Dr. Bloom is a Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology trained clinician specializing in psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and families.

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"Being aware of your thoughts can have an exciting and powerful positive impact. Are you your own worst critic, without even realizing it?"

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She has worked with a range of diagnoses and life stressors, including:

Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Bereavement
Substance Use Disorders with Co-Morbid Mental Health Diagnoses
Relationship Stressors and Parent-Child Conflict
Identity, Gender and Career Choice Issues
ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors

The information below provides a better sense of Dr. Bloom’s professional training and interests.

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Bloom’s directed study examined how social and supervisory support can impact levels of burnout and secondary traumatic stress among psychologists in training.
  • B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University; minor is Spanish
  • Level I training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)with Diana Fosha, Ph.D., AEDP Institute, New York, NY.
  • Motivational Interviewing Training Course, with the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Motivational Interviewing, Mount Sinai, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Course, for integrating mindfulness into clinical practice, with Tara Brach, PhD.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Individual and Group Treatment for Adolescents, Mount Sinai, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Attachment, Self-Regulation, Competency (ARC), treatment for traumatic stress in Children and Adolescents, Mount Sinai, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy(CPP) Parent-Infant Center, Psychotherapy for Caregivers and Children (ages birth to three), Mount Sinai, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Family and Couples Therapy Practicum, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Child, Adolescent, and Adult

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship at Rennicke and Associates. Provided individual, dyadic, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. With children and families, addressed attachment-related concerns, emotional awareness, and practical issues (e.g., establishing routines, making transitions, enhancing school performance) and . With teens and adults, focused on growing and developing sense of self, identity and the capacity to connect using AEDP techniques, helped clients process prior traumas, and utilized CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques to augment current functioning.  Trained and supervised in evidence-based approaches including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Child and Family Institute. Provided weekly individual, group and family outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults integrating psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches. Conducted individual and dyadic therapy, as well as intake assessments, to both English speaking and Spanish speaking families. Worked at a therapeutic high school, providing individual, milieu and group therapy; ran a DBT skills group, and substance use group, focusing on motivational interviewing skills. Completed neuropsychological assessments. Co-facilitated a social skills group for 9-11 year olds with anxiety disorders.
  • Clinical Psychology Extern at the William Alanson White Institute. Provided weekly individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. Conducted psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments. Provided collateral services to patient’s families.
  • Clinical Psychology Extern at Interfaith Medical Center. Conducted individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. Completed intake interviews and comprehensive neuropsychological and education assessments. Ran substance use and mental illness groups, as well as partial hospitalization program groups. Worked on the hospital’s inpatient unit and completed intakes.
  • Clinical Psychology Extern at the Brooklyn Learning Center. Administered comprehensive neuropsychological and educational assessment batteries for individuals across the lifespan. Administered intakes and clinical interviews, to both English and Spanish speaking individuals. Provided cognitive remediation to children and adolescent students.
  • Clinical Psychology Trainee at the Max and Celia Parnes Family and Psychoeducational Services Clinic at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Specialized in providing family and couples therapy. Provided long-term individual psychotherapy for adults. Conducted intakes and structured interviews. Completed psychological testing batteries.
  • Bloom, R (2015). Emotional Support in Supervision, Social Support, and Therapist Strain in Psychology Interns. Presentation at the Eleventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, in New York.
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • Fluent in Spanish