Dr. Adam S. Weissman is the Founder, Director, and Chief Psychologist of the Child & Family Institute (CFI) in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MI, and CA. He serves as Clinical Director of the Individual & Family CBT program, as well as the ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Intensive OCD, and Tic, Trich, & Habit Disorders specialty clinics. Dr. Weissman received his B.A. in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center and a 2-year post-doctoral clinical research fellowship in child/adolescent psychology under the mentorship of John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP at Harvard University and Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Weissman is a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) master clinician, trainer, supervisor, and consultant, and an expert in the treatment of a wide range of emotional behavioral disorders. Trained by some of the world's leading CBT experts, Dr. Weissman specializes in state-of-the art, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of anxiety problems, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized worry, phobias, perfectionism, OCD, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, and selective mutism, as well as depressive disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, disruptive behavior problems, parent-child relational issues, tic/habit disorders, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, and related conditions. He has extensive experience treating children and adults, and training professionals in the community, using the latest advances in cognitive and behavioral therapies. Dr. Weissman is a nationally recognized expert in the clinical dissemination of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for youth, as well as a new modular CBT approach designed to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or conduct problems as they co-occur in children (MATCH-ADTC; Chorpita & Weisz, 2009), and has been certified by the treatment developers as a MATCH-ADTC Trainer and Senior Consultant.
Formerly a Senior Clinical Consultant at Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard Medical School (www.jbcc.harvard.edu/clinicalcare) and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu/ferkauf), Dr. Weissman is currently a Visiting Scholar/Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University-Teacher's College (www.tc.columbia.edu/ccp/clinical), where he trains/supervises advanced doctoral students in CBT with children and adolescents. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Weissman has published 3 books and over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and co-authored over 100 conference presentations and professional workshops, the majority focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinical dissemination of EBTs, and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents.
Dr. Weissman currently serves as President-Elect of both the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA) (www.westchesterpsych.org) and the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) CBT Division. He is an Ambassador for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the world’s premier professional CBT association (www.abct.org) and Past-President of ABCT's Child & Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group (www.childanxietysig.com) and Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research Special Interest Group (www.neurocognitive-therapies.com). In addition, Dr. Weissman is one of the Chairs of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT) (www.nyc-cbt.org) and serves as a Representative to the NYSPA Council. He is also active in the American Psychological Association (APA) and is the recipient of the 2020 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice and the 2019 APA Child & Family Policy and Practice Early Career Service Award. Finally, since 2011, Dr. Weissman has served on the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPN) Empirically-Defined Disorders of Attention Work Group, tasked with advancing the differential diagnosis and treatment of childhood attention disorders.
In addition to his leadership, research, and advocacy on behalf of youth mental health and evidence-based practice, Dr. Weissman’s hobbies include service, sports, music, and travel. He played college basketball in the South of France where he made his way to the National Championship game in Strasbourg, and co-founded a community service a cappella group at The University of Pennsylvania in 1998 in which he remains actively involved. Dr. Weissman was also the Founding President of a Manhattan-based community service a cappella group, Hudson Sound, performing pro bono concerts for community organizations throughout the NY Metropolitan area; he also enjoys teaching himself piano and guitar in his spare time. An avid traveller, Dr. Weissman has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents, and led educational tours for teenagers throughout Europe, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. and Canada in his 20's and 30's, as an Owner/Director of Weissman Teen Tours Inc. (www.weissmantours.com).
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) RO1 Grant, “Coupling a Reading Intervention with Anxiety Management for Struggling Readers” submitted May 2016. A. E. Grills (PI). A. S. Weissman (Consultant).
Selected Publications (*Book or Edited Book)
Weissman, A. S. (in press). Attentional Bias in Anxious Youth: Clinical Applications. Current Neurobiology.
Weissman, A. S., Denenberg, A. M. W., Barton, M., Becker-Weidman, E., Ciubotaru, L., Johnson, E., Grashow, L., Kudla, L., Braunstein, M., Romey, E., O’Brien, K., Kurtz, P., Wernick, A., Yates, P., Schreiber, S., Cunningham, L., Hatcher, S., Cabral, A., Liebman, R., Rose, R., Nash, L., Moskowitz, L., Gratia, S., Vitagliano, D., Castaldo, K., Fox, J., Riseman, D., Kotrba, A., & The Child & Family Institute (in press). Clinical dissemination and implementation of EBTs from the ground up: How to develop a multi-disciplinary, multi-site CBT “Clinical Dissemination Practice” and training institute (the case example of The Child & Family Institute). Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices.
