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FRANCINE P CONWAY

PROFESSOR

PSYCHOLOGY

BLODGETT HALL
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Diplomas/Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University (1999)
Master of Science, Columbia University (1992)
Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University (1990)

Recent Courses

Counseling Techniques In School Psychology
Doctoral Thesis Supervision I
Doctoral Thesis Supervision III
Ongoing Doctoral Thesis Supervision
Psychological Research I
Psychological Research III
S/T: Adult Development And Gerontology

Personal Statement

My scholarly focus has been in two areas—aging and child psychopathology. My aging research has received support from the National Institute on Health’s Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) grant mechanisms and the National Institute on Aging. The findings from my studies on aging, such as my 2010 study “Synergy between molecular and contextual views of coping among four ethnic groups of older adults,” addressed a gap in the literature informing researchers and clinicians about the developmental processes and ethnic differences among older adults. This study was highlighted by Life Science Weekly as featuring notable “... findings in the area of age, aging, and human development." Furthermore, by differentiating between ethnic minority groups of US Born African American and those of specific Caribbean origins, my research colleagues and I enriched the discourse about older adults such that it including valuing and respecting ethnic specific developmental trajectories of aging.

A special issue of the journal ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Integration of Cognitive, Neuropsychological and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives in Psychotherapy' was a significant personal and professional accomplishment. As an editor, I was able to work with international and domestic researchers and clinicians who treat children with ADHD. International scholars, who collaborate with me, included Dr. Björn Salomonsson from the Swedish Psychoanalytic Society in Stockholm, Sweden; Dr. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, from the Sigmund Freud Institute and Dr. Barry Jones from the Psychoanalysis Unit at the University College London. The journal contributors, also of prominence in the US, are affiliates with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Queens Children Psychiatric Center, and William Alanson White Institute. An acknowledgement of my research was an ‘Adelphi University in the News' notification from the university's Director of Media Relations informing me that an ADHD international website featured my research on ADHD. An international recognition of my work in both areas has resulted in invitations to present my scholarly work in Germany at the Sigmund Freud Institute in Frankfurt and the German Center for Gerontology in Berlin

In general, my clinical psychology training intersects with my research interests largely focusing on factors contributing to physical and psychological health among adults and children. Specifically, my research focus on mechanisms underlying individual differences in affect that will help to understand differential affect expression and regulation. Most of my research explores how these adverse situations (ADHD, trauma, caregiving, breast cancer and ethnically disenfranchised group membership) impact an individual's emotional and physical health.
My work with current doctoral students includes a range of topics pertaining to coping: ethnic identity and attachment, Rorschach assessment of trauma in hospitalized children, precocious puberty, effectiveness of writing expression in breast cancer patients, optimism and bereavement, ADHD and mentalization and many more. These issues are investigated in the context of human development across the lifespan particularly since there are compelling demographics noting the rapid increase in the number of older adults. Among children, research has focused on Bipolar Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chronic stressors and trauma. In adults, research areas include physical health concerns such as Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer, caregiving issues faced by individuals caring for family members with Alzheimer’s Disease and older adults caring for their grandchildren. The Socioemotional contributors such as ethnic diversity, social networks, emotions and coping are examined.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Aging
Emotion Regulation
Psychoanalysis
Psychological Research
Doctoral Thesis Supervision
Clinical Supervision

Research Interests

Emotions, personality and health in children and adults; in adults: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Caregiving, Social Networks, Coping, Adult development and Aging; in children: ADHD, Object Relations, chronic stressors and trauma among hospitalized children.

Grants/Sponsored Research

National Institute on Aging Diversity Supplemental Grant, “Social Networks as Predictors of Morbidity and Mortality among Older Whites and Blacks and Among Ethnic Sub-populations,” (Awarded) $120,960.

Faculty Development Award, “Emotion Regulation Patterns and Quality of Life in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer,” (Awarded) $5,000.

