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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

FERKAUF SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Our PsyD in Clinical Psychology is an APA accredited full-time doctoral degree. Get top clinical experience with practica & internship after completing the coursework.

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Match rate 97% over the last ten years

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CBT and Psychodynamic Training

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APA Accredited since 1985

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Full Time, In Person

Bronx, New York City, NY
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Recent News and Events

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Dr. Zweig will be participating in a special panel on Aging with Dignity. Click here to see the flyer for this upcoming special event webinar on June 16th presented by Ferkauf. Click here to see more news and events. 

Student-Centered Training

Students have been receiving doctoral training in the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology was established in 1979 in NYC and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985. We have earned a reputation as one of the best schools for psychology in New York and the nation.

Our mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology (five-year program; 116 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.

The program is committed to providing a supportive training environment. Formal structures and processes are in place to guide students as they proceed through the program and to provide opportunities for engagement, including advisement for clinical placements, research advisement, teaching assistant positions and more. Read more about these opportunities in our Prospective Students section on this page.

 

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program's Match Rate Average of 97 Percent Shines

Our students have averaged a 97% match success rate over the last decade, with a 96% match success rate last year, and have been matched in excellent and highly competitive internships across the country. Refer here for Student Admissions, Outcomes, and other Data (PDF).

Study Alongside Tomorrow's Leaders

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There are now over 700 Clinical Program Alumni. Our graduates go on to postdoctoral fellowships at some of the most renowned training sites in the country. These include: Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, VA Palo Alto, VA Boston, among others. Graduates also go on to become leaders in their field. For example, they may become directors of clinical programs at academic centers, hospitals, and other institutions nation-wide. 

Multiculturalism and Diversity

The program is committed to the goal of diversity. We value diversity in all forms, including, but not limited to, culture, race, sexual orientation, theoretical orientation, geography, socioeconomic status, disability and age. The program's focus on multiculturalism and diversity is embedded throughout all course work and practica. Several required courses specifically focus on these issues and other electives may be taken to strengthen students' knowledge and skills. We have been successful in attracting diverse students, and 64 countries are currently represented in the student body of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Accreditation 

The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation as a Clinical Psychology Program. The program was accredited in 2015 for the maximum seven-year period, and the next site visit will be conducted in 2022. 

Commission on Accreditation 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 
Telephone: 202.336.5979  
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 
apaacred@apa.org 

The program is registered with the New York State Education Department and its graduates are eligible for licensure for clinical psychology in New York and other states. It is a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Programs (CUDCP) and the National Councils for Professional Schools of Psychology. 

Program Overview 

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American psychological Association (APA) since 1985. The program was established and has been maintained in the Scholar-Practitioner tradition and is designed to educate students in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology. Students receive extensive training in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the theoretical foundations of psychology with practical experiences and a wide range of psychological services. The program includes a strong research emphasis. Students receive a broad understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology, which enables them to understand, critically evaluate, and conduct research. 

The clinical program prides itself on the broad scope of its clinical training, including two to three years of practicum experiences at variety of the New York area’s most prestigious sites, as well as four years of training at the Parnes Clinic, our on-site university clinic. Students also have access to YU's Albert Einstein College of Medicine's extensive network of educational and research facilities. Students are trained comprehensively in both the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic traditions and have the option of honing their skills in either or both orientations, which is a unique aspect of the training at the clinical program at Ferkauf. The clinical program also offers specialized training in couples and family therapy, and in the treatment of older adults through our Gero-psychology track. Other areas of specialization (either through research, clinical training, or both) are also available to students and include couple and family therapy, anxiety and depressive disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, understanding and working with underserved populations, treatment process, trauma and neuropsychology. 

A unique aspect of our program is that every assessment, therapy, and research didactic course, across all four academic years, offers an adjunctive weekly, two-hour intensive lab. These labs constitute extensive additional training in each area and offer the opportunity to review and apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic coursework. Each lab group consists of no more than five students and meets weekly for two hours. Hands-on practice and direct supervision of intakes and assessments are provided in assessment labs. In research labs, students learn and apply basic and advanced research skills and develop their doctoral research projects. Finally, psychotherapy labs include group supervision of therapy sessions conducted at the university clinic and build on the weekly, individual therapy supervisions. 

Full Program Breakdown

Recent News and Events

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Dr. Zweig will be participating in a special panel on Aging with Dignity. Click here to see the flyer for this upcoming special event webinar on June 16th presented by Ferkauf. Click here to see more news and events. 

Student-Centered Training

Students have been receiving doctoral training in the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology was established in 1979 in NYC and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985. We have earned a reputation as one of the best schools for psychology in New York and the nation.

Our mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology (five-year program; 116 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.

The program is committed to providing a supportive training environment. Formal structures and processes are in place to guide students as they proceed through the program and to provide opportunities for engagement, including advisement for clinical placements, research advisement, teaching assistant positions and more. Read more about these opportunities in our Prospective Students section on this page.

 

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program's Match Rate Average of 97 Percent Shines

Our students have averaged a 97% match success rate over the last decade, with a 96% match success rate last year, and have been matched in excellent and highly competitive internships across the country. Refer here for Student Admissions, Outcomes, and other Data (PDF).

