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Joan D. Atwood

Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions


Degrees

MSW, 1984, Adelphi Univ; PHD, 1981, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; MA, 1977, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; MA, 1975, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; BA, 1973, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


Bio

Dr. Atwood is a Social Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology. She is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of AAMFT; A diplomate in the National Anger Management Association. She is also the President and CEO of New York Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC located in Nassau County, NYC, Sag Harbor and Williston Park. In addition, Dr. Atwood is the Past President of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and was awarded the Long Island Family Therapist of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to the field.

Dr. Atwood has published twelve books and over 100 refereed journal articles. She serves on the Editorial Boards of most journals in the field; she holds Diplomate status and is a Clinical Supervisor on the American Board of Sexology; she has been elected to the National Academy of Social Workers; is a Certified Imago Therapist; and has served on the President's (Clinton) Commission for Domestic Policy. Dr. Atwood is also the co-developer of the P.E.A.C.E. Program (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness), a court based educational program for parents obtaining divorce. Dr. Atwood has made numerous TV
appearances and Radio and Newspaper interviews. She is in
private practice in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy in
Rockville Centre, NY.


Teaching Interests

Couples Therapy, Sexual Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy, Gender Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy, Families in Transition, Family Therapy and Chronic Illness.

Research Interests

Couples and Finances, Identity Transitions, Women and Marriage, Fidelity and Infidelity.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MFT 238 COUPLE THERAPY Graduate
MFT 239 FAMILIES IN TRANSITN Graduate
MFT 260 SEXUAL ISSUES IN MFT Graduate
MFT 266 SEMINAR: FAMILY THERAPY Graduate
MFT 267 SEM: FAMILY ASSMNT & INTRVNT I Graduate
MFT 269 PRACTM & ETHCL ISSUES IN MFT I Graduate
MFT 270 PRACTM ÐCL ISSUES IN MFT II Graduate
MFT 280B USING CBT WITH COUPLES AND FAM Graduate
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