“Psychosocial deterrents and risks to prostate cancer screening in older males of African descent and Latino heritage,” (Awarded) $250,000, PI: F. Conway (Grant could not be transferred to Adelphi due to change in employment)

The National Cancer Institute-LIU/Columbia Partnership P-20 Grant, “Ethnic Variations in Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Risk,” $40,000, PI: L. Burrell; Co-PI: F. Conway

The National Cancer Institute-LIU/Columbia Partnership P-20 Grant, “Emotion Inhibition and Memory for Cancer Knowledge, Ethnic Knowledge Disparities,” $40,000, PI: F. Conway

The National Cancer Institute-LIU/Columbia Partnership P-20 Grant, “Prostate Cancer-Related Hormones in U.S.-born Jamaicans, and Haitian Black Men,” $40,000, PI: A. Chen; Co-PI: F. Conway

John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Enrichment Curriculum Program Grant, $60,000, PI: F. Conway

Awarded to the Grandparent as Mothers Again Project by Assemblyman Roger Green, $30,000, PI: F. Conway

National Institute on Aging, Resource Center for Minority Aging Research/Columbia Center for Active Life of Minority Elderly. $20,000, PI: F. Conway

Books

Conway, F. (2014). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Integration of Cognitive, Neuropsychological and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives in Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.


Book Chapters

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Durham, J. & Conway, F. (2014). Shame as an accelerator for the cycle of underachievement of African American latency age boys. In K. Vaughans & W. Speilberg (Eds.). The Psychological World of Black Boys and Adolescents. CT: Praeger Press.

Conway, F. & Consedine, N. (2013). Orienting to the Positive: A Research Agenda for Grandparent Caregiving. In B. Hayslip & G. Smith (Eds.). Resilient grandparent caregivers: A strengths-based perspective. Routledge.

Durham, J. & Conway, F. (2013). Shame as an accelerator for the cycle of underachievement of African American latency age boys. In K. Vaughans & W. Speilberg (Eds.). The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. Connecticut: Praeger Press.

Conway, F. & Kelly, L. (2010). Too much of a good thing: Emotion regulation, optimistic, and pessimistic personality traits. In Jordan, M.E. (Eds.). Personality Traits Theory, Testing and Influences. NY, NY: Nova Publishers.

Stricker, G., Conway, F., & Jones, S.C. (2006). Grandparents. In N.J. Salkind (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Human Development. (pp. 586-591). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Conway, F. & Stricker, G. (2003). An integrative assessment model as a means of intervention with grandparent caregivers. In Hayslip, B & Hicks Patrick, J. (Eds.). Working with custodial grandparents. (pp. 45-57). N.Y., NY: Springer Publishing Co.


Refereed Articles

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Conway, F. & Lyons, S. (2014), Object relations of hospitalized adolescents engaged in self-injurious behaviors. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 13.

Conway, F. (2013), The use of empathy and transference as interventions in psychotherapy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder latency-aged boys. Psychotherapy, doi: 10.1037/a0032596.

Conway, F., McCarthy, J., Talreja, P., Conway, F. (2013), Thought and language disorder among sexually abused hospitalized children. Psychological Reports, 112 (2), 340-352.

Conway, F., Magai, C., Jones, S., Fiori, K., Gillespie, M. (2013), A six-year follow-up study of social network changes among African-American, Caribbean and US-Born Caucasian urban older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 76 (1), 1-27.

Conway, F. (2013), The use of empathy and transference as interventions in psychotherapy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder latency-aged boys. Psychotherapy, 51 (1).

Conway, F. (2012), Psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment of ADHD: A practice review of the literature. Psychotherapy, 49, 14.

Conway,F., Oster, M. & Szymanski, K. (2011), ADHD, Complex Trauma and Mentalization. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 60-72.