Study Alongside Tomorrow's Leaders

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There are now over 700 Clinical Program Alumni. Our graduates go on to postdoctoral fellowships at some of the most renowned training sites in the country. These include: Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, VA Palo Alto, VA Boston, among others. Graduates also go on to become leaders in their field. For example, they may become directors of clinical programs at academic centers, hospitals, and other institutions nation-wide. 

Multiculturalism and Diversity

The program is committed to the goal of diversity. We value diversity in all forms, including, but not limited to, culture, race, sexual orientation, theoretical orientation, geography, socioeconomic status, disability and age. The program's focus on multiculturalism and diversity is embedded throughout all course work and practica. Several required courses specifically focus on these issues and other electives may be taken to strengthen students' knowledge and skills. We have been successful in attracting diverse students, and 64 countries are currently represented in the student body of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Accreditation 

The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation as a Clinical Psychology Program. The program was accredited in 2015 for the maximum seven-year period, and the next site visit will be conducted in 2022. 

Commission on Accreditation 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 
Telephone: 202.336.5979  
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 
apaacred@apa.org 

The program is registered with the New York State Education Department and its graduates are eligible for licensure for clinical psychology in New York and other states. It is a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Programs (CUDCP) and the National Councils for Professional Schools of Psychology. 

Program Overview 

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American psychological Association (APA) since 1985. The program was established and has been maintained in the Scholar-Practitioner tradition and is designed to educate students in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology. Students receive extensive training in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the theoretical foundations of psychology with practical experiences and a wide range of psychological services. The program includes a strong research emphasis. Students receive a broad understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology, which enables them to understand, critically evaluate, and conduct research. 

The clinical program prides itself on the broad scope of its clinical training, including two to three years of practicum experiences at variety of the New York area’s most prestigious sites, as well as four years of training at the Parnes Clinic, our on-site university clinic. Students also have access to YU's Albert Einstein College of Medicine's extensive network of educational and research facilities. Students are trained comprehensively in both the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic traditions and have the option of honing their skills in either or both orientations, which is a unique aspect of the training at the clinical program at Ferkauf. The clinical program also offers specialized training in couples and family therapy, and in the treatment of older adults through our Gero-psychology track. Other areas of specialization (either through research, clinical training, or both) are also available to students and include couple and family therapy, anxiety and depressive disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, understanding and working with underserved populations, treatment process, trauma and neuropsychology. 

A unique aspect of our program is that every assessment, therapy, and research didactic course, across all four academic years, offers an adjunctive weekly, two-hour intensive lab. These labs constitute extensive additional training in each area and offer the opportunity to review and apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic coursework. Each lab group consists of no more than five students and meets weekly for two hours. Hands-on practice and direct supervision of intakes and assessments are provided in assessment labs. In research labs, students learn and apply basic and advanced research skills and develop their doctoral research projects. Finally, psychotherapy labs include group supervision of therapy sessions conducted at the university clinic and build on the weekly, individual therapy supervisions. 

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Recent News and Events

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Dr. Zweig will be participating in a special panel on Aging with Dignity. Click here to see the flyer for this upcoming special event webinar on June 16th presented by Ferkauf. Click here to see more news and events. 

Student-Centered Training

Students have been receiving doctoral training in the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology was established in 1979 in NYC and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985. We have earned a reputation as one of the best schools for psychology in New York and the nation.

Our mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology (five-year program; 116 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.

The program is committed to providing a supportive training environment. Formal structures and processes are in place to guide students as they proceed through the program and to provide opportunities for engagement, including advisement for clinical placements, research advisement, teaching assistant positions and more. Read more about these opportunities in our Prospective Students section on this page.

 

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program's Match Rate Average of 97 Percent Shines

Our students have averaged a 97% match success rate over the last decade, with a 96% match success rate last year, and have been matched in excellent and highly competitive internships across the country. Refer here for Student Admissions, Outcomes, and other Data (PDF).

Study Alongside Tomorrow's Leaders

''

There are now over 700 Clinical Program Alumni. Our graduates go on to postdoctoral fellowships at some of the most renowned training sites in the country. These include: Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, VA Palo Alto, VA Boston, among others. Graduates also go on to become leaders in their field. For example, they may become directors of clinical programs at academic centers, hospitals, and other institutions nation-wide. 

Multiculturalism and Diversity

The program is committed to the goal of diversity. We value diversity in all forms, including, but not limited to, culture, race, sexual orientation, theoretical orientation, geography, socioeconomic status, disability and age. The program's focus on multiculturalism and diversity is embedded throughout all course work and practica. Several required courses specifically focus on these issues and other electives may be taken to strengthen students' knowledge and skills. We have been successful in attracting diverse students, and 64 countries are currently represented in the student body of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Accreditation 

The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation as a Clinical Psychology Program. The program was accredited in 2015 for the maximum seven-year period, and the next site visit will be conducted in 2022. 

Commission on Accreditation 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 
Telephone: 202.336.5979  
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 
apaacred@apa.org 

The program is registered with the New York State Education Department and its graduates are eligible for licensure for clinical psychology in New York and other states. It is a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Programs (CUDCP) and the National Councils for Professional Schools of Psychology. 

