Drew Bianchi, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. His interests include working with high-risk and substance abusing teens, juvenile justice, and the implementation of prevention programs. He also has a clinical interest in mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Bianchi received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University before receiving his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his post-graduate training in general adult psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Bianchi is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. He was a fellow at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute from 2011-2012. He has engaged in research on medicinal plants and shamanic healing practices in Madagascar. He received the S. Mouchly Small, MD Award in recognition of superior patient communication skills.
Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Selective Mutism; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Clark Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a licensed psychologist at the Child Study Center. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Dr. Goldstein also has experience helping younger children and families who are struggling with behavioral problems.
Dr. Goldstein received a bachelor's degree with high distinction in psychology from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in psychology, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University.
Dr. Goldstein trained at the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. He completed a pre doctoral fellowship at the May Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Study Center. He was also involved with the supervision of advanced doctoral students and assisted in the adaptation Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD).
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Goldstein served as a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute where he gained expertise in helping children, adults, and their families working to overcome anxiety and depression. He was actively involved in the Intensive Treatment Program which focused on intensive treatment for those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Dr. Goldstein has co-authored articles for several journals, including Child and Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, and he has co-authored chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders and the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Goldstein was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Fellowship at Boston University where he taught an undergraduate class in Abnormal Psychology. He has also presented research at numerous conferences and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Office Location: Manhattan
Sarah Kern, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and the family services coordinator for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program at the Child Study Center. She participates in the evaluation of young children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders and provides individual consultation services to help families with educational and therapeutic service planning. Ms. Kern also offers individual supportive therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a range of other social learning needs, facilitates social cognition groups and provides parent/caregiver training. She coordinates a workshop series for families, caregivers, and professionals and conducts presentations both within and outside of the Child Study Center on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Ms. Kern received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Ms. Kern worked in the Early Intervention program through YAI/NYL-Lifestart where she participated in multi-disciplinary evaluations for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, as well as providing case management services and individual supportive therapy to parents of children with a range of developmental disabilities.
Ms. Kern is an adjunct lecturer at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, providing field instruction and supervision for students pursuing a master's degree in social work.
Specialty Areas: Selective Mutism; Organizational Skills Training; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Office Location: Manhattan
Lauren Knickerbocker, PhD, is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow at the Child Study Center working in both the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders, and the Selective Mutism Program within the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Dr. Knickerbocker specializes in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with anxiety and mood related disorders, including selective mutism, as well as disruptive behavior disorders including ADHD and problems with organization and time management. She provides individual therapy, behavioral parent training, and school consultations for families. Dr. Knickerbocker has specialized training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), organizational skills training, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). In addition, she has received training and experience in brief couples therapy, emotion focused therapy, forensic interviewing, and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Knickerbocker earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She earned her master's degree in psychology at San Diego State University and her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Knickerbocker completed her clinical internship in the Mailman Center for Child Development at the Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Knickerbocker has presented her work at conferences, in book chapters, and in scientific journals. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Pediatric Sleep; Organizational Skills Training.
Office Location: ManhattanStephanie Wagner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist working in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders. She specializes in providing psychosocial interventions, including parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and school consultation to parents and teachers of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Additionally, Dr. Wagner has training in pediatric sleep medicine. As part of her clinical practice at CSC, she provides organizational skills training. During the summer, Dr. Wagner is a clinical supervisor at the NYU Summer Program for Kids.
Dr. Wagner earned her PhD in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University and her BS in psychology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wagner completed her clinical internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, where she gained experience providing behavioral services in pediatric primary care settings to address a wide array of presenting problems and received specialized training in assessing and treating pediatric sleep disorders.
Dr. Wagner is a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and Division 53 (Child and Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy conventions and has authored several articles and book chapters.
Specialty Areas: Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Learning Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Organizational Skills Training;
Office Location: Manhattan
Dr. Vekaria conducts neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders that affect cognition and daily functioning. Dr. Vekaria’s clinical interests include: assessment of children and adolescents with developmental delays and complex psychosocial presentations, assessment of individuals with medically complex histories, and assessment of adolescents and young adults with ADHD. Along with the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement, Dr. Vekaria is part of Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and the Organizational Skills Treatment multi-disciplinary teams. She also has experience in school consultation and behavioral treatment, and she is involved in the training of psychology externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows and psychiatry fellows.