Conway, F., Jones, S. & Speakes-Lewis, A. (2011), Emotional strain in caregiving relations among African American grandmothers raising their grandchildren. Journal of Women and Aging, 23, 113-128.

Szymanski, K. Sapanski, L. & Conway, F. (2011), Trauma and ADHD – Association or Diagnostic Confusion? A Clinical Perspective. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10 (1).

Conway, F. & McCarthy, J. (2011), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and the Psychoanalytic Process. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10.

Conway, F. (2010), An unlikely occurrence? Mentoring gerontological research in a psychodynamic oriented clinical psychology program. Clinical Geropsychology News, Society of Clinical Geropsychology. APA Division 12, Section II, 17 (3).

Conway, F. & Jones, S. (2010) (2010), Training BSW Students to Meet the Needs of Grandparent Caregivers: Utilizing Intergenerational Opportunities at the GRAN Care Center. Educational Gerontology.

Conway, F., Oster, M., McCarthy, J. (2011) (2010), Exploring object relations in hospitalized children with caregiver loss. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 9 (02-03), 108-117.

Conway, F., Magai, C. & McPherson, R., Milano, K. (2010), Synergy between molecular and contextual views of coping among four ethnic groups of older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 70, 24.

Conway, F., Magai, C., Springer, C., Jones, S. (2008), Optimism and pessimism as predictors of physical and psychological health among grandmothers raising their grandchildren. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(5), 1352-1357.

McCarthy, J., Arrese, D., McGlashan, A., Rappaport, B., Kraseski, K., Conway, F., Mule, C., & Tucker, J. (2004), Sustained attention and visual processing speed in children and adolescents with Bipolar Disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Psychological Reports, 95 (1), 39-47.

Magai, C., Consedine, N., Conway, F. & Neugut, A. (2004), Diversity matters: Unique populations of older women and breast cancer screening. Cancer, 100(11).

Consedine, N., Spiller, R., Magai, C., Neugut, A. & Conway, F (2004), Breast cancer knowledge and beliefs in subpopulations of African American and African Caribbean women. American Journal of Health Behavior, 28(3), 260-271.

Consedine, N., Magai, C., Conway, F. & Neugut, A. (2004), Obesity and awareness of obesity as risk factors for breast cancer in six ethnic groups. Obesity Research, 12 (10), 1680-1689.

Consedine, N., Magai, C. & Conway, F. (2004), Predicting ethnic variation in adaptation to later life: Styles of socioemotional functioning and constrained heterotypy. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 19 (2), 97-131.

Chen, C.C., Macchia, R.J., Conway, F., Magai, C., Desai, M., & Neugut, A.I. (2004), Prostate-specific antigen, sex steroid hormones, and the insulin-like growth factor axis in U.S.-born, Jamaican, and Haitian black men: A pilot study. Urology, 64 (3).

Conway-Giustra, F., Crowley, A. & Gorin, S. (2002), Crisis in caregiving: A call to action. Health and Social Work, 27(4), 307-311.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Conway, F. (2014, July). Psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt, Germany.

Conway, F. (2014, July). Socio-Emotional Selectivity Theory Reconsidered. German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin, Germany.

Conway, F. (2012, April). Aspiring to leadership in higher education: Personal and institutional strategies for Women. American Council on Higher Education/ New York City-Long Island Women of Color Summit., New York, NY.

Conway, F. (2012, April). When caring for the patient is not enough: Psychological issues associated with medical care. University of Medicine and Dentisty New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ.

Conway, F (2011, February). Stress and Heart Disease. Hanson Place SDA Church Healthy Heart Symposium.

Conway, F (2010, January). Changing The Game: Transforming the Leadership Landscape. American Council on Higher Education/ New York City-Long Island, Women of Color Summit, New York Institute of Technology), Old Westbury, NY.

Conway,F (2009, February). Clinical and Assessment Issues Pertaining to Inpatient Hospitalized Children with a History of Trauma. Adelphi University, Derner Institute Colloquium Series.

