Shimon Littman, Psy.D. | Staff Psychologist

Shimon Littman earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University Post Campus (LIU-Post). Prior to attending LIU-Post, he graduated from Yeshiva University magna cum laude with a B.A. in psychology. Dr. Littman treats adolescents, young adults, and adults using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). He has particular experience in the evidence-based treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, suicidality, depression, anxiety disorders, specific phobias, trichotillomania/excoriation, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He has received specialized training in the treatment of suicidality, self-harm, anxiety, and trauma through years of clinical practice and supervision.

Dr. Littman completed his postdoctoral fellowship at The Reeds Center, where he received expert training in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. He completed his pre-doctoral, APA-accredited, clinical internship at Long Island Jewish Zucker Hillside Hospital (Northwell Health), where he participated in primary rotations working in both a DBT inpatient unit for adolescents and an intensive partial hospitalization program for a geriatric population. In addition, Dr. Littman provided individual therapy in the hospital’s outpatient clinic specializing in OCD and co-led a group specifically for clients with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).

Prior to Dr. Littman’s internship training, he held externships at Cognitive Behavioral Associates (CBA; a private practice in Long-Island specializing in DBT for adolescents), at the outpatient department of Long Island Jewish Zucker Hillside Hospital (Northwell Health), and Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center. While at CBA, Dr. Littman was part of a fully adherent DBT team. There he provided group and individual CBT and DBT treatment to a diverse population of adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disordered symptoms. At Northwell Health, Dr. Littman again served on a DBT team within the hospital’s outpatient clinic for young adults and college aged clients (the BHCP). There he led a range of both CBT and DBT focused groups and provided individual therapy for college students with personality and mood disorders. As a doctoral student at LIU-Post, Dr. Littman saw clients at the university’s therapy clinic where he treated children and adults for a range of clinical presentations. He is a member of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

Dr. Littman’s research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of DBT and he worked with Dr. Jill Rathus (co-developer of DBT for Adolescents) to create a measure that can be used for evaluating the efficacy of DBT treatment. Dr. Littman is working on publishing these results to make this measure widely available.

Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Behavioral Tech Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training Course: August 3-7, 2015; Behavior Tech, LLC; New Canaan, CT; Presenters: Adam Payne, Ph.D. and Nicholas L. Salsman, Ph.D., ABPP

Behavioral Tech Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: 2015 Updates: April 27-28, 2015; Behavior Tech, LLC; White Plains, NY; Presenters: Anthony P. DuBose, Psy.D. and Francheska Perpletchikova, Ph.D.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) In A Box Workshop; January 2013; Behavioral Tech, LLC; Brookville NY; Presenter: Jill Rathus, Ph.D.

Research Poster Presentations

York, S., Greenblatt, S., Rathus, J. H., Richardson, J., Littman, S., Halpert, R., & Chiriboga, E. (2016, October). Can data on clinicians’ needs enhance the dissemination and implementation of DBT- A? Poster session presented at the conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Smith, A., Francois, D., Kason, R., Littman, S., Demaria, T. (2014). Superstorm Sandy’s effect on teacher self care in communities directly affected versus not. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C