Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Current Student Resources
Clinical Program Materials
Research Project Forms
Competency Preparation Materials
Clinical PsyD. Program Contact Information
Academic Management Resources
Training and Practicum Resources
- Curriculum Planner (2012-2017)
- Curriculum Planner (2013-2018)
- Curriculum Planner (2014-2019)
- Curriculum Planner (2015-2020)
- Curriculum Planner (2016-2021)
- Graduation Checklist (2012-17)
- Graduation Checklist (2013-18)
- Graduation Checklist (2014-19)
- Graduation Checklist (2015-20)
- Graduation Checklist (2016-21)
- Proposal for Research Project II Form
- IRB Approval Form
- Request for Dissertation Reader
- Report on Oral Defense of Research Project II
- Research Project II approval
- Research Project II Cover Page
- Instructions to complete the PsyD Degree Completion form
- Graduation checklist (see above)
- MA Forms: Includes Procedures for MA Degree, MA Checklist, MA Academic Completion Form for Masters Degree
- PsyD Forms: Includes Procedures for Graduation, Instructions to Complete the PsyD Degree Completion Form, the PsyD Completion Form
- Commencement Forms: Includes Procedures for Commencement, Commencement Completion Form
- Internship Attestation Form
- Externship Attestation Form
- RP I & II, M.A., and Psy.D. Diploma Deadlines
- Guide to Clinical Competency II
- Directions for Comprehensive Exam (2016-2017)
- CBT Case Report for Comprehensive Exam (2013-2014)
- Psychodynamic Case Report for Comprehensive Exam (2013-2014)
- Clinical Competency Evaluation Rating Scale (C-CERS)
- Guide to RACER-II
- RACER-II Instructions
- Research Competence II Evaluation Rating Scale II (RACER-II)
- Guide to SASER
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- CBT Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Psychodynamic Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Couples and Family Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Externship
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Internship
Student Annual Rating Forms of Training Experience
- Clinical Program Evaluation Questionnaire
- Course Evaluation Form
- CBT Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (CBT-SERS)
- Psychodynamic Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (P-SERS)
- Student Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (SEERS)
- Student Evaluation of Family and Couples Supervisor (SEFACS)
- Director Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (DEERS)
- Annual Student Questionnaire (ASQ)
- Annual Alumni Survey (AAQ)
- Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ)
Main Psychology Office: 646-592-4520
Lata McGinn, Professor, Director of the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Carl Auerbach, Professor
William Arsenio, Professor
Catherine Eubanks, Assistant Professor
Shelly Goldklank, Associate Professor
Martin Rock, Associate Professor
William Salton, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinic Director of the Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic
Jamie Schumpf, Clinical Associate Professor
Director of internship and externship training in the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Assistant Director of Clinical Training
Anna Van Meter, Assistant Professor
Kate Walsh, Assistant Professor
Michael Wheaton, Assistant Professor
Richard Zweig, Professor
- Ferkauf Graduate School is considered a part of the Manhattan Campus of YU. However, if you have any questions or need to speak to a Financial Aid representative, please contact our Resnick (Einstein) campus office:
Office of Student Finance
Van Etten Buidling, Room 230
Contact person: Glenny Almonte- Student Aid Counselor- 718-862-1811
Yeshiva University Health Insurance (Academic Health Plans)
Jennifer Golden, Director
- Canvas Support
- Information Technology Services
- Academic Computing/Classroom Support Issues
- Ferkauf Clinical Program Grammar Guide
- Yeshiva University Writing Centers:
- The Writing Center is a place where students can receive free one-to-one tutoring on all types of writing. The center welcomes Ferkauf students. The tutors do not write the material for the students, but help the students learn to write. There is a center in midtown and by the uptown campus on 185th street.
- CITI website
Prior to working on a research project, students and faculty must take the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) computer-based training program. This web-based course is a mandated educational requirement for Einstein faculty and staff who participate in human subject research. It must be completed every 5 years online and students are required to submit proof of completion to the Psychology Office.
After the proposal is approved, the student must apply for IRB approval. This can be done through the Integrated Research Information Systems (iRIS) website and students should review the online overview of the IRB process prior to submitting their proposals. Students must use their official Ferkauf email addresses to register for both CITI and iRIS and should link these two accounts as CITI training completion is required before IRB submission. Students can upload documents related to their research project such as the proposal, consent forms, and flyers directly into the iRIS site. The student's submission requires sign-off by both the Principal Investigator (the student's research advisor) and the Ferkauf representative to the IRB (Dr. Roee Holtzer) which can be requested through the iRIS site. Once the submission is received by the IRB, the student will be notified via Ferkauf email of approval or requests for additional information or revisions. The IRB application must be turned in early enough so that it is approved before the end of the student's fourth year.
How-to for completion of IRB submission
Contact info for computer room or printer problems
Ferkauf computer TAs: Amina Benkhoukha and Jeffrey Portnoy.
