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Hilary Vidair, Ph.D.

Hilary Vidair

Clinical Psychology Doctoral ProgramAssociate Professor of Psychology

B.A., State University of New York at Stony BrookM.A., Ph.D., Hofstra Universityhilary.vidair@liu.edu

Description

Hilary B. Vidair, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU Post. She earned her Ph.D. in Combined Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University in 2005. She then completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Vidair’s current research interests focus on managing parental symptoms in the context of child and adolescent treatment, engaging and retaining parents in treatment, and innovative strategies for training clinicians in evidence-based treatments. She is the Director of LIU Post’s Family Check-In program, a low-cost, 3-session assessment, feedback, and referral service for parents of 2-8 year-olds. Family Check-In is designed to identify child and family difficulties early and help parents make informed decisions about mental health treatment and related services. She is co-authoring a book entitled, “The Theses and Dissertation Guide for Doctoral Students in Applied Fields of Psychology, Mental Health, and Education” (under contract with Oxford University Press). Previously, she served as Guest Editor of the “Anxiety Disorders” issue of the Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America series. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed psychology and psychiatry journals. She has also received several awards, including the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award, the NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Fellowship, and was named a New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar. She is actively involved in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), currently serving as ABCT’s Membership Issues Coordinator. She is a licensed psychologist in New York State and maintains a private practice in Great Neck, Long Island, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents, behavioral parent training, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for adolescents, young adults, and parents.


Specialties

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral parent training, evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents, early intervention, engaging and retaining parents in treatment, parental depression and anxiety, child anxiety and oppositional defiant disorders, school-based interventions, psychology doctoral student training and mentoring


Publications

BOOK AND EDITED VOLUME:

Vidair, H. B., Gustafson, P., & Feindler, E. L. (under contract). The dissertation and thesis guide for doctoral students in applied fields of psychology, mental health, and education. New York, NY. Oxford Press.

Rynn, M. A., Vidair, H. B., & Blackford, J. U. (Eds.). (2012). Anxiety disorders: Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America (Vol. 21). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSE:

Ortiz, C. O., Chacko, A. Acri, M. C., & Vidair, H. B. (2017). Therapist training on behavioral parent training. Retrieved from http://www.telepsychology.net/BPT_Default.aspx

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION:

Vidair, H. B., Jenkelowitz, J., & Slochowsky, Y. (in preparation). A team approach to CBT addressing child comorbidity and parental psychopathology.

Vidair, H. B., Sauro, D., Wigod, T., & Korbman, M. (in preparation). Family Check-In: Engaging underserved families with young children into mental health services.

Vidair, H. B., Kobernick, C. L., Rosenfield, N., Gustafson, P., & Feindler, E. L. (in preparation). A systematic review of research on dissertations in health service psychology programs.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES:

DeCou, S. D., & Vidair, H. B. (2017). What low-income, depressed mothers need from mental health care: Overcoming treatment barriers from their perspective. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 2252-2265.

Renz, J. A., Fisher, M., Vidair, H. B., Hirsch, D., Malizio, J., Barger, H., & Fornari, V. (2017). Excessive exercise among adolescents with eating disorders: examination of psychological and demographic variables. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Advanced online publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2017-0032

Vidair, H. B., Feyijinmi, G. O., & Feindler, E. L. (2017). Termination in cognitive-behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, and parents. Psychotherapy, 54, 15-21.

Cutz, G., Rathus, J.H., Vidair, H.B., & DeRosa, R. (2015). Assumptions and conclusions: Fundamental distinctions between Buddhist and Western approaches to happiness. Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 33, 341-367. 

Kennedy, R., Verdeli, H., Vousoura, E., Vidair, H.B., Gameroff, M.J., & Zeng, R.R. (2014). Incorporating evidence-based practices into psychotherapy training in clinical psychology Ph.D. programs. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 21-38.

Vidair, H.B., Fichter, C., Kunkle, K.L., & Boccia, A.S. (2012). Targeting parental psychopathology in child anxiety. Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, 21, 669-689. 

Vidair, H., Parrilla-Escobar, M.A., Reyes, J.A., Shen, S., Hollin, I.L., Woodruff S., Heleniak, C.M., Turner, J.B., & Rynn, M.A. (2011). Screening parents during child evaluations: exploring parent and child psychopathology in the same clinic. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 441-450. 

Vidair, H.B., Boccia, A.S., Johnson, J.G., Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., Klink, K.A., Softness,             A.M., Dominguez-Rafer, C., Younge, R.G., & Weissman, M.M. (2011). Depressed parents’ treatment needs and children’s problems in an urban family medicine practice. Psychiatric Services, 62, 317-321. 

