Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Founding Director

Sync Psychological Services ™

 2006-present: Founding Director: ™. New York, NY. Private Practice for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, supervision, and nonverbal behavior.

Jan 2009 - Present

Founding Director

Institute for Movement Informed Psychotherapy

Founding Director: Informed Psychotherapy (MiP). New York, NY. Facilitate psychotherapy, movement and somatic groups. Conduct research on parent child interaction and nonverbal behavior(see research).

2009 - 2012

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Doctoral Program for Clinical and School Psychology
Adjunct Assistant Professor:. New York, NY. Co-directed therapeutic parent/child nursery. Conducted seminars and supervision of doctoral students focusing parent/child interaction and non-verbal interactive behavior.
2008 - 2011

Consultant

Pesach Tikvah Mental Health Center
Consulting Psychologist:. Brooklyn, NY. Clinical Supervision of staff, training; behavioral intervention design.
Jan 2005 - Nov 2009

Consultant

Amador & Associates
Consulting Psychologist:. New York, NY. Conducted psychological evaluations and crisis interventions for TV reality show candidates.(Wife Swap, Project Runway, etc.)
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Clinical Psychologist

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Clinical Psychologist: Personality Disorders (CITPD). St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. New York, NY. Conducted psychodynamic individual and group psychotherapy f or clients with personality disorders. Taught groups in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT).

Jan 2005 - 2005

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Montclair State University, NJ
Adjunct Assistant Professor:: Department of Counseling Psychology Human Development and Educational Leadership. Montclair, NJ. Taught psychodynamic clinical theory and practice in Master's of Art counseling psychology program. Taught clinical assessment, diagnostics, case conceptualization and treatment formulation.
Aug 2003 - Aug 2004

Clinical Psychology Intern

Counseling Center, Stony Brook
Clinical Psychology Intern: University, State University of New York. Stony Brook, NY. APA accredited full time internship. Provided individual and group psychotherapy to graduate and undergraduate student population from a psychodynamically informed perspective. Conducted intake assessments. Participated in supervision, seminars, case conference, outreach and consultation seminar, professional issues seminar, and supervision seminar. Co-led graduate student psychotherapy and meditation psychotherapy groups. Provided outreach, consultation and crisis intervention services. Supervised advanced graduate students in clinical externship.
Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

Clinical Psychology Extern: Jacobi Medical Center

Clinical Psychology Extern: Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, NY. Provided individual psychotherapy to chronically mentally ill and MICA populations. Led various psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups(anger/ stress management; psychotherapy group). Participated in community meetings and worked with multidisciplinary treatment team. Participated in case conferences and seminars. Growth and Recovery Program(Substance Abuse Program): Provided group psychotherapy to substance abusing population Administered, scored, and interpreted various objective and projective tests.
Sep 2000 - Sep 2001

Clinical Psychology Extern: Beth Israel Hospital.

Clinical Psychology Extern: Beth Israel Hospital.
New York, NY. Outpatient Clinic(POSA): Interviewed, assessed, and diagnosed new clients; provided referrals.: Led, and co,-led psychotherapy groups with substance abusing/mentally ill inpatient population.
Aug 2000 - Aug 2001

Counselor

Eugene Lang College. New School University.
Professional Counselor. New School Counseling Center at New York, NY. Provided individual counseling services to student population. Facilitated body image and wellness groups. Published counseling/wellness newsletter. Participated in staff meetings with Senior Vice President.
1999 - 2001

Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist

North Central Bronx Hospital

Group and individual psychotherapy.

1996 - 1999

Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist

Jacobi Hospital

Group and individual psychotherapy.

1995 - 1997

Counseling Psychology Intern

University of Massachusetts at Amherst- Woman's Counseling Center

Individual and group psychotherapy; wellness groups.

Education

Education
Jan 2006 - Jan 2014

Post-Doctoral. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

New York University

Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Alanson White Institute

Alanson White Institute.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2005

PHD Clinical Psychology.

New School for Social Research

New School for Social Research.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

M.A. General Psychology.

New School for Social Research

New School for Social Research.

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

M.A. Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy.

Antioch New England Graduate School
Jan 1994 - 1997

Certificate in Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP)

Child Development Research (CDR)
Jan 19990 - Jan 1994

B.A. Psychology

Institute for Critical Psychology
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994

Certificate in integrative Gestalt Therapy.

Fritz Perls Institute Germany
1992 - 1994

Certificate

Laban INstitute for MOvement Studies
1983 - 1989

Certificate in Dance and Performing Arts

Central Park School of Dance
Jan 1983 - Jan 1985

B.S.W. Social Pedagogics.

Alice Salomon Hochschule für Sozialarbeit School for Social

Skills

Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Taught DBT.

Group Psychotherapy

Many years of group therapy in in and outpatient settings.

Psychological evaluations

Trained in Rorschach, and other projective tests as well in personality tests

Assesment

Psychodynamic and Psychodiagnostic  Assessment

Population

All

Movement and Body Psychotherapy/Somatics

Many years of movement psychotherapy, authentic movement, somatic processing, body psychotherapy; mindful meditation and improvisation.

Text Section

Publications and Presentations

Birklein, S.B. (2007). Moving from Within. Conference Proceedings. Abstract obtained from the International Movement Analysis conference. Munich, Germany. 2007.

Birklein, S.B. (2006). Psychoanalyse und Bewegungsanalyse. “From the couch to dance”.

(Psychoanalytically based Movement Analysis). DVD published by Auditorium       Netzwerk, Munich.

Sossin, K.M. & Birklein, S. (2006). Nonverbal transmission of stress between parent and

young child: Considerations and psychotherapeutic implications of a study of

affective movement patterns.

Journal of Infant, Child, & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 5, 46-69.

