Rebecca B. Skolnick, Ph.D.

Dr. Skolnick earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hofstra University. Prior to attending Hofstra, Dr. Skolnick obtained Rebecca-Skolnick-M.A an M.A. in psychology in education at Columbia University, and graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in psychology. Dr. Skolnick completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital’s Zucker Hillside Hospital, where she received training in evidence-based interventions for adolescents and adults across levels of care. Specifically, Dr. Skolnick completed rotations in the DBT outpatient clinic, adolescent inpatient unit, and geriatric partial hospital program.

Dr. Skolnick has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She served as an extern and post-doctoral fellow at CBT/DBT Associates under the direction of Dr. Lisa Napolitano, working as an individual CBT and DBT therapist for adults, as well as a DBT skills group leader. Dr. Skolnick has also worked at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital’s Eating Disorders Center treating adolescents and young adults with eating disorders using a combination of individual and group CBT, DBT, and family therapy. Additionally, she worked at the Phobia and Trauma Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Center for three and a half years using behavior therapy to treat adults with a range of anxiety disorders. Dr. Skolnick also served as a clinical intern at the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy treating mainly adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid conditions.

Dr. Skolnick has several research publications and presentations related to anxiety disorders and eating disorders. Her dissertation research investigated the effects of a mindfulness-based instruction on anxiety and fear tolerance during an exposure procedure for claustrophobia.

Dr. Skolnick serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College of New York and an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York State Psychological Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, and the New York Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation.

Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mastering the Art of Behavioral Chain Analyses in DBT
Workshop given by Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D. & Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.
ABCT Convention, November 2013

Five-Day Foundational DBT Training Course
Adam Payne, Ph.D. & Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D.
Behavioral Tech, LLC
New York, NY; October 22-26, 2012

DBT Skills Training, and Transforming Difficult Moments in Therapy
CE Online Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC

Mindfulness, Radical Acceptance, and Willingness: Teaching DBT Acceptance Skills in Clinical Practice
Clinical Intervention Training by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP & Kathryn E. Korslund, Ph.D., ABPP
ABCT Convention, November 2009

Click here for a list of select presentations and publications by Dr. Skolnick

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