Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D. received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center and a two-year post-doctoral clinical research fellowship at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School’s Judge Baker Children’s Center.
As Founding President, CEO, and Chief Psychologist of The Child & Family Institute, Dr. Weissman has developed the organization to encompass three newly formed partner organizations -- Weissman Behavioral Health, a mission-based, multi-site behavioral health organization; Weissman Education, including CFI Academy, a series of progressive educational consulting, tutoring, and customized online education schools and support services; and most recently, the Weissman Children’s Foundation (WCF). Dr. Weissman’s passion project-in-development, WCF, is a national non-profit with fifteen sites across seven U.S. states and telehealth worldwide, with a common mission to increase access to gold-standard, evidence-based treatment for underserved children, families, and communities in need -- with an eye toward racial and social justice reform through the lens of reducing mental health disparities in BIPOC populations.
Trained by some of the world's leading cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) experts, Dr. Weissman is widely regarded as a CBT master clinician, trainer, and consultant, and an expert in the treatment of a wide range of emotional, behavior, attention, and habit disorders, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized worry, phobias, perfectionism, OCD, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, selective mutism, depression, ADHD, disruptive behavior problems, parent-child relational issues, tic/habit disorders, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, and related conditions. Dr. Weissman is a nationally recognized leader in the clinical dissemination of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for youth, including a new modular CBT approach designed to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or conduct problems as they co-occur in children (MATCH-ADTC; Chorpita & Weisz, 2009), and has been certified by the treatment developers as a MATCH-ADTC Trainer and Senior Consultant through Harvard University.
Dr. Weissman currently serves as President of the Westchester County Psychological Association https://westchesterpsych.org and the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Division. He is Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)’s Child Anxiety and Neurocognitive Therapies groups, and he is an ABCT Ambassador. He is on the Board of Directors of several other mental health non-profits, including the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and NYSPA Council.
Formerly on faculty at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School’s Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Weissman is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at Columbia University Teacher’s College. There, he oversees CBT Training and Supervision for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, serving underserved children and families in Harlem, the Bronx, and surrounding COVID-afflicted neighborhoods in crisis.
In addition to his efforts in mental, behavioral, and public health leadership, training, and advocacy, Dr. Weissman has published three books and more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has given more than 100 professional presentations on evidence-based assessment and treatment of children and families and has pioneered a Clinical Practice Dissemination and Implementation model (CPDI; Weissman, et al., 2019), presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Berlin. Dr. Weissman has won many service and research awards for his work, both as a student and as a young professional, including the 2020 APA Distinguished Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association and the Board of Professional Affairs. He was recently honored as both a "Healthcare Hero" and a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” in Westchester County, NY, where he resides with his wife, Annie, and his six-month-old son, Skyler. In addition, The Child & Family Institute’s New York headquarters was honored the past two years as the top clinic, hospital, or practice in the region. Finally, the Weissman Children’s Foundation and its timely COVID Relief Initiative have been recognized in the media for creating innovative pathways to pro-bono, evidence-based mental health services for children and families, as well as nationwide communities in crisis.