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    Faye Walkenfeld, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Behavioral Science

    Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    School of Health Sciences

    Areas of Expertise

    Development, parenting, attachment, memory, cognitive development, Jewish, religious and cultural identity


    Faye Walkenfeld is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, as well as the founding deputy chair of psychology at Touro‚Äôs School for Lifelong Education. She earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brooklyn College. Dr. Walkenfeld maintains a private practice in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, and her current research focuses on issues of shifting cultural identities, particularly in Jewish Orthodoxy, and the implications for mental health.  


    • B.A., Psychology, Brooklyn College, CUNY
    • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Recent Publications

    Stern, B & Walkenfeld, F. F. (2012). The Akeres Habayis: Changing times, redefined roles. The Klal Perspectives Journal: A Forum for Discussion of Challenges Facing the Torah Community, Winter 2012, 1(12)39-42.

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