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 Catalog
- Clinical Program Handbook (PDF)
- Statement of Understanding (PDF)
- Program FAQ (PDF)
- Important Program Timeline
Transfer of Credit Policy
- Curriculum Planner 2016-2021
- Curriculum Planner 2017-2022
- Curriculum Planner 2018-2023
- Curriculum Planner 2019-2024
- Graduation Checklist 2015-2020
- Graduation Checklist 2016-2021
- Graduation Checklist 2017-2022
- Graduation Checklist 2018-2023
- Graduation Checklist 2019-2024
Course List and Descriptions
Category C Courses
Clinical Program Concentrations and Minors
Research Project I Forms
- Research Project I Approval Form (PDF)
- Research Project I Approval Form (Word)
- Research Project I Cover Page (PDF)
Research Project II Forms
- Graduation Application (PDF)
- Instructions to complete the PsyD Degree Completion form (PDF)
- Graduation checklist (see Registration Materials section above)
- MA Forms - Cohort prior to 2017-2022 (PDF): Includes Procedures for MA Degree, MA Checklist, MA Academic Completion Form for Masters Degree
- MA Forms - Cohort 2017-2022 and beyond (PDF): Includes Procedures for MA Degree, MA Checklist, MA Academic Completion Form for Masters Degree
- PsyD Forms (PDF): Includes Procedures for Graduation, Instructions to Complete the PsyD Degree Completion Form, the PsyD Completion Form
- Commencement Forms (PDF): Includes Procedures for Commencement, Commencement Completion Form
- Internship Attestation Form (PDF)
- Externship Attestation Form (PDF)
- RP I & II, M.A., and Psy.D. Diploma Deadlines (PDF)
- Minor Declaration Forms:
- Clinical Program Competency Timelines and Info (PDF)
- Clinical, Assessment, and Research Competencies Registration Process (PDF)
Clinical Competency I & III Preparation Material
- Guide to Clinical Competency I & III (PDF)
- Clinical Competency I & III Instructions (PDF)
- Psychodynamic Therapy Rating Scale (PTRS) PDF
- Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS) PDF
- Psychotherapy Competency Minimum Requirements and Timeline PDF
- Video Protocol PDF
Clinical Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to Clinical Competency II (PDF)
- Directions for Comprehensive Exam (PDF)
- CBT Case Report for Comprehensive Exam (PDF)
- Psychodynamic Case Report for Comprehensive Exam (PDF)
- Clinical Competency Evaluation Rating Scale (C-CERS) PDF
Assessment Competency I Preparation Material
- Guide to ACER I (PDF)
- Assessment Competency I Instructions (PDF)
- Assessment Competency I Evaluation Rating Scale (ACER-I) PDF
Assessment Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to ACER-II (PDF)
- Assessment Competency II Instructions (PDF)
- Assessment Competency II Evaluation Rating Scale (ACER-II) PDF
Research Competency I Preparation Material
- Guide to RACER-I (PDF)
- Research Competency I Instructions (PDF)
- Research Competency I Evaluation Rating Scale (RACER-I) PDF
Research Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to RACER-II (PDF)
- Research Competency II Instructions (PDF)
- Research Competency II Evaluation Rating Scale II (RACER-II) PDF
Faculty Annual Student Evaluation Material
Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Material
- Guide to SASER (PDF)
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- CBT Practicum (PDF)
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Psychodynamic Practicum (PDF)
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Couples and Family Practicum (PDF)
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Externship (PDF)
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Internship (PDF)
Student Annual Rating Forms of Training Experience
- Clinical Program Evaluation Questionnaire (PDF)
- Course Evaluation Form (PDF)
- CBT Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (CBT-SERS) PDF
- Psychodynamic Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (P-SERS) PDF
- Student Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (SEERS) PDF
- Student Evaluation of Family and Couples Supervisor (SEFACS) PDF
- Director Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (DEERS) PDF
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
- Lata McGinn, Professor, Director of the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
- Katie Aafjes-Van Doorn, Assistant Professor
- Carl Auerbach, Professor
- William Arsenio, Professor
- Catherine Eubanks, 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
- Kate Walsh, Assistant Professor
- Richard Zweig, Professor
- Vera Békés, Assistant Professor
- Eugenia Gorlin, Assistant Professor
- Leanne Quigley, Assistant Professor
- Orey Brockington, Registration Clerk (Contact: 646-592-4515)
- Tara Kent, Associate Registrar (Contact: 646-592-4516)
- Dean Vincent Alfonso, Contact: 646.592.4390
- Audrey Wu
Financial Aid Contact Info
Ferkauf Graduate School is considered a part of the Manhattan Campus of YU:
Office of Student Finance
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 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeshiva: Peter Wentzler (646.592.4279), Interim Systems Services Manager
- 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:
- Support with instructional strategies + teaching with technology are managed by Daphne Kohavy, Senior Instructional Technologist:
Information Technology Services
- Information Technology Services
Classroom Support Issues
- Academic Computing/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.