Weisz, J. R., Bearman, S. K., Ugeto, A., Herren, J., Evans, S., Cheron, D., Alleyne, A., Weissman, A. S., Tweed, J. L., Pollack, A., Langer, A., & Jensen-Doss, A. (2019). Testing the robustness of Child STEPS effects: A randomized controlled effectiveness trial. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 00, 1-14.
Weisz, J. R., Ugueto, A., Herren, J., Marchette, L., Bearman, S. K., Lee, E. H., Thomassin, K., Alleyne, A., Cheron, D., Tweed, J. L., Hersh, J., Raftery-Helmer, J., Weissman, A. S., & Jensen-Doss, A. (2018). When the torch is passed does the flame still burn? Testing a "train the supervisor" model for the Child STEPS treatment program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 726-737.
Weissman, A. S. (in press). Neurocognitive treatments for ADHD in youth. Journal of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience.
Hale, J. B., Reddy, L. A., & Weissman, A. S. (2017). Neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents. In J. N. Butcher, J. Hooley, & P. D. Kendall (Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychopathology. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Price, R. B., Ellard, K. K., Weissman, A. S. et al. (2015). Letter to the editor re: The special issue: The biomedical model of psychological problems. the Behavior Therapist, 38, 259-260.
Weissman, A. S. (2015). Autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in youth. In Merrick, J. (Ed.), Child & Adolescent Health Issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E. Greydanus). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
*Mohlman, Deckersbach, & Weissman, A. S. (2015). From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. Edited Book: NY, NY: Routledge.
Mohlman, J., Deckersbach, T., & Weissman, A. S. (2015). Introduction to the neurocognitive perspective. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. S. Weissman (Eds.), From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. NY, NY: Routledge.
Weissman, A. S., Lichtin, J., & Danzig, A. P. (2015). Neurocognitive approaches in the treatment of ADHD. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. S. Weissman (Eds.), From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology. NY, NY: Routledge.
Richey, J. A., Ellard, K. K., Siegle, G., Price, R., Mohlman, J., De Raedt, R., Browning, M., & Weissman, A., S. (2013). Closing the gap between science and practice: Report from the Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research (NT/TR) Special Interest Group. the Behavior Therapist, 36, 158-160.
Weissman, A.S. (2013). Feeling powerless? STOP AND COPE: 11 tips to help parents and kids cope with stress and worry in the aftermath of natural disasters. the Behavior Therapist, 35, 158-159.
*Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., & Hale, J. B. (2013). Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Emotional and Behavior Disordered Youth: An Integrated Step-by-Step Evidence-Based Approach. Edited Book: Washington, DC: APA Press.
Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., & Hale, J. B. (2013). Neuropsychological assessment and intervention for emotional and behavior disordered youth: Opportunities for practice. In L. A. Reddy, A. S. Weissman, & J. B. Hale (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Hale, J. B., Reddy, L. A., Weissman, A. S., Lukie, C., & Schneider, A. N. (2013). Integrated neuropsychological assessment and intervention for youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In L. A. Reddy, A. S. Weissman, & J. B. Hale (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Washington, DC: APA Press.
Weissman, A. S., Chu, B. C., Reddy, L. A., & Mohlman, J. (2012). Attention mechanisms in children with anxiety disorders and in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 117-126.
Weissman, A. S. (2011). Comorbid autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in youth: Prognostic implications and challenges for practice. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 4, 31-38.
*Weissman, A. S. (2011). Inattention in Anxious and ADHD Youth. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Weissman, A. S., & Bates, M. E. (2010). Increased clinical and neurocognitive impairment in children with autism spectrum disorders and comorbid bipolar disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 670-680.
Chu, B. C., Colognori, D., Weissman, A. S., & Bannon, K. (2009). An initial description and pilot of group behavioral activation therapy for anxious and depressed youth. Cognitive and Behavior Practice, 16, 408-419.
Weissman, A. S., Antinoro, D., & Chu, B. C. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in school settings: Advances and challenges. In M. Mayer, R. Van Acker, J. E. Lochman, & F. M. Gresham (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. NY, NY: Guilford Press.