Rynn, M. A., Puliafico, A., Heleniak, C., Rikhi, P., Ghalib, K., & Vidair, H. B. (2011). Advances in pharmacotherapy for pediatric anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 76-87. 

Ohr, P.S., Vidair, H.B., Stoessel-Gunlicks, M.L., Grove, A., & LaLima, C.L. (2010). Maternal mood, video-mediated cognitions, and daily stress during home-based, family interactions. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 625-634. 

Verdeli, H. Vidair, H.B., Neugebauer, R., & Singla, D. (2010). Sustainable treatments for depression in developing countries. U.S. Psychiatry Review, 3, 25-27. 

Stoessel-Gunlicks, M.L., & Vidair, H.B. (2009). Global advances in interpersonal psychotherapy research: Highlights from the biennial meeting of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 875-877.

Vidair, H.B., & Stoessel-Gunlicks, M.L. (2009). Innovative child and adolescent treatment research for anxiety and depressive disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 307-308.

O’Leary, S.G., & Vidair, H.B. (2005). Marital adjustment, child-rearing disagreements, and overreactive parenting: Predicting child behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 208-216.

Vidair, H.B., Hoag, J.M., & Vargas, W.G. (2004). Factors predicting maternal stress in mothers with infants. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 6, 36-41.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

McKenzie, V., Vidair. H.B., Sauro, D., & Eacott, C. (2017). School mental health and the psychological intervention in a school setting. In M. Thielking & M.D. Terjesen (Eds.), Handbook of Australian school psychology, international research, practice and policy. (pp. 235-239). New York, NY: Springer.

Fisher, P.W., Chin, E.M., & Vidair, H.B. (2015). Use of structured interviews, rating scales, and observational methods in clinical settings. In A. Thapar, D. Pine, J. Leckman, M. Snowling, S. Scott, & E. Taylor. (Eds.), Rutter's child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). (pp. 419-435). Oxford, UK: John Wiley and Sons.

Schneier, F., Vidair, H.B., Vogel, L.R., & Muskin, P.R. (2014). Anxiety, obsessive compulsive and stress disorders.” In J.L. Cutler (Ed.), Psychiatry. (3rd ed.). (pp. 168-203). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Vidair, H.B., Sauro, D., Blocher, J.B., Scudellari, L.A., & Hoagwood, K. (2013). Empirically supported school-based mental health programs targeting academic and mental health functioning: An update. In H.M. Walker & F.M. Gresham (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based practices for students having emotional and behavioral disorders. (pp. 15-53). New York, NY: Guilford. 

Ghalib, K., Vidair, H.B., Woodcomb, H., Walkup, J., & Rynn, M. (2011). Assessment and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. In A. Martin, L. Scahill, & C.J. Kratochvil (Eds.), Pediatric psychopharmacology: Principles and practice (2nd ed.) (pp. 480-495). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Vidair, H.B., & Rynn, M.A. (2010). Child anxiety disorders: Best treatment options and practice. In B. Simpson, Y. Neria, R. Lewis-Fernandez, & F. Schneier (Eds.), Anxiety disorders: Theory, research, and clinical perspectives. (pp. 306-322). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press. 

Schneier, F., & Vidair, H.B. (2010). Anxiety disorders. In J.L. Cutler (Ed.), Psychiatry. (2nd ed.). (pp.170-209). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lectures and Presentations

2017
Vidair, H. B., Riemann, B., Schare, M. L., Grayson, J. B., & Rego, S. (2017, November). If I knew then what I know now: Wisdom learned on developing a career as a cognitive-behavioral therapist. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Vidair, H. B., Riemann, B., Pemberton, J. R., Gunthert, K. C., & Eimer, M. J. (2017, November). Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Korbman, M., Kupferberg, R., Wigod, T., & Vidair, H. (2017, November). What difference does it make? Examining discrepancies in parenting style and parent-reported child behaviors between parents bringing their child to Family Check-In. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Korbman, M., Feindler, E., Kupferberg, R., Pazmino, E., Wigod, T., & Vidair, H. (2017, November). Agree to disagree: Examining relations among dyadic adjustment, parenting style, and child behaviors in parents bringing a child to the Family Check-In program. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Jenkelowitz, J., Korbman, M., Nakajima, C., Luckman, R., Fowler, Z., & Vidair, H. (2017, August). Two peas in a pod: A family focused treatment model for comorbid ODD and anxiety in preschoolers. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.

Slochowsky, Y., Wigod, T., Kupferberg, R., Davis, A., & Vidair, H. (2017, April). Engaging parents in mental health treatment through Family Check-In. Poster presented at the Long Island University Post Research Symposium, Brookville, New York.

