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ABOUT DR. KAFKER

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Shira Kafker, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in supporting families in strengthening relationships and managing children's difficult behaviors, as well as supporting individuals in managing depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent-Child CARE (PC-CARE), and incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and parent-child therapies into her work with individuals and families to help them meet their goals.

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 extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan and levels of care. She previously worked as a supervisor at a community mental health clinic, supervising therapists across the disciplines in mental health (i.e. psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors), teaching seminars on select topics in the field of mental health, and therapists to be certified in PCIT. Dr. Kafker is continues to train mental health professionals to be certified in PCIT and is currently certified to train other professionals to be certified in PC-CARE as well. She additionally enjoys her position as an adjunct professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where she teaches courses to doctoral students in the clinical program.

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