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Dr. Ingrid Grieger has been the Director of the Counseling Center at Iona College since 1989 and the Chair of the Student Development 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.
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. Christina McQuade, Counselor/Coordinator of Outreach Services, worked at the Iona College Counseling Center from 2006-2008 and has returned to her full-time position at the center. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. Dr. McQuade received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Fordham University and was trained in a variety of settings including elementary and middle schools, the Iona College Counseling Center, St. Vincent's Psychiatric Hospital in Westchester, and the Clifford Beers Clinic. Her professional interests include the impact of post traumatic stress disorder on children, adolescents, and young adults, trauma-focused therapy, situational types of anxiety such as test anxiety and public-speaking anxiety, and self-care among people in care-giving roles.
Dr. Robert Henderson, Counselor/Coordinator of Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) 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.
Jacqueline Ripepi, LMSW, Counselor/Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) 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.
Dr. Paul Greene, Consulting Psychologist, joined the Counseling Center in 1990. Since that time, he has provided clinical consultation to senior staff, facilitated the Extern Seminar and Support Group, and is a resource for the Critical Incident Review team. Dr. Greene is Professor of Psychology in the Iona College Department of Psychology.
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.
Linda Batemarco has joined the Counseling Center for academic year 2012-2013. Linda is currently a Master's student in counseling psychology at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Linda's clinical and research interests include cognitive-behavioral interventions, interpersonal skills training and stress management.
Rebecca James has joined the Counseling Center as an extern for academic year 2012-2013. Becky is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Fordham University at Rose Hill. Becky's clinical research experience includes the study of psychotherapy and social support interventions, and working with depressed and medically ill people.
Samad Rizvi has joined the Counseling Center as an extern for academic year 2012-2013. Samad is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Long Island University, C.W. Post. Samad's clinical experience includes working with college students, social skills training and multicultural issues in psychotherapy.
Alexandra Stratyner has joined the Counseling Center as an extern for academic year 2012-2013. Alex is currently a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Seton Hall University. Alex's clinical and research interests include individual and group psychotherapy, addiction recovery, and grief and loss.
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