Dr. Erica Baruch is a postdoctoral psychology fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Baruch is intensively trained in both cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She has received extensive training in the application of these evidence-based interventions for a range of problems, including anxiety and mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, behavior issues, and family conflict. In addition, Dr. Baruch trains and consults to school districts on the implementation of DBT within school settings, co-leads CBT and DBT groups, and conducts Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Dr. Baruch also completed her pre-doctoral internship at CBC. In addition to providing individual, group, and family therapy, Dr. Baruch was trained in comprehensive neuropsychological testing and conducted comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents. She also conducted trainings in DBT skills and implementation at schools across the tri-state area.
Prior to working at CBC, Dr. Baruch 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 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, Dr. Baruch co-led a virtual four-part workshop for parents of children and adolescents with anxiety.
Dr. Baruch also completed an externship 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, as well as at a private school in the Bronx.
Dr. Baruch earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University. She earned her master’s degree in School Psychology and her doctoral degree in Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Baruch’s dissertation examined the sociocultural and religious influences on disordered eating in undergraduate women.