Students should email any questions or issues to their shared TA email at: FerkaufComputerTA@gmail. com
Contact info for classroom equipment or internet connection problems:
Equipment issues: Auxillary Services: (718) 430-3481
Requesting an Accommodation for a Disability:
Reimbursements for Conference and Research:
Please submit all reimbursement requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Parnes Information:
- Book Parnes Clinic rooms for appointments
- Important Numbers
- Intake Procedures
- General Intake Checklist
- Progress Notes
- Billing Sheet
- Supervision Record
- Transfer Sheet
- Termination Report
- Policies Regarding August Vacation
Important Testing LIbrary Information:
- 2015-2016 Calendar
- Summer 2016 Testing Library Schedule
- Spring 2017 Testing Library Hourly Schedule
- Externship guidelines
- Wiki page for externship sites
- Externship Interview Questions
- Liability Insurance Certificate
Clinical Training Opportunities
What it is: Program representatives serve as the liaison between faculty and students. They collect student concerns about everything affecting their cohort (i.e. professors, classes, etc) and present these to program administrators in meetings each semester. In turn, they communicate faculty and administrative concerns back to their classmates. They are also afforded the opportunity to participate in and manage group projects benefitting Ferkauf as a whole.
Application process: These positions are chosen by the faculty in first year. There is no application process-faculty choose together based on who they think will be best for the role. Selected students are informed directly by the existing program representatives.
Teaching Assistant (TA) positions
What they are: Opportunities to work directly with faculty members in support of their specific classes and/or research. Each TA position is different and may involve administrative tasks, teaching, research, management and more. All formal TA positions are paid. (If you volunteer to help a faculty member with work relating to classes or research, but you do not have a formal position, this is not paid.)
Application process: These positions are chosen by the faculty members. Sometimes a faculty member will reach out to a student directly. Other times he or she will choose from a pool of students who have applied or shown interest. All students interested in TA positions should send their CVs to Dr. McGinn in their first year, specifying which TA positions they are interested in and why. You are also welcome to email faculty members directly to express interest or to find out more about the opportunity. Note: Faculty members are busy and you may not always get a quick reply. Once TAs have been chosen, a form letter will be sent informing everyone who applied.
|Admissions -- Yana Lechtman
Admissions -- Alexa Meyers
Admissions -- Jorge Alcantar-Heredia
Admissions -- Melissa Rothstein
Communicate with prospective students to provide aid and assistance.
|Arsenio/Cognitive and Aff Bases -- Rachel Duffy
Arsenio/Lifespan Development -- Basha Silver
Assist with student questions, preparing PDFs of class readings, and research projects.
|Auerbach/Multicultural Diversity/History and Systems -- Heidi Esterman
Assists in the Multicultural Issues and Diversity course.
|Eubanks/Concepts of Psychotherapy -- Danielle Dreher
Eubanks/Cognitive Therapy -- Lauren Sternberg
Eubanks/Psychopathology II -- Joey Sergi
Assist with research tasks and course preparation.
|Goldklank/Psychodynamic Program -- Lina Perl
Senior TA for the Psychodynamic Track. Acts as a liaison between psychodynamic supervisors and students, and assists in class preparation.
|Goldklank/Psychodynamic Program/Family & Couples Therapy -- Marian Miller
TA for Dr. Goldklank's practica. Acts as a liaison between psychodynamic supervisors and students, and assists in class preparation.
|Givner/Testing Library -- Angel Mak
Manages the various components that keep the testing library running, from checking in and checking out various testing instruments, managing the wait-list to keeping the library orderly and supplied with various assessments protocols.
|Rock/Psychoanalytic Theory/Interpersonal Therapy -- Julie Rones|
|Salton/Clinic -- Shira Kafker
Screens all adult patient referrals, coordinates the adult psychodynamic track, and general administrative monitoring of the Parnes Clinic.
|Salton/Clinic/Evening -- Joo Hwan Shin
Desk Coverage for evening and Friday afternoon hours.
|Salton/Clinic/Therapy Outreach -- Marissa Neto
Keeps abreast of the census of all clinic programs, interfaces with community agencies to inform them about the clinic, and answers general information calls about the clinic.
|Salton/Clinic Assessment Outreach -- Yana Lechtman
Keeps abreast of testing needs of the second year testing class, screens all perspective testing patients, and do intakes on all accepted testing cases and write the intake reports.
|McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Shira Kelin
McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Catherine Glass
Manage CBT curriculum, coordinate supervision assignments, organize ABCT, check and update clinical program timeline, screen for clients and manage all clinic responsibilities for CBT program.
|McGinn/Admissions -- Michelle Chu
Admissions point-person, interface with incoming students and organizing clinical orientation, student database.
|McGinn/Clinical Program Coordinator -- Elaina Servidio
Coordinates all incoming and outgoing communication from faculty, students, registrar, TAs; coordinates Dr. McGinn's TAs responsibilities and projects.
|McGinn/Database Coordinator -- Michelle Feder
Manages students and alumni database, and data analysis.
|McGinn/Faculty Coordinator -- Stephanie Nelson
Interfaces with faculty, faculty database, curriculum planning and registration.
|McGinn/Research -- Elaine Lavin
Research point-person, IRB/CCI, grants.
|McGinn/Website Coordinator -- Jun Min Koay
Manages Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D. program's website.
