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Danielle Francois, PsyD

Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Training, Director of College Psychology Internship

Dr. Danielle François (she/her) is the Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Training and a staff psychologist at CBC. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents. Additionally, she is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist. She has significant experience working with youth and young adults struggling with a wide range of difficulties, with particular expertise in treating anxiety and mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), difficulties of emerging adulthood, and high-risk behaviors, including suicidality, and self-harm. She also has expertise in working with parents of children, adolescents, and young adults.

Dr. François received her BA in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Before returning to school for graduate study, she worked for several years as a research assistant on a study examining brain function in adolescents with ADHD. She then received her Masters of Science in Psychology from Binghamton University – SUNY, where she was extensively trained in Applied Behavior Analysis and worked with youth with ASD. Dr. François then went on to earn her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University – Post. For her doctoral dissertation, Dr. François created a measure of parent-child conflict over technology use.

Dr. François completed her pre-doctoral internship at Astor Services for Children & Families, where she treated children and adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings with a range of diagnoses including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and ADHD. Prior to internship, Dr. François completed a clinical placement at Nassau University Medical Center, where she worked on a child and adolescent inpatient unit, on a consultation and liaison team that provided brief assessment and intervention on the medical floors of the hospital, and in the child and adolescent outpatient clinic. She also completed a placement at ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development, where she provided individual and group therapy to youth with ASD and other neurodevelopmental concerns.

Throughout her graduate training, Dr. François enjoyed teaching the cognitive and personality assessment labs for graduate students in her clinical psychology program, as well as introductory psychology courses for undergraduates. Dr. François is also a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).