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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 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.


Teaching Interests

.The Dissemination of Behavioral Assessment & Therapy in Applied Environments .Skills Training in Behavioral & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Groups

Research Interests

.Treatment of Phobic & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders with Exposure Therapies .Application and Efficacy of Virtual Reality Technology to Treat Phobia & PTSD .Self-help and Motivational Interviewing Approaches for Nicotine Cessation Therapy

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
INTD 003A BIO BEHAVIORAL INSTITUTE Undergraduate
PSY 209A BASIC CNCPTS IN PSY Graduate
PSY 223 RES DESIGN II: INDEP PROJECTS Graduate
PSY 261 APLD BEHV ANLYS PSY Graduate
PSY 285 SEX BEHVR/TRTMNT SEX DISORDERS 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 500 INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY Graduate
PSY 601 DISSERTATION SEMINAR Graduate
PSY 602 DISSSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 603A EXTEND DISSERT ADVIS Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
PSY 605A DISSERTATN EXTENSION Graduate
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