Psychology: Aging

Dr. Roee Holtzer

Dr. Holtzer is an assistant professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He holds an MA and a Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Holtzer completed his internship training in clinical psychology at the Rusk Institute of New York University. He also completed a T-32 post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and cognition in aging at the cognitive neuroscience division of the Sergievsky Center of Columbia University Medical Center. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York State. Dr. Holtzer’s primary research interest is in cognitive aging and in the interplay between cognition, mood and motor function vis-à-vis aging and age-related diseases. Specifically, his most recently funded research proposes a three-level theory-driven approach to integrating clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neurosciences, and genetics to explore mechanisms of motor aging. The long-term goal of this translational research is to identify specific modifiable mechanisms pertinent to developing more efficient risk assessment and intervention programs of motor impairments such as decline in gait and falls in aging. Dr. Holtzer has a specific interest in attention and executive control processes and their relations to other cognitive functions, emotions and functional outcomes. His team’s recent work has identified informative associations between executive control of working memory and fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis. They aim to further explore this relationship and extend it to aging as well. Dr. Holtzer is also the director for the Clinical Health Program Minor in Neuropsychology Sample Titles Predictors of Gait and Falling in Aging Central Control of Mobility in...


Dr. Richard Zweig

Dr. Zweig is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University. He received his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University wherein he matriculated through a specialized clinical gero-psychology training program. Following his internship at the Yale University School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellowship in medical psychology / neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Zweig obtained specialty training in Klerman/Weissman Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression. Dr. Zweig has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology and the Journal of Mental Health and Aging. From 1995-2001, Dr. Zweig was Senior Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Geriatric Psychology Extern Training in the Geriatric Psychiatry Division of Hillside Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 2001 Dr. Zweig was recruited by the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University to develop and direct the Ferkauf Older Adult Program concentration within the Clinical Psychology Program. In 2002, and from 2003-2006, he was awarded U.S. Dept. of Heath and Human Services Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) grants to train students in gero-psychology, and developed an externship wherein students provide services to older adults in primary care, research clinic, and outpatient clinic settings. Dr. Zweig has written and presented at national meetings on the assessment and treatment of personality-disordered older adults, depression and suicide in the elderly, and gero-psychology training, and he maintains a private practice dedicated to treating adults and older adults. Sample Titles Aging and Mental Health Assessment and Treatment of Personality-Disordered Older Adults Depression and Suicide in the Elderly Gero-Psychology...

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