Alisa Gudz, M.S., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults. She earned her M.S. in School Psychology from St. John’s University, where she is currently a fourth-year doctoral student. Alisa previously earned her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and a B.S. from New York University where she graduated with a major in Applied Psychology.
Alisa has received extensive training in providing evidenced-based interventions to children, adolescents and young adults with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and mood disorders. Alisa has intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Management Training (PMT) and adaptations of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Alisa is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM) therapist. Prior to her externship at CBC, Alisa worked as a social worker at the Child Mind Institute and as a social work intern in the Mount Sinai Hospital System outpatient department. Alisa has also held a previous role as a school psychology extern in the Great Neck Public School District. There, she delivered individual and group counseling as well as parent and teacher consultations. Alisa has also worked as a student clinician at the St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, where she provided both therapy and psychoeducational evaluations. Alisa is passionate about helping children and their families reach their goals.
Alisa’s doctoral research will focus on the knowledge and confidence of school professionals in working with students with selective mutism. Alisa is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).