2016
Vidair, H. B., Riemann, B., Feindler, E. L., Schare, M. L., Grayson, J. B., & Bonnet, L. (2016, October). If I knew then what I know now: Wisdom learned on developing a career as a cognitive-behavioral therapist. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Vidair, H. B., Agiurgioaei-Boie, F. D., DiGiuseppe, R., Stevens, H., Terjesen, M., Amato, L., & Pagirsky, P. (2016, October). Education and mental health: An overdue and necessary alliance. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Riemann, B., Vidair, H. B., Gunthert, K. C., & Eimer, M. J. (2016, October). Attendee  orientation to the ABCT convention. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Blocher, J., Korbman, M., Cohen, E., Nakajima, C., & Vidair, H. B. (2016, October). Training  the next generation of evidence-based clinicians: Improving dissemination of a child anxiety treatment through a peer-training model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Wigod, T. S., Akinrinade, G., Luckman, R., Mejia-Murphy, N., Mercurio, A., & Vidair, H. B. (2016, October). What is mommy thinking: A qualitative analysis of parents' cognitions during play using video-mediated recall technology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Casey, C., Blocher, J., Sauro, D., Ohr, P. S., & Vidair, H. B. (2016, October). Do maternal mood and cognitions match?: Examining reportedly stressful parent-child interactions via video-mediated recall technology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Ritz, M. E, Rathus, J., Vidair, H. B., Kobernick, C. L., Richardson, J., & Iwanciw, S. (2016, October). Training psychology doctoral students in suicide risk assessment and management: A three-year follow-up. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Wigod, T., Korbman, M., Slochowsky, Y., Jenkelowitz, J., & Vidair, H.B. (2016). Teaching spiritually based mindful parenting to parents in religious settings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Kobernick, C. L., Slochowsky, Y., & Vidair, H. B. (2016, October). Teaching mindfulness in an orthodox Jewish all-girls elementary school: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Slochowsky, Y., Wigod, T., Jenkelowitz, J., Korbman, M., Feyijinmi, G. O., & Vidair, H. B. (2016, August). The use of an assessment program to transition families into long-term treatment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

2015
Vidair, H. B., Riemann, B., Schare, M. L., Grayson, J. B., Artime, T. M., & McNally, R. J. (2015, November). Mentoring and being mentored across stages and settings: Fostering effective relationships throughout your cognitive-behavioral career. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Riemann, B., Maack, D., DiLillo, D., Vidair, H. B., & Eimer, M. J. (2015, November). Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

DeCou, S., & Vidair, H. B. (2015, November). What low-income, depressed mothers need from mental health Care: Overcoming treatment barriers from their perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Ross, M., Akinrinade, G., Haimoff, S., Taveras, L., Wigod, T., & Vidair, H. B. (2015, November). Dissemination of stress management techniques to parents who attend religious organizations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Mercurio, M., Taveras, L., Ross, M., Goldberg, Y., Patel, A., Klein, J., & Vidair, H. B. (2015, November). Does the dissemination of evidence-based parenting techniques increase parent knowledge, self-efficacy, and engagement in future services? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Wigod, T., Taveras, L., Goldberg, Y., & Vidair H. B. (2015, April). Family Check-In: Helping families in need. Poster presented at LIU Post and Beyond: Student Research and Experiential Learning Research Symposium, Brookville, NY.

Vidair, H. B. (2015, March). Worried about treating GAD? Imagine your fears, tolerate your uncertainty, and learn that you can handle it! Talk presented for postdoctoral and doctoral trainees at Cognitive Behavioral Associates, Great Neck, NY.

Vidair, H. B. (2015, February). Exposing exposure therapy. Talk presented for postdoctoral and doctoral trainees at Cognitive Behavioral Associates, Great Neck, NY.

2014
Vidair, H. B., Grayson, J. B., Feindler, E. L., Schare, M. L., Björgvinsson, T., Hsu, J., & Artime, T. M. (2014, November). Mentoring and being mentored across stages and settings: Fostering effective relationships throughout your cognitive-behavioral career. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

