Magdalena Buczek is a licensed psychologist who works full time at CBC and treats children, adolescents, adults, and families utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Buczek is also the Coordinator of School Consultation and consults to schools in the tri-state area about school-based CBT and DBT implementation. Dr. Buczek has extensive training in the treatment of behavior disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD, as well as anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan.
Dr. Magdalena Buczek received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in child and adolescent mental health studies from New York University. She received her Master’s degree in School Psychology from St. John’s University and is a certified New York State school psychologist. Dr. Buczek received her Doctorate of Psychology from St. John’s University as well, where she was extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Dr. Magdalena Buczek completed a year-long externship at The Child Mind Institute where she provided individual and group therapy for children and adolescents and conducted parent training. During her externship, she received comprehensive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children presenting with behavior disorders, parent management training (PMT), and behavior therapy for selective mutism. Dr. Buczek also has experience providing therapeutic services and consultation in the community setting and has conducted parenting workshops for underprivileged families. Dr. Buczek has conducted research in the area of parenting, and her research interests include parental emotion regulation.
Dr. Magdalena Buczek completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Pleasantville School District in Westchester, where she received training in the implementation of evidence-based treatments, including CBT and DBT, in the school setting, individually and in groups for children and adolescents presenting with anxiety, mood, behavior, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Buczek also has expertise in conducting psychological evaluations and consulting with teachers and other school professionals in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as well as implementing evidence-based interventions for behavior modification and management in the classroom setting to ensure treatment efficacy across disorders. Additionally, Dr. Buczek has extensive experience in social skills and organizational skills trainings for children and adolescents.
Dr. Buczek completed her post-doctoral fellowship at CBC, where she received specialized training in CBT and DBT. She is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) as well as the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).