Aviva Katz is a licensed clinical psychologist who works full-time at CBC with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has significant experience working with patients with a wide range of difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and self-injury and suicidality. In addition to her years of CBT training and experience, Dr. Katz has also been intensively trained in DBT and provides individual DBT treatment and leads DBT skills training groups at CBC. At CBC, Dr. Katz also coordinates the Quality Improvement program, treats patients on the trauma team, and she also provides executive functioning coaching and neuropsychological evaluations.
Dr. Katz received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Community Health from Tufts University, and earned both her master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Katz completed her post-doctoral fellowship at CBC and her pre-doctoral internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services where she provided individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, skills training and psychological and developmental evaluations in both clinic and school settings.
Prior to internship, Dr. Katz completed a year-long externship at the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service at Maimonides Medical Center, where she treated children and adolescents with a variety of presenting problems, including obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidality, interpersonal difficulties, and social anxiety. She also completed year-long practicum at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s acute inpatient unit, and an externship providing psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluations at Brooklyn Learning Center. In addition, she provided psychoeducational evaluations at the Infant and Child Learning Center of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and has experience providing couples and family therapy. Her doctoral dissertation utilized data from Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Brief Psychotherapy Research Program, focusing on the relationship between therapy dropout and differences in patient and therapist views on therapy. Before beginning her graduate education, Dr. Katz worked at NYU Child Study Center as a Research Data Associate, investigating the biological correlates of adolescent depression and Tourette’s Disorder.
Dr. Katz is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the New York State Psychological Association.