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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] New foundation to provide pro bono evidenced based psychological mental health services

A new foundation that provides pro bono (free) evidence-based psychological/mental health services to those who can't afford it --headed by Tarrytown (formerly of Ardsley) resident Dr. Adam Weissman



A new foundation that provides pro bono (free) evidence-based psychological/mental health services to those who can’t afford it --headed by Tarrytown (formerly of Ardsley) resident


Dr. Adam S. Weissman, a resident of Tarrytown (grew up in Ardsley) is incoming President of both the Westchester County Psychological Association and the NY State Psychological Association CBT Division. He is also a Visiting Scholar of Columbia University Teacher’s College, among many other clinical and academic accomplishments. Dr. Weissman is the Founding President and Chief Psychologist of both The Child & Family Institute and the Weissman Children’s Foundation (in development) and he is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Contributions Award in his field (Clinical Psychology Practice) from the American Psychological Association and the Board of Professional Affairs.


I interviewed Dr. Weissman on my WVOX radio program recently about the Weissman Children’s Foundation which is offering children, young adults and their families pro bono evidence-based mental health treatments. On the program we discussed the mental health needs of many people- during the COVID-19 pandemic. The link to the program appears below. We are lucky to have residents in the community like Dr. Weissman who is making a positive difference in the lives of many others.


The Weissman Children’s Foundation (WCF), a start-up national nonprofit organization, specializes in providing evidence-based mental health treatments (EBTs) for children, young adults and their families. The new nonprofit has stepped up its timeline to roll out a comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Initiative. So far, nearly 50 families have received treatment, and anecdotal feedback from their providers and local partners has been positive and encouraging. The foundation is developing funding pathways to continue supporting a wide array of clinical, research, and training partnerships underway, including a collaboration with Columbia University Teacher’s College servicing Harlem, the Bronx, and other COVID-afflicted NYC neighborhoods.


WCF ’s mission is to revolutionize the mental health landscape by offering gold-standard, science-based psychological treatments to every child and family in need, breaking down generations-old and nationwide barriers to evidence-based care for those less able to pay. Under the leadership of founding president Dr. Adam Weissman, WCF has won local and national awards in the field of psychology for its vision, programmatic efforts, and advocacy. The foundation has been recognized by the media for creating innovative pathways to EBT access and effective mental health practices for underserved youth, and their communities. Dr. Weissman is interviewed here.

 

Please find the youtube link below to the interview - https://youtu.be/jZsYotvC7ZE

PAUL FEINER


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