Program Overview 

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American psychological Association (APA) since 1985. The program was established and has been maintained in the Scholar-Practitioner tradition and is designed to educate students in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology. Students receive extensive training in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the theoretical foundations of psychology with practical experiences and a wide range of psychological services. The program includes a strong research emphasis. Students receive a broad understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology, which enables them to understand, critically evaluate, and conduct research. 

The clinical program prides itself on the broad scope of its clinical training, including two to three years of practicum experiences at variety of the New York area’s most prestigious sites, as well as four years of training at the Parnes Clinic, our on-site university clinic. Students also have access to YU's Albert Einstein College of Medicine's extensive network of educational and research facilities. Students are trained comprehensively in both the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic traditions and have the option of honing their skills in either or both orientations, which is a unique aspect of the training at the clinical program at Ferkauf. The clinical program also offers specialized training in couples and family therapy, and in the treatment of older adults through our Gero-psychology track. Other areas of specialization (either through research, clinical training, or both) are also available to students and include couple and family therapy, anxiety and depressive disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, understanding and working with underserved populations, treatment process, trauma and neuropsychology. 

A unique aspect of our program is that every assessment, therapy, and research didactic course, across all four academic years, offers an adjunctive weekly, two-hour intensive lab. These labs constitute extensive additional training in each area and offer the opportunity to review and apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic coursework. Each lab group consists of no more than five students and meets weekly for two hours. Hands-on practice and direct supervision of intakes and assessments are provided in assessment labs. In research labs, students learn and apply basic and advanced research skills and develop their doctoral research projects. Finally, psychotherapy labs include group supervision of therapy sessions conducted at the university clinic and build on the weekly, individual therapy supervisions. 

Program Director

Lata K. McGinn
lata.mcginn@yu.edu
646.592.4394

Thank you for your interest in the PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Here you can find all the information about our program and how to apply. We hope you will find this information helpful, and wish you good luck with your application process.

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About the PsyD in Clinical Psychology 


Required Training

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology offers specialty training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (PD), which involve didactic coursework, practica in clinical training, and research. Please click through below to select your program of interest.


Elective Training


Program Application Deadlines and Requirements

  • Applications, including all related documents, must be received by January 1
  • Required examinations:
    • All applicants are required to take the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Institution Code for the General and Subject GREs is 2995. Please note, although we state that the 70th percentile is our unofficial cut-off for the program, it is not a fixed number.
    • The GRE Psychology Subject Test is a recommendation but is not a requirement. Applicants will not be penalized if they choose not to take this exam.
    • If you are an international student and English is not your primary language, we recommend that you take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Institution Code for the TOEFL is 2883.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Applicants are expected to have had at least 15 undergraduate credits in psychology. If you are not a psychology major, you must take the following prerequisite classes in an accredited institution before the fall semester begins:
      • Introduction to Psychology/Fundamentals of Psychology
      • Statistics for Psychology Students
      • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
      • Research Methods or an advanced research course
      • Theories of Personality or Social Psychology or Developmental Psychology
      • Physiological/Experimental Psychology (Brain and Behavior, Cognition and Learning, Cognitive Science, Sensation, Perception and Motivation, Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory, Psycholinguistics, Clinical Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurobiology)
    • Courses can be taken at any accredited institution (state, city, or private college). Online institution credits are not accepted.
  • GPA requirements: Our preferred GPA is 3.5 and above. That being said, we also take into account factors that might explain lower scores.
  • For more information about the application process, please visit the admissions requirements page.

Prospective Students FAQ

  • How do I send in my application?
    All applications should be submitted via the PSYCAS portal.
  • Can you tell me more about the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program faculty?
    Please click here for more information about our faculty and their interest.
  • What is the interview and acceptance process like?
    Interview takes place at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology starting late January and continues through February. Interview notices are sent out starting January 15. Usually, candidates receive about two week notice prior to their scheduled interview day. The interview day includes two interviews with faculty members, a group interview, a student interview and a tour. You should allow about 3-4 hours for this process. The program adheres to the CUDCP policy of offers and acceptances. All offers are made before or by April 1st, and applicants should accept or reject an offer no later than April 15th. Applicants are not allowed to hold more than two offers for more than one week. 
  • Can you tell me about the program?
  • How much advisement and mentorship will I receive by enrolling in the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology?
    • Externship and Internship Training: Throughout all four academic years, students in each cohort meet on a regular basis with the Director of Training for a professional seminar. This seminar focuses on helping students prepare for and navigate the processes of applying for externships and internship.
    • Academic Advisement: Each year, students are assigned to a different faculty academic advisor. Academic advisors help students understand the academic requirements and plan their four-year curricula, assist students through the registration process, and allow students an avenue for obtaining advice, and discussing any challenges that may arise.
    • Clinical Advisement (assessment and therapy): Students are assigned clinical and assessment supervisors who conduct two-hour lab meetings on a weekly basis with a small group of students. 
    • Research advisement: During their first year, students have the opportunity to hear about faculty interests and determine their research advisor through a selection process. Beginning in the second year, students meet with their research advisors in small research labs and in one-on-one meetings. 
    • Student Mentorship: Each incoming student is assigned a student mentor prior to beginning the program. Student mentors welcome incoming students to the program and provide guidance as students register and engage in their coursework.
  • How can I get involved?
    • Class Representatives: Class representatives (reps) are appointed by the program director and serve as the liaison between faculty and students. The class rep position affords students the opportunity to give systematic feedback, receive information and feedback from the program about issues affecting the class, and offers a channel of communication even beyond graduation.
    • OPS: The Organization of Psychology Students (OPS) is the student organization of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Students in good standing also have the opportunity to be elected as OPS reps.
    • Teaching Assistant positions: Students also have the opportunity to be selected as teaching assistants (TAs). There are a variety of TA positions that provide students with the opportunity to gain administrative, research, and teaching experience as well skills to become leaders and managers. These skills enable our graduates to go on to leadership positions in hospitals, universities, centers and clinics.

