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Judy Fenster, Ph.D.

Dr. Judy Fenster, associate professor and department chair for curriculum and instruction at Adelphi’s School of Social Work.

Fenster holds a Ph.D. in social work. She is an expert on prevention and treatment of substance abuse. She has more than 20 years of experience as a therapist and for more than a decade taught psychotherapy practice skills to graduate students at Adelphi. Dr. Fenster has also published numerous articles in the areas of psychotherapy practice, addiction, and social policy.


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Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC

Dr. Audrey Freshman is the director of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Adelphi University School of Social Work and the director and lead faculty of the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Addictions.

Freshman holds a Ph.D. in social work. She has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in conducting interventions, diagnostic assessment and treatment of adolescents, adults and families coping with issues of substance use and abuse. Since its inception in 1999, Dr. Freshman has served as the assistant editor of the Journal of Practice of Social Work in the Addictions. She has published extensively on the subjects of adolescence, trauma and addiction.


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Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonathan Jackson, director of the Center for Psychological Services and director of Practicum Training at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.

Jackson holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and certificates in psychoanalysis and cognitive behavior therapy. The Center for Psychological Services, which he leads, offers a range of specialized treatment programs for children, adolescents, and adults.


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J. Christopher Muran, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Christopher Muran is associate dean and professor of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies.

Muran holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and certificates in psychoanalysis and cognitive therapy.  He directs the Psychotherapy Research Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, where he was also chief psychologist.  A fellow of the American Psychological Association and editor of the journalPsychotherapy Research, he is internally recognized for his research on the therapeutic relationship and treatment impasses and failure in psychotherapy, with more than 100 publications, including seven books.


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Errol Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Dr. Errol Rodriguez is the assistant dean and program director of the Master’s programs in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling in the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies.

Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience treating a range of psychological issues with particular expertise in addiction. He provides interventions, clinical evaluations, and a variety of techniques to address all phases of addiction. Dr. Rodriguez has published papers on addiction and its effect on the family system and has lectured widely.

 

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