I am a master's level clinician currently working on my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University. I earned my undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. I also studied Spanish and Social Human Rights at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Broadly, I am interested in combining research and clinical practice to promote positive outcomes for individuals and families. I am passionate about the assessment and treatment of trauma and attachment-related disorders and emotion dysregulation. I have trained in child/adolescent outpatient and day treatment programs, inpatient hospitals, and forensic settings (e.g., juvenile detention, adult jails, courts) with diverse patients across the lifespan. I approach therapy from a flexible, compassionate, strengths-based, and holistic lens. I strive to treat the whole person by creating a collaborative environment and genuine therapeutic relationship. I utilize relational, cognitive/behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to support individuals to better understand themselves and cope effectively with adversity. Relevant Trainings and Affiliations Culturally Responsive Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) Training Training in Risk Assessment Instruments (HCR-20, START:AV) Society for Child and Adolescent Psychology International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies American Psychology Law-Society
Select Awards and Grants Distinguished Research Fellowship, Fordham University (2022) Research Support Grant, Fordham University (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) NYU Child Study Center Above & Beyond Recognition Award (2018)
Weinberger, E. C., Cruise, K. C., Auguste, E. E., Samuels, J. K. (2022). The structured trauma-related experiences and symptoms screener (STRESS): Assessing factor structure and clinical utility in a juvenile justice sample [In press]. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
Baetz, C. L., Branson, C. E., Weinberger, E., Rose, R., Petkova, E., Horwitz, S. M., Hoagwood, K. E. (2021). The effectiveness of PTSD treatment for adolescents in the juvenile justice system: A systematic review. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(4), 642-652. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0001073
McNair, F. D., Havens, J. F., Surko, M., Weinberger, E., Baetz, C., Moaveni, M., Bart, M., Marr, M., Quinlan, C., Horwitz, S. M.(2019). Post-traumatic stress and related symptoms among juvenile detention residents: Results from intake screening. Child Abuse & Neglect, 92, 22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.03.01
Weinberger, E., Anakwenze, O., Loutzenhiser, L., Collins., A., Galietta, M., Rosenfeld, B. (2022, June). Treatment experiences using a brief DBT adaptation: Mr. M case presentation. In B. Rosenfeld (Chair). Adapting DBT to facilitate community reentry for repeat criminal offenders [Symposium]. The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Berlin, Germany.
Weinberger, E., Phillips, V., Baetz, C. (2022, March). Creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice system: The effect of facility security level on staff safety and secondary traumatic stress.In K. Cruise (Chair), Enhancing trauma-informed practices in the juvenile justice system [Symposium]. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Weinberger, E., Cruise, K., Doyle, C. (2021, November). Assessing clinical utility of the structured trauma-related experiences and symptoms screener (STRESS) in a juvenile justice sample [Paper presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference, virtual.
Weinberger, E., León, M., Jiménez-Salazar, M., Rosenfeld, B., Keller, A. (2020, March). Migrant experiences and associated mental health outcomes in a 2018 Central American caravan. In B. Rosenfeld (Chair), Mental health, asylum law, and public policy on the 2018 migrant caravan [Symposium]. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.