ABOUT DR. KAFKER
Dr. Shira Kafker is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City, certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Parent-Child CARE, who specializes in treatment for children, adolescents, and their families. She incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and parent-child interaction therapy into her sessions, and works collaboratively with children and their families to meet their goals for therapy. Dr. Kafker began her training at Binghamton University, where she graduated with high honors in psychology, and went on to earn her doctorate from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral training at Northwell Health's Zucker Hillside Hospital, Jamaica Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center, and completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Andrus Children's Center in Yonkers,
New York. Dr. Kafker completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Andrus as well. Throughout her career, Dr. Kafker has had experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, and has conducted individual, family, and group therapy across levels of care (i.e. outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization). She additionally supervises therapists across the disciplines in mental health (i.e. psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors), teaches seminars on select topics in the field of mental health, teaches two courses to first year doctoral students, is a within-agency trainer for PCIT and a trainer for PC-CARE.