Carla J. Mazzeo, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Lic. 015365
Office: (845) 255-2259/Cell: (845)554-6550
9/93-9/97 DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Fresno, CA. APA accredited program. Course work emphasis inEco-Systemic Child/Family and Psychodynamic therapy.
9/93-5/95 MASTER OF ARTS in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Fresno, CA.
9/90-5/92 GRADUATE STUDIES in Counseling Psychology M.A. program, State University of New York (SUNY), College at New Paltz.
9/90 BACHELOR OF ARTS in Psychology, State University of New York, College at New Paltz.
2008-Present BIRD COMMUNICATIONS & WEATHER PATTERNS, Backyard birding a Phenomenological Study. Ulster County, NY.
9/98-1/99 METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE, for training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP), NYC, NY. Two classes in Psychoanalytic theory, technique, and clinical practice. Provided one semester of individual psychotherapy through Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH) which provides low cost outpatient psychodynamic long-term treatment (affiliate of MITPP).
6/97-7/97 RETREATS INTERNATIONAL, Meditating the Dream, presented by Tom Kapacinskas, J.D., N.C., Psy.A. A workshop designed to deepen the understanding of dreams and acquire tools to interpret dreams. Sponsored by Notre Dame University.
5/94, 5/95, 5/96,5/97 JUNGIAN DREAM ANALYSIS SILENT RETREAT, Ron Teague, Ph.D. Experiential intensive course that focused on developing intricate understanding of dreams utilizing Jungian tools while incorporating Jungian theory.
1/95-5/96 CERTIFICATE of concentration in Organizational Behavior M.A. program (MOB), California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA. Course work emphasis in Organizational Behavior/Diagnosis/Consultation.
6/88-8/88 EXCHANGE STUDENT in Puebla, Mexico. Texas A&I University. Studied the language and culture of Mexico.
10/02-Present PRIVATE PRACTICE, Individual, family, and couple psychotherapy for elderly, adolescents and adults.
9/08-9/09 ASTOR FAMILY SERVICES CONSULTANT. Poughkeepsie, NY. Family Court Evaluation Service. Performed Psychological Testing to assess fitness to parent, as well as recommendations for court cases.
8/00-8/03 STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, State University of New York at New Paltz. Supervise the Oasis Coordinator (peer hot-line center). Supervise graduate practicum students, provide long and short-term psychotherapy, crisis intervention, emergency on-call, act as a Consultant for families, staff, and professors, conduct trainings for RD’s, RA’s and other staff, perform outreaches and presentations on various student topics to campus community.
11/99-7/00 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Elder-hostel program at the Westside YMCA, NYC, NY. Co-developed and coordinated twenty-two senior NYC educational programs at the largest YMCA in the US. Prepared budgets and negotiated expenses to achieve high value programs. Trained and supervised all volunteer staff. Created catalogue copy and oversaw all essential academic and non-academic program materials. Attended regional sight meetings to share site statistics, network with other sites, and review all new policies and/or marketing strategies.
8/98-10/99 ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Worked on one of four Acute Inpatient units. This locked 33 bed facility treated both acute and chronic dually diagnosed patients. Worked closely with a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and rehabilitation therapists to develop and implement clinical treatment plans, systemic interventions, and discharge plans. Worked in crisis-type situations regularly. Patients ranged from being homeless, to having bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and detox issues, as well as an array of organic conditions in addition to malingering patients. Performed individual and group therapy, conducted weekly unit patient meetings, attended individual and group supervision.
9/97-7/98 ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST, Comprehensive Medical Care Services, P.C. Brooklyn, NY. Worked with a team of health care providers that includes a neurologist, neuropsychologist, orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, and medical technician to provide services to a diverse cultural and economic NYC patient base. Assessed, evaluated, and diagnosed patients who suffered from spinal cord, neck, close-head injuries, mild concussions, and other physical traumas. Treatment plans include individual long and short term therapy, cognitive retraining, pain management, progressive deep relaxation, neuropsychological education, and career counseling.
