Dr. Idil Franko is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Idil earned her master’s and doctor of psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Idil is intensively trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has extensive training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders and has experience treating social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, body focused repetitive behaviors, binge eating disorder, and depression. Idil has particular expertise in cognitive-behavioral treatments for OCD and PTSD, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She also has experience providing services in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, primary care settings, and inpatient treatment programs.
Idil completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at New York Harbor VA Healthcare System - Manhattan Campus. While on internship, Idil provided individual, group and couples therapy to veterans with a wide range of diagnoses, including co-morbid medical and mental health conditions, posttraumatic stress, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and severe mental illness. She also conducted psychological and psychoeducational evaluations, performed acute risk assessments, and co-led weekly DBT Skills groups for veterans.
Prior to her internship, Idil trained at the Center of Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned certification in ExRP therapy for OCD and PE therapy for PTSD. She also trained at the Family Medicine Clinic at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Rutgers University where she provided evidence-based, time-limited treatments to individuals across the lifespan.
Idil’s research interests focus on the impact of biases in clinical decision-making and quality of patient care, with the goal of reducing health disparities between populations. Her dissertation investigated the prevalence and correlates of weight stigma among mental health professionals in training.
Idil is a member of the New York Psychological Association (NYSPA), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).