Dan Wolfson Psy.D.
Dr. Wolfson is a licensed clinical psychologist who integrates cognitive behavioral strategies with a flexible strengths-based approach.
"I deeply believe that every person has the ability to cope with and grow from life’s challenges, and consider it a true privilege to be a source of support, hope, and guidance on my clients paths towards meaning and fulfillment."
I work in a collaborative way to help individuals get the most out of their experience, and focus not only on challenges or stressors, but also on one's unique strengths. With a combination of evidence-based techniques and a relationship-driven foundation, we will work together to identify and strive towards your goals.
- - Grief, loss, and trauma
- - Adolescent male behavioral, social, and executive functioning challenges
- - Depression and anxiety
- - Difficulty with life transitions and the development of a positive self-concept
Grief & loss
Experiencing the loss of a loved one can disrupt the very foundation of our lives, including not only the intensity of the emotional experience, but also a range of additional psychosocial stressors. And while being bereaved is a challenging and painful experience, research has shown that every person has the capacity and resiliency to adapt to loss over time, and has identified a number of important factors that can support this process of adaptation to loss.
Dr. Wolfson has been working in the field of grief and loss for over eight years with both children and adults in a range of settings. He has received advanced training in the highly effective modality of Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT), and is also the Mid-Atlantic region Clinical Director of Experience Camps for Grieving Children.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
From William James College; Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Wolfson’s doctoral project explored the relationship between self-esteem and social connection among adolescents participating in a therapeutic summer camp for bereaved youth.
B.A. in Psychology
From Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, New York.
Current Clinical Positions & Affiliations
Experience Camps for Grieving Children Clinical Director: Mid-Atlantic Region
Non-profit summer camp program for children who have experienced a significant death loss.
Columbia University Center for Complicated Grief
Part-time researcher and former full-time post-doctoral fellow in the practice and dissemination of Complicated Grief Treatment www.complicatedgrief.columbia.edu
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for City College of New York PhD in Clinical Psychology
Advanced Clinical Training
Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT)
Dr. Katherine Shear, Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief, New York, NY.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Dr. Patty Goodman and Dr. Erika Stapert, Andrus Children’s Center; White Plains, NY.
Grief and Trauma in Children
Dr. Allison Salloum, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Clinical Practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dr. Stacey Lambert, William James College, Newton, MA.
Traumatic Loss: New Understandings and Directions
Dr. John Jordan, Association for Death Education and Counseling, Portland, OR.
PREVIOUS CLINICAL TRAINING
Andrus Memorial Children’s Center Mental Health Division
American Psychological Association Accredited Intern at an outpatient clinic serving diverse population of Westchester County children, adolescents, and adults.
Brookline Community Mental Health Center
Advanced clinical practicum trainee and child/adolescent group therapy program coordinator.
Emerson College Counseling Center
Clinical practicum providing mental health services for graduate and undergraduate students within a model of brief-therapy.
Newton South High School
Clinical practicum training within a public high-school program for students requiring increased behavioral, academic, and social/emotional support.
- - Recognizing Complicated Grief New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Outpatient Psychiatry Department (2017)
- - Social Isolation and Self-Esteem Among Adolescents at a Grief Camp Association for Death Education and Counseling Annual Conference (2017)
- - Complicated Grief: Assessment and Interventions Brookline Community Mental Health Center CEU Lecture Series (2017)
- - Assessment of Complicated Grief Center for Complicated Grief Level 1 Workshop (2016, 2017)
- - Laughter Yoga in Groups: Implications for Life and Practice Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Annual Conference (2014)
Academic Guest Lecturer:
- - Boston College Masters in Counseling- Internship Seminar I
- - Boston College Masters in Counseling- Principles and Techniques in Counseling
- - Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Clinical PsyD- Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans
- - Boston College Masters in Counseling- Group Psychotherapy
- - Columbia University Masters in Social Work- Foundations of Grief Therapy
Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, Alienation
Sullivan, T., Blane, C., Wolfson, D, & Judge, A. (2016) Management of the Camp Experience: The integration of the milieu and the clinical team. In A. Judge & R. Deutsch (Eds.), pp. 152-170). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Psychologist, New York State
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)