathways 

Jonathan Feldman, Ph.D. (Ferkauf Graduate School), Paula Busse, M.D. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) and Juan Wisnivesky, M.D. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) are investigating the biological and behavioral pathways linking depression with asthma outcomes in older adults. (Grant Support: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

 

Brain Predictors of Mobility and Falls in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis 

Roee Holtzer (Ferkauf Graduate School) is leading a 5-year study designed to determine brain systems and activation patterns associated with walking in cohorts of older adults with Multiple Sclerosis and healthy controls. Multi-modal neuroimaging data will be use to predict the risk of developing incident falls during the follow-up period. (Grant Support: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

 

Telehealth Behavioral Migraine Management    

Betsy Seng (Ferkauf Graduate School) is conducting a Phase 2a pilot study adapting the evidence-based Behavioral Migraine Management program to a mobile and telehealth format. This intervention uses a mobile headache diary app and bi-weekly therapy sessions to help people with migraine learn new tools to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. (Grant Support: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences)