Ariel Zucker, MA, is a clinical extern in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Queens College, The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has experience providing neuropsychological evaluations and individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of diagnoses and stressors, including autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Additionally, Ms. Zucker has extensive experience working closely and collaboratively with parents in the form of parent training. Her doctoral research examines autistic traits in children with the fragile X premutation.
Ms. Zucker has previously held externship positions at the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, the Inpatient Co-Management Unit for Psychiatric and Medical Diagnoses at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, and at the Queens College Psychological Center. Ms. Zucker has also worked as a research associate in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute, where she supported Dr. Adriana Di Martino’s research investigating the neurobiological underpinnings of social communicative impairments in children with ADHD and ASD. Additionally, Ms. Zucker has worked as a clinical team leader in the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center Summer Program at the Child Mind Institute, where she led a group within an intensive summer therapeutic program for children with attention and behavior disorders.
- Clinical Extern, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Queens, NY
- Clinical Extern, Inpatient Co-Management Unit for Psychiatric and Medical Diagnoses, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Queens, NY
- Clinical Extern, Queens College Psychological Center, Queens, NY
- PhD (expected 2024), Clinical Psychology, Queens College/The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- MA, Behavioral Neuroscience, Queens College/The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- BS, Neuroscience, Muhlenberg College