Birklein, S. B., & Sossin, K. M., (2006). Nonverbal Indices of Stress in Parent-

Child Dyads: Implications for Individual and Interpersonal Affect Regulation and

Intergenerational Transmission. In: Koch, S., & Bräuninger, I. (Eds.), Advances in

Research. Berlin: Logos.

Birklein, S. B. (2005). Nonverbal indices of stress in parent-child interaction. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66 (01), 542 B. (UMI No AAT 3161860).

Birklein, S.B. (2005). In Koch, S. & Bräuninger, I. (Eds.) International Dance/Movement

Therapy Research: Theory, Methods, and Empirical Findings. American Journal of Dance Therapy, Volume 27, Number 1, March 2005, pp. 37-46(10).

 

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Birklein, S. B. (2004). Nonverbal indices of high stress. [Abstract]. Moving On. Journal of

the Dance Therapy Association of Australia. 3 (2).

Birklein, S. B. (2003). Nonverbal indices of stress. The Arts in Psychotherapy: 31 (3).

Abstract obtained from the International Research Colloquium in Dance Therapy,

Birklein, S. B. (2003). Psychodiagnostics and psychodynamic case formulation. In ADTA

(Ed), Conference Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the. American Dance

Therapy Association. Columbia, MD.

Birklein, S. B. (2003). Homage to Dr. Penny Lewis. Zeitschrift für Tanztherapie 45, 3.

Birklein, S. B. (2003). Nonverbal indices of high stress. Zeitschrift fuer Tanztherapie. 46,

6-7.Germany.

Birklein, S. B. (2001). In ADTA (Ed.), Far away so close- topography of an unknown

place in a foreign country. Cultural implications in practicing psychotherapy.

Conference Proceedings of the 36th American Dance Therapy Association (Vol. 36),

Columbia, MD.

Birklein, S. B. (1997, Winter). The basic neurological patterns and their implications in

verbal and nonverbal psychotherapy. ADTA newsletter. 32.1.

Birklein, S. B. (1997). Developmental movement patterns. In ADTA (Ed). Conference

Proceedings of the 32th Annual Meeting of the. American Dance Therapy

Association. Columbia, MD.

Birklein, S. B. (1996). Basic neurological patterns and their implications in verbal and

non-verbal therapy. Unpublished Masters Thesis. Antioch University, New

Hampshire.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Panel: New School University, New York. 2010. Talk and presentation on private practice

management.

Panel: ADTA conference 9/2010. New York City. "Relational psychoanalytic and

hermeneutic concepts in the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP).

Keynote Panel: Antioch New England Graduate School: Panel, and supervisory workshop;

2009.

Panel: Presentation at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute New York City. Round Table.

November 2008.

Workshop: Workshop on the Kestenberg Movement Profile’s affective patterns of nonverbal behavior. ADTA International conference. New York City. 9/2007.

German Public Radio: “Impressions to 9/11--Why can’t the US stop talking about 9/11?”.

Presentation: Affect Transmission in Parent Child Dyads. Moving from Within. München,

Germany. 7/2007.

Workshop: International Relational Psychoanalysis Conference. Athens, Greece, 7/2007.

 

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Workshop: Postdoc weekend on movement processes (2007).

Workshop: Psychoanalytically oriented dance therapy process group for clinicians.

Lindauer Psychotherapie - Wochen. Lindau, Germany 04/07.

Presentation: Panel presentation on nonverbal behavior, affect regulation and

intergenerational transmission of stress. Div 39. APA conference. New Orleans,

August 2006.

Keynote Presentation: From the Couch to Dance: Nonverbal Behavior and Movement

Analysis. Lindauer Psychotherapie - Wochen. Lindau, Germany 04/06.

Workshop: Week-long movement psychotherapy workshop for MD’s and Psychoanalysts.

Lindauer Psychotherapie - Wochen. Lindau, Germany 04/06.

Workshop: Workshop in the Kestenberg Movement Profile. Dance/movement Therapy

Training Institute. Kinetics. Rochester, NY.03/06.

Presentation: Panel Presentation on nonverbal behavior and stress. ADTA Conference.

Long Beach, CA. Oct. 2006.

Poster Presentation. (2006, February). Nonverbal indices of high stress and affect

transmission: Poster session presented at the 2nd International nonverbal research

conference, Pforzheim, Germany.

Poster Presentation. American Dance Therapy Conference (ADTA), Nashville 10/05.

Psychiatric Colloquium. (2005). Nonverbal indices and intergenerational transmission of

high stress in parent/child interaction: implications for affect regulation. Burghölzl

Psychiatric Hospital, Zürich. Switzerland. 5/2005.

Clinical Case Conference. (2003). New School University. Discussant: David Shapiro,

Ph.D.

Poster Presentation. (2004, February). Nonverbal indices of high stress: Poster session

presented at the 1st International nonverbal research conference, Hannover,

Germany.

Presentation. 38th Annual American Dance Therapy Association Conference. (2003).

Psychodiagnostics and psychodynamic case formulation. Denver, CO.

Presentation. American Dance Therapy Association. 38th Annual Conference (2003).

International Panel: Representative for Germany. Denver, CO.

Poster Presentation. (2002, October). Nonverbal indices and intergenerational

transmission of high stress in parent child interaction- post 9/11. Poster session

presented at annual meeting of the German Dance Therapy Association (BDT),

Munich, Germany.

Workshop. American Dance Therapy Association 36th Conference (2001). Far away so

close- topography of an unknown place in a foreign country. Cultural implications

in practicing psychotherapy. Seattle, WA.

Poster Presentation. American Dance Therapy Association 32h Conference (1997). Basic

Neurological patterns- assessment tool and developmental model in object

relation’s psychotherapy. Poster presented at the 32nd annual American Dance

Therapy conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Certifications

Certifications