As a leader and expert in the field, Dr. Mazzella holds various clinical and research positions, including, but not limited to, treating patients in his private practice, training professionals at two post-graduate training institutes, conducting research, and lecturing across the country. While his focus with his patients is psychodynamic in nature, his main goals are to build a trusting relationship and help each patient reduce the frequency and intensity of their emotional painful thoughts and suffering. He helps his patients overcome both acute and long standing problems that may be more imbedded in their personality.
Below is a brief summary of Dr. Mazzella's Curriculum Vitae
Fordham University, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, 2005 to 2010.
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), 1997 to 2006.
Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services, 1994 to 1997.
Dual Concentration in Research & Clinical Social Work.
State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1990 to 1994.
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Dr. Mazzella and I have been professional colleagues for the past 5 years. During this time, we’ve had the opportunity to work closely together on a number of projects. His ability to think critically and ask thought provoking questions regardless of the subject material is one of the things I value in him the most. When providing explanations in his area of expertise, Dr. Mazzella is able to incorporate useful anecdotes that clearly relays complicated information. He shows compassion and patience and the true desire to ensure that *you* understand. I can definitely say I am a more effective communicator and better leader with him as a colleague.
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1997 to present. Private Practitioner, Manhattan, Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
2013 to present. Clinical Supervisor, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research (IPTAR) and Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH)
2010 to 2011. Clinical Supervisor, Blanton-Peale Counseling Center. Provided psychodynamic supervision to post-graduate clinic staff therapists
2010 to 2013. Clinical Supervisor, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). Provided psychodynamic supervision for the internship/externship program
2018 – Present. Transference and Countertransference in Working with the Borderline Patient Rotating Case Seminar. The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2015 – Present. Psychopathology III. Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
2011 – Present. Psychoanalytic Theories of Development II. Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
2011 – 2016. Advanced Technique with Children & Adolescents. Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
2012 – Fall. Psychoanalytic Theories of Development III. The Contemporary Freudian Society.
2010 – Spring & Fall. Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Generalist Social Work Practice I & II.
2008 – Spring. Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
2007 to 2011. Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Social Work, Social Work Research I.
Summer 2008. Social Work Research II.
2007 – Spring. Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Social Work Practice in Research I.
The Dr. Nicholas J. Langenfeld Award. This research award was received in recognition of an outstanding doctoral dissertation.
POSITIONS and COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
2019 to Present. Member, The Scholarship Committee, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2018 to Present. Member, The Management Committee, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2016 to Present. Chair, The Operations Committee, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2016 to Present. Treasurer, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2012 to Present. Member, The Executive Committee, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
2011 to Present. Member, IPTAR Board of Directors
2012 to 2016. Director, IPTAR Clinical Center
2006 to 2010. Southern Manhattan Dialysis Center, Principal Investigator: End Stage Renal Disease and Non-Adherence to Hemodialysis: Evaluation of a Psychodynamic Intervention.
2001 to 2005. Post Graduate Research, IPTAR, Research Associate: An Empirical Study of Treatment Outcome in Child Adolescent Therapy.
1997 to 1998. Research Assistant, The Lighthouse Foundation Research Department.