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Staff Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Research Articles


Regret: The Unlikely Pathway to Renaissance, Resilience and Flourishing

Villanueva van den Hurk, A. W., McCord, D. M., Görner, K. J., Jowers, C. E., & Mihura, J. L. (2023). New versions of the MMPI and Rorschach: How have training programs responded? Journal of Personality Assessment, 1–6.

Siefert, C. J., Rammouni, L. Z., Jowers, C. E., & Slavin-Mulford, J. (2023). The utility of the Self–Other Narrative Evaluation Scale (SONES) for assessing internal representations in interpersonal narratives. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 40(2), 99–108.

Jowers, C. E., Blanchard, M. P., Porcerelli, J. H., Huprich, S. K., Morris, P., Murdoch, W., King, E., Kazanowski, D., & Lozano, I. (2023, March). Does attachment and differentiation-relatedness predict pathological traits? A multimethod study. In C. J. Siefert (Chair), Multi-Method Assessment with Narratives: Integration of Narrative-Rated Data and Respondent Self-Report to Clarify Facets of Functioning [Symposium]. The Society for Personality Assessment Annual Convention, Austin, TX.

Blanchard, M. P., Jowers, C. E., Porcerelli, J. H., Morris, P., Murdoch, W., King, E., Kaanowski, D., & Lozano, I. (2023, March). Multimethod assessment in primary care: Relatedness, wellbeing, and healthcare utilization in the age of Covid-19. In C. J. Siefert (Chair), Multi-Method Assessment with Narratives: Integration of Narrative-Rated Data and Respondent Self-Report to Clarify Facets of Functioning [Symposium]. The Society  for Personality Assessment Annual Convention, Austin, TX.


Benudis A, Re’em Y, Kanellopoulos D, Moreno A, Zonana J. Patient and provider experiences of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in a New York City academic medical center. Psychiatry Research, 311 (2022) 114496.

Buono FD, Lalloo C, Larkin K, Zempsky WT, Ball S, Grau LE, Pham Q, Stinson J. Innovation in the treatment of persistent pain in adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1): Implementation of the iCanCope mobile application. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 2022, 25:100883.

Cardwell E, Hoff RA, Garakani A, Krishnan-Sarin S, Potenza MN, Zhai ZW. An exploratory study of anxiety-motivated gambling in adolescents: Associations with minority status and gambling, health and functioning measures. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2022, 151: 445-453.        

Garakani A, Buono FD, Larkin K, Polonsky M, Goldberg JF. Development and validation of a new scale to measure chronic suicidal ideation: The Chronic Suicidal Ideation Inventory-5 (CSI-5). Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2022, 150: 160-164.

Grau LE, Larkin K, Lalloo C, Stinson JN, Zempsky WT, Ball SA, Buono FD. Perspectives on adapting a mobile application for pain self-management in Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Recommendations of individuals living with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and pain management experts. BMJ Open, 2022, 12:e056692.

Olson K, Fogelman N, Maturo L, Alvarado J, Ball S, Forray A, Hu M, Ivy M, Kapo J, Krystal J, Mayes L, Rohrbaugh R, Southwick S, Tebes J, Wassell B, Sinha R. COVID-19 Traumatic disaster appraisal and stress symptoms among healthcare workers: Insights from the Yale Stress Self-Assessment (YSSA). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In Press.     

Silva MA, Anez LM, Carroll KM, Jaramillo Y, Kiluk BD, Frankforter T, Ball SA, Gordon MA, Paris, M. Computer-based training for cognitive behavioral therapy for spanish-speaking substance users: Adaptation and satisfaction. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2022, In Press.

Sprong ME, Hollender H, Paul E, Gilbert J, Weber K, Garakani A, Buono FD. Impact of substance use disorders on employment for veterans. Psychological Services, 2022. Online ahead of print.

Zhou C, Fruitman K, Szwed S, Wickersham M, Spellun J, Zonana J. Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Clinic: Adapting the student run clinic model to expand mental health services and medical education. Community Mental Health Journal. Epub 10 January 2022.



Buono FD, Larkin K, Rowe D, Perez-Rodriguez MM, Sprong ME, Garakani A. Intensive Dialectical Behavior Treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder with and without substance use disorders. Frontiers in Psychology, 2021, 12: 629842.

