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Dr. Noelle Berger, VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY, CWT Supported Employment, PolyTrauma Unit

Noelle M. Berger, Ph.D.
10 Partridge Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Office: (914) 949-7571
Cell: (914) 588-3621
Email: NBergerPhD@aol.com
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), 1993
B.S. Developmental Psychology (Human Development and Family Studies), Cornell University, 1988
Licensed Psychologist in New York (NY License #12261) and Connecticut (CT License #1957)
EXPERIENCE

2007-Current Counseling Psychologist, CWT/SE/Polytrauma Program,
James J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, NY
Played an integral role in the start up and development of the Supported Employment Program for Polytrauma patients for VISN 3. Provide vocational counseling, vocational assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management training and biofeedback to veterans diagnosed with polytrauma, including traumatic brain injury, PTSD, spinal cord injury, amputations, and other medical issues. Provide cognitive behavioral therapy supervision to thirteen Mental Health Patient Care Center staff members including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and clinical nurse specialists.


1995 - Current Private Practice, Westchester County, NY and New York, NY
Provide psychotherapy (CBT), psychological evaluations, biofeedback and stress management training for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Provide vocational assessment and career counseling to adolescents and adults.

2007 Psychologist, HTA of New York, Westchester County, NY
Provided psychological evaluations for children ages 2 to 5 referred by the CPSE and the Early Intervention Program.

2004 - 2006 Senior Psychologist, CHE Senior Psychological Services
Provided psychotherapy and evaluations for physically disabled clients in a nursing home and rehabilitation center. Provided consultation to staff and clients’ families.

2000 - 2006 Director of Neurobehavioral Services/Clinical Supervisor, The Epilepsy Institute, New York, NY
Designed and implemented a Stress Management Program and a research project for adults with epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. Provided psychotherapy to patients with dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and Axis I disorders in an outpatient setting. Conducted psychological evaluations and provided training and supervision for clinical staff. Presented to the medical community and general public regarding the role of stress management in the treatment of epilepsy. Authored a book chapter on alternative treatments for epilepsy. Provided quality assurance evaluations as a member of the QA team.

1999 Senior Psychologist (Part-time), Cardiac Rehabilitation, New York University Medical Center - Rusk Institute, New York, NY
Provided psychological evaluations, stress management training and psychotherapy for cardiac rehabilitation patients. Provided clinical supervision to a post-doctoral fellow. Assisted in the development of a study analyzing the stress levels of cardiac rehabilitation patients in the inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program.

1997 - 1999 Consultant, The Center for Behavior Therapy, White Plains, NY
Provided psychotherapy and evaluations for adults, couples, adolescents, and families.

1997 - 2001 Clinical Supervisor, The Therapy Resource Center, Middletown, NY
Provided clinical supervision to therapists providing psychotherapy for developmentally disabled adults with dual diagnoses. Provided clinical evaluations of clients.

EXPERIENCE (continued)
1994 - 1996 Clinical Psychologist, State of Connecticut, Bridgeport and Stamford, CT
Served as team leader for a clinical division including a mobile crisis team, intake unit, homeless shelter liaison and brief psychotherapy unit. Provided psychotherapy, evaluations, crisis intervention, forensic evaluations and consultations to an outpatient population of chronically mentally ill adults. Developed a brief psychotherapy outpatient unit.

1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Psychology Intern (APA approved), Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
Provided individual, group and family psychotherapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults on two inpatient, psychiatric units, in an adult day hospital and in the emergency room through the psychiatric emergency service.
CERTIFICATIONS
Completed BCIA - approved Biofeedback training
Certified as a Diplomate, Neurofeedback/ EEG Biofeedback Provider by the NRNP
PUBLICATIONS
Berger, N. Autogenic Training. In: Devinsky, O.; Schachter, S.; Pacia, S.(eds.) Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2005: 57-63.

Kreizman, I., et al. Benefits of Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation on Psychological Functioning. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 79 (2): 215.
MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Westchester County Psychological Association, Past Committee Member of the Committee for Professional and Community Relations, WCPA