Marian Wiener-Margulies, Ph.D.
Phone: (914) 384-5544
9/97 NYS Certification as School
The University of the State of New York Education Department,
Albany, New York
1/94 NYS License in Psychology
The University of the State
of New York Education Department,
Albany, New York
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University,
6/87 Master of Arts, Psychology
Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University,
Bronx, New York
Bachelor of Arts, Hebrew Language & Literatur
State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Research Training Program Fellow, Yale Child Study Program,
Yale University, attended a week-long research training
led by Linda
Mayes, Peter Fonagy and Mary Target.
3/92 to 3/94 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Behavioral Sciences
Training Program, co-sponsored by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.,(NDRI) and Medical and Health Research
Associates of New York City, Inc. (MHRA).
Engaged in formal training activities at NDRI.
Supervisor: Bruce Johnson, Ph.D.
3/91 to 3/92
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, NICHD,
of Behavioral Sciences,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Engaged in formal training activities at AECOM.
Supervisors: Holly Ruff, Ph.D. & Susan A. Rose, Ph.D.
9/07 to 9/08 Affiliated Faculty at
Columbia Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant
Program, New York City
9/03 to 9/04 Adjunct Faculty, Long Island University,
C.W. Post campus, N.Y.
Lifespan Developmental Psychology,
1/02 to present Guest Lecturer, Respecialization Program at
(Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research)
Development I – Psychoanalytic Theories of Development
(birth through three years)
1/02 to 6/03
Affiliated Medical Staff in the Department of Behavioral Health at White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, N.Y.
9/01 to present Affiliated Faculty at the YCS Institute for Training in Infant and Preschool Mental
Health in partnership with Rutgers University,
Fall Course: Joint Attention
and its Role in Enhancing –Mother-Infant Interaction.
9/94 to12/94 Adjunct
Faculty, Manhattan College, Riverdale N.Y.,
course in child development.
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute @ NYU
two-year psychoanalytic psychotherapy program (2009-2011)
Institute for Psychoanalytic Education at NYU Medical Center,
leading to a certificate in psychoanalysis
- to present
IN CHILD AND ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY
William Alanson White Institute, NYC,
Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program,
One year certificate program in adult psychotherapy (9/03-6/04).
Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, White Plains, NY, Child and Adolescent
Training Program (9/01-6/03).
Institute for Child,
Adolescent & Family Studies, NYC,
Working with Neuropsychologically-disordered Youngsters
and Their Families
Clinical Interventions with Mothers and Infants (1995 to 1996).
11/98 - present Coordinator of Research & Infant
and Child Development,
Mental Health Dept., St. Dominic’s Family Services Center, Bronx, NY.
Provide counseling/play therapy to young children and provide dyadic mother-infant and mother-child therapy; conduct
training workshops for staff and foster parents on topics related to child development such as attachment and loss, the power
of play, and post-traumatic stress disorder; perform developmental screenings for young children; supervise developmental
psychology interns; conduct clinical research with birth parents and their infants in foster care using video feedback to
enhance parent-child relations and infant development.
6/06 to present New Dads Group,
Provide developmental guidance and lead discussion of parenting topics related to infant and child developmental
issues with the aim of strengthening the father-baby and father-child relationship.
6/96 to 6/06 Private
Consultant to schools in the Bronx and Westchester for 0 to 3 and 3 to 5 age groups. Perform bilingual
psychological evaluations (Spanish/English) through the school district
Private Practice specializing in birth through
12/96 to 6/98 Staff Psychologist
Special Needs Program, Greenburgh Early Childhood
Program, Provided counseling to children (group and individual) in special needs classrooms (6:1:2, 8:1:2, 12:1:2);
conducted child study meetings with teaching teams; conducted bilingual and monolingual evaluations.
12/96 Staff Bilingual School Psychologist
YAI/NYL Harry H. Gordon School, Coordinated, participated
in and led parent group and family sessions, provided counseling and play therapy services, and in-service training
to staff, participated in team and staff meetings, supervised psychology interns; used video feedback as a way
to enhance parent-child interactions and to train staff.
4/95 to 12/95 Staff
Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Early Intervention Unit, Pediatrics Department, evaluated children from
0 to 3 for with suspected delay, provided parent-child counseling and guidance, led parenting workshops, and taught
classes in child development to medical residents.
6/94 to 6/96 Consultant Psychologist, Babies
Prep School, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital, NYC and Children’s School for Early Development,
Mt. Kisco, performed developmental assessments with children (birth-3 and 3 to 5).
