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Judy Fenster, PhD

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

Fenster holds a PhD 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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Jonathan Jackson, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Jackson, director of the Center for Psychological Services and director of Practicum Training at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University.

Jackson holds a PhD 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, PhD

Dr. J. Christopher Muran is associate dean and professor of the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology.

Muran holds a PhD 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, PhD

Dr. Errol Rodriguez is the assistant dean and program director of the Master’s programs in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling in the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology.

Rodriguez holds a PhD 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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