Current Student Resources

Welcome to the Current Student Resources page for the Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D program.  On this page, you will be able to find most of the documents and information that you will need as a student. To go to the respective sections on this page, click on the links below.


Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Academic Calendar 2020-2021 

For more information on graduation application, click here.

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

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

Classroom Support Issues


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.


MY YU: 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.
    • How to register and navigate Connexus quick guide 
    • How-to for completion of IRB submission on Connexus (PDF) 

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

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

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.

Class of 2025: Tina GlusacLucy Walsh

Class of 2024: Joanna Durso, Dan Gutterman

Class of 2023: Sofia CollMeredith Seewald

Class of 2022: Jessie Borkan, Richard Koch

Class of 2021: Anjali Thomas, Erika Bach

Class of 2020: Jun Min KoayKatelyn Zmigrodski

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

Executive Board Members

Adult Clinical PsyD Program: Jonathan Warren, Keara Mageras

Clinical Health PhD Program: Victoria Jonas, Katie Brundage

School-Clinical PsyD Program: Isabelle Christman-Cohen, Rachit Batt

Mental Health Counseling MA Program: Kaitlyn Rocca

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.

Mentorship Committee

Student Mentors for Class 2025

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

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