8/96-8/97 NOTRE DAME COUNSELING CENTER, Predoctoral Internship program at the University Counseling Center, South Bend, IN. APA accredited program. Performed individual long and short term therapy with college undergraduate, graduate and international students on a broad range of clinical issues. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, crisis intervention, and couple therapy was utilized. Co-facilitated a year long process therapy group with graduate students. Psychological testing of students to assess suitability for the international Holy Cross Chile program was conducted. Other duties included intakes, screenings, consultation, career counseling, outreaches, and co-supervision of master level practicum students. Participated in training seminars, staff meetings, and program evaluation/development through committee membership. Updated and refined the Counseling Center's Web page.
6/95-12/95 PSYCHODIAGNOSTIC ASSESSOR, Psychological Service Center, Fresno, CA. Administered psychological batteries and performed custody evaluations using a variety of psychological tests and evaluation methods. Also conducted follow-up contact with Family Court Services.
9/94-6/95 PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE CENTER, Psychological Trainee, Fresno, CA. Adult psychodynamic rotation that consisted of individual psychotherapy, screenings, intakes, and on call/crisis intervention.
5/94-5/95 THERAPIST, Kings View Mental Health, Hanford, CA.
Planed and implemented interventions with ethnically diverse youth on house-monitoring program. Interventions included brief individual therapy, family therapy, collateral contacts, and consultations.
9/93-5/94 JUVENILE HALL/PROBATION CENTER, Kings County Juvenile Center, Hanford, CA. Planned and implemented interventions with ethnically diverse, incarcerated youth. Interventions included time-limited individual, family, and group psychotherapy, using a cognitive/behavioral and systemic approach. Consulted with psychologist, psychiatrist, program director, probation officers, counselors and teachers. Performed initial screenings, assessments and testing. Provided written action and release plans and psychological evaluations.
1/92-5/92 PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING CENTER, Psychological Trainee at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY. Short-term brief psychotherapy, assessments, intakes, and review of MMPI results with college students.
9/91-8/92 CASE MANAGER, Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), Poughkeepsie, NY.
Coordinated individual rehabilitation plans within community residential programs. Acted as liaison between resident's family and administrative staff. Provided individual and group counseling to residents.
9/90-2/92 YOUTH RESOURCES CO-COORDINATOR, Mental Health Assoc., Goshen, NY.
Managed, recruited, and trained volunteers for a teen hotline. Provided program and educational presentations, assisted in writing manuals and developed linkages with other organizations. Prepared monthly, quarterly, and statistical reports, worked on grant proposals, fund raising, and contract renewals. Operated Helpline/Rapeline, assisted callers.
9/90-12/90 PSYCHOLOGY TUTOR, State University of New York College at New Paltz, NY.Assisted undergraduate students in all levels of psychology work.
5/90-6/90 COUNSELOR, Ramapo Anchorage Camp, Rhinebeck, NY. Directly supervised and taught seven emotionally disturbed inner-city children.
TEACHING/ RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1/08-5/08 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Supervised students in the graduate Mental Health Counseling program.
8/00-8/03 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Teach an upper division psychology course entitled Crisis Intervention that trains undergraduate students to become peer-counselors at the college’s crisis hotline and walk-in center.
1/97-5/97 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Co-developed and taught the first Psychology of Women's class to upper division undergraduate students at Notre Dame. This seminar style class was a writing intensive course that included an overview of some of the major issues impacting the psychological and social development of women throughout the life span process.
1/95-5/97 Dissertation, Gender Role Identity and Gender Role Development in Female Adolescent Gang Members. This study explored consistencies and contradictions in self ascribed gender roles of incarcerated gang and non gang young women.
9/95-12/95 Research Group, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA. Completed program evaluation for a computer-based bulletin board program for adolescent youth in Fresno Juvenile Hall.
6/95 Scholarship, Rediscovering Justice Conference, University of San Francisco, C.A.
Explored the topic of Justice from various religious perspectives. Speakers from universities, the religious community, and Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams. Wrote an essay to be published in a book about the conference. Essay was also placed in a time-capsule at Grace Cathedral to be opened in 50 years.