Conway, F (2008, November). Depression in the Geriatric Population. Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, New York.

Conway, F. (2005, January). Awareness of obesity as a risk factor for breast cancer among overweight minority women. Columbia University, National Cancer Society Review Panel.

Conway, F (2003, November). Educational issues in gerontology. First Annual Conference on Gerontology “Academic and Clinical Frontiers in Gerontology”, Adelphi University and Parker Jewish Institute Centers for Gerontological Care..

Conway, F (2001, April). Benefit finding as a predictor of adjustment to grandparent caregiving. 2001 RCMAR Annual meeting, Bethesda, Maryland.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Conway, F. & McLaughlin, K. (2014). Psychological well-being among college students diagnosed with ADHD. In American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Klob, P. & Conway, F. (2014). Knowledge for teaching evidence-based practice (EBP): Integration of research, education, and practice. In Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Dencer, CO.

McLaughlin, K & Conway, F. (2014). Learning, coping and self-esteem in college students diagnosed with ADHD. In Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, MA.

Barnett, M., Conway, F., & Ford, J.S. (2014). The relationship of cancer-related disclosure and posttraumatic growth among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. In Society for Research on Adolescence. Austin, TX.

Barnett, M., Conway, F., & Ford, J.S. (2013). Self-disclosure of cancer history in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. In Eastern Psychological Association. New York, NY.

Barnett, M., Shuk, E., Conway, F., & Ford, J.S. (2013). Cancer-related self-disclosure among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. In Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Francisco, CA.

Conway, F. (2012). Connecting the dots: Linking research, clinical and multidisciplinary approaches to grandparent caregivers health and well-being. In 65th Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Deigo, CA.

Conway, F. & Jones, S.C. (2012). The Mind and Body Connection: Functional and Physical Health as predictors of Psychological Health in African American and Latino Grandmothers Raising their Grandchildren. In Conway, F. (Chair) Connecting the dots: Linking research, clinical and . . . In 65th Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Deigo, CA.

Conway, F. (2012). Benefit finding: A cognitive intervention for the psychological health of African American and Latino grandmothers raising their grandchildren. In Bundy-Fazioli, K. (Chair) Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Resilience and Other Positive Aspects of Relat. In 65th Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Deigo, CA.

Kalman, J., Conway, F., Shapiro, S. & Sepulveda, S. (2012). ADHD/CD and Aggression in African-American and Latino Hospitalized Children. In American Psychological Association. Orlando, FL.

Lyon, S & Conway, F. (2012). The Role of Social Support and “Outness” in the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Young Adults. In American Psychological Association. Orlando, FL.

Mbabazi, S. & Conway, F. (2012). Parental bonding as a predictor of maternal care in African American and Caribbean women. In American Psychological Associatio. Orlando, FL.

Briggie, A. M., Hilsenroth, M., Muran, C., & Conway, F. (2012). Patient attitudes towards videotaping: Relation to symptomatology, dropout, treatment length and outcome. In Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA.

Shapiro, L. & Conway, F. (2012). Do Bereaved Children Grow Into Nonbereaved Adults?: The Impact of Childhood Parental Loss on Adulthood. In Child and Youth Mental Health Matters. Vancouver, Canada.

Barnett, M., Shuk, E., Conway, F., & Ford, J.S. (2012). To disclose or not to disclose? Self-disclosure patterns of cancer history in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. In Society of Behavioral Medicine. New Orleans, LA.

Barnett, M., Ford, J., Shuk, E. & Conway, F. (2012). Self-Disclosure Patterns of Cancer History in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. In Society of Behavioral Medicine. New Orleans, LA.

Conway, F., Sepulveda, S. & Kalman, J. (2012). Two sides of ADHD: Aggression and Conduct Disorder in minority hospitalized children. In Eastern Psychological Association. Pittsburg, PA.

