Dr. Schiffman is a licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and New York. He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) from Alliant International University (AIU) in Scripps Ranch, California. There, he received specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy. He also obtained a Master's Degree in Psychology from AIU. Prior to his doctoral studies, he received a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ. As a student he was actively involved in several different organizations dedicated to the advancement of the study and clinical practice of Psychology including the California Psychological Association and Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Schiffman has been a contributing member in his community over the years; he has volunteered for the Livingston Town Hall and for several years, The Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS). He also worked for the Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
For his Pre-Doctoral training, Dr. Schiffman completed two separate internships with an emphasis on working with the severely and persistently mentally ill. The first was at an out-patient facility in San Diego, California working with acutely ill patients, often in crisis. The second internship, completed at the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital consisted of several rotations, including an off-site rotation at the College of New Jersey Student Counseling Center. His Post-Doctoral Training was at the Woodbridge Developmental Center (WDC) where he is now a Supervising Psychologist, Departmental Administrator, and Training Director providing services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In this title, he supervises Doctoral students who are part of the New Jersey State Psychology Internship Program.
Dr. Schiffman believes that in order to provide the best possible services to his patients, he must continually advance his own education and training in the area of clinical practice. Aside from his various professional memberships, he routinely attends conferences and trainings. He has advanced training and skills in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Some of his clinical work has been published in scientific journals. He also attends regular group meetings with the other Internship Training Directors to discuss relevant clinical and training issues in the field.
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