631-891-9715

7 Laura Ct.

Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

12/07 Diplomate (Board Certification) in Group Psychology

4/07 Adelphi University, Garden City, New York - Post-Doctoral Certification in Group Psychotherapy

6/98 Adelphi University, Garden City, New York - Post-Doctoral Certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

1/90 Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York - Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

6/80 City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York - M.A. Program in Physiological Psychology

1/77 City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York - B.A. Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

9/90 - Present

Private Practice

10 Grace Avenue, Suite 6

Great Neck, New York 11021

&

7 Laura Court

Mount Sinai, New York 11766

Provide psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and consultations for adults, couples, adolescents, and groups

Supervise doctoral students in psychotherapy and assessment

9/16 - Present

Director Psychotherapy Center Derner Institute for Psychoanalysis

Post Graduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Derner Institute

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York 11530

  • Supervise and oversee all clinical materials for students

  • Oversee academic, administrative, and budgetary aspects of Center

  • Conduct case conferences and seminars

  • Screen all prospective patients to Center and assign to Therapist

  • Evaluate ongoing progress of students with Program Directors

6/96 - 12/16

Consulting Psychologist

Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home

42-41 201st Street

Bayside, New York 11357

  • Diagnose and evaluate residents’ level of psychopathology and their appropriateness for psychotherapy

  • Provide individual psychotherapy to residents who suffer from depression, adjustment disorders, and other maladies associated with the aged

  • Consult with family members of residents to help them better cope with the struggles and stresses of having a family member in a nursing facility and accepting the realities and limitations of such a life

  • Conduct in-service seminars with all staff to increase awareness of psychopathology and appropriate response to it

9/07 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Post Graduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (Adult)

Derner Institute

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York 11530

  • Conduct theory based courses emphasizing the works of Klein, Bion, Fairbairn, and other object relations/relational theorists (Class Title: British Object Relations Theorists)

  • Conducted case conference seminars designed to sharpen students clinical skills and highlight the juncture between theory and practice

  • Conduct ongoing process groups to illuminate and demonstrate the technique and theoretical underpinnings of group psychoanalysis

  • Participate in staff meetings to modify and adapt course work, identify areas of need, and evaluate the progress of students

9/08 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Post Graduate Program in Group Psychoanalysis

Derner Institute

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York 11530

  • Instruct students in theory and clinical application of group psychoanalysis (Class Title: Introduction to Theory 1)

  • Conduct process groups to further demonstrate technique and theory

  • Written assessments of students strengths and weaknesses

9/99 – 9/08

Adjunct Professor

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York 11530

  • Conduct case conference seminars with second and third year students supervising and critiquing their current patient treatment

  • Conduct process groups for first and second year doctoral students

  • Supervise individual second and third year students in their ongoing treatment of patients

9/06 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

CW Post / Long Island University

Brookville, New York 11548

  • Conduct Group Psychotherapy course for third year doctoral students (Class Title: Group Psychotherapy)

  • Created syllabus for course which passed University peer review

  • Conduct an experiential group for the second half of the course

  • Grade student performance, progress, and provide Dean with evaluations

9/98 - 6/99

Adjunct Professor

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

St. John’s University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, New York 11439

  • Supervised second year doctoral students in theory and technique

  • Observed students conducting psychotherapy through one-way mirror and provided immediate supervision via telephone then extensive and in depth supervision post session

  • Evaluated, edited, and critiqued students’ written clinical materials

  • Evaluated students’ progress and interacted with Program Director

3/91 - 9/96

Senior Psychologist

Ward 01 (Psychiatric ICU)

Nassau County Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Turnpike

East Meadow, New York 11554

  • Conducted psychodynamic group psychotherapy with patients on the unit

  • Provided individual supportive psychotherapy to patients on unit

  • Supervised externs, interns, and residents overseeing all aspects oftheir clinical and administrative duties

  • Presented ongoing seminars to interns and residents

  • Presented case studies and topical material to Departmental Grand Rounds

  • Conducted seminars for multi-disciplinary team members on a variety of in-patient psychology topics

  • Conducted weekly supervisory meetings with ward PCAs (physician care assistants) to help insure a better quality of care on the unit

  • Performed psychological assessments of patients on the unit in order to clarify diagnosis and establish appropriate treatment plans and aftercare

  • Participated in daily team meetings to discuss each patient’s progress and discharge plan, etc.

