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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: Stephen A. Lisman, Ph.D.
Secretary- Receptionist: Ann Paludi

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:

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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 can be found on the psychology faculty page.

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.

Clinical Assistant and Advisor

Michelle Accardi, M.S. is a doctoral student in clinical psychology. As clinical assistant and advisor, she serves as liaison between the needs of the Psychological Clinic, the clinical psychology trainees, and the clients. Ms. Accardi's clinical interests are primarily in child psychology and behavioral medicine, and as a therapist in the Psychological Clinic, she has worked with children and adolescents with a range of psychological difficulties. Her primary research interests include the role of personality in psychopathology as well as chronic and acute pain conditions.

Clinical Consultant

Colleen Cleere, M.S. is a doctoral student in clinical psychology. Ms. Cleere works as a therapist in the Psychological Clinic and has provided treatment services to youth in a variety of settings. As a student, her primary research interests include trauma outcomes, resiliency, and hypnosis. She currently conducts research exploring how women conceptualize traumatic experiences.

Graduate Assistant to the Clinic Director

Anne Malaktaris, Master's Candidate, 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 post traumatic stress disorder and related treatments.

Clinic Secretary and Receptionist

Ann Paludi is the secretary/receptionist for the Psychological Clinic. Ms. Paludi has worked on campus for 15 years. For the past nine years she has worked in the Department of Psychology and in 2012 she became the secretary and receptionist of 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 2011 – Spring 2012

Qian Cindy Lau
Jessica Liss
Alysia Siegle

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.

Core Faculty:

More information about faculty supervisors can be found on the psychology site.

Field Supervisors (current and recent):

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Last Updated: 10/17/14