8/92 to 8/94
Consultant, Center for Comprehensive Health Practice, NYC, Evaluated comprehensive health care program for substance
abusing mothers and their infants attending parenting classes in the Center’s Infant School. Tested drug-exposed infants
and provided developmental guidance to their mothers. Designed and administered mother-infant interaction scales and
a questionnaire assessing caregiver knowledge of infant developmental milestones.
3/91 to 3/95
Consultant, "Family Case Management for Maternal Drug Users" NIDA-funded study. Performed developmental
assessments with cocaine-exposed children. Designed a study looking at mother-infant interaction and infant development
in a sample of cocaine exposed babies. Research activities included designing scales, piloting measures using
videotape, conducting statistical analyses, and supervising research assistants. Co-Investigators: Ernest Drucker, Ph.D.
Daniel Neuspiel, M.D.
11/90 to 2/91 Consultant,
Sesame Street Research, Children's Television Workshop, New York, N.Y. Consultant to CTW Director of Research
on the subject of children's attention and television.
1/88 to 9/88
and Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1/90 to 8/91 Assessed infants and toddlers for two
1) early precursors of language dysfunction
2) the effects of lead ingestion.
Supervisors: Holly A. Ruff & Ina Wallace
7/85 to 12/85
College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan. Videotaped
subjects, interviewed parents in Spanish, and coded data for study on intervention with preterm infants.
Liz Anisfeld, Ph.D.
3/85 to 6/85 Researcher
Jacobi Hospital, Bronx,
NY, Wrote progress reports and evaluations for study on drug treatment with hyperactive children.
Mary Solanto, Ph.D.
9/84 to 5/85 Caseworker
Long Island Jewish/Hillside Medical Center, Lake Success, NY,
worked in outpatient phobia clinic, participated in group therapy
sessions and accompanied agoraphobic clients
RESEARCH International Psychoanalytic Association Research Grant
AWARDS $6500 to conduct pilot study using video feedback with
mothers and their babies in foster care.
Children’s Village Child Welfare Research Fund ($2500) to further
support the pilot study using video feedback with moms and their babies
in foster care.
International Psychoanalytic Association Mini-Grant ($1500)
worked with consultant Linda Mayes @ Yale Child Study 2005
APA Dissertation Research Award, April 1990
NIDA Travel Award Recipient to attend CPDD Conference,
AFFILIATIONS Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
World Association for Infant Mental Health
TV SHOW Producer & Host of LMC-TV show, Conversations with Dr. Marian,
9/07 to present
a monthly program that features special guests and experts in a
conversation about infant and child development (nominated in category
for best new show for 2007-8).
as Special Needs Columnist, Scholastic Early Childhood Today
Magazine. Wrote on topics
related to parenting and child development
focusing on special needs. Freelance for Westchester-based
magazines and newspapers.
LANGUAGES Fluent in Spanish and Hebrew.
Margulies, M. "Attention and Language during Free
Play in Toddlers, presented at Seminar Series, NICHD Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, Kennedy Center
for Research in Mental Retardation and Human Development, Bronx, NY 12/90.
Margulies, M. "Children Reduce
Speech during Effortful Activities," poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child
Development, Seattle, WA, 4/91.
Margulies, M. "Speech Reduction and Effort," poster presentation
at Annual Pediatric Research Day, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10/91.
Margulies, M. "Play
and Vocalization," presented at Applied Developmental Psychology Colloquium, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva
Margulies, M., Hamel, S., & Neuspiel, D. "Maternal and Infant Contributions to Joint
Attention: Phase 1 of a comparison between cocaine-exposed and non-exposed infants and their mothers," poster presentation
at the CPDD 55th Annual Scientific meeting in Toronto, Canada, 6/93.
Margulies, M. & Fahs, M. "Comprehensive
Early Intervention Program for High-Risk Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Research Implications," symposium
presentation at Zero to Three/National Center For Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, D.C, 12/93.
M., Neuspiel, D.R., Zingman, T.M., & Drucker, E. “Parenting Behavior and Mother-Child Interaction Not Related
to Maternal Cocaine Use,” presentation at the CPDD 57th Annual Scientific Meeting in Arizona, 6/95.
Margulies, M., Rey-Barboza, R., Cabrera, E., & Anisfeld, M. “During Play Toddlers Speak
less When they Exert More Effort,” Journal of Genetic Psychology, 3/96.
Margulies, M. "Parenting
Behavior and Mother-Child Interaction Not Related to Maternal Cocaine Use.” NCAST National News, 12, 4-7, 10, 1996.
Invited to give 2009 spring lecture as part of visiting faculty series sponsored by IPTAR.
Contact Dr. Margulies