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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

EDUCATION

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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

AWARDS

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

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2006 to 2010Southern 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.

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