institute for behavior therapy
founded in 1971
[Newyork, NY]
Ibt Staff
STEVEN T. FISHMAN, PH.D.
Director and Founder
Board Certified in Clinical and Behavioral Psychology (ABPP)
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is one of the founders of the Institute and is currently its Administrative Director. Dr. Fishman has practiced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the past 45 years and is considered an expert in the treatment of the spectrum of anxiety disorders (e.g.GAD, OCD, social anxiety, panic, simple phobias, etc.) and depression. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed audio series on the Multiform Treatment of Panic and Agoraphobia. Dr. Fishman has lectured extensively and has authored many professional articles on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He has served on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. He was a founding member of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology where he served as a Director and the Secretary/Treasurer for 16 years (1985-2001). He was the first President of the American Academy of Behavioral Psychology ((1998-2001). Dr. Fishman is Board Certified in both Clinical and Behavioral Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology.

BARRY S. LUBETKIN, PH.D.
Director and Founder
Board Certified in Clinical and Behavioral Psychology (ABPP)
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is a co-founder of the Institute and serves as its Clinical Director. Dr. Lubetkin has written several books in Psychology encompassing topics such as marital discord and social fears including BAILING OUT and WHY DO I NEED YOU LOVE ME IN ORDER TO LOVE MYSELF. In addition to these areas, he possesses an expertise in substance abuse treatment and depression. Dr. Lubetkin has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been quoted extensively in major periodicals. He has contributed extensively to professional literature over the years. He was a Director on the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and served as President of that board for 12 years. Dr Lubetkin is Board Certified in both Clinical and Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

  • Psychiatric Consultants
    Cythia Perry, M.D.
    Jesse Rosenthal, M.D.
  • Senior Clinical Consultants
    Adam Weissman, Ph.D.
    Director,Child/Adolescent Treatment Center
    Carol Lewis, Ph.D.
    Director,Assessment Center,
    Ilana Dworin, Psy.D.
    Director, Social Anxiety Treatment Center
    Warren Huberman, Ph.D.

    Sarah Mandel, Psy.D
    Director, Maternal Mental Health Program
    Christine Megan, Ph.D.
    Amber Brandes, Ph.D.
    Director, Eating Disorder Program
  • Administrators
  • Brenda Bloomfield
    Michelle Puder
    Nanci Sieradzki
  • Board of Advisors
  • Elaine Blechman, Ph.D.
  • Gerald C. Davison, Ph.D.
  • Marvin Goldfried, Ph.D.
  • K. Daniel O‚ÄôLeary, Ph.D.
  • Robert Paul Liberman, M.D.
  • Martin I. Lubin, M.D.
  • John N. Marquis, Ph.D.
  • James McGee, Ph.D.
  • Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D.
  • M. Mike Nawas, Ph.D.
  • Rosemary O. Nelson, Ph.D.
  • David Pomeranz, Ph.D.
  • Raymond Rosen, Ph.D.
  • Paul Watchel, Ph.D.
  • G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.