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Hilary Vidair

Hilary Vidair

Co-Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Doctoral ProgramAssistant 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 the Co-Director of Clinical Training and Assistant 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 research interests focus on managing parental symptoms in the context of child and adolescent treatment, engaging underserved parents in treatment, and assessing parental cognitions during parent-child interactions. She is the Director of LIU Post’s “Family Check-In” program, a low-cost, 3-session program for parents of 2-7 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. In 2013, she received university funding to evaluate this program. She is co-authoring a book entitled, “The Theses and Dissertation Guide for Doctoral Students in Applied Psychology and Related Fields” (under contract with Oxford University Press). 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 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 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 President of the Child and School-Related Issues Special Interest Group and formerly Chair of the Membership Committee. She maintains a private practice in Great Neck, specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatment of child and adolescent anxiety and depression, parent training, and dialectical behavior therapy skills training (DBT) for adolescents, young adults, and parents.

Specialties

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent training, evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents, early intervention, parent engagement into treatment, parent and child anxiety, school-based interventions, doctoral student training and mentoring

Publications

First author, “The Theses and Dissertation Guide for Doctoral Students in Applied Psychology and Related Fields,” under contract with Oxford University Press.

Co-author, “Anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and stress disorders,” published in Psychiatry (3rd ed.) (in press).

Fiirst author, “Empirically supported school-based mental health programs targeting academic and mental health functioning: An update,” published in Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Students Having Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (in press).

Co-editor, “Anxiety disorders, An Issue of Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America (1st ed.)”, 21, published by Elsevier (2012).

First author, “Targeting parental psychopathology in child anxiety,” published in Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, 21, 669-689 (2012).

Co-author, “Child anxiety:  Lessons learned,” published in Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, 21, xiii-xv (2012).

First author, “Screening parents during child evaluations: Exploring parent and child psychopathology in the same clinic,” published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 441-450 (2011).

First author, “Depressed parents’ treatment needs and children’s problems in an urban family medicine practice,” published in Psychiatric Services, 62, 317-321 (2011).

Co-author, “Advances in pharmacotherapy for pediatric anxiety disorders,” published in Depression and Anxiety, 28, 76-87 (2011).

Co-author, “Assessment and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders,” published in Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.) (pp. 480-495). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2011).

Co-author, “Maternal mood, video-mediated cognitions, and daily stress during home-based, family interactions,” published in Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 625-634 (2010).

First author, “Child anxiety disorders: Best treatment options and practice,” published in Anxiety disorders: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives. (pp. 306-322). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press (2010).

Co-author, “Anxiety disorders,” published in Psychiatry (2nd ed.). (pp.170-209). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2010).

Co-author, “Sustainable treatments for depression in developing countries,” published in U.S. Psychiatry Review, 3, 25-27 (2010).

First author, “Making the most of your ABCT membership: Highlights from the Membership Committee,” published in the Behavior Therapist, 33, 105 (2010).

Co-author, “Global advances in interpersonal psychotherapy research: Highlights from the biennial meeting of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy,” published in Depression and Anxiety, 26, 875-877 (2009).

First author, “Innovative child and adolescent treatment research for anxiety and depressive disorders,” published in Depression and Anxiety, 26, 307-308 (2009).

Co-author, “Marital adjustment, child-rearing disagreements, and overreactive parenting: Predicting child behavior problems,” published in Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 208-216 (2005).

First author, “Factors predicting maternal stress in mothers with infants,” published in Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 6, 36-41 (2004).

Lectures and Presentations

Co-Presenter, “Applying old and new principles of behavior change to parents with psychiatric symptoms in the context of child treatment,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “Improving child anxiety treatment in the context of parental psychopathology: Effective parent treatment and behavior change as the missing link,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “The more behavior therapy changes, the more it stays the same: A case example of modifying CBT for child anxiety with a child with a comorbid pervasive developmental disorder,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “Modifying Parent-Child Interaction Therapy while maintaining principles of behavior change for a mother with multiple diagnoses: A case example,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Moderator, “What are you going to do when you grow up? Career paths for the cognitive-behavioral therapist,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “Video-mediated thoughts and feelings of parents during parent-child play,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012).

Co-Presenter, “Mommy think, mommy do: The relationship between maternal video-mediated cognitions and verbalizations during stressful parent-child interactions,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011).

Co-Presenter, “A video-mediated cognitive-behavioral approach to reducing negative emotionality in parents prior to parent-child interaction therapy,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011).

Moderator, “What professionals look for when they hire new employees,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011).

Co-Presenter, “Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011).

Co-Presenter, “Exploring the effects of trait perfectionism and experimentally induced rumination on affect and performance on a frustrating task,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011).

Co-Presenter, “Low-income, depressed parents want help despite treatment history: What kind of help do they need?,” Annual meeting, American Psychological Association (2011).

Co-Presenter, “A cognitive-behavioral adjunct treatment for parents experiencing their own psychopathology,” Annual Meeting, New York State Psychological Association (2011).

Co-Presenter, “What every student and young professional needs to know about  loan repayment programs offered through the National Institutes of Health,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Co-Presenter, “Parental depression: Treatment needs and children’s problems in an urban family practice,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Moderator, “What professionals look for when they hire new employees,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Co-Presenter, “Attendee orientation to the ABCT convention,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Co-Presenter, “Video-based, in-home CBT to reduce family stress,” Annual Meeting, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Co-Presenter, “Maternal depressed mood and cognitions during stressful family interactions,” Tri-annual Meeting, World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010).

Presenter, “Evidence-based strategies for parents of oppositional children: Beginning with parent engagement,” presented at the Roberto Clemente School, New York City (2010).

Presenter, “From academia to communities: Bringing evidence-based interventions to underserved families,” presented at Long Island University, Post Campus (2010).

Presenter, “Focus on parental depression: Treatment needs and children's problems at the Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr. Community Health Center,” presented at Columbia University’s Center for Family and Community Medicine, New York, NY (2010).

Honors/Awards

Recipient, Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Mental Health Research

Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Institute

Recipient, New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar

Recipient, National Institute of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

Recipient, Award for Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Youth of Brookhaven

Recipient, Child and School Related Issues Special Interest Group Award for

Outstanding Research: The Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy

Professional Affiliations

President of the Child and School-Related Issues Special Interest Group, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

Ambassador, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

Former Chair, Membership Committee, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

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

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies

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

Member, Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS)

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