For more information

For general questions regarding admissions please contact our admission director Edna Augusta (646.592.4380). 

For questions specific to the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program, please contact: fgspclinicalprogramadmissions@gmail.com

 

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Academic Calendar 2020-2021 

Clinical Program Materials


Important Program Timeline

Registration Materials

Registration Form and Instructions

Schedules

Link to the most updated course schedule published by the school administration (See under "MY YU")

In order to avoid the possibilities of confusion and outdated documents, please use the link above to access the most updated version of the course schedule directly published by Ferkauf's registrars. 

Transfer of Credit Policy

Curriculum Planners

Graduation Checklists

Course List and Descriptions

Course Requirements

Clinical Program Concentrations and Minors


Research Project Forms

Research Projects and Degree Requirements (PDF)

Research Project I Forms

Research Project II Forms


Graduation Materials

For more information on graduation application, click here.


Competency Preparation Materials

Competency Timelines

Clinical Competency I & III Preparation Material

Clinical Competency II Preparation Material

Assessment Competency I Preparation Material

Assessment Competency II Preparation Material

Research Competency I Preparation Material

Research Competency II Preparation Material

Faculty Annual Student Evaluation Material

Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Material

Student Annual Rating Forms of Training Experience

Annual Rating Forms


Program Contact Information

Main Psychology Contact Office

Main Psychology Office: 646.592.4520

Students can email Ferkaufadmin@yu.edu for any issues related to the facilities in Ferkauf.

Faculty Contact Information

The Registrar

Dean's Office

Financial Aid Contact Info

Ferkauf Graduate School is considered a part of the Manhattan Campus of YU:

Office of Student Finance

Wilf Campus, Furst Hall Room 121
Email: studentaid@yu.edu
Phone:  212-960-5399
Website: www.yu.edu/osf 
 

International Students and Scholars

Jennifer Golden, Director, Contact: 212.960.5480

IT Contact Info

Central Helpdesk Service
  • 800.829.7418 (Resnick/Einstein)
  • 800.829.7418 (toll free number)

When the Central Helpdesk is called, you will be presented with several options from which to choose. Select the option that most appropriately fits your IT needs and your call will be directed to a trained technician. If the request cannot be resolved during the call, the technician will escalate your service request to an appropriate on campus support resource via a new ticketing system called Service Now (SNOW).

Ferkauf: Jason Pagan, TS/Technical Support Specialist , ferkaufsupport@yu.edu 

Yeshiva: Peter Wentzler (646.592.4279), Interim Systems Services Manager 

Canvas Support

  • Canvas requests for access and administrative functions are handled by the YU help desk, including login assistance:
  • Canvas requests for assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. are handled by Canvas via Chat (if you are logged into your account), Guides OR:
    • 833-770-2854
  • Support with instructional strategies + teaching with technology are managed by Daphne Kohavy, Senior Instructional Technologist:

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services or 212-960-5294

Classroom Support Issues

Academic Computing/Classroom Support Issues or 718-430-2331


Academic Management Resources

Canvas

Canvas provides a variety of "course support" features including an online curriculum, useful links, course documents of many sorts, communication tools including chat rooms, message boards, and e-mail access to classmates and your professor.

Inside Track

Inside Track: access your registration status, class schedule, grades, and personal information.

The Library

Einstein Library Remote Login

Writing Support: Grammar Guide and Writing Center

Enrollment Verification

Navigating CITI and IRB

  • 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.
  • IRB
    After the proposal is approved, the student must apply for IRB approval. This can be done through the Connexus 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 website.  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.

Technology Management at Ferkauf

Contact info for computer room or printer problems

For immediate on-campus assistance, contact Help Desk Services at #6123 or (800) 829-7418. Email: helpdesk@yu.edu

For non-urgent computer lab questions or issues, students can email the Ferkauf Computer TA: FerkaufComputerTA@gmail.com

Contact info for classroom equipment or internet connection problems

Equipment issues: Auxillary Services: (718) 430-3481
Network issues: ITS (718) 430-2331 or email: helpdesk@yu.edu

Requesting an Accommodation for a Disability

Scheduling the Oral Defense

Reimbursements for Conference and Research

Please submit all reimbursement requests to opsreimbursements@gmail.com


Training and Practicum Resources

Parnes Clinic Information

Contact the Parnes ClinicMarilyn Gotay (646.592.4399)

Please refer to Canvas Parnes Clinic page for important Parnes information and forms.