Dr. Vekaria completed her postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. She earned her PhD in school psychology from Columbia University, her EdM in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her BA in English from Emory University. In addition to her training in neuropsychology and school psychology, Dr. Vekaria has been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Organizational Skills Treatment, family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Dr. Vekaria has trained at Bellevue Hospital Center, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District, Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College, McCarton Developmental Disabilities Center, and Emory Autism Center.
Dr. Vekaria has presented at national conferences of the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Everyone Reading. She has also presented at various community organizations and schools. She has collaborated on several projects and grants to provide neuropsychological evaluations to the underserved. Dr. Vekaria is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the New York Neuropsychology Group.
Specialty Areas: Learning Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Organizational Skills Training.
Office Location: Lake Success, Long Island
David J. Marks, PhD, is the director of educational outreach for the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement at the Child Study Center and a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Marks conducts and supervises comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disorders, developmental disabilities, and neurological conditions. A highly gifted and respected clinician, Dr. Marks routinely consults with teachers and school-based support teams, and assists parents and teachers with the implementation of home and school-based behavioral interventions.
A strong believer that active participation in science and clinical practice reciprocally informs and benefits each endeavor, Dr. Marks has also served as a researcher on multiple federally-funded research programs involving children and adults with ADHD. Currently, he is a co-investigator on a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study evaluating non-pharmacological interventions for preschool children with ADHD as well as a longitudinal investigation of preschoolers with ADHD.
Dr. Marks received his bachelor's degree in psychology (Cum Laude) from Emory University and his master's degree in psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. During his clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Marks received intensive training in pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as child outpatient psychotherapy.
Following his postdoctoral fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Marks served as an assistant professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the director of the Mount Sinai Learning and Development Center. While there, Dr. Marks's comprehensive approach to psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing and individualized, results-focused clinical reports earned him a reputation as an empathic clinician, dedicated educator, and invaluable patient advocate.
Dr. Marks has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other professional publications, presented his work at numerous national and international conferences, and served as a reviewer for a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) special emphasis panel and an ad-hoc reviewer for more than a dozen scientific journals. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
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.
Specialty Areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Grief/Bereavement, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Family/Couples TherapyAdam Douglass Brown, PsyD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and a licensed clinical psychologist at the Child Study Center, providing evaluations and clinical services to children and families. Dr. Brown is also a senior research scientist who works with the departmental chairman, Dr. Glenn Saxe, on the Trauma Systems Therapy model of assessment and treatment for youth and families affected by traumatic stress. He teaches a course on childhood trauma in the CAMS program, and is clinical coordinator of the stress, trauma and resilience treatment team at the Child Study Center.
Dr. Brown received his BA in psychology from the State University of New York College at Purchase, and his MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Brown was coordinator of Trauma Treatment at the Children's Village in Westchester County, the clinical director at the Andrus Children's Center in Westchester County, and the program director of the young children's inpatient unit at Four Winds Hospital.
Dr. Brown is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the New York State Psychological Association.
Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioral Disorders; Organizational Skills Training; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Selective Mutism; Diagnostic Evaluation.
Office Location: Manhattan
Jennifer L. Rosenblatt, 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 Disorders a the Child Study Center. Dr. Rosenblatt provides home and school-based services in Westchester County, specializing in treatment for ADHD, organizational skills training, parent training for behavior management, and treatment of selective mutism.
Dr. Rosenblatt graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College with honors in psychology and received her doctoral degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She completed her clinical internship at the NYU-Bellevue Internship Program.
Dr. Rosenblatt worked as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders at the Child Study Center, where she provided clinical services for treatment studies being conducted at the Institute, including parent training, diagnostic assessment, and school-based programming.
Dr. Rosenblatt is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a Rutgers University fellowship to support her graduate training. At Rutgers, she taught courses on infant and child development and adolescent development. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Primary Prevention, and she has presented at conferences including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Rosenblatt is a co-author of the Middle School Organizational Skills Training program treatment manuals.