Dr. Emily Becker-Weidman is a child and adolescent psychologist in Manhattan with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults and attachment-focused family therapy. She has intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and was a member of the NYU Child Study Center DBT program from 2009-2013. She is an ACT certified Cognitive Therapist. Dr. Becker-Weidman also has training in assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and was a clinician with the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program from 2011-2013. Dr. Becker-Weidman is also currently the Clinical Director of the New York City Division of the Center for Family Development, Clinical Faculty at New York University, and Consultant to Hudson Valley Center for Cognitive Therapy. She is trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and is a Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist. She is also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Neuropsychological evaluation. Dr. Becker-Weidman provides individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults, provides attachment-focused family therapy for children with developmental trauma, and conducts psychiatric diagnostic evaluations for new clients. She also teaches an undergraduate course on Attachment Theory and clinical practice at NYU.
Dr. Becker-Weidman earned her B.A. in psychology and health & societies from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Reinecke. She completed her Psychology Internship at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, NY and a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Becker-Weidman is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the New York City Adoption/Foster Care Therapist Network, and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT). She has presented research at several national conferences, co-authored three book chapters on child and adolescent psychopathology, and published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Post-Adoption Issues and Parent-Child Attachment Related Concerns; Children and Adolescents with ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, and Bereavement; Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and Panic Disorders; Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Emotion Regulation Problems.