Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders and Behavior Disorders; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Organizational Skills Training; Diagnostic Evaluation.
Office Location: Manhattan
Yamalis Diaz, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a licensed psychologist in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at the Child Study Center where she conducts evaluations and provides clinical services to children and families. Dr. Diaz specializes in behavioral parent training, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and other behavioral interventions to help parents develop effective strategies for managing their child's attention and behavior problems. She also provides school consultation services to assist teachers and school staff in the use of effective classroom accommodations and behavior management strategies for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior problems. Dr. Diaz is also a clinical supervisor for our APA-accredited predoctoral internship program and at the NYU Summer Program for Kids, and co-teaches courses for the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) Minor.
Dr. Diaz received her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, and a certificate in criminology, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. During her graduate education, Dr. Diaz received specialized training in ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders through the Maryland ADHD Program. She completed her clinical internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Diaz previously worked as a project coordinator at Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, where she assisted in the planning and implementation of research studies related to mental health policy.
Dr. Diaz is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She was the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirshstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for her graduate research and she has authored or co-authored a number of journal articles, reports and chapters related to mental health practice and policy. She has also taught or co-taught a number of undergraduate psychology courses.