Buls, M. & Conway, F. (2012). Use of the Rorschach in support of bipolar diagnosis in children. In Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Conway, F., Sepulveda, S. & Kalman, J. (2012). Two sides of ADHD: Aggression and Conduct Disorder in minority hospitalized children. In Eastern Psychological Association. Pittsburg, PA.

Kelly, L. & Conway, F. (2012). Assessing personality differences during Loss. Society for Personality Assessment. Annual Meeting Society for Personality Assessment. In Annual Meeting Society for Personality Assessment.. Chicago, IL.

Lyon, S. & Conway, F. (2012). A Retrospective Exploration of Stress and Trauma Experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents. In Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.

Lyon, S. & Conway, F., (2012). A Retrospective Exploration of Stress and Trauma Experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents. Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Vancover, BC, Canada.

Buls, M. & Conway, F. (2012). Use of the Rorschach in support of bipolar diagnosis in children. In Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting. Chicago, Il.

Conway, F., Magai, C. & Jones, S. (2011). Friendships and health among ethnically diverse older adults: Relations between social network changes and physical health in Symposium ‘Social relations across time and context.’. In APA 119th Annual Convention.. Washington, DC..

Pal, M. & Conway, F. (2011). An alternative administration of the MEIM for multiethnic individuals. In APA 119th Annual Convention. Washington, DC..

Shapiro, L. & Conway, F. (2011). The experience of parental loss: Posttraumatic Growth and Interpersonal Closeness. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. New York.

Shapiro, L. & Conway, F. (2011). The experience of parental loss: Posttraumatic Growth and Interpersonal Closeness. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 39 31st Annual Spring Meeting. New York, New York, NY.

Shapiro, L. & Conway, F. (2011). The experience of parental loss: Posttraumatic Growth and Interpersonal Closeness. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 39 31st Annual Spring Meeting,. New York, NY.

Conway, F., Oster, M., Diguillo, G. & Lyons, S. (2011). Object Relations of hospitalized children engaged in self-injurious behaviors. In Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA.

Conway, F., Oster, M., Diguillo, G. & Lyons, S. (2011). Object Relations of hospitalized children engaged in self-injurious behaviors. In Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA.

Oster, M. & Conway, F. (2010). Exploring object relations in hospitalized children with caregiver loss. In APA 118th Annual Convention. San Diego, California.

Mahoney, R. & Conway, F. (2009). Understanding the sexual stories of the female body. In New York State Psychological Association's 72nd Annual Convention. Saratoga Springs, NY.

Kelly, L., & Conway, F. (2009). Personality as a predictor of grief and bereavement. In New York State Psychological Association's 72nd Annual Convention. Saratoga Springs, NY.


Dissertation Chaired

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Barnett, M. (2014). Self-Disclosure of Cancer Experience Post-Treatment in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Adelphi University.

Massie, S. (2014). The Relations between Discrimination and Commitment among Black Couples. Adelphi University.

Mbabazi, S. (2014). The Psychological Components of Maternal Care: Bonding, Attachment, Mentalization and Affect Regulation among African American and Caribbean Women. Adelphi University.

Messineo (2014). Complex Trauma and the Rorschach. Adelphi University.

Shapiro, L. (2013). The Loss that Lasts a Lifetime: The Adult’s Experience of the Death of a Parent in Childhood. Adelphi University.

Dejean, N. (2012). Rhythms and Rhymes of the Haitian Historical Experience: Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing. Adelphi Univeristy.

Oster, M. (2012). Do They See What I See: The Object Relational World of Children with ADHD. Adelphi Univeristy.

Perez-Fuentes, G. (2012). Thought Disorder in Hospitalized Children with ADHD. Adelphi Univeristy.

Pal, M. (2012). Mixing Salt and Pepper: The Complexities of the Multiethnic Individual. Adelphi Univeristy.

Mulligan, M (2012). Object Relations, Emotion Regulation Patterns and Quality of Life in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Adelphi University.