3/95 Poster Presentation, at Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference. First author of study titled, PTSD Type Events and Perceived Stress of Incarcerated Juvenile Delinquents.
1/94-11/94 Research Group, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA. Developed two self-assessment questionnaires: PTSD questionnaire, Adolescent Stress Delinquency Scale, conducted a pilot study to assess validity and reliability.
1/90-5/91 Independent Researcher, State University of New York, College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Worked on two projects titled, Infant Social Referencing, and Comparison Among Children's Living Quarters. Surveyed, recruited participants, collected and analyzed data.
1/91-03 Presentations/Professional Outreaches
-Test Anxiety, Sexual Assault, Stress Management, Therapist Boundaries (New Paltz)
-Truth & Reconciliation: Victims and Perpetrators in Post-Apartheid South Africa.(Notre Dame, IN)
-Eating Disorders (presented to Athletic Team at Notre Dame)
-Getting the Most out of Your Dreams (presented to Notre Dame Graduate Students)
-Chaired two panel presentations for the African Association at Notre Dame
-Female Genital Mutilation (chaired discussion at Notre Dame)
-Moderator Variables in Testing Asian Americans (presented at CSPP)
-Organizational Consultation and Change (CSPP)
-Comparison of Rorschach scores to client in native vs. second language (CSPP)
-Gay and Lesbian variables in therapy and the coming-out-process (CSPP)
-Administration of Intelligence Tests with Differently Abled Persons (SUNY New Paltz)
-DSM III-R Mood Disorders (SUNY New Paltz)
-The Phenomenon of Physical Attractiveness/Body Image Issues (SUNY New Paltz)
2018 Comedic endeavor (brand new project, fingers crossed:)
2011-Present Writing a book - Composition of Human Development & Civilization. Looking at all aspects of the micro/macro cosmos from the dawn of antiquity to present in relation to Social/Economic/Science/Religion/Politics, etc., with movement towards an evolutionary Eden. Leaving behind war based civilizations into a Christ/Buddha Consciousness for All.
1/02-6/07 Dream Group, Center for Symbolic Studies. New Paltz, NY.
10/02 Workshop: Sexual Assault, “What Health & School Personnel Need to Know. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
10/95-6/96 Student Editor, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Reviewed and edited submissions for the APA journal.
9/94-5/96 Professional Standards Review Committee (PSRC), Ethics Committee Student Representative at CSPP. Received and considered charges of unprofessional or unethical conduct by administrators, faculty, and students. Recommended appropriate action to the chancellor.
2/95-5/96 Admissions Interviewer, Interviewed and reviewed applications of candidates, as well as interviewed faculty and staff for administrative openings at CSPP.
9/94-9/95 Student Executive Committee (SEC), Public-Relations Representative at CSPP. Informed the campus and community of SEC activities and sponsored events. Helped maintain positive communication with SEC and students.
9/93-9/94 Student Executive Committee (SEC), Eco-Systemic Class Representative. Organized monthly Forums on topics related to child, adolescent, family, psychological and professional issues. Attended monthly faculty meetings and weekly SEC meetings.
10/5&12/93 Workshop: Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment in Adolescents (8hrs.) Presented by Tony Mills, MFCC. Sponsored by Kings View Mental Health, Hanford, C.A.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2014-Present Ulster County SP CA Animal Shelter
2006/07 Hudson River Clearwater Sloop, River Festival with Pete Seeger. Swam across the Hudson, fundraiser
9/02- Ulster County Sexual Assault Force
91-98 & 12/02 American Psychological Association
9/97 Fund-raiser: Volunteered to help raise money at the Notre Dame football game, proceeds went to the Notre Dame African Society.
11/93-7/96 California Association of Professional Providers
6/95 Unity and Diversity Conference, Volunteered at conference that was designed for people to learn about a variety of different religions, and to appreciate the diversity while seeking unity.
8/88-2/92 Volunteer Rape Survivor Advocate, Mental Health Association, Goshen, N.Y. Aided, informed and assisted rape survivors and family through crisis intervention, and psycho-educational information. Answered and assisted callers on the rape hotline.