Passman/Clinical Interviewing -- Jenna Feldman
Assists in preparing course materials, leads workshops for students, reviews students’ intake reports and provide feedback about clinical writing, and handles various administrative task
|Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Sara Rothschild
Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Kelly Meyering
Schumpf/McGinn/HRSA Grant -- Carly Geller
Act as a liaison between faculty and students, and assist Dr. Schumpf in various tasks.
|Van Meter/Lifespan Psychopathology/Integrating Res & Clinical Practice -- Julie Rones
TA for Lifespan Psychopathology and Investigating Clinical Practice and Research
|Van Meter/RA -- Neha Agrawal
Project coordinator for youth social media projects.
|Van Meter/RA -- Melissa Roed
Project coordinator for Emotion Recognition Modification for Bipolar Disorder study.
|Van Meter/RA -- Joey Sergi
Project coordinator for circadian rhythm studies.
|Vela/Physiological Psychology -- Kelly Meyering|
|Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Nikki Press
Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Caitlyn Tarsia
Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Sara Honickman
Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Lauren Atlas
Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Neha Agrawal
Run lab sessions for 4-5 first year students that allow hands on exposure to and practice with the WAIS-IV and various other indicators of cognitive functioning.
|Walsh/Research -- Caitlyn Tarsia
Walsh/Research -- Katelyn Zmigrodski
Run study participants and assist with data collection, cleaning, and analyzing. Conduct literature searches and assist with conference and manuscript preparation.
|Wei/EBT for Children and Adolescents -- Margo Kahn|
|Wheaton/Statistics -- Jennifer Ho
Wheaton/Data Analysis -- Shira Kafker
Wheaton/Data Analysis -- Michelle Chu
Wheaton/Behavior Therapy -- Jun Min Koay
Assist with student questions, grading, and student projects.
|Wheaton/Research -- Jenna Feldman
Assists in participant recruitment and data collection for studies focused on OCD-related disorders.
|Zweig/Assessment -- Hannah Guz
Zweig/Assessment -- Christina Papadopoulos
Review/evaluate practice batteries, deliver workshops, mentoring of and liaison with students.
|Zweig/Gero -- Jennifer Ho
Oversees geropsychology component of the Parnes Clinic, assist in geropsychology training program, and act as liaison between Program Director and students, faculty, or others.
OPS: Organization of Psychology Students
What it is: The Organization of Psychology Students is a board of elected students representing each of Ferkauf's programs (school, health, adult and the master's program in counseling). They work to improve social and academic student life at Ferkauf.
Being a OPS representative includes:
- Attending monthly OPS board member meetings
- Annual meetings with the Ferkauf Board of Directors and the Dean
- Soliciting feedback from students and meeting with faculty
Members of board have the opportunity to get involved in a number of domains:
- social/quality-of-life (e.g. socials, midterm and finals food)
- public relations
- alumni relations
- literary committee
- academic activities such as colloquia partnerships with various departments
- bulletin board
- research awards/conference grants
The Executive Board of OPS consists of no less than six members. For the masters program there is one representative who serves a one year term. For all of the doctoral programs, there are two representatives who each serve two year terms. Officers are chair and co-chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, social and secretary. There is a stipend for all board members.
Application process: All OPS reps are elected by their fellow students. Each year, the OPS board announces the number of openings for new OPS reps. At that time, students are permitted to "run" by emailing their name, program, year, and a paragraph description of why they are running for OPS representative to email@example.com. This paragraph will go out to students across the clinical program for voting.
Executive Board Members:
Mental Health Counseling MA Program: Ramiz Rafailov
What it is: Beginning in second year, each students has the opportunity to serve a mentor, assigned to help one incoming first-year student. Mentors answer questions, offer advice and can meet with their mentees throughout the year. Two mentors from each year are chosen to serve on the mentorship committee, which coordinates the mentorship program.
Application process: Any student can become a mentor. The mentorship committee will send out an email asking for involvement during your first year. Mentorship committee members are chosen by the mentorship committee based on their own criteria which includes students' level of interest and availability as well as interest in community involvement. Their choice is vetted by Dr. Schumpf.
Student Mentors for Class 2021:
- Tamar Bachrach, Brandon Beeler, Kristina DiRe, Sara Dobosh, Danielle Dreher, Michelle Feder, Carly Geller, Tamar Glatman-Zaretsky, Aliza Goldstein, Emily Hanau, Jun Min Koay, Alina Liu, Angel Mak, Alexa Myers, Ilana Pomerantz, Sabrina Romanoff Miranda Rosenberg, Melissa Rothstein, Joey Sergi, Ira Yenko, Katelyn Zmigrodski