About the Clinic
Who we are
Director of the Psychological Clinic: Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D., ABPP (Clinical, Forensic)
Director of Clinical Training, Psychology Department: Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D.
Secretary-Receptionist: Sally Pitcher
The Psychological Clinic operates within the Department of Psychology at Binghamton University. Its major objectives are to provide psychological services to the local community and to serve as a training facility supporting the University's doctoral program in clinical psychology.
The Clinic offers psychotherapy and behavior therapy for adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups for a broad range of behavioral and psychological problems. The Clinic is oriented toward short-term intervention, although longer treatment programs are undertaken. A variety of treatment approaches and techniques may be used, depending on the circumstances of each client.
In addition to our treatment services, the Clinic also offers assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults:
The Neuropsychology Assessment Group
Supervisor: Pete Donovick, Ph. D
The Neuropsychology Assessment Group assesses clients ranging in age from 6 to adulthood
(or self-referred) for problems related to, or resulting from, head injuries, strokes,
encephalitis, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, and
language or dysfunction memory disorders. The Neuropsychology Assessment Group will
also perform assessments for conditions that may be progressive in nature, including
Mild Cognitive Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's
dementia or AIDS dementia. In all cases treatment recommendations are made.
The Krantweiss Assessment Group
Supervisor: Adam Krantweiss, Ph. D
Like the neuropsychology group, the assessment group evaluates individuals ranging from childhood to adulthood for a variety of issues; however, the group places less emphasis on progressive disorders and focuses more heavily on assessing problems related to ADHD and learning disabilities. Differential diagnoses can be explored and treatment/academic accommodation recommendations are made.
Tom Harding's Supervision Group
Supervisor: Thomas Harding, Ph. D
While Dr. Harding's supervision group focuses on providing individual psychotherapy,
clinicians will also provide assessments for clients with questions regarding issues
such as diagnosis, treatment direction, personality dynamics, severity of psychopathology,
or cognitive ability status. Additionally, clinicians will perform "fitness" for work,
as well as disability exams. The group prefers to work with adults or older adolescents.
Director of Psychological Clinic
Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and a diplomate in clinical and forensic psychology (ABPP). A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Hypnosis Division (30), Dr. Lynn is the author or editor of more than 300 books, chapters, and articles on psychotherapy, memory, hypnosis, dissociation and posttraumatic stress disorder. He recently completed the textbook, "Introduction to Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding." Dr. Lynn is a recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Creativity, and Professional Activities, as well as the recipient of the APA Division 30 Awards for both Distinguished Professional Contributions and Distinguished Scientific Contributions. Dr. Lynn serves on eleven editorial boards, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. His research program has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. More information about Dr. Lynn.
Clinical Advisor and Past Director
Stephen A. Lisman, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of Clinical Training for the psychology department. Dr. Lisman directs a research program on alcohol and behavior and has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in this area. In addition to his faculty appointment, he also maintains an active practice in clinical psychology. Dr. Lisman has been the recipient of grant funding from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, the Binghamton University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and served as the Director of the Psychological Clinic for 30 years.
Graduate Assistant to the Clinic Director
Alex Vizgaitis, M.S., is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Binghamton University. As the graduate assistant to the Clinic Director, she performs a variety of administrative tasks, oversees administration of the Clinic outcome questionnaires, and conducts intake interviews. As a student, her primary research interests include identity functioning and self-injury within borderline personality disorder.
Clinic Secretary and Receptionist
Sally Pitcher is the secretary/receptionist for the Psychological Clinic. She handles the day-to-day operation of the Psychological Clinic and assists the director, graduate student therapists, clinical faculty and clinical field supervisors with their duties in the Psychological Clinic.
Undergraduate Clinic Assistants Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Clinical Psychology Trainees
The Clinic is staffed by advanced graduate students in the clinical psychology doctoral training program, supervised by Ph.D. level clinical psychologists. Each new client is assigned a therapist with whom they will work during their treatment at the Psychological Clinic.
Clinical Supervisors and Advisors
Supervisors include Ph.D. level psychologists who are currently full-time faculty or who work as therapists in the community. Current and recent supervisors are listed below.
Christina Balderrama-Durbin, Ph.D.
Meredith E. Coles, Ph.D.
Peter J. Donovick, Ph.D.
Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D.
Jennifer Gillis, Ph.D
Matthew D. Johnson, Ph.D
Mark F. Lenzenweger, Ph.D.
Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D.
Richard Mattson, Ph.D.
Raymond G. Romanczyk, Ph.D.
Gregory P. Strauss, Ph.D.
More information about faculty supervisors can be found on the website for Clinical Faculty.
Field Supervisors (current and recent):
Rachel Cavalari, Ph.D.
Jeff Cole, Ph.D.
Jerry Duvinsky, Ph.D
Sheri Esteban-Elie, Ph.D.
Oliver Fassler, Ph.D.
Marilyn Geller, Ph.D.
Deborah Greenberg-Strano, Ph.D.
Thomas Harding, Ph.D.
Adam Krantweiss, Ph.D.
Joseph McCann, Psy.D.
Cheryl Scott-Richard, Psy.D.