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Rachel Saks, PsyD

Rachel Saks, PsyD

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Associate Professor of Psychology
DeSales Center, Room 4

Educational Background

Psy.D., The George Washington University Center for Professional Psychology

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught

Culture and Gender in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy II


Extensive clinical experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision

Eight years providing psychotherapy, evaluation, and consultation for geriatric and medical patients in inpatient healthcare settings

Provided intensive outpatient treatment for children and families in the New Jersey foster care system

Scholarly Interests

Geriatric psychology

Impact of psychotherapeutic interventions in healthcare settings

Attachment issues and treatment for children and families in foster care

Cultural competency in clinical care for aging patients

Educational Background: 

PsyD, The George Washington University for Professional Psychology; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications: 

Saks, R.H. (2016). Holding and the dilemma of inadequacy:  Reflections on the supervision of practicum students. Other/Wise Journal of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, (Winter, 2).

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

"Reminiscence and Reflection:  Life review therapy with an elderly patient." Individual presentation at the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education's 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 2017.

"The Diversity Journey:  Experiences of Multicultural Educators." Roundtable Discussant at the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Annual Conference. New Brunswick, NJ, October 2017.