Dr. Nora Gerardi is a postdoctoral fellow who works full-time at CBC with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Gerardi is also part of the Trauma-Focused Treatment Programs and Neuropsychological Service teams at CBC. Dr. Gerardi is intensively trained in both cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and applies these evidence-based interventions for a range of disorders including across the anxiety and mood disorder spectrums, as well as with Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Gerardi has experience implementing these interventions in school-based, college counseling center, community mental health, and outpatient settings.
Dr. Gerardi earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut. She earned her Master’s and Doctor of Psychology degrees in School Psychology from St. John’s University. Dr. Gerardi is a certified New York State school psychologist.
Dr. Gerardi completed a pre-doctoral psychology externship at the St. John’s University Center for Counseling & Consultation (CCC), where she provided individual and group therapy to college-age students. She also conducted workshops for undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to mental health, including using mindfulness and stress management strategies. Dr. Gerardi also completed a predoctoral externship at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, where she received specialized training in CBT and DBT. In addition to training in clinical settings, Dr. Gerardi completed an externship within Ardsley Union Free School District. She conducted comprehensive cognitive, social-emotional/behavioral, and educational assessments, conducted FBAs/BIPs, and provided school-based CBT/DBT services.
Dr. Gerardi completed her pre-doctoral internship at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants. In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Gerardi was trained in comprehensive neuropsychological testing and conducted comprehensive evaluations for children and adults. As an intern, Dr. Gerardi also conducted trainings in both CBT and DBT for school mental health staff to numerous schools in the tristate area.
Dr. Gerardi’s dissertation examined predictors of evidence-based suicide risk assessment and management procedures among practicing mental health clinicians. Her research interests also include the dissemination of education and training related to suicide and self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Gerardi has co-authored several book chapters, focusing on utilizing CBT and DBT strategies. She has presented research at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT (ISIT DBT), and the American Psychological Association (APA) conferences, as well as internationally at the Caribbean Well-Being Conference in St. Maarten. Dr. Gerardi is also an adjunct lecturer at Queens College.