Alexander Dorfman (he/him), M.S. is a psychology extern at CBC where he conducts individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. He is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Long Island University (LIU), Post, Campus. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Queens College CUNY and his master’s degree in applied clinical psychology at LIU Post.
Alexander has received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Alexander has meaningful clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults from varied cultural, socioeconomic, religious, racial, ethnic, and developmental backgrounds. He has worked with individuals presenting with a range of challenges and disorders including depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, ADHD, trauma, disordered eating, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, ASD, substance use, and existing with queer identities in non–LGBTQ+-affirming environments. Prior to his clinical externship at CBC, Alexander was a psychology extern at Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital in the Behavioral Health College Partnership. At this site, he conducted individual and group psychotherapy with high-risk young adults within outpatient and inpatient settings. Separately, he completed a pediatric assessment rotation at Cohen Children’s Medical Center where he conducted psychological assessments to inform school- and home-based interventions and supports for children and adolescents presenting with internalizing and externalizing behaviors. In the year prior, Alexander provided individual psychotherapy and conducted psychological assessments at the LIU Post Psychological Services Center (PSC), a community-based mental health clinic for underserved populations, and at the LIU Post Center for Health Living, a campus counseling center for undergraduate and graduate students. At the PSC, he received focused training on providing affirmative care to LGBTQ+ individuals—this remains a passion of his along with providing affirmative and ethical care to neurodivergent individuals.
Alexander’s research interests include suicidality, clinical psychology training, and DBT. His current research at LIU Post is focused on examining effects of manualized suicide intervention training on clinical psychology doctoral trainees. Alexander is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He holds membership in APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) and Division 44 (Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity).