Odessa Despot, PsyD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (914) 633-2372
Office: Doorley Hall #17

BA, New York University
MA, New York University
PsyD, Yeshiva University

Odessa Despot joined the faculty at Iona College in August 2012. She received her B.S. and M.A. degrees from NYU. While at NYU Dr. Despot worked on a variety of research projects including the longitudinal and grant funded Metro-Baby project which focused on child-rearing patterns among immigrant and low-income families.  Dr. Despot graduated from the combined Clinical-School Child doctoral program at Yeshiva University and completed her post-doctoral training at ANDRUS, a community mental health agency committed to providing quality mental health services to an underserved population with various psychiatric disorders. Dr. Despot’s clinical orientation is integrative and attachment-based. She has performed comprehensive assessments and provided individual, group and family therapy in schools, clinics and hospital centers. She is a licensed NY state psychologist.

Research & Publications
Dr. Despot’s research interests include multiculturalism, immigration and identity formation, and women’s studies.