Leah Langsam Psy.D.

Dr. Langsam is a licensed clinical psychologist balancing candor and care in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Leah Langsam, Psy.D.

CONTACT
Leah Langsam, Psy.D.
Director, Adoptive Family Services & Family Intensive Program
Mental Skills Coach for Equestrians
P: (212) 337-3565 Ext. 4
LL@rennickeassociates.com
      

AVAILABILITY
Tuesday 9AM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 9AM - 5PM

CLIENT FOCUS
Children
Teens
Adults
Families
Consultation & Supervision


"We are at our best when we are connected to someone we trust and our own emotional experience..."
L. Langsam


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Specialization

  • -    Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • -    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, and Loss
  • -    Pre- and Post-Adoption and Attachment Related Concerns
  • -    Mental Skills Coaching for Equestrians

For equestrians

Dr. Langsam offers equestrians a unique set of performance coaching qualifications that can teach riders the mental skills to anticipate success and overcome adversity.
If you or your child is looking to build confidence, concentration, and motivation then Mental Skills Coaching might be a good fit.
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Mental Skills For Equestrians


Family Intensive Program

Dr. Langsam directs the Family Intensive Program, a multidisciplinary approach supporting children and their families through the complexities of developmental psychology, trauma, learning disabilities, and mental health.
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Education

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.
From Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Langsam’s directed study examined the role of motherhood for women with mental illness and reviewed empirically validated treatments.

B.A. in English and Psychology
From Skidmore College


Current Clinical Positions, Academic Appointments & Affiliations

Director of Communications of the Adoption Foster Care Therapist Network
A non-profit organization of attachment, adoptive and foster care specialized mental health professionals. view site

Clinical Psychology Supervisor at New York University Center for Counseling and Community Wellness
Supervising doctoral students in their psychotherapy externship. view site


Advanced Clinical Training

Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Supervised by Dr. Sian Phillips and currently in the process of becoming a consultant.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Level I training with Diana Fosha, Ph.D., AEDP Institute, New York, NY.

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
Introductory training at AFCTN’s 2nd Annual Statewide Training in Albany, NY with Sue Bratton, Ph.D.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
at South Shore Mental Health.

Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Two-Day Workshop with George Faller, LSCW and Dan Hughes, Ph.D. at Ackerman Institute for Families.

Family Talk Prevention Intervention
with Dr. William Beardslee, Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Mental Health.


Recent Clinical Experience

Post-doctoral Fellowship and Staff Psychologist
At Rennicke and Associates. Provided individual, dyadic, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Trained and supervised in evidence-based approaches including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Participated on the Family Intensive Treatment Team.

Pre-Doctoral internship
At South Shore Mental Health. Provided individual and family therapy for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties in an outpatient clinic. Provided wrap-around care as member of the In-Home Treatment Team to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances at-risk for out of home placement. Served as part of the mobile crisis intervention team performing comprehensive risk assessments for children and adults.

Clinical Psychology Trainee
At the School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center of Nova Southeastern University. Conducted Psychoeducational evaluations, including assessments of intelligence, achievement, cognitive processing, social and behavioral functioning, as well as personality and emotional functioning.


Presentations

Advocacy for school psychology: An exploration of predictors of involvement.
Chisholm, T. L., Karle, J., Langsam, L., Brown K. (2009). Poster presented at Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, St. Petersburg, FL.

Social support and burnout in mental health providers: A moderating effect?
Karle, J., Langsam L., Luna, Y., Chisholm, T. L., Warnock, M., & Dorfman, W. I. (2009). Poster presented at the International Council of Psychologists Sixty-Seventh Annual Convention, Mexico City, MX.

Exploring burnout in mental health providers of chronic clients.
Karle, J., Dorfman, W. I., Delucia, C., Lambert, S., Langsam, L. (2009). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA.

Differential impact of cultural variable on MCMI-III scores.
Lloyd, A., Lewis, J. E., Brown, K., Langsam, L., Cannon, M. A., Mulcahy, A. B. (2009). Poster presented at the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA.

Benefits of and methods to increase involvement in public policy advocacy.
Orleck, R. C., Langsam, L., Brown, K., Lennertz, L. E., Goesel, K., Araujo, K. R., Cash, R. E. (2011). Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Patient perceptions and attitudes toward computer-based modes of psychological intervention.
Perle, J. G., Langsam, L. C., Wallace, B. M, Serrano, R. M., Smith, S., Zlatkin, N., Bell, J., Dorfman, W. I. (2011). Poster presented at Nova Southeastern University Research Fair, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Current and future psychologists’ attitudes towards psychological internet-based tele-health.
Perle, J. G., Langsam, L. C., Randel, A., Lutchman, S., Levine, A. B., Odland, A. P., Nierenberg, B. (2011). Poster presented at the Florida Psychological Association, West Palm Beach, FL.

Beyond school grounds: The nature and impact of cyberbullying.
Zlatkin, N., Jacobsmeyer, J., Langsam, L. C., Cash, R. E., (2011). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.


Publications

Controversy clarified: An updated review of clinical psychology and tele-health.
Perle, J. G., Langsam, L. C., & Nierenberg, B. (2012, December). Clinical Psychology Review, doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.08.003.

Identifying Perceived Personal Barriers to Public Policy Advocacy Within Psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Heinowitz, A. E., Brown, K. R., Langsam, L. C., Arcidiacono, S. J., Baker, P. L., Badaan, N. H., Zlatkin, N. I., & Cash, R. E. (G.) (2012, July 2). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0029161.

Attitudes toward psychological tele-health: Current and future clinical psychologists’ opinions of internet-based interventions.
Perle, J., Langsam, L., Randel, A., Lutchman, S., Levine, A., & Neirenberg, B. (2012, September). Journal of Clinical Psychology, doi: 10.1002/jclp.21912.

Client perceptions and attitudes toward computer-based modes of psychological intervention: What practitioners need to know.
Perle, J.G., Langsam, L.C., Wallace, B.M., Zlatkin. N.I., Serrano, R.M., & Dorfman, W.I. (2012). Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Health, 7(1), 1-13.


Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Adoption/Foster Care Therapist Network (AFCTN)


 

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