Dr. Billie Katz is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapies with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Katz earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at The George Washington University.
Dr. Katz is intensively trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Katz has extensive training and expertise in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, child disruptive behavior disorders, depression and mood disorders, trauma, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, and personality disorders. Dr. Katz is also skilled at providing psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of academic, developmental, and emotional concerns.
Dr. Katz has worked in a variety of psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals across the lifespan providing individual, group, and family therapy. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai Services/Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. While on internship, Dr. Katz treated children, adolescents, and their families in inpatient, outpatient, and partial-hospitalization settings with a range of mental disorders. She also completed a rotation providing short-term, evidence-based therapy to adults within a medical primary care setting.
Previously, Dr. Katz completed an externship at the New York City Children’s Center – Bronx Campus (NYCCC-Bronx), where she utilized evidence-based treatments to treat adolescents with a range of trauma, mood, and personality disorders. She also co-led a DBT skills group for adolescents with emotional regulation difficulties. Prior to NYCCC-Bronx, Dr. Katz held externship positions at Montefiore Medical Center’s Rose F. Kennedy Center/Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) and the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery, where she provided individual, group, and dyadic therapy to parents and their young children with complex trauma and developmental delays. She also completed psychological assessments for the NYC Department of Education’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE).
Dr. Katz’s research interests focus on program development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions with children, adolescents and families. Her doctoral dissertation examined the evidence-based training needs of Family Service Workers in Head Start to increase family engagement and promote healthy outcomes. Dr. Katz is also an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the New York City Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association.