Erika Rooney, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Trauma and Resilience Service

Child Mind Institute

Erika Rooney, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in the Trauma and Resilience Service at the Child Mind Institute. She has a specific interest in helping children and families who have been affected by trauma, particularly those from underserved communities who experience multiple barriers to treatment. Dr. Rooney provides trauma-focused clinical services and educational workshops to students, parents, educators and staff at schools within the Newark Public Schools system and New York City Department of Education.

Dr. Rooney has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults within a broad range of settings, including outpatient, day treatment, hospital and school settings. She is skilled in providing evidence-based treatments, with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents (DBT-A). Additionally, she has provided psychoeducational evaluations and treatment to underserved individuals with learning disorders and low literacy at the Fisher Landau Center Adult Literacy Program at Montefiore Medical Center. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Rooney worked as an intake coordinator at the NYU Child Study Center.

Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, the Child Mind Institute
  • Predoctoral Intern, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
  • Extern, Montefiore Medical Center, Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities, Adult Literacy Program
  • Extern, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute
  • Extern, North Shore-LIJ Adolescent Eating Disorders Day Treatment Program, Glen Oaks, NY
  • Extern, Barnard-Columbia University Personality Disorders Study, Columbia University Department of Psychology, New York, NY

Education

  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Post campus
  • MS, Applied Psychology, Long Island University, Post campus
  • MA, Psychology, The New School for Social Research
  • BFA, Art History; minor, English Literature, Ohio University