Deborah Pollack, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Supervision

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

About Me

  • I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in 2006 and completed my internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

  • I have been practicing psychotherapy for over twenty years and I have received extensive advanced training in a wide variety of approaches including existential, traditional psychodynamic, short-term psychodynamic (ISTDP, AEDP), third-wave behavioral (DBT), and group therapy.

  • I am a psychology professor at Utica University and I hold faculty and teaching/supervising appointments at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.

  • I have worked in various clinical settings including co-directing the DBT program and directing the bariatric psychology program in the Psychiatry Dept. at SUNY Upstate, the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at SUNY Upstate, the Neuropsychology program at Allegheny General Hospital, and the Eating Disorders Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. I currently consult with the Transplant Service at SUNY Upstate in addition to my private practice and faculty positions.

  • I am certified as a Teacher and Supervisor through the International Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Association.

  • I conduct research on developing group and individual therapy interventions for mothers with postpartum depression and anxiety. My current project, The Holding Space Group for Mothers, is funded by a grant from the American Psychological Association. I am a Research Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  • I have been actively involved in the psychology community in Central New York for many years, serving as President, Board Member, and Communications Officer for the Central New York Psychological Association (CNYPA).

  • I was awarded "Psychologist Of The Year" by CNYPA in 2013.

  • I have presented at international conferences and I am often invited to give local talks and workshops on psychotherapy and maternal mental health.

  • I have published in academic peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on women's mental health from a feminist-psychodynamic perspective.