Alyssa Conigliaro, MA, is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English Literature and her Master’s degree in General Psychology at Adelphi University.
Alyssa has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma. Alyssa has significant training and experience working in clinical and research settings working with adolescents and adults. Prior to working at CBC, Alyssa was a psychology extern at Northwell Health, Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Behavioral Health College Partnership (BHCP) where she provided DBT and CBT individual and group psychotherapy to high-risk young adult outpatients and inpatients. Additionally, she continues to serve as a clinician at Hofstra University’s Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic (PERCC) where she provides individual psychotherapy, conducts psychological assessments and coordinates DBT outcome research. In addition to delivering evidence-based treatments, psychological assessments and outcome research at PERCC, Alyssa also conducts intake interviews, provides training and supervision to students and has co-led adult DBT skills groups.
Alyssa’s current research interests involve the social factors involved in the maintenance and onset of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Specifically, she is interested in the role of social rejection and emotion dysregulation in NSSI engagement, as well as the social transmission of NSSI, known as social contagion. Alyssa is a member of American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS).