Psychology: Depression and Suicide

Dr. Chaim Nissel

Chaim Nissel, Psy.D. is the Director of the Counseling Centers of Yeshiva University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Previously, he has worked at YU for 14 years in various capacities, including school psychologist at the boy’s high school and Associate Dean of Students for Health Affairs. He holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University in NYC. He has lectured extensively on the topic of college mental health and has a specialty in suicide assessment and prevention. He has trained over 1000 clinicians about suicide risk and has presented at various international conferences, hospitals, clinics and universities in the U.S. and Canada. As a clinical psychologist, he has also worked with children and adolescents and their parents. Dr. Nissel resides in New Hempstead, NY with his wife and five children. Sample Titles Promoting Mental Health in our Community College Mental Health Sending your Child Off to College Parenting your College Aged Child Psychology and Judaism Getting your Preschooler to Sleep Managing your Preschooler’s Behavior Feeling Good Suicide Prevention in our Communities (Best Suited for Clinicians, Rabbis, Lay...


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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