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    Faye Walkenfeld, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, Program Director, and Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    School for Lifelong Education, School of Health Sciences

    Areas of Expertise

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

    Biography

    Faye Walkenfeld is an associate professor and the director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, as well as the founding deputy chair of psychology at Touro’s 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.  

    Education

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

    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. Retrieved from http://klalperspectives.org/Issues/KPWinter2012Printing.pdf

    Nelson, K., Skwerer, D.P., Goldman, S., Henseler, S., Presler, N. & Walkenfeld, F.F. (2003). Entering a community of minds: An experiential approach to “Theory of Mind”. Human Development, 46(1), 24-46. [Refereed Journal]

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