Psychotherapy Laboratory

Psychiatrist talking to patient.

Psychiatrist William Breitbart directs the Psychotherapy Laboratory at MSK.

William Breitbart, MD, Director

This group will mount a series of trials of individual, group, couple, and family therapy, as well as a group of studies involving microdissection of the aspects of therapy that prove therapeutic. A dedicated laboratory has been established with video-recording capacity in two individual psychotherapy rooms and two group and family therapy rooms. This enables the fidelity of any intervention to be studied to be certain that a model under study is properly and faithfully applied.

Current studies of meaning-centered psychotherapy led by Dr. Breitbart and trials of family therapy led by Dr. Kissane are well underway. Other studies include cognitive-behavioral treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in bone marrow transplant survivors, maternal coping with bone marrow transplantation, and the development and evaluation of family problem-solving and multiple family groups.

William S. Breitbart, MD -- Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief, Psychiatry Service

William S. Breitbart

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief, Psychiatry Service; Jimmie C. Holland Chair

Pictured: Alici Yesne

Yesne Alici

Clinical Director, Psychiatry Service

Pictured: Allison J. Applebaum

Allison J. Applebaum

Matthew N. Doolittle

Matthew N. Doolittle

Pictured: Katherine N. DuHamel, PhD

Katherine N. DuHamel

Julia A. Kearney, MD

Julia A. Kearney

Memorial Sloan Kettering psychologist Wendy Lichtenthal

Wendy Lichtenthal

Pictured: Mary Jane Massie

Mary Jane Massie

MSK psychologist Christian Nelson

Christian J. Nelson

Chief, Psychiatry Service

Melissa L. Ozga, DO

Melissa L. Ozga

Pictured: Xiomara Rocha-Cadman

Xiomara Rocha-Cadman

Andrew J. Roth, MD

Andrew J. Roth

Memorial Sloan Kettering Neuropsychologist & Child Psychologist Stephen Sands

Stephen A. Sands

Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center psychologist Talia I. Zaider

Talia I. Zaider