Testing Library

Contact the Testing Library

Important Testing Library Information:

Externship Support

Application Resources

Wiki page for externship sites. Please refer to Canvas Professional Seminar page for information on Externship Guidelines, a Guide to the Psychpracticum Wikipage, Externship Interview Questions, and the Liability Insurance Certificate.

Training Resources
Clinical Training Opportunities

Student Governance

Program Representatives

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.

Current TAs

  • Admissions -- Emma Shimony
    Admissions -- Daniel Meyerson
    Admissions -- Lauren Leffell
    Admissions -- Emily Matis
    Communicate with prospective students to provide aid and assistance.
  • Aafjes-van Doorn/RA -- Zhaoyi Chen
    Aafjes-van Doorn/EDPT Theory/Interpersonal Therapy -- Tara Agneshwar
    Aafjes-van Doorn/Research Methods -- Dan Gutterman
  • Arsenio/Lifespan Development -- TBA
    Assist with student questions, preparing PDFs of class readings, and research projects
  • Auerbach/History and Systems -- Lauren Cohen
    Assists in the Multicultural Issues and Diversity course.
  • Békés/Self Psychology -- Julia Melvin
    Békés/Qualitative Research -- Naomi Rose Howell
    Békés/Multicultural -- Jessica Silverman
  • Eubanks/Concepts of Psychotherapy -- Jonathan Warren
    Eubanks/Psychopathology II -- Elaine Budreck Hunter
    Eubanks/Supervision -- Hannah Schmitt
    Assist with research tasks and course preparation.
  • Givner/Testing Library -- Elaine Budreck Hunter
    Givner/Testing Library -- Ron Nicholson
    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.
  • Gorlin/Integrating Research & Clinical Practice -- Jordan Meisel
    Gorlin/Psychopathology I -- Rob Johnson
    Gorlin/Evidence Based Psychodynamic Therapy -- Saya Weissman
    Gorlin/RA -- Joanna Durso
  • McGinn/Admissions -- Nofar Yaacoby
    Admissions point-person, interface with incoming students and organizing clinical orientation, student database.
  • McGinn/Clinical Program Coordinator -- Keara Mageras
    Coordinates all incoming and outgoing communication from faculty, students, registrar, TAs; coordinates Dr. McGinn's TAs responsibilities and projects.
    E-Mail: fgspclinicalprogram@gmail.com
  • McGinn/Database Coordinator -- Courtney Townsend
    Manages students and alumni database, and data analysis.
  • McGinn/Faculty Coordinator -- Taylor Zar
    Interfaces with faculty, faculty database, curriculum planning and registration.
  • McGinn/Research -- Lauren Yang
    Research point-person, IRB/CCI, grants.
  • McGinn/Website Coordinator -- Chloe Hirschowitz
    Manages Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D. program's website.
  • McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Olivia Sahlman
    McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Katherine Hamilton
    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.
  • O'Brien/Group Therapy & Israeli/Family & Couples Therapy -- Julia Kirsch
    TA for couples and family class and group therapy class
  • Passman/Clinical Interviewing -- Caroline Capute
    Assists in preparing course materials, leads workshops for students, reviews students’ intake reports and provide feedback about clinical writing, and handles various administrative task
  • Quigley/Cognitive Therapy -- Sarah Horne
    Quigley/Statistics -- Stephanie La Gamma
    Quigley/Statistics -- Daniel Meyerson
    Quigley/Data Analysis -- Jordan Meisel
    Quigley/RA -- Caroline Capute
    Assist with student questions, grading, and student projects.
  • Roberts/RA -- Kevin Hardiman
    Roberts/Assessment -- Zhaoyi Chen
    Roberts/Assessment -- Florence Lau
    Roberts/Assessment -- Julia Melvin Roberts/Assessment -- Anna Shtrakhman
    Roberts/Assessment -- Stephanie La Gamma
    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.
  • Sala/Behavior Therapy -- Sarah Horne
    Sala/Cognitive and Affective Bases -- Melanie Kressel
  • Salton/Asylum Seeking -- TBA
  • Salton/Clinic -- Kyle Yuan
    Salton/Clinic -- Julia Kurtz
    Screens all adult patient referrals, coordinates the adult psychodynamic track, and general administrative monitoring of the Parnes Clinic. 
  • Salton/Clinic/Evening -- TBA
    Desk Coverage for evening and Friday afternoon hours.
  • Salton/Clinic/Therapy Outreach -- Devorah Yarmush
    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 -- Lauren Leffell
    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.
  • Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Hannah Samson
    Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Nicole Weishoff
    Act as a liaison between faculty and students, and assist Dr. Schumpf in various tasks.
  • Schwartzbaum/Physiological Psychology -- Lauren Cohen
  • Zweig/Assessment -- Meredith Seewald
    Zweig/Assessment -- Rachel Czosniak
    Review/evaluate practice batteries, deliver workshops, mentoring of and liaison with students.
  • Zweig/Gero -- Yocheved (Ayden) Pahmer Ferstenberg
    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
  • purchasing
  • alumni relations
  • publication/website
  • literary committee
  • academic activities such as colloquia partnerships with various departments
  • orientation
  • 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 opsatferkauf@gmail.com. This paragraph will go out to students across the clinical program for voting.