Einstein Library Remote Login
Writing Support: Grammar Guide and Writing Center
- Ferkauf Clinical Program Grammar Guide (PDF)
- 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.
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.
- 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 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
Requesting an Accommodation for a Disability
Scheduling the Oral Defense
Applying for Graduation & Ordering a Diploma
Reimbursements for Conference and Research
Please submit all reimbursement requests to email@example.com
Parnes Clinic Information
Please refer to Canvas Parnes Clinic page for important Parnes information and forms.
Important Testing Library Information:
- Rules (PDF)
- 2017-2018 Calendar (PDF)
- Fall 2018 Testing Library Hourly Schedule (PDF)
- Most recent updated changes to the schedule
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.
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating form (SASER) PDF
- Time2Track webpage
- Time2Track instructions (PDF)
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 -- Lianna Trubowitz
- Admissions -- Daniel Meyerson
- Admissions -- Lauren Leffell
- Admissions -- Rachel Czosniak
- Communicate with prospective students to provide aid and assistance.
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/RA -- Zhaoyi Chen
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Evidence Based Psychodynamic Therapy -- Zhaoyi Chen
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Psychoanalytic Theory/Interpersonal -- Mia Lee
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Research Methods -- Amanda Balakirsky
- Arsenio/Cognitive and Aff Bases -- Melanie Kressel
- Arsenio/Lifespan Development -- Anjali Thomas
- Assist with student questions, preparing PDFs of class readings, and research projects
- Auerbach/History and Systems -- Aditi Sarda
- Auerbach/Asylum Seeking -- Amanda Balakirsky
- Assists in the Multicultural Issues and Diversity course.
- Eubanks/Concepts of Psychotherapy -- Jonathan Warren
- Eubanks/Psychopathology II -- Sarah Meyer
- Assist with research tasks and course preparation.
O'Brien/Group Therapy & Israeli/Family & Couples Therapy -- Lianna Trubowitz
- TA for couples and family class and group therapy class
- Bekes/Self Psychology -- Nicole Weishoff
- Bekes/Qualitative Research -- Hannah Schmitt
- Bekes/Multicultural -- Jordan Meisel
- Bekes/RA -- Daniel Spina
- Givner/Testing Library -- Elaine Budreck Hunter
- Givner/Testing Library -- Cathryn Goldman
- Givner/Testing Library -- Theodore Mejia
- 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.
- 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 -- TBD
- Desk Coverage for evening and Friday afternoon hours.
- Salton/Clinic/Therapy Outreach -- Nelly Seo
- 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 -- Rachel Waldman
- 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 -- Alison Manning
- 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.
- McGinn/Admissions -- Nofar Yaacoby
- Admissions point-person, interface with incoming students and organizing clinical orientation, student database.
- McGinn/Clinical Program Coordinator -- Jamie Schaffer
- Coordinates all incoming and outgoing communication from faculty, students, registrar, TAs; coordinates Dr. McGinn's TAs responsibilities and projects.
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- McGinn/Database Coordinator -- Michelle Feder
- 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 -- Kyle Yuan
- Manages Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D. program's website.
- 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
- Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Mia Lee
- Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Nicole Weishoff
- Act as a liaison between faculty and students, and assist Dr. Schumpf in various tasks.
- Gorlin/Integrating Research& Clinical Practice -- Sam Bauer
- Gorlin/Psychopathology I -- Meredith Seewald
- Gorlin/Behavior Therapy -- Monica Kansas
- Gorlin/RA -- Saya Weissman
- Gorlin/RA -- Ron Nicholson
- Walsh/Physiological Psychology -- Jamie Schaffer
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Ayden Pahmer
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Lauren Leffell
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Richard Koch
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Nicole Wildstein
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Christian Lucca
- 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 -- TBD
- Walsh/Research -- TBD
- Run study participants and assist with data collection, cleaning, and analyzing. Conduct literature searches and assist with conference and manuscript preparation.
- Quigley/Cognitive Therapy -- Anna Shtrakhman
- Quigly/Statistics -- Jun Min Koay
- Quigly/Data Analysis -- Cara Weiner
- Quigly/Data Analysis -- Jun Min Koay
- Quigly/RA -- Stephanie Simeone
- Assist with student questions, grading, and student projects.
- Zweig/Assessment -- Ayden Pahmer
- Zweig/Assessment -- Michael Nettis-Benstock
- Review/evaluate practice batteries, deliver workshops, mentoring of and liaison with students.
- Zweig/Gero -- Rachel Waldman
- 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: Lynne Alfarone
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 Heads
Student Mentors for Class 2023
- Bret Boatwright Daniel Meyerson
Sarah Brown-Adams Hannah Schmitt
Caroline Capute Meredith Seewald
Zhaoyi Chen Anna Shtrakhman
Sofia Coll Stephanie LaGamma (Simeone)
Rachel Czosniak Daniel Spina
Adina Jick Lauren Sweitzer
Monica Kansas Gabrielle Tolchin
Rachel Keitelman Jonathan Warren
Melanie Kressel Saya Weissman
Florence (Shi-yi) Lau Alejandra (Ale) Zamora