Michelle Conti, Psy.D.

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Specialties 

  • Children                              
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults 

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Parent Training/Behavior Management
  • Social Skills
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  •  Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Trauma, Traumatic Grief/Bereavement 

 
You are taking the first step in achieving success and balance in your life! Whether you have a long-term or short-term goal, I am available to support you and can help you cope with a range of emotional, behavioral, and relational issues you may be facing. I utilize a flexible, collaborative approach, which provides concrete strategies so that you can make daily changes. I also encourage you to examine your strengths and weaknesses to ensure long-lasting outcomes. I work with individuals, children, and families and specialize in working with parents who are looking to gain more effective behavior management strategies for their children and to improve their relationship.
  
Education & Training
I received both my masters and my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Long Island University- Post. In this intensive program, I completed the Applied Child track, focusing my work with children, adolescents and families. I took coursework in behavioral intervention strategies with children as well as school consultation. I then sought out training opportunities in a range of clinical settings including preschool, middle school, inpatient psychiatric settings, and outpatient clinics. My goal was to experience the full spectrum of childhood, including both typical and atypical development.
 
Doctoral Dissertation
My dissertation research, entitled, "Coping Strategies of School-Aged Children Following Traumatic Grief Exposure" examined gender differences in coping strategies among students involved in various types of traumatic events, including those affected by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.   
Internship Training
I completed my pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Early Childhood Center at Einstein in the Bronx. As part of my training there, I worked with young children aged 0-5 and their families, who experienced chronic and long-term trauma exposure, and were at-risk for involvement in the child welfare system. I also conducted a parent training group, utilizing the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting protocol, as part of a clinical research trial in preventing child abuse and maltreatment. I also conducted a pilot study which examined the use of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) questionnaire as a therapeutic tool, for at risk-parents and children.  
 
Fellowship Training
I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Westchester Institute for Human Development in Valhalla, with specialty in developmental disabilities and clinical child psychology. I was honored to be part of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary trainu7uying program, federally funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. As part of the this fellowship, I co-led a research project which rated and reviewed available iPad apps for use in trauma-focused treatment of children with developmental disabilities, specifically Autism. 
 
Therapeutic Approach
I utilize an integrative, evidence-based approach in order to meet my client's individual needs and work to establish a comfortable and relaxed environment. I believe in empowering my clients to utilize practical, daily coping strategies so that they can easily achieve success--whether big or small.   
I also conduct comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for school-age children, diagnostic clarification, or adults looking to receive workplace or standardized testing accommodations. 


Michelle Conti Reaches

Oceanside NY