Dr. Adam S. Weissman is the Founder & Executive Director of the Child & Family Institute (CFI) in Scarsdale, NY and midtown Manhatttan. He is the Chief Psychologist at CFI and Clinical Director of the Individual & Family CBT program, as well as the ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Intensive OCD, and Tic, Trich, & Habit Disorders specialty clinics. Dr. Weissman received his B.A. in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center and a 2-year post-doctoral clinical research fellowship in child/adolescent psychology under the mentorship of John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP at Harvard University and Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Weissman is a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) master clinician, trainer, supervisor, and consultant, and an expert in the treatment of a wide range of emotional behavioral disorders. Trained by some of the world's leading CBT experts, Dr. Weissman specializes in state-of-the art, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of anxiety problems, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized worry, phobias, perfectionism, OCD, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, and selective mutism, as well as depressive disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, disruptive behavior problems, parent-child relational issues, tic/habit disorders, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, and related conditions. He has extensive experience treating children and adults, and training professionals in the community, using the latest advances in cognitive and behavioral therapies. Dr. Weissman is a nationally recognized expert in a new modular cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach designed to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or conduct problems as they co-occur in children (MATCH-ADTC; Chorpita & Weisz, 2009), and has been certified by the treatment developers as a MATCH-ADTC Trainer and Senior Consultant.
Formerly an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu/ferkauf) and a Senior Clinical Consultant at Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard Medical School (www.jbcc.harvard.edu/clinicalcare), Dr. Weissman is currently a Visiting Scholar/Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University-Teacher's College (www.tc.columbia.edu/ccp/clinical), where he trains/supervises advanced doctoral students in CBT with children and adolescents. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Weissman has published 3 books and over 25 peer-reviewed publications, as well as over 50 professional workshops and conference presentations, the majority focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents.
Dr. Weissman currently serves as President of the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA) Clinical Division (www.westchesterpsych.org) and he is an Ambassador for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the world’s premier professional CBT association (www.abct.org). He is Presiden-Elect of ABCT's Child & Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group (www.childanxietysig.com) and Past President of the association’s Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research Special Interest Group (www.neurocognitive-therapies.com). In addition, Dr. Weissman resides on the Executive Board of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT) (www.nyc-cbt.org) as the Representative-At-Large. Dr. Weissman also serves as a Representative to Council for the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), is a past member of NYSPA's Nominations & Elections Committee, and is an active founding member of NYSPA's new CBT Division. Finally, since 2011, Dr. Weissman has served on the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPN) Empirically-Defined Disorders of Attention Work Group, tasked with advancing the differential diagnosis and treatment of childhood attention disorders.
In addition to his leadership, research, and advocacy on behalf of youth mental health and evidence-based practice, Dr. Weissman’s hobbies include service, sports, music, and travel. He played college basketball in the South of France where he made his way to the National Championship game in Strasbourg, and co-founded a community service a cappella group at The University of Pennsylvania in 1998 in which he remains actively involved. Currently, Dr. Weissman is the Founding President of a new Upper West Side community service a cappella group, Hudson Sound, performing pro bono concerts for community organizations throughout the NY Metropolitan area. An avid traveller, Dr. Weissman has visited over 40 countries across 6 continents, and has led educational tours for teenagers throughout Europe, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. and Canada for over 15 years, as an Owner/Director of Weissman Teen Tours Inc. (www.weissmantours.com).
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) RO1 Grant, “Coupling a Reading Intervention with Anxiety Management for Struggling Readers” submitted May 2016. A. E. Grills (PI). A. S. Weissman (Consultant).
Selected Publications (*Book or Edited Book)
Weisz, J. R., Bearman, S.K., Ugeto, A., Herren, J., Weissman, A.S., et al. (in preparation). When the torch is passed does the flame still burn? Testing a "train the supervisor" model for the Child STEPS treatment program.
Weissman, A. S. (in press). Attentional Bias in Anxious Youth: Clinical Applications. Current Neurobiology.
Weissman, A. S. (in press). Neurocognitive treatments for ADHD in youth. Journal of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience.
Hale, J. B., Reddy, L. A., & Weissman, A. S. (2017). Neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents. In J. N. Butcher, J. Hooley, & P. D. Kendall (Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychopathology. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Price, R. B., Ellard, K. K., Weissman, A. S. et al. (2015). Letter to the editor re: The special issue: The biomedical model of psychological problems. the Behavior Therapist, 38, 259-260.
Weissman, A. S. (2015). Autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in youth. In Merrick, J. (Ed.), Child & Adolescent Health Issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E. Greydanus). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
*Mohlman, Deckersbach, & Weissman, A. S. (2015). From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. Edited Book: NY, NY: Routledge.
Mohlman, J., Deckersbach, T., & Weissman, A. S. (2015). Introduction to the neurocognitive perspective. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. S. Weissman (Eds.), From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. NY, NY: Routledge.
Weissman, A. S., Lichtin, J., & Danzig, A. P. (2015). Neurocognitive approaches in the treatment of ADHD. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. S. Weissman (Eds.), From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. NY, NY: Routledge.
Richey, J. A., Ellard, K. K., Siegle, G., Price, R., Mohlman, J., De Raedt, R., Browning, M., & Weissman, A., S. (2013). Closing the gap between science and practice: Report from the Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research (NT/TR) Special Interest Group. the Behavior Therapist, 36, 158-160.
Weissman, A.S. (2013). Feeling powerless? STOP AND COPE: 11 tips to help parents and kids cope with stress and worry in the aftermath of natural disasters. the Behavior Therapist, 35, 158-159.
*Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., & Hale, J. B. (2013). Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Emotional and Behavior Disordered Youth: An Integrated Step-by-Step Evidence-Based Approach. Edited Book: Washington, DC: APA Press.
Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., & Hale, J. B. (2013). Neuropsychological assessment and intervention for emotional and behavior disordered youth: Opportunities for practice. In L. A. Reddy, A. S. Weissman, & J. B. Hale (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Hale, J. B., Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., Lukie, C., & Schneider, A. N. (2013). Integrated neuropsychological assessment and intervention for youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In L. A. Reddy, A. S. Weissman, & J. B. Hale (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Weissman, A. S., Chu, B. C., Reddy, L. A., & Mohlman, J. (2012). Attention mechanisms in children with anxiety disorders and in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 117-126.
Weissman, A. S. (2011). Comorbid autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in youth: Prognostic implications and challenges for practice. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 4, 31-38.
*Weissman, A. S. (2011). Inattention in Anxious and ADHD Youth. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Weissman, A. S., & Bates, M. E. (2010). Increased clinical and neurocognitive impairment in children with autism spectrum disorders and comorbid bipolar disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 670-680.
Chu, B. C., Colognori, D., Weissman, A. S., & Bannon, K. (2009). An initial description and pilot of group behavioral activation therapy for anxious and depressed youth. Cognitive and Behavior Practice, 16, 408-419.
Weissman, A. S., Antinoro, D., & Chu, B. C. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in school settings: Advances and challenges. In M. Mayer, R. Van Acker, J. E. Lochman, & F. M. Gresham (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. NY, NY: Guilford Press.