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Counseling Center Members

Staff

Dr. Ingrid Grieger has been the Director of the Counseling Center at Iona College since 1989 and the Chair of the Division of Student Life Diversity Committee since January, 2006. She is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iona College and an adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. Dr. Grieger received her doctorate in counseling from the University of Virginia. Since that time she has worked in a number of college and university counseling centers, in community mental health clinics and in private clinical practice. Dr. Grieger has been a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and she has published extensively in the areas of women's issues in psychotherapy, multicultural concerns, organizational development, innovative programming and systemic interventions in student affairs. In 2000, Dr. Grieger was the recipient of the Hugh McCabe Humanitarian Award at Iona College and in 2006, she was the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award at Iona College. Most recently, Dr. Grieger has co-authored articles on qualitative research and has published a chapter on cultural assessment in the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment (3rd Ed.). Dr. Grieger also presented two papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) in August, 2007. In 2012, Dr. Grieger co-authored Success and Sanity on The College Campus: A Guide for Parents, a practical resource containing valuable information for parents of prospective and current college students.

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Dr. Ismini Georgiades, Associate Director/Coordinator of Training, joined the Iona College Counseling Center in the summer of 2000. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University and at the Department of Psychology at Iona College. Dr. Georgiades received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Fordham University and has worked in medical and psychiatric hospitals, and in community mental health clinics. She has also worked as a research psychologist on various funded projects related to medical illness, psychological interventions and mental health. Dr. Georgiades has presented and published in the areas of health, stress and anger management, grief and loss, multicultural and mental health issues.

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Dr. Daniel Ruckdeschel has returned to the Iona College Counseling Center, as Senior Staff Counselor and Coordinator of Outreach Services, a position he previously held during the 2008-2009 academic year. Dr. Ruckdeschel received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and has worked and trained in a variety of hospital and university mental health settings, including Iona College, Kingsborough Community College, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York University, Interfaith Medical Center, and Kings County Hospital. Dr. Ruckdeschel's clinical interests include disorganized attachment and relational trauma, and he has published a number of scholarly articles related to multicultural counseling, psychometric theory, and student retention.

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Dr. Robert Henderson, PsyD, Counselor/Coordinator of Wellness Services, joined the Iona College Counseling Center in fall of 2007. Dr. Henderson received his doctorate in School Clinical-Child Psychology from Pace University. His Professional interest include the assessment and treatment of all types of psychopathology with a specialized interest in the area of trauma. Other professional interest include the role of early parent, child and familial relationship in the formation of personality and character structure, attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, and multiculturalism in psychology.

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Jacqueline Ripepi, LMSW, Counselor/Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Education Services, joined the senior staff of the Counseling Center in January 2011. She completed a master's degree in social work at Columbia University in May 2008 and has extensive clinical experience in working with chemically dependent or dual diagnosis patients. Most recently Ms. Ripepi was the dual diagnosis treatment coordinator and addiction therapist at the Realization Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to that position Ms. Ripepi was a treatment care coordinator at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. Ms. Ripepi also completed two social work internships, one at the Dorothy Bennett Behavior Health Center in Stamford, CT and another at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, NY.

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Margaret Bohan, Office Manager, joined the staff of the Iona College Counseling Center in 1989, following a seven-year tenure in the Counseling Center at the College of New Rochelle. In addition to providing administrative and technical support to Center staff, Ms. Bohan supervises all student workers and participates in special events and projects such as the Honors Convocation and the Middle States Accreditation Process. Ms. Bohan has also served as a member of the Iona College Sexual Harassment Task Force, which promulgated the College's policies and procedures on sexual harassment. She has also served as a member of the Human Resource & Compensation Committee and the Information Technology Committee of the Staff and Administrative Council (SAC). In March, 2007, Ms. Bohan was the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award at Iona College.

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Katherine Crowe, B.A., is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Fordham University. In addition to her experience providing neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessments to adults and children, she has worked on several funded research projects studying cognitive and social psychology, anxiety disorders, and moral development. She has presented in numerous professional conferences on topics related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorder and social anxiety.

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Laura Kortz, M.A., is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at SUNY-Albany and has a Master's degree in Counseling from New Jersey City University. She has experience providing short-term and long-term psychotherapy both in college mental health and hospital settings. She has experience with providing psychodiagnostic assessments to adults and children and has clinical experience in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, phobias and relationship difficulties. Her research experiences and interests focus on short-term, relational psychotherapy.

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Sarah Jo Mayson, B.A., is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) Program at Yeshiva University. She has experience providing intake evaluations and psychotherapy in a community mental health center, and she has worked as a clinical research coordinator conducting psychodiagnostic assessments. She has experience with providing training in mindfulness and emotion regulation in clinical and college settings with adults with depression and other mood disorders. She has professional publications on the topic of emotional reactivity, and has presented at numerous professional conferences.

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Marguerite Shashoua, B.S., is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Fordham University. In addition to working as a clinical researcher for various funded research projects, she has experience with undergraduate teaching. Her research and clinical interests include self-injurious behavior in young adults, depression and other mood related disorders in young adulthood, and has presented in numerous professional conferences on topics related to childhood abuse, and the treatment of severe adolescent psychopathology.

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