Mitchell L. Schare
Professor of Psychology
Degrees: PHD, 1985, SUNY Binghamton; MA, 1982, SUNY Binghamton; BA, 1978, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook
Mitchell L. Schare, Ph.D., ABPP:
Dr. Mitchell Schare, holds the rank of Professor of Psychology and is the Director of the Ph.D. Programs in Clinical Psychology and Combined Clinical & School Psychology at Hofstra University . Additionally he directs the Phobia & Trauma Clinic, a training and research facility staffed by Ph.D. candidates in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Schare completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specializations in anxiety disorders treatment, substance abuse behaviors, and sexual dysfunction therapy at the State University of New York - Binghamton in 1985 following an internship at the Brown University Medical School Consortium in Providence, R.I. He is a board certified behavior therapist by the American Board of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a scientist-practitioner who has been with the university since 1986.
As a scientist, Dr. Schare continues an interest and expertise in the areas of anxiety disorder treatment and addictions. Regarding anxiety disorders, Dr. Schare mentors doctoral students and researches in the specialty area of Exposure therapy for the treatment of phobias and traumatic reactions such as PTSD. His exposure studies include imaginal, in-vivo, and the most technologically advanced computer assisted procedures of virtual reality exposure therapy. (See www.Hofstra.edu/phobia for more information on the Phobia & Trauma Clinic and a listing of associated research.) Additionally Dr. Schare maintains research involving the substances recognized as the most prevalent in our daily lives: nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. More specifically he is interested in the role of expectation in the initiation and maintenance of substance use, the use of motivational techniques to bring about cigarette use cessation and the interface between caffeine consumption and disordered eating patterns. He has published over 30 articles and chapters in scientific journals and books and has presented more than 125 professional papers and workshops both nationally and internationally, maintaining regular contacts with colleagues in Greece, Russia, Taiwan, Romania and India.
Dr. Schare is an active member of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, an organization he describes as his professional home and for which he has devoted much time and effort to. (For additional information on the organization and membership information go to: http://www.abct.org/Home/ .) He also is involved with the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology having presented many times at meetings of these groups. Dr. Schare has served as a reviewer for a number of professional journals including Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Therapy, and the APA's Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Additionally he is often interviewed by media organizations and has been quoted in many newspaper articles (e.g. Newsday, The New York Times), magazines (e.g. Child Magazine, The Tufts Nutrition Newsletter) and television news stories (e.g. The ABC Television program 20/20.)
As a consultant Dr. Schare has developed behaviorally-oriented therapy or educational programs and materials for a number of major institutions in the metro New York City community including the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, U.S. Navy, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, St. John's Episcopalian Health Services and Bronx Psychiatric Center. Recently as a consultant and visiting professor, Dr. Schare set up a master's program in Clinical Psychology at the Hellenic-American University in Athens. He serves as an lecturer for the SUNY - Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn (Downstate) as well as the Ross University Medical School. For a number of years, Dr. Schare has participated on the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island.
Since 1987, Dr. Schare has maintained a private practice in the Commack area (western Suffolk County, N.Y.) where he resides with his family. His areas of clinical expertise include substance abuse disorders (particularly alcohol and cigarette dependencies), anxiety disorders (including phobias, stress management, post-traumatic stress disorders), sexual disorders (both dysfunction & paraphilias), marital problems, and mental retardation. Dr. Schare is licensed to practice in the State of New York.