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Psychotherapy Laboratory

Psychiatrist talking to patient.

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.

Faculty Members Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

Jimmie C. Holland, MD -- Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Jimmie C. Holland

Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology

Julia A. Kearney

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

Talia I. Zaider, PhD

Talia I. Zaider

Affiliated Faculty Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.