Pal, M. (2012). Mixing Salt and Pepper: The Complexities of the Multiethnic Individual. Adelphi University.

Kelly, Laura (2011). The Role of Emotion Regulation and Personality in Coping with Loss. Adelphi University.

Lauren Wolf (2011). The impact of early object relations on cultural attachment amongst the elderly. Adelphi University.

Rachel Mahoney (2011). Understanding the Sexual Stories of the Female Body: The Impact of Pubertal timing on Sexual Subjectivity. Adelphi University.

Laura Kelly (2011). The Role of Emotion Regulation and Personality in Coping with Loss. Adelphi University.

Susanne Danish (2010). Yoga, Attachment and Well-being. Adelphi University.

Amy Vigliotti (2010). Forming a trauma narrative: The impact of emotion regulation on well-being in a population of breast cancer survivors. Adelphi University.

Andrea Sprin (2009). Predictors of Emotion Regulation and Affective Complexity in an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Population. Adelphi University.


Honors and Accomplishments

2014 APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
2012 Faculty Excellence in Service- Awarded
2012 Faculty Woman of the Year- Awarded
2012 Professor of the Year- Psychology Club Student Award
2011 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award- Nominated
2006 Civic Engagement in an Older America Paper Award (Senior Scholar)(Nominated)
2006 ESPO Interdisciplinary Paper Award (Nominated)
2006 Adelphi’s Teaching Excellence Award (Nominated)
2004 Provost Award- Course Development of a Hybrid version of General Psychology
2004 Research Release Time- Peer Reviewed
2003 Research Release Time- Peer Reviewed
2001 National Institute on Aging Summer Aging Institute Award
1998 Kurt Derner Research Fellowship Award
1998 Minority Training Fellowship in Aging, National Institute on Aging
1992 Women’s International Leadership Scholarship, Kellogg Foundation
1990 New York State Programs Academic Achievement Award
1990 New York State Programs Academic Achievement Award
1988 Minority Research Scholarship, Cornell University

Professional Activities

Editorship
Journal of Women and Aging, Book Review Editor
Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Research Editor

Editorial Boards
Psychotherapy
Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Executive Editorial Committee
PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, Editorial Board
New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, IRB Review Board

Committees
American Psychological Association Division 12-II Geropsychology Internship Registry Project, Chair
Gerontological Society of America, Minority Taskforce
Gerontological Society of America, Grandparent Caregivers Interest Group, Symposium Chair
Gerontological Society of America, Research, Education and Practice Committee, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Representative
Gerontological Society of America, Executive Committee of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section

Reviewer
Program Reviewer
American Psychological Association Division 45 Diversity, Program Reviewer
Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral Social Sciences Division, Program Reviewer

Journal Reviewer
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Reviewer
Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Reviewer
PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, Reviewer
Psychotherapy, Journal of American Psychological Association Division 29, Reviewer
Stress & Health, Reviewer

Membership
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association Division 12-II Clinical Geropsychology
American Psychological Association Division 29 Psychotherapy
American Psychological Association Division 39-II Psychoanalysis: Childhood & Adolescence
Eastern Psychological Association
Gerontological Society of America
New Jersey Psychological Association
American Psychological Association-Division 20 Adult Development (2006)
American Psychological Association- Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology (2006)
National Association of Social Workers (2000-2003)

Community and Corporate Leadership

Committees/Boards
Board Member
GRAN Care Service and Research Center- Long Island University, Founder and Board Member
Health Department- Hanson Place SDA Church, Director (2010-2012)
Hanson Place SDA Church, Board Member (2010-2012)
New York Kinship Care Task Force (2000-2003)
Brooklyn Grandparent Coalition: Board Member – (2000-2003)

Licenses & Certifications

Psychologist, New Jersey State, License # 35S100494000
Psychologist, New York State, License # 68 014763
Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW), New York State