Joseph R. Scardapane
Joseph R. Scardapane, Ph.D., has been a teaching administrator, supervising psychologist and researcher at Hofstra University since 1991. Currently assistant provost and executive director of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center and director of the Psychological Evaluation, Research and Counseling (PERC) Clinic, Dr. Scardapane previously held positions as school psychologist for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services for Southern Westchester and chief clinical psychologist at the Southeast Nassau Guidance Center in Seaford, New York. He has presented both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from the intellectual assessment of bilingual children to the use of acceptance-based techniques in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
As director of a psychology training clinic, he serves two doctoral programs by teaching and supervising students in psychological assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapy. With Dr. Scardapane’s direction, the PERC Clinic continues to provide cutting-edge services to the community while providing educational and research opportunities to Hofstra University doctoral students. He has helped establish specialty clinics to train students in a comprehensive manner, utilizing the expertise of the Department of Psychology faculty in areas such as the treatment of anger disorders, phobias, childhood behavioral disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. In addition, the Institute for Family Forensic Psychology provides evaluations, therapy and supervised or therapeutic visitation services for families referred from family court. Dr. Scardapane also directs the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Clinic, which provides services to patients suffering with chronic physical or emotional pain that is interfering with their quality of life. Dr. Scardapane also serves as institutes chairperson for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and as treasurer for the Association of Directors of Psychology Training Clinics (ADPTC).