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  • Ashley Riviere

Announcing New Supervising Psychologist, Dr. Shira Kafker

This summer, we wave a bitter-sweet "See-you-later" to former Supervising Psychologist, Dr. Ben Klein who is stepping down from his position. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Ben for six incredible years of service.

Since Ben joined our team in 2018, we have served more than 125 children in our ever growing summer program. He has been host to more than 50 psychology interns from colleges and universities across the country. In 2020, Ben co-developed our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee where he worked with staff and interns to strengthen our community. In his tenure at Quad, Ben has also developed workshops for families and shared in the magic moments of our students year after year.

We wish him the best summer ever with his wife Sarah, two children, and pet dog, Archie!

We now introduce Dr. Shira Kafker, PsyD. Shira is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She loves working with children, adolescents, and their families to help empower them to meet their goals.

Throughout her career, Dr. Kafker has had extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan and levels of care. She previously worked as a supervisor at a community mental health clinic, supervising therapists across the disciplines in mental health (i.e. psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors), teaching seminars on select topics in the field of mental health, and training therapists to be certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Kafker continues to train mental health professionals to be certified in PCIT and is currently certified to train other professionals to be certified in PC-CARE as well.

She additionally enjoys running her private practice treating children and families, and her position as an adjunct professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where she teaches courses to doctoral students in the clinical program. Dr. Kafker says she is incredibly excited to be joining the Quad Manhattan team this summer. Welcome Shira!

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