Who we are
Director of the Psychological Clinic: Thomas Harding, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training, Psychology Department: Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.
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.
The Clinic is open for both in-person and remote assessment and treatment services. Decisions about meeting in-person or remotely (using the doxy.me platform) are based upon clinical needs and training considerations. Details regarding clinic services, as well as our masking and safely protocols, will be provided when scheduling. For additional information, please call 607-777-2103. Messages and inquiries are typically responded to within 24 hours.
Psychological Assessment Services
The Clinic offers a variety of psychological evaluation services for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Harding's group focuses on the assessment of ADHD and learning disabilities in adolescents and adults, exploring differential diagnoses and providing treatment suggestions and recommendations for academic accommodations. Other evaluations supervised by him within the Clinic, focus on cognitive/neuro- psychological, mental health/diagnostic, forensic, disability, and fitness-for-duty issues in adolescents and adults; and learning/attentional problems in children ages 8 and older.
The Clinic is now offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group. We are also in the process of establishing groups that focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety and depression; and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma and loss. Depending upon need, one or more of these groups may be available at a given time.
Director of Psychological Clinic
Thomas P. Harding, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist. He has longstanding ties to Binghamton University as an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor. His areas of specialization include psychological assessment, psychiatric disability determination and forensic consultation.
Director of Clinical Training
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., in addition to Director of Clinical Training, is a Professor of Psychology. He has clinical and research interests which include marital distress and discord, intimate partner violence and psychological science impacting public policy. Dr. Johnson served as an APA Executive Branch Science Fellow & AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
Clinical Advisor and Past Director
Stephen A. Lisman, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus and past Director of Clinical Training for the psychology department. Dr. Lisman formerly directed a research program on alcohol and behavior and has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in this area. Although retired from his faculty appointment, he still 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.
Assistant to the Clinic Director
Amy L. Fischer, M.S. oversees and coordinates the day- to- day operations of the Clinic, performing phone screens, managing the front desk, monitoring therapist record keeping and documentation, checking in clients, billing, and overseeing building maintenance.
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.
- Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D.
- Jennifer Gillis, Ph.D
- Thomas Harding, Ph.D.
- Matthew D. Johnson, Ph.D
- Mark F. Lenzenweger, Ph.D.
- Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D.
- Nadine Mastroleo, Ph. D.
- Richard Mattson, Ph.D.
- Raymond G. Romanczyk, Ph.D.
- Emily Zale, Ph.D.
More information about faculty supervisors can be found on the website for Clinical Faculty.
- Meredith Coles, Ph.D.
- Lanora Duell, Ph.D.
- Jerry Duvinsky, Ph.D.
- Sheri Esteban-Elie, Ph.D.
- Oliver Fassler, Ph.D.
- Art Frenz, Ph.D.
- Thomas P. Harding, Ph.D.
- Mark Lenzenweger, Ph.D.
- Sean O'Hagen, Ph.D.