Specialty Areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Attachment Disorders, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Office Location: Manhattan
Patrick Heppell, PsyD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He serves as a clinical psychologist for the Bellevue – ACS Mental Health team and the Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. Dr. Heppell has advanced level training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) for child maltreatment issues and grief and bereavement. He is also trained in the Incredible Years Child and Parent program (IY) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), both empirically-supported treatments for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Heppell earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University, California, with an emphasis in Family Psychology. He completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship and a pre-doctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California (USC)/ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), with an emphasis on child trauma issues.
Dr. Heppell was the recipient of the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC)’s California Department of Mental Health Educational Stipend. He also completed a Leadership Seminar Series through the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CA-LEND). Dr. Heppell presented about “Culturally-Sensitive Abuse Prevention for Children with Developmental Disabilities” in professional, educational and community settings in California and Mexico.