Psychology Grand Rounds

2023 - 2024

THURSDAYS 12:00 – 1:00 PM

September 21 

Brian Pilecki, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center

Title: Psychedelic assisted therapy

October 19

Celia Fisher, Ph.D.

Director of Ethics Education, Fordham University

Director, HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

Topic: TBD

November 16

Nathan Thoma, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Title: Emotion Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

December- no grand rounds

January 18

Stephanie Rohrig, Ph.D,

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Title: Zero Suicide Initiative: Innovative Training Strategies in Adolescent Suicidality and Safety Planning

February 15 

Samantha Pflum, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

Title: TBD

March 21 

James Root, Ph.D.

Associate Attending Neuropsychologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Title Cognitive effects of cancer and cancer treatments

April 18

Gerald Koocher, Ph.D.

Program Director, Clinical & School Psychology, Capella University

Topic: TBD

May 16

Elizabeth McMahon Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Psychology Today Blog

Topic: Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety:

June 20

Timothy Williamson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Loyola Marymount University 

Topic: : Reducing Lung Cancer Stigma at the Patient, Clinician, and Societal Levels


Wednesdays, 11:00AM - 12:30PM EST, Zoom

Sept. 15 - JoAnne Sirey, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Principal Investigator, Weill Cornell ALACRITY for Mid- and Late-Life Mood Disorders

“Improving Community Based Delivery of Care to Diverse Depressed Older Adults”.

October 20 – Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (NYC)

Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

“Cognitive Therapy for Regret”

November 17 - Monika Dargis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine               

“Digital Mental Health Interventions-How to Get the Most Out of Digital Tools”

December 15 - Dawn Hughes, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Board Certified Forensic Psychologist

“Intimate Partner Violence: Challenges in Assessments and Treatment”

January 19 – JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Director, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS)

“A generation of research from the WTC to the COVID-19 pandemic: An update on the use of Virtual Reality and Immersive Technologies in Behavioral Health”

February 16 - Natalia Skritskaya, Ph.D.

PGDT Trainer

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Center for Prolonged Grief, Columbia University

“Prolonged Grief Disorder Treatment: an Evidence-Based Approach”

March 16 – Kathryn Bleiberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Weill Cornell Medicine

“Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Bereavement”

April 20 – Elena Mayville, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

Clinical Psychologist, Boise VA Mbedical Center

"Why Try to Change Me Now? Fostering Empathy and Acceptance with Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy."

May 18 – Caitlin Stamatis, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Senior Quantitative Mental Health Researcher, Google

“Smartphone-Based Personal Sensing of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms”

June 15 – Simon Rego, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.

Chief Psychologist, Director of Psychology Training, and Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Program, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Utilizing Social and Traditional Media to Enhance Your Career”

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