Our Team

Co-Chairs

Dr. Maureen O’Reilly-Landry, Ph.D.

Maureen O’Reilly-Landry, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist, Interpersonal/Relational Psychoanalyst and couples therapist, with expertise in medically-induced psychological trauma as it occurs in patients, medical caregivers and families. She co-chairs (with Dr. Patricia O’Gorman) the Hospital, Healthcare and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families work group, part of the COVID Psychology Task Force (established by 14 divisions of the American Psychological Association). 

Dr. O’Reilly-Landry is interested in applying psychoanalytic ideas to better elucidate problems in medical/health-related contexts and is editor of A Psychodynamic Understanding of Modern Medicine: Placing the Person at the Center of Care (2012), London/New York: Radcliffe. It was deemed “essential reading” by Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Dr. O’Reilly-Landry received her psychology training at Harvard College, New York University and Harvard Medical School, with Psychoanalytic training at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, where she is President of the Board of the Graduate Psychoanalytic Society. She is on the clinical faculty in the Columbia University Psychiatry Department. She co-chairs (with Dr. Eric Sherman) the Psychoanalysis and Healthcare Committee (Div. 39, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology), American Psychological Association.

She maintains a private practice in New York City. Although she enjoys working with individuals and couples with a wide range of problems in living, she has a personal interest in helping the parents of medically ill children to cope with their very difficult experiences.

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.

Patricia A. O’Gorman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist with an expertise in women, substance abuse, psychological trauma, resilience, and their relationship, and co-chairs (with Dr. Maureen O’Reilly-Landry) the Hospital, Healthcare, and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families work group, part of the COVID Psychology Task Force (established by 14 members of the American Psychological Association). 

Dr. O’Gorman formerly served as director of the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), was a cofounder of The National Association for Children of Addiction, where she serves on the Advisory Board, is chairperson of the Advisory Board of Horses Healing Hearts, and secretary of the board of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation. She has held leadership positions in eradicating sexual violence and promoting child welfare.

Dr. O’Gorman is currently the consulting psychologist for both the Merkel Veterans Residence and the Rose Hill Adolescent Residential Treatment Program of St. Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment and Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake, NY. 

A professional speaker who is known for her warm and funny presentations, Dr. O’Gorman is the author and coauthor of 10 books , including Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, The Girly Thoughts 10 Day Detox and Self-Parenting in the Age of COVID-19 (in press). Learn more at www.PatriciaOGorman.com. 

Working Group

Tina Balachandran 

Tina Balachandran is a Consultant Clinical and Aviation Psychologist, passionate about improving access to mental health care. She has been involved in training responders on providing psychological support in the aftermath of an aviation accident and has consulted internationally following various critical incidents.  Tina previously headed the psychology clinic within the medical division of a major airline, catering to a multicultural global workforce of over 45,000 employees. She believes in inspiring resilience to help individuals heal and grow, and currently runs her clinical practice in Qatar. She consults with organizations on psychological health and safety, workplace mental health, and peer support under her firm Flourishing Minds www.flourishingminds.net

Dr. Betsy Gard, Ph.D. 

Dr. Gard is an Adjunct Professor at the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  She is a Disaster Mental Health Manager for the Red Cross and both a Trainer and a Facilitator for resiliency programs to the military and their families. 

Dr. Gard has provided consultation internationally to communities that have experienced trauma. She provided mental health consultation to the International Rescue Committee with emphasis on trauma, and self-care. 

Dr. Gard has a private practice with specialties in trauma work, adopted children, families, and couples.  She is a past-president of the Georgia Psychological Association and a board member for the Georgia Psychological Foundation.

Dr. Irina Wen 

Dr. Irina Wen is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is a certified therapist and supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and specializes in the treatment of trauma and relationship distress. She is the Lead Clinician at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Health where she oversees the couples therapy program for military families. Dr. Wen also offers psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision through her private practice Touchstone Psychology, PLLC. 

Dr. Patricia Villavicencio Carrillo

Dr. Patricia Villavicencio Carrillo is originally from Lima, Peru, where she received a multicultural education. She has lived most of her life in Madrid, Spain, where she practices as a Clinical Psychologist Specialist at the public Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid (HCSC). She obtained her PhD degree in Health Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She won a post-doctoral fellowship to continue her research on a psychological intervention program for victims of gender violence at the HCSC. She is an associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid since 2006. The EMDR Association of Spain assigned her as the coordinator of the EMDR Uganda Team and supported her humanitarian projects. (http://emdr-es.org/home-miembros/).She is the coordinator of the Child Trauma Network e-learning on child and adolescent psychotraumatology in situations of war, disasters, and massive violence http://unidaddeinnovacion.shealth.eu/child-trauma-quienes-somos-y-nuestros-objetivos

Dr. Ellen B Luborsky, Ph.D.

Ellen B Luborsky, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with decades of experience helping children and adults with the range of problems that come with being human.  She is trained in psychoanalysis, play therapy, hypnotherapy, and parent-infant psychotherapy. She joined the COVID Psychology Task Force to help with children’s issues. Her short but true stories about young children were awarded top prizes by the New York Psychological Association in 2010.  A book of those stories is expected out later this year.  She coauthored Research & Psychotherapy: The Vital Link with her father, Lester Luborsky, in 2007. drellenluborsky.com

Dr. Janet Plotkin-Bornstein, Ph.D. 
Janet Plotkin-Bornstein, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist/Psychoanalyst and member of the Hospital, Healthcare, and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families working group/COVID Psychology Task Force sponsoring this blog. Dr. Plotkin-Bornstein was on the New York State Psychological Association’s Presidential Taskforce on Grief and Loss in Times of COVID-l9. She graduated from the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she serves on the Board of the Psychoanalytic Society. Former positions include: Coordinator of Elmhurst Hospital’s HIV Mental Health Program; Clinic Director of the Parnes Clinic of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Psychologist within Lutheran Medical Center. Interests include grief, mourning, and moral injury. She is in private practice in NYC.

Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. 

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. teaches at Columbia University Teachers College about “Psychology and the United Nations”. At the UN, she represents the International Association of Applied Psychology and World Council for Psychotherapy, was President of the Psychology Coalition, and leads successful advocacy to include mental health (e.g., in the UN2030 Agenda and Universal Health Coverage). A Trustee of the United African Congress, co-developed a Girls Empowerment Camp in Lesotho; and has conducted psychosocial trainings after natural disasters (in Japan, China, Haiti, Sint Maarten and Iran) and during the Ebola outbreak. An award-winning journalist (currently for BlackStarNews), author, radio host and TV reporter, she co-founded APA Div46, and is a member of Divisions 10,12,32,34,52,56. She is collaborating on a COVID-19 project in the Congo, and speaks on many webinars

Dr. Judy Roth, Ph.D.

Judy Roth, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst who believes that psychologists need both a new grammar for understanding the lives of people living with social, familial and community traumas and an expanded repertoire for engaging therapeutically.  She is an active member of grassroots projects that bring presence and accompaniment to those working with social catastrophe.  She maintains a diverse practice with interests in young adult and adult development, loss and renewal, the subjectivities of parents, and the legacy of flight.  Dr. Roth is Adjunct Medical Professor at CUNY School of Medicine and Supervisor at City College’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

Robert M. Gordon

Robert M. Gordon is the Director of Intern Training and Associate Director of Postdoctoral Fellow Training at Rusk Rehabilitation and Clinical Associate Professor at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He received his doctorate from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University in Child Clinical/School Psychology and a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from Adelphi University. He has trained over 270 psychology interns. Dr. Gordon has specialties in the areas of neuropsychological and forensic testing and psychotherapy with children and adults with physical and learning disabilities and chronic illness. He has published in the areas of ethics, supervision, relational psychoanalysis, dream interpretation, pain management, and the use of projective testing in neuropsychology. 

Mary Beth Morrissey

Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, is a gerontological social work researcher and health care attorney, and holds a Fellow appointment at Fordham University’s Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, as well as adjunct faculty appointments at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service and Gabelli School of Business, and Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Dr. Morrissey’s scholarship and legal and policy practice are interdisciplinary, cutting across psychology, social work, health/public health law, and policy and policy advocacy. Morrissey is Division 24 member and past president, member of APA Committee on Aging, and APA COVID-19 Interdivisional Task Force member.

Monica Indart 

Monica Indart, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in crisis and trauma response interventions. Dr. Indart provides training and consultation for nonprofits, foundations and international NGO’s on issues ranging from humanitarian emergencies to staff preparedness. She maintains a clinical practice specializing in the treatment of severe trauma and grief. She is an associate teaching professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, where she earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology in 1994. Her clinical and research interests include adaptation to severe trauma and grief across the lifespan, cultural narratives of traumatic experiences, and intergenerational trauma.

Denise Carballea 

Denise Carballea is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at Albizu University. She is currently a Student Representative for the Florida Psychological Association- Division of Graduate Students, Secretary for the Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience APA Division 20 SIG, and Secretary for the Race, Ethnicity, and Culture APA Division 20 SIG. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with individuals with cognitive impairments and emotional difficulties following a brain injury. Her primary areas of research include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Denise is interested in contributing to the field in areas involving rehabilitation.

Rita Michelle Rivera 

Rita Michelle Rivera is currently pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Albizu University. She is Chair of the Florida Psychological Association Graduate Students (FPAGS), President of the Florida Graduate Coalition for Medical Psychology (FGCMP), Student Ambassador for APA Division 15 and Division 49, and Chair of the Race, Ethnicity, and Culture APA Division 20 SIG. Rita is also Co-chair of several working groups of the APA Interdivisional Covid-19 Taskforce. Her areas of interest include trauma, psychoneuroimmunology, and depressive disorders. She has clinical experience working with Hispanic patients and high-risk populations both in the US and in her home country, Honduras.

Dr. Denise Bossarte, PhD

Denise Bossarte, Ph.D., is an award-winning poet, writer, photographer, and artist. She is a certified meditation facilitator and contemplative arts teacher. She is an information technology (IT) professional working for a Houston ISD. Denise holds a BA in chemistry, an MS in computer science, and a Ph.D. in developmental neuroscience. Denise is the author of the multiple award-winning self-help book, Thriving After Sexual Abuse: Break Your Bondage to the Past and Live a Life You Love, a blueprint for survivors to heal themselves. Thriving’s awards include: Nonfiction Book Awards GOLD AWARD winner; 2021 Best Book Awards Finalist American Book Fest in the Self-Help: General; Independent Author Network (IAN) 2021 Book of the Year Award Finalist, Non-fiction; B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree; 2021 Kindle Book Awards The Best of Indie Finalist, Non-fiction; Quarterfinalist in the 2019 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest, Self-help Category; and has received a Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review.