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Psychologist Greeting


I imagine that if you found your way to this website that you or someone you love is struggling with emotional, mental or behavioral problems.  The good news is that you have already taken the first step to resolving these issues once and for all! Psychotherapy has been shown to significantly improve one’s emotional and behavioral health and  quality of life.  Hopefully, through our work together you or your loved one will feel better about personal issues, situations and relationships. Finding the right psychologist is like shopping for anything else in that you will likely have to shop around before you find the “right fit.”  You may meet several psychologists before you “click” with one in particular.  I recommend that you call me first for a free phone consultation and decide if you’d like to set up an initial in-person consultation.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Dr. Silva

Psychotherapist Curriculum Vitae

Jolie M. Silva, Ph.D.

Psychologist Education

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (June 2006) Major Field of Study: Clinical and School Psychology

Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, MD Degree: Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude (May 1999) Major Field of Study: Psychology/Biology Richmond College,

The American Institute of Foreign Study London, England (1998)


  • New York State Licensed Psychologist License Number: 68 017385
  • Licensed by The University of the State of New York Education Department Office of the Professions Public School Teacher Certification Certification Area: School Psychologist, Permanent Certification
  • Certified by the University of the State of New York Education Department Panel of Attorneys for Children
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division First and Second Judicial Departments Mediation Skills Training with Custody and Visitation Mediation Specialty
  • Certified by Hofstra University and the Institute of the Study of Conflict Transformation, Approved by the New York State Office of Court Administration Community Dispute Resolution Center

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association, Member, 2000-present
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member, 2000-present
  • New York State Psychological Association, Member,2010-present
  • The Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Member, 2008 Created in accordance with the Joint Statement on Key Principles of Social Networking Safety announced by the Attorneys General Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking and MySpace in January, 2008

Psychology Honors and Awards

  • Doctoral Student Research Award, Hofstra University Presented by the Ph.D./Psy.D. Student Research Awards Committee (October 2004, September 2005)
  • Dean’s List, Hofstra University (Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2004)

Professional Presentations

  • Akin-Little, K.A., Silva, J.M., & Reigada, L. A cross-cultural comparison between Greek and American classroom management strategies. Paper and poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, July 2004.
  • Silva, J.M., Reigada, L., & Akin-Little, K.A. Classroom management: A review of the literature. Paper and poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, July 2004.
  • Akin-Little, K.A., Silva, J.S., Reigada, L. School Psychology-Developmental, Multicultural, and Professional Issues. National survey of current classroom management practices. Paper and poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 2002.
  • Jefferson, A.L., Powers, D.V., & Silva, J.M. Functional asymmetry as determined by motor performances in depressed and non-depressed elderly women: A theoretical basis for investigation. Paper presented at the Maryland Student Psychology Annual Conference, March 1999.

Psychologist Employment

Private Practice

Psychologist 1/08 – present
  • outpatient cognitive behavior therapy and psychological evaluations provided to children, adolescents and adults

New York Behavioral Health

Associate Clinical Director
  • manage and supervise mental health staff of an outpatient mental health clinic

Consulting Work South American Theft Intelligence Network (SATGIN) North American Criminal Intelligence Network (NACIN)

Board of Directors
Staff Psychologist
  • provide consultation to the criminal intelligence networks, which facilitate the analysis and dissemination of intelligence, expedite inter-agency communication, and improve communication between law enforcement and private sector security, risk management and loss prevention professionals

Sentinel Tech Holding Corp.

  • provide consultation to internet safety technology company regarding high risk children, sexual abuse, physical abuse, online age verification, parental management and monitoring, peer influence and education regarding online criminal behavior

Forensic Psychologist Experience

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Family Court Mental Health Services 6/08 – 6/13

Associate Clinic Director
  • conduct court-ordered forensic evaluations for cases involving juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, competency to surrender parental rights and competency to stand trial provide testimony and psychological reports to the Court
  • attend monthly grand rounds, consisting of a wide array of relevant lectures and seminars

Clinical Psychology Experience

CHE Senior Psychological Services 10/07 – 5/08

  • work with geriatric and brain injury patients (e.g., cardiovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, etc.)
  • individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing and behavioral management interventions
  • work in a team with various disciplines to ensure optimal rehabilitation of patients
  • recommend cognitive rehabilitation goals for brain injury patients

St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY 9/03 – 8/04

Intern Psychologist
  • work with adult acute psychiatric inpatient in underdeveloped area
  • provide individual and group psychotherapy to inpatients
  • psychological testing
  • participation in team meetings, treatment/discharge planning
  • assist in the assessment of patients in the emergency room

Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic, Hofstra University 9/02 – 8/03

Intern Psychologist
  • provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments

The Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) 9/02 – 6/03

Applied Behavior Specialist
  • work with adults intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities
  • formulation and oversight of behavioral intervention plans based on applied behavior analysis principles
  • individual counseling

School Experience

Hebrew Academy for Special Children (HASC), Brooklyn, NY 6/05 – 10/07

School Psychologist
  • psychological initial evaluations for the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
  • individual and group counseling and social skills training to preschool and school-aged special education children
  • write and oversee behavioral intervention plans · research project contribution involving curriculum development

Prep for Prep, New York, NY 12/04 – 3/07

Evaluator for Admission to Gifted Program
  • assess the intellectual ability of NYC middle school students
  • recommend student’s eligibility for a gifted program

Fulton Ave. Elementary School, Oceanside, NY 9/02 – 6/03

School Psychology Intern

College/University and Teaching Experience

Kingsborough Community College 7/04 – 5/06, 6/03 – 8/03

Adjunct Instructor/Adjunct Counselor
  • instruct freshmen course on topics of diversity, academic planning and study skills
  • academic counseling/advisement
  • contributed to grant funded research project assessing the effectiveness of an educational program on student retention and success

Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, NY 9/99 – 8/00

  • Chemistry Teacher

Psychology Research Experience

  • Hofstra University Clinical and School Psychology Ph.D. Program Doctoral Dissertation Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the Reduction of Anger in Married Men (2006) Hofstra University Clinical and School Psychology Ph.D. Program Masters Thesis Effect of Framed Information on Health Behaviors and Perceived Risk (2003)
  • Hofstra University Research Assistant: Classroom Management (2002) Loyola
  • College in Maryland Research Assistant: Geriatric Depression (1999)