Erica Baruch, M.S. is pre-doctoral psychology intern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. As an intern, Erica is part of the Neuropsychological Testing, School Consultation, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services, along with providing CBT and DBT to clients of all ages. She is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University. Erica has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults. She works with a range of patients, including those with anxiety and mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, behavior issues, and family conflicts.
Prior to working at CBC, Erica served as a psychology extern at the Child Mind Institute in the Anxiety Disorders Center. In this position, she utilized evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, selective mutism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In addition, she co-led several groups, including social anxiety groups for children and adolescents, groups for children with selective mutism, and a school-based trauma group in a NYC public school. During the coronavirus pandemic, Erica co-led a virtual four-part workshop for parents of children and adolescents with anxiety.
Erica also previously worked as a psychology extern at Montefiore Medical Center’s Rose F. Kennedy Center/Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) where she treated children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities and coexisting emotional and behavioral difficulties. She conducted individual therapy and psychological and psychoeducational assessments with both children and adults.
More recently, Erica has received training in behavioral parent training, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has utilized these interventions for families dealing with oppositional behavior, anxiety accommodation, and general parenting issues. Erica also completed an externship at a private school in the Bronx, where she led social skills groups, provided individual counseling, and conducted classroom observations and consultation. Erica’s doctoral research examines the sociocultural and religious influences on disordered eating in undergraduate women.