  • Performed and observed intake interviews on all new admissions to the unit to diagnose and create appropriate treatment plans

10/90 - 7/91

Staff Psychologist

Angelo J. Melillo Center for Mental Health

113 Glen Cove Road

Glen Cove, New York 11542

  • Provided psychodynamic psychotherapy to the elderly, adults, adolescents, children, and couples from variety of diagnostic categories

  • Provided psychological evaluations for same population

  • Supervised externs in psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic evaluations

  • Participated in agency lectures, meetings, case conferences, and quality assurance work

8/87 - 10/90

Staff Psychologist

NYC Police Department

Psychological Services Unit

One Lefrak City Plaza, 15th Floor

Rego Park, New York 11368

  • Conducted structured interviews with potential police officers to determine psychological suitability for police work

  • Conducted fitness-for-duty evaluations of current employees

  • Assessed police officers to determine psychological suitability for promotions and special assignments

  • Provided trauma debriefings for officers involved in shootings or other stressful situations to determine PTSD reactions and psychological suitability to continue on full duty with firearms

  • Provided 24-hour on-call crisis intervention to police officers

  • Delivered presentations at the Police Academy on stress and stress management to upper level police personnel

  • Vigorously participated in various research projects including thedevelopment of new screening procedures and rating systems

7/86 - 7/87

Psychology Intern

Nassau County Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Turnpike

East Meadow, New York 11554

  • Provided individual psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and children in both outpatient and inpatient settings

  • Provided couples treatment

  • Co-led outpatient Day Hospital group

  • Co-led inpatient groups on ICU and other locked units

  • Preformed psychodiagnostic evaluations on inpatient and outpatient populations of all ages

  • Conducted intake evaluations in outpatient clinic

7/85 - 6/86

Psychotherapist

New Hope Guild Center

Howard Beach, New York 11414

  • Performed psychodiagnostic / psychoeducational assessment on children and adults (ages 5-80)

  • Provided ongoing psychodynamic psychotherapy to an outpatient population of varied age groups and diagnostic categories

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

9/76 - 6/81

City College of the City University of New York Behavioral Physiology Laboratory

New York, New York

  • Performed small animal stereo-taxic surgery and other surgical procedures on lab animals

  • Performed neuro-histology to locate and describe effects of interventions

  • Assisted in the design and construction of innovative electromechanical equipment

  • Performed interventions and collected data for NIMH-funded animal studies and doctoral dissertations

  • Conducted a series of seminars on physiological psychology to undergraduate and masters level students

PUBLICATIONS

Gimino, F., Farrell, R., Temple, A., Steiner, S.S., & Ellman, S.J. (1980)

The SiteSpecific Effects Of Naloxone Hydrochloride OnIntracranial Self-Stimulation Rates In The Rat

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, September 1980

Nelson, W.T., Steiner, S.S., Brutus, M., Farrell, R., & Ellman, S.J. (1981)

Brain Site Variations In Effects Of Morphine On Electrical Stimulation

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, June 1981

PRESENTATIONS

Farrell, R. (2016)

The Internal World: What is it? How do we access it? What do we do with the information received from it?

Nassau University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, INTERN SEMINAR SERIES, June 2005 - present

Billow, R., Eig, A., Farrell, R., Stern, L. (2014)

Processing Process: Learning from Emotional Experience

AMERICAN GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION, Annual Conference, March 2014

Farrell, R., O'Donnell, J., Kingsley, G., Herskovits, J. (2013)

Take Two: Perspectives on Supervision

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY, DERNER INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, December 2013

Seligman, S., Farrell, R., Tedeschi, M., Zentman, M. (2012)

The Transformative Impact of the Therapist-Patient Relationship

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY, DERNER INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, May 2012

Halperin, J., Stern, Y., Burt, R., Farrell, R., Pavlides, C., Steiner, S.S., & Ellman, S.J. (1979)

Alterations In Feeding Behavior Following Dorsal Brain Stem Lesions In Rats

SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCES, November 1978

Nelson, W.T., Brutus, M., Wilson, J., Farrell, R., Ocheret, D., Ellman, S.J., & Steiner, S.S. (1977)

Effects Of Morphine On Intracranial Self-Stimulation In Rats

SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCES, May 1977

Post Doctoral

Certification in Psychoanalysis

Board Certified

In Group Psychoanalysis

Post Doctoral

Certification in Group Psychoanalysis

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