Contact OPS

Mentors/Mentorship Committee

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.

Executive Board Members
  • Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program: Jonathan WarrenKeara Mageras
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Health Emphasis Program: Victoria Jonas, Katie Brundage
  • Psy.D in School-Clinical Child Psychology Program: Isabelle Christman-Cohen, Rachit Batt
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Program: Kaitlyn Rocca
Mentorship Committee
Student Mentors for Class 2025

International Students

Information and tips for international students: International Students Resources (PDF)

International Students and Scholars: Jennifer Golden (Director), 212.960.5480

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Here you can find all the information about our program and how to apply. We hope you will find this information helpful, and wish you good luck with your application process.

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About the PsyD in Clinical Psychology 


Required Training

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology offers specialty training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (PD), which involve didactic coursework, practica in clinical training, and research. Please click through below to select your program of interest.


Elective Training


Program Application Deadlines and Requirements

  • Applications, including all related documents, must be received by January 1
  • Required examinations:
    • All applicants are required to take the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Institution Code for the General and Subject GREs is 2995. Please note, although we state that the 70th percentile is our unofficial cut-off for the program, it is not a fixed number.
    • The GRE Psychology Subject Test is a recommendation but is not a requirement. Applicants will not be penalized if they choose not to take this exam.
    • If you are an international student and English is not your primary language, we recommend that you take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Institution Code for the TOEFL is 2883.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Applicants are expected to have had at least 15 undergraduate credits in psychology. If you are not a psychology major, you must take the following prerequisite classes in an accredited institution before the fall semester begins:
      • Introduction to Psychology/Fundamentals of Psychology
      • Statistics for Psychology Students
      • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
      • Research Methods or an advanced research course
      • Theories of Personality or Social Psychology or Developmental Psychology
      • Physiological/Experimental Psychology (Brain and Behavior, Cognition and Learning, Cognitive Science, Sensation, Perception and Motivation, Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory, Psycholinguistics, Clinical Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurobiology)
    • Courses can be taken at any accredited institution (state, city, or private college). Online institution credits are not accepted.
  • GPA requirements: Our preferred GPA is 3.5 and above. That being said, we also take into account factors that might explain lower scores.
  • For more information about the application process, please visit the admissions requirements page.

Prospective Students FAQ

  • How do I send in my application?
    All applications should be submitted via the PSYCAS portal.
  • Can you tell me more about the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program faculty?
    Please click here for more information about our faculty and their interest.
  • What is the interview and acceptance process like?
    Interview takes place at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology starting late January and continues through February. Interview notices are sent out starting January 15. Usually, candidates receive about two week notice prior to their scheduled interview day. The interview day includes two interviews with faculty members, a group interview, a student interview and a tour. You should allow about 3-4 hours for this process. The program adheres to the CUDCP policy of offers and acceptances. All offers are made before or by April 1st, and applicants should accept or reject an offer no later than April 15th. Applicants are not allowed to hold more than two offers for more than one week. 
  • Can you tell me about the program?
  • How much advisement and mentorship will I receive by enrolling in the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology?
    • Externship and Internship Training: Throughout all four academic years, students in each cohort meet on a regular basis with the Director of Training for a professional seminar. This seminar focuses on helping students prepare for and navigate the processes of applying for externships and internship.
    • Academic Advisement: Each year, students are assigned to a different faculty academic advisor. Academic advisors help students understand the academic requirements and plan their four-year curricula, assist students through the registration process, and allow students an avenue for obtaining advice, and discussing any challenges that may arise.
    • Clinical Advisement (assessment and therapy): Students are assigned clinical and assessment supervisors who conduct two-hour lab meetings on a weekly basis with a small group of students. 
    • Research advisement: During their first year, students have the opportunity to hear about faculty interests and determine their research advisor through a selection process. Beginning in the second year, students meet with their research advisors in small research labs and in one-on-one meetings. 
    • Student Mentorship: Each incoming student is assigned a student mentor prior to beginning the program. Student mentors welcome incoming students to the program and provide guidance as students register and engage in their coursework.
  • How can I get involved?
    • Class Representatives: Class representatives (reps) are appointed by the program director and serve as the liaison between faculty and students. The class rep position affords students the opportunity to give systematic feedback, receive information and feedback from the program about issues affecting the class, and offers a channel of communication even beyond graduation.
    • OPS: The Organization of Psychology Students (OPS) is the student organization of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Students in good standing also have the opportunity to be elected as OPS reps.
    • Teaching Assistant positions: Students also have the opportunity to be selected as teaching assistants (TAs). There are a variety of TA positions that provide students with the opportunity to gain administrative, research, and teaching experience as well skills to become leaders and managers. These skills enable our graduates to go on to leadership positions in hospitals, universities, centers and clinics.