DiLillo, D., Grayson, J., Maack. M., Vidair, H. B., & Eimer, M. J. (2014, November). Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Sauro, D., Blocher, J. B., Magid, L., Akinrinade, G., Tieman, D., Scudellari, L. A., & Vidair, H. B. (2014, November). Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of a program targeting underserved families with young children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Blocher, J. B., Sauro, D., Ross, M., Klein, J., Haimoff, S., & Vidair, H. B. (2014, November). Using video technology to assess parental cognitions and symptoms of children and parents during parent-child interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Renz, J., Vidair, H.B., Hirsch, D. S., & Ortiz, C. (2014, November). Excessive exercise, depression, anxiety, and dietary restraint in eating disorders: A multidisciplinary problem in an adolescent sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Akinrinade, G. Blocher, J.B., Ross, M., Magid, L., Mercurio, A., & Vidair, H. B. (2014, August). Helping low-income parents identify stressors and stress management skills. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Magid, L., Ross, M., Fanciullo, M., Sauro, D., Meade, A., Blocher, J. B., & Vidair, H. B. (2014, August). Do workshops increase knowledge of parenting techniques and engagement in future services? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Sauro, D., Vidair, H. B., Blocher, J. B., Scudellari, L. A., & Hoagwood, K. E. (2014, August). Examining choice of implementers in school-based mental health interventions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Ross, M., Klein, J., Mercurio, A., Akinrinade, G., & Vidair, H. B. (2014, April). Reflecting on Family Check-In: Creative engagement of parents into family mental health services. Panel presented at the annual meeting of LIU Post’s Honors Program Conference, Brookville, NY.

2013
Vidair, H. B., Feindler, E. L., Schare, M. L., Grayson, J., & Ohr, P. S. (2013, November). On mentoring and being mentored: Using cognitive and behavioral techniques to foster the professional relationships you want. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Antony, M. M., Batten, S. V., Björgvinsson, T., Grayson, J., Maack, D., & Vidair, H. B. (Moderator). (2013, November). What are you going to do when you grow up? Career paths for the cognitive-behavior therapist. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

DiLillo, D., Grayson, J., Maack. M., & Vidair, H. B. (2013, November). Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Blocher, J. B., Vidair, H. B., Sauro, D., Scudellari, L.A., & Hoagwood, K. (2013, November). Finding synergy between evidence-based practice and mental health programs in schools: An analysis of factors that facilitate implementation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Sauro, D., Vidair, H. B., Blocher, J. B., Scudellari, L. A., & Hoagwood, K. E. (2013,November). Integrating evidence-based prevention and early intervention into school settings: Examining universal and selective school-based mental health programs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Blocher, J. B., Sauro, D., Scudellari, L. A., Pearl, E., Magid, L., Ross, M., & Vidair, H. B. (2013, November). Do mommy’s thoughts matter? Three case studies assessing parent and child internalizing symptoms and maternal cognitions during parent-child interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Pearl, E., Scudellari, L., Sauro, D., Blocher, J., Rooney, E., Klein, J., Fanciullo, M., & Vidair, H. B. (2013, November). Harnessing synergy between preventive health and engagement in parent and family services: Feasibility and acceptability of the Family Check-In program. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Pearl, E., & Vidair H. B. (2013, April). Modified cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep problems in a child with comborbid separation anxiety and pervasive developmental disorder: A case study. Poster presented at LIU Post and Beyond: Student Research and Experiential Learning Research Symposium, Brookville, NY.

Honors/Awards

AWARDS

2016                Outstanding Leadership Award, Child and School Related Issues Special Interest Group, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

2013                Honorable Mention, Child and School Related Issues Special Interest Group Award for Outstanding Research: The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

2013                Medical Reserve Corps Valued Responder Award, New York City Medical Reserve Corps, for outstanding service during Hurricane Sandy 2012

2009-2010       Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Mental Health Research Fellow, NIMH Career Development Institute

2008-2010       Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar

2008-2009      National Institute of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

2004                Award for Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Youth of Brookhaven

2003                Child and School Related Issues Special Interest Group Award for Outstanding    Research: The Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy

RECENT GRANTS SUPPORT

2017-2019       Co-Investigator, NIMH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, New Technologies for Therapist Training and Patient Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training, $496,000.

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Kobak, Ph.D.

2014-2017      Principal Investigator, LIU Post Campus Faculty Research Grant, Teaching Psychology Doctoral Students an Evidence-based Treatment for Child Anxiety: A Peer-Training Model, $1,226.

2013-2016      Principal Investigator, LIU Post Campus Faculty Research Grant, Family Check-In: Assessing and Engaging Underserved Families with Young Children, $1,823.


Professional Affiliations

2015-2018      Membership Coordinator (Coordinate 8 membership committees and serve as a liaison to the Board), Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies


2014-2015      Chair of the Ambassador Program, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies


2012-2015      President of the Child and School Related Issues Special Interest group, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (formerly Vice President, 2008-2012 and Membership Coordinator, 2003-2008)


2012-present   Member, New York New Jersey Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT)

2012-present   Member, Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS)

2009-present   Ambassador, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

2008-2011       Chair, Membership Committee, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

2007-2015       Committee Member, Committee on Student Members, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

2004-present   Member, American Psychological Association

2001-present   Member, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies