Alissa Gleacher, PhD is a research assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center. Her clinical background includes work with children and adolescents across the diagnostic spectrum, including anxiety and mood disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and behavioral difficulties.
Dr. Gleacher's research focuses on the identification of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) and the implementation/dissemination of these treatments in community settings. Dr. Gleacher is currently the project director for the Evidence-Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC), a New York State Initiative. Through her work with the EBTDC, Dr. Gleacher trains mental health practitioners state-wide and provides ongoing consultation on the use of EBTs for youth.
Dr. Gleacher received her BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, then studied clinical psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she received her MA and PhD. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center Child Program in Los Angeles.
Dr. Gleacher worked as a clinical staff member at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Anxiety and Stress Program in Hawaii. Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, and functional behavioral assessment, Dr. Gleacher has also received intensive trainings on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, school-based mental health interventions, and a multitude of assessment measures. She has extensive experience working with families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in Hawaii, Los Angeles, and New York.
She has presented her research findings at numerous professional conferences, including those for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association. Most recently, Dr. Gleacher was given a New Investigators' Award at the Mental Health Services Research Conference.