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Mitchell L. Schare

Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1985, SUNY Binghamton; MA, 1982, SUNY Binghamton; BA, 1978, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


Bio



Mitchell L. Schare, Ph.D., ABPP:



Dr. Mitchell Schare, holds the rank of Professor of Psychology, is a core faculty member in the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and is the Director of the Phobia & Trauma Clinic, a training and research facility staffed by Ph.D. candidates in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Schare served as the Director of Clinical Training for both the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology and its earlier incarnation, the Ph.D. program in Combined Clinical & School Psychology at Hofstra University. 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 Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Additionally, he has been honored as a Fellow by the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Schare is a clinical scientist-practitioner who has been with the university since 1986 and is licensed to practice in the State of New York.

As a scientist, Dr. Schare research interests and therapeutic expertise fall in the general areas of anxiety treatment, trauma and human sexuality. More specifically, Dr. Schare serves as a mentor for doctoral students in the specialty area of Exposure therapy for the treatment of phobias, OCD and particularly reactions to trauma which frequently culminate in post-traumatic stress and the diagnostic disorder of PTSD. In the lab, research and training occurs utilizing exposure therapy in various formats: imaginal, in-vivo, narrative, video and virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET). (See www.Hofstra.edu/phobia for more information on the Phobia & Trauma Clinic and a listing of associated research.) Current lab research focuses upon improving the efficacy of exposure therapy procedures, extending virtual reality exposure therapy to a tele-health/therapy model, understanding the causative and sustaining factors in the development and maintenance of post-traumatic stress. Dr. Schare has published and presented over 225 articles, book chapters, reports and scientific papers and addresses in journals, books, invited addresses, research conferences, panels and workshops both nationally and internationally, 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/ .) Dr. Schare has served as a reviewer for professional journals including Abnormal Psychology, Behavior Modification, Behavior Therapy & Cognitive & Behavioral Practice. Additionally, Dr. Schare is sought out by media organizations and has been quoted in many newspaper articles, magazines, and has made numerous television news appearances.

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. Dr. Schare set up a master's program in Clinical Psychology at the Hellenic-American University in Athens, has served as faculty and lecturer for the SUNY - Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn (Downstate), Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, and the Ross University Medical School teaching both psychiatry residents and medical students. More recently, Dr. Schare gave a workshop on PTSD treatment for the psychology staff of the United States Air Force located at the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD.



Visit Dr. Schare's Research Page.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSY 209A HIST, BASIC CNPTS,& ISSUES PSY Graduate
PSY 223 RES DESIGN II: INDEP PROJECTS Graduate
PSY 261 APLD BEHV ANLYS PSY Graduate
PSY 274 ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Graduate
PSY 373 EXTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY III Graduate
PSY 374 EXTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY IV Graduate
PSY 416 CS:EXPOSURE THERPY FOR ANXIETY Graduate
PSY 420 SEX BEHVR/TRTMNT SEX DISORDERS Graduate
PSY 500 INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY Graduate
PSY 501 INTRNSHP IN CLINCL PSY: CMPLTN Graduate
PSY 601 DISSERTATION SEMINAR Graduate
PSY 602 DISSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 603A EXTEND DISSERT ADVIS Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
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