Irene Zilber, Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow at CBC with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, impulse-control disorders, autism-spectrum disorders, and disruptive behavior disorders with young children, adolescents, adults, and families. In addition, she is intensively trained in DBT with youth and adults experiencing significant emotional and behavioral disregulation, and with those how self-harm. Irene Zilber received her B.S. from Cornell University in Developmental Psychology, an Ed.M. in Risk and Prevention with Children and Adolescents from Harvard University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Irene Zilber completed her pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York where she provided individual and group therapy to a diverse population of young children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Dr. Irene Zilber completed her neuropsychological evaluation training at McGill University, Montreal Children's Hospital, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and at Maimonides Medical Center, conducting full assessment batteries with children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Irene Zilber has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, selective mutism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, psychotic disorders, autism-spectrum disorders, and developmental disabilities across outpatient, inpatient, day treatment, and wellness and recovery hospital settings. Dr. Zilber received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of various mood and anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, and disruptive behavioral disorders while working at CBT clinics at the Montreal Children's Hospital, Psychological Services clinic, Tourette Syndrome clinic, and at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Zilber received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has extensive treatment experience through the DBT clinic at the Rutgers University DBT clinic. Dr. Irene Zilber has conducted Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the Rutgers Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) in individual therapy and parent skills training at the Tourette Syndrome clinic. In addition, Dr. Irene Zilber conducted Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and has specialized training and experience conducting CBT protocol for selective mutism through her work at the Child Mind Institute.
In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. Irene Zilber enjoys teaching and conducting research. Dr. Irene Zilber has taught several courses at the undergraduate level at McGill and Rutgers Universities, including Developmental Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Positive Psychology. She has numerous co-authored publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, book chapters, and has presented at various national and international conferences in the areas of child and adolescent anxiety and depression, and developmental disabilities. Dr. Zilber has conducted research examining vulnerability factors for mood and anxiety among children and adolescents to elucidate the knowledge about preventative measures of child and adolescent psychopathology. Dr. Irene Zilber's research with developmental disabilities has focused on individualized interventions utilizing techniques from applied behavior analysis, and group interventions for siblings of children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders. In addition, Dr. Irene Zilber conducted research on adult schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, pediatric mood and anxiety disorders, and the earliest markers of diagnosing autism. Dr. Irene Zilber is an active member of various professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association.
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