For more information

For general questions regarding admissions please contact our admission director Edna Augusta (646.592.4380). 

For questions specific to the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program, please contact: fgspclinicalprogramadmissions@gmail.com

Current Students

 

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Academic Calendar 2020-2021 

Clinical Program Materials


Important Program Timeline

Registration Materials

Registration Form and Instructions

Schedules

Link to the most updated course schedule published by the school administration (See under "MY YU")

In order to avoid the possibilities of confusion and outdated documents, please use the link above to access the most updated version of the course schedule directly published by Ferkauf's registrars. 

Transfer of Credit Policy

Curriculum Planners

Graduation Checklists

Course List and Descriptions

Course Requirements

Clinical Program Concentrations and Minors


Research Project Forms

Research Projects and Degree Requirements (PDF)

Research Project I Forms

Research Project II Forms


Graduation Materials

For more information on graduation application, click here.


Competency Preparation Materials

Competency Timelines

Clinical Competency I & III Preparation Material

Clinical Competency II Preparation Material

Assessment Competency I Preparation Material

Assessment Competency II Preparation Material

Research Competency I Preparation Material

Research Competency II Preparation Material

Faculty Annual Student Evaluation Material

Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Material

Student Annual Rating Forms of Training Experience

Annual Rating Forms


Program Contact Information

Main Psychology Contact Office

Main Psychology Office: 646.592.4520

Students can email Ferkaufadmin@yu.edu for any issues related to the facilities in Ferkauf.

Faculty Contact Information

The Registrar

Dean's Office

Financial Aid Contact Info

Ferkauf Graduate School is considered a part of the Manhattan Campus of YU:

Office of Student Finance

Wilf Campus, Furst Hall Room 121
Email: studentaid@yu.edu
Phone:  212-960-5399
Website: www.yu.edu/osf 
 

International Students and Scholars

Jennifer Golden, Director, Contact: 212.960.5480

IT Contact Info

Central Helpdesk Service
  • 800.829.7418 (Resnick/Einstein)
  • 800.829.7418 (toll free number)

When the Central Helpdesk is called, you will be presented with several options from which to choose. Select the option that most appropriately fits your IT needs and your call will be directed to a trained technician. If the request cannot be resolved during the call, the technician will escalate your service request to an appropriate on campus support resource via a new ticketing system called Service Now (SNOW).

Ferkauf: Jason Pagan, TS/Technical Support Specialist , ferkaufsupport@yu.edu 

Yeshiva: Peter Wentzler (646.592.4279), Interim Systems Services Manager 

Canvas Support

  • Canvas requests for access and administrative functions are handled by the YU help desk, including login assistance:
  • Canvas requests for assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. are handled by Canvas via Chat (if you are logged into your account), Guides OR:
    • 833-770-2854
  • Support with instructional strategies + teaching with technology are managed by Daphne Kohavy, Senior Instructional Technologist:

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services or 212-960-5294

Classroom Support Issues

Academic Computing/Classroom Support Issues or 718-430-2331


Academic Management Resources

Canvas

Canvas provides a variety of "course support" features including an online curriculum, useful links, course documents of many sorts, communication tools including chat rooms, message boards, and e-mail access to classmates and your professor.

Inside Track

Inside Track: access your registration status, class schedule, grades, and personal information.

The Library

Einstein Library Remote Login

Writing Support: Grammar Guide and Writing Center

Enrollment Verification

Navigating CITI and IRB

  • 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.
  • IRB
    After the proposal is approved, the student must apply for IRB approval. This can be done through the Connexus 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 website.  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.

Technology Management at Ferkauf

Contact info for computer room or printer problems

For immediate on-campus assistance, contact Help Desk Services at #6123 or (800) 829-7418. Email: helpdesk@yu.edu

For non-urgent computer lab questions or issues, students can email the Ferkauf Computer TA: FerkaufComputerTA@gmail.com

Contact info for classroom equipment or internet connection problems

Equipment issues: Auxillary Services: (718) 430-3481
Network issues: ITS (718) 430-2331 or email: helpdesk@yu.edu

Requesting an Accommodation for a Disability

Scheduling the Oral Defense

Reimbursements for Conference and Research

Please submit all reimbursement requests to opsreimbursements@gmail.com


Training and Practicum Resources

Parnes Clinic Information

Contact the Parnes ClinicMarilyn Gotay (646.592.4399)

Please refer to Canvas Parnes Clinic page for important Parnes information and forms.

Testing Library

Contact the Testing Library

Important Testing Library Information:

Externship Support

Application Resources

Wiki page for externship sites. Please refer to Canvas Professional Seminar page for information on Externship Guidelines, a Guide to the Psychpracticum Wikipage, Externship Interview Questions, and the Liability Insurance Certificate.

Training Resources
Clinical Training Opportunities

Student Governance

Program Representatives

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.

