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Amber Ufford, PhD

Director of PCIT Program

Amber Ufford is a full-time licensed psychologist at CBC who provides individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Her specializations include the treatment of depression and mood disorders, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, self-injurious behaviors, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders.

Dr. Ufford has expertise in providing various evidence-based treatments and has received comprehensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), in addition to traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.

Dr. Ufford has experience providing CBT and DBT in various outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment settings. Prior to joining CBC, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health – Zucker Hillside Hospital treating youth experiencing a range of psychiatric problems, including ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral issues, eating disorders, and psychosis within the outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization services.

Dr. Ufford completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, which included rotations within the Parent-Infant Center conducting developmental assessments, the Child Outpatient Department working with multi-problem youth and their families, and the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), where she worked with adolescents struggling with emotional, behavioral, academic, and, substance abuse problems within a therapeutic high school setting.

Prior to internship, Dr. Ufford completed her clinical practicum at North Shore-LIJ Health System treating youth with a range of psychiatric disorders within the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department, the Emergency Room consultation service, and the Adolescent Inpatient Service. In addition, she acted as an on-call crisis counselor for the student population at Hofstra University providing crisis assessment and intervention services.

Dr. Ufford is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).