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Emily Becker-Weidman, PhD

Director of Adoption & Attachment Center, Senior Supervising Psychologist.

Emily Becker-Weidman, Ph.D., is the director of the Adoption and Attachment Treatment. She is an adolescent psychologist  that specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults and attachment-focused family therapy.  

Dr. Becker-Weidman is certified in CBT from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), intensively trained in DBT, and is certified by the Attachment Treatment-Focused Institute as an Attachment-Focused Family Therapist and is certified in the practice of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.  She is also trained in Habit Reversal Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD. 

Becker-Weidman is certified in CBT from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT); as an attachment-focused family therapist by the Attachment Treatment-Focused Institute; and in the practice of dyadic developmental psychotherapy.  She has also trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), habit reversal therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and exposure response prevention therapy (ERP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Becker-Weidman is the clinical supervisor at Columbia Teachers College, where she teaches a graduate practicum in CBT for children and adolescents.  She is also clinical director of the New York City Division of the Center for Family Development. Dr. Becker-Weidman is president of the Clinical Division of Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA).  She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the New York City Adoption/Foster Care Therapist Network, the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT), and the New Jersey Psychological Association.  She has presented research at several national conferences, co-authored three book chapters on child and adolescent psychopathology, and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Becker-Weidman received her B.A. in psychology and health and societies from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the New York University Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital and a two-year postdoctoral clinical research fellowship in anxiety and mood disorders and autism at the NYU Child Study Center.

Currently, Becker-Weidman is practicing teletherapy and working from her practice in Closter, New Jersey.  

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