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Professionals at The Personality Disorders Institute
Staff and Fellows

Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA

Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, is the Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and is currently the President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. More...

John F. Clarkin, PhD

John F. Clarkin, PhD, is Co-Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is the Executive Officer of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Eve Caligor MD

Eve Caligor MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Director of Psychotherapy Training and Research, Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Caligor's primary clinical and research interests are the evaluation and treatment of personality disorders. In addition to assessment and clinical technique, Dr. Caligor is interested in identifying the most effective psychotherapeutic approaches for different kinds of personality pathology.
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Monica Carsky, Ph.D.

Monica Carsky, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College; Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; Supervising and Training Analyst, Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey. She is a Fellow at the PDI and was a co-leader of the supportive psychotherapy arm for the PDI randomized control trial research on psychotherapy for borderline personality. She also lectures and consults widely to professionals on the treatment of patients with personality disorders. More...

Jill Delaney, MSW

Jill Delaney, MSW, Fellow, The Personality Disorders Institute, NYPH-Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Voluntary Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical College; American Psychoanalytic Association; American Psychological Association, Division 39. President of The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Diana Diamond, PhDDiana Diamond, PhD, is Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York and is an Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is author or editor of a number of books including most recently Attachment and Sexuality. Her current research is on the treatment process and outcome with patients with co-morbid narcissistic and borderline disorders, and on changes in representations of self and significant others in borderline patients after one year of TFP. She is a graduate of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and a graduate of the IPTAR training program in executive coaching and organizational consultation. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a member at large of the board of directors of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) APA.

Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D.

Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Kay Haran, PhD

Kay Haran, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Medical College. Field Supervisor for Doctoral Canditates in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Paulina Kernberg, MD, (Deceased), was Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, and Director of the Postgraduate Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

Mark F. Lenzenweger, PhDMark F. Lenzenweger, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology (clinical science, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive psychology areas). He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute, Adjunct Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College. Professor Lenzenweger focuses largely on research in the areas of schizotypy/schizophrenia as well as the longitudinal study of personality disorders. He also specializes in advanced statistical methods in psychopathology research. He maintains a private practice as well in Ithaca, New York.
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Kenneth Levy, PhD

Kenneth Levy, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Clinical Area in the Department of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the Laboratory for the Study of Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy. He has had a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University since 2000.  He is a Faculty Fellow and a member of the steering committee at the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI) and has been both a Principle Investigator and co-Principle Investigator on many of the central projects to the PDI  over the last 10 years. Dr. Levy maintains a part-time private practice in State College, PA where he works with child, adolescent, and adult patients across a wide range of psychopathology in psychodynamically-oriented individual psychotherapy but with a specific focus on personality disorders.  He also consults in New York City and White Plains, New York.
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Kevin B. Meehan, PhD

Kevin B. Meehan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He is a TFP study therapist, research associate, and co-investigator on numerous clinical trials and studies with PDI colleagues. Dr. Meehan also maintains a private practice in downtown Brooklyn. View research activities.
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Mallay Occhiogrosso, MD

Mallay Occhiogrosso, MD, is a member of the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in personality disorders and reproductive psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, ISTFP, and NASPOG.  She was elected a fellow of the APA in 2014 and serves as a psychopharmacologist for the PDI controlled research trial on psychotherapy for borderline personality.
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Barry L. Stern, Ph.D.

Barry L. Stern, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Prof. of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Michael Stone, MD

Michael Stone, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry: Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and Attending in Forensic Psychiatry: Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. He is author of a number of books, including The Fate of Borderline Patients and Healing the Mind, a History of Psychiatry. More...

Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD

Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is a Senior Consultant in and teaches internationally for the Personality Disorders Institute, and is in private practice in White Plains and New York City. More...