Current TAs

  • Admissions -- Emma Shimony
    Admissions -- Daniel Meyerson
    Admissions -- Lauren Leffell
    Admissions -- Emily Matis
    Communicate with prospective students to provide aid and assistance.
  • Aafjes-van Doorn/RA -- Zhaoyi Chen
    Aafjes-van Doorn/EDPT Theory/Interpersonal Therapy -- Tara Agneshwar
    Aafjes-van Doorn/Research Methods -- Dan Gutterman
  • Arsenio/Lifespan Development -- TBA
    Assist with student questions, preparing PDFs of class readings, and research projects
  • Auerbach/History and Systems -- Lauren Cohen
    Assists in the Multicultural Issues and Diversity course.
  • Békés/Self Psychology -- Julia Melvin
    Békés/Qualitative Research -- Naomi Rose Howell
    Békés/Multicultural -- Jessica Silverman
  • Eubanks/Concepts of Psychotherapy -- Jonathan Warren
    Eubanks/Psychopathology II -- Elaine Budreck Hunter
    Eubanks/Supervision -- Hannah Schmitt
    Assist with research tasks and course preparation.
  • Givner/Testing Library -- Elaine Budreck Hunter
    Givner/Testing Library -- Ron Nicholson
    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.
  • Gorlin/Integrating Research & Clinical Practice -- Jordan Meisel
    Gorlin/Psychopathology I -- Rob Johnson
    Gorlin/Evidence Based Psychodynamic Therapy -- Saya Weissman
    Gorlin/RA -- Joanna Durso
  • McGinn/Admissions -- Nofar Yaacoby
    Admissions point-person, interface with incoming students and organizing clinical orientation, student database.
  • McGinn/Clinical Program Coordinator -- Keara Mageras
    Coordinates all incoming and outgoing communication from faculty, students, registrar, TAs; coordinates Dr. McGinn's TAs responsibilities and projects.
    E-Mail: fgspclinicalprogram@gmail.com
  • McGinn/Database Coordinator -- Courtney Townsend
    Manages students and alumni database, and data analysis.
  • McGinn/Faculty Coordinator -- Taylor Zar
    Interfaces with faculty, faculty database, curriculum planning and registration.
  • McGinn/Research -- Lauren Yang
    Research point-person, IRB/CCI, grants.
  • McGinn/Website Coordinator -- Chloe Hirschowitz
    Manages Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D. program's website.
  • McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Olivia Sahlman
    McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Katherine Hamilton
    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.
  • O'Brien/Group Therapy & Israeli/Family & Couples Therapy -- Julia Kirsch
    TA for couples and family class and group therapy class
  • Passman/Clinical Interviewing -- Caroline Capute
    Assists in preparing course materials, leads workshops for students, reviews students’ intake reports and provide feedback about clinical writing, and handles various administrative task
  • Quigley/Cognitive Therapy -- Sarah Horne
    Quigley/Statistics -- Stephanie La Gamma
    Quigley/Statistics -- Daniel Meyerson
    Quigley/Data Analysis -- Jordan Meisel
    Quigley/RA -- Caroline Capute
    Assist with student questions, grading, and student projects.
  • Roberts/RA -- Kevin Hardiman
    Roberts/Assessment -- Zhaoyi Chen
    Roberts/Assessment -- Florence Lau
    Roberts/Assessment -- Julia Melvin Roberts/Assessment -- Anna Shtrakhman
    Roberts/Assessment -- Stephanie La Gamma
    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.
  • Sala/Behavior Therapy -- Sarah Horne
    Sala/Cognitive and Affective Bases -- Melanie Kressel
  • Salton/Asylum Seeking -- TBA
  • Salton/Clinic -- Kyle Yuan
    Salton/Clinic -- Julia Kurtz
    Screens all adult patient referrals, coordinates the adult psychodynamic track, and general administrative monitoring of the Parnes Clinic. 
  • Salton/Clinic/Evening -- TBA
    Desk Coverage for evening and Friday afternoon hours.
  • Salton/Clinic/Therapy Outreach -- Devorah Yarmush
    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 -- Lauren Leffell
    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.
  • Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Hannah Samson
    Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Nicole Weishoff
    Act as a liaison between faculty and students, and assist Dr. Schumpf in various tasks.
  • Schwartzbaum/Physiological Psychology -- Lauren Cohen
  • Zweig/Assessment -- Meredith Seewald
    Zweig/Assessment -- Rachel Czosniak
    Review/evaluate practice batteries, deliver workshops, mentoring of and liaison with students.
  • Zweig/Gero -- Yocheved (Ayden) Pahmer Ferstenberg
    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
  • purchasing
  • alumni relations
  • publication/website
  • literary committee
  • academic activities such as colloquia partnerships with various departments
  • orientation
  • 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 opsatferkauf@gmail.com. This paragraph will go out to students across the clinical program for voting.

Contact OPS

Mentors/Mentorship Committee

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.

Executive Board Members
  • Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program: Jonathan WarrenKeara Mageras
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Health Emphasis Program: Victoria Jonas, Katie Brundage
  • Psy.D in School-Clinical Child Psychology Program: Isabelle Christman-Cohen, Rachit Batt
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Program: Kaitlyn Rocca
Mentorship Committee
Student Mentors for Class 2025

International Students

Information and tips for international students: International Students Resources (PDF)

International Students and Scholars: Jennifer Golden (Director), 212.960.5480

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