Dr. Amber Ufford is a licensed psychologist and Coordinator of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program. Dr. Ufford specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression and mood disorders, personality disorders, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Ufford is certified as a Level 1 Trainer and therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) through PCIT International. Additionally, Dr. Ufford has received comprehensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including training in DBT-PE, and is a member of the Trauma Team and the DBT Team at CBC.
Dr. Ufford earned her BA with honors in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Ufford has experience providing CBT and DBT in various outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment settings. Prior to joining CBC, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health – Zucker Hillside Hospital treating youth experiencing a range of psychiatric problems, including ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral issues, eating disorders, and psychosis within the outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization services. Dr. Ufford completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, which included rotations within the Parent-Infant Center conducting developmental assessments, the Child Outpatient Department working with multi-problem youth and their families, and the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), where she worked with adolescents struggling with emotional, behavioral, academic, and, substance abuse problems within a therapeutic high school setting. Prior to internship, Dr. Ufford completed her clinical practicum at North Shore-LIJ Health System treating youth with a range of psychiatric disorders within the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department, the Emergency Room consultation service, and the Adolescent Inpatient Service. In addition, she acted as an on-call crisis counselor for the student population at Hofstra University providing crisis assessment and intervention services.
Dr. Ufford is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).