Buono FD, Sprong ME, Paul E, Martin S, Larkin K, Garakani A. The mediating effects of quality of life, depression, and generalized anxiety on perceived barriers to employment success for people diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2021, 16: 234.

Garakani A, Buono FD, Larkin K, Goldberg JF. Impact of childhood trauma histories versus recent trauma symptoms on affective lability in adult bipolar disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2021, 82.

Garakani A, Zhai ZW, Hoff RA, Krishnan-Sarin S, Potenza MN. Gaming to relieve tension or anxiety and associations with health functioning, substance use and physical violence in high school students. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2021, 140: 461-467.

Katzman JW, Tomedi LE, McCoy-Hayes S, Richardson K, Romero E, Rosenbaum N, Greenwood-Ericksen M, Medrano J, Archer GRD, Jacoby MK, Everly G, Katzman JG. The project ECHO first responder resiliency program: Curriculum development, listening groups and lessons learned to support providers virtually during a pandemic. International Review of Psychiatry, 2021, 33(8): 682-690.

Katzman JG, Tomedi LE, Everly G, Greenwood-Ericksen M, Romero E, Rosenbaum N, Medrano J, Menking P, Archer GRD, Martin C, Dow KA, McCoy-Hayes S, Katzman JW. First responder resiliency ECHO: Innovative telementoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 2021, 18, 4900.

Katzman JG, Katzman JW. Primary care clinicians as COVID-19 vaccine ambassadors. Journal of Primary Care Community Health, 2021, Jan-Dec;12:21501327211007026.

Katzman, J. Deadness as a feeling considered through the lens of the walking dead. Psychodynamic Psychiatry. 2021, 49 (1).

Krystal JH, Alvarado J, Ball SA, Fortunati FG, Hu M, Ivy ME, Kapo J, Olson KD, Rohrbaugh RM, Sinha R, Tebes JK, Vender RJ, Yonkers KA, Mayes LC. Mobilizing an institutional supportive response for healthcare workers and other staff in the context of COVID-19: The Yale experience. General Hospital Psychiatry, 2021, 68: 12–18.

Sprong ME, Buono FD, Kaiser S, Garakani A, Paul E, Griffiths MD. The mediation effects of behavioral motivations between age of gaming onset and Internet Gaming Disorder. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation 2021, 10:4.



Buono FD, Savage SR, Cerrito B, O’Connell J, Garakani A, Ackerman S, Cutter CJ. Chronic pain, mood disorders and substance use: Outcomes of interdisciplinary care in a residential psychiatric hospital. Journal of Pain Research, 2020, 13: 1515-1523.

Garakani A, Buono FD, Larkin K, Goldberg JF. Parsing the effects of comorbid adult ADHD and substance misuse on affective lability in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 2020, 266: 338-340.

Garakani A, Buono FD, Marotta RF. Sublingual oxytocin with clozapine in a patient with persisting psychotic symptoms, suicidal thinking with self-harm. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2020, 40(5): 507-509.

Garakani AM, Cerrito BS, Aloysi AM, Martinez J, Buono FD. Retrospective chart review of voluntary admissions to an inpatient psychiatric hospital in New York City: A demographic breakdown. Community Mental Health Journal, 2020, 56: 448-455.

Marotta R, Buono F, Garakani A, Collins E, Cerrito B, Rowe D. The effects of augmenting clozapine with oxytocin in schizophrenia: An initial case series. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 2020, 32: 90-96.

Katzman JG, Katzman JW. COVID-19 has provided 20/20 vision illuminating our nation’s health crises. Pain Medicine, 2020, Sep 28. :pnaa357. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa357. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32986827; PMCID: PMC7543634.

Shahawy OE, Park SH, Rogers ES, Shearston JA, Thompson AB, Cooper SC, Freudenberg N, Ball SA, Abrams D, Shelley D, Sherman SE. Hookah use patterns, social influence and associated other substance use among a sample of New York City public university students. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2020, 15, 65.

Tracy K, Wachtel L, Goldmann E, Nissenfeld J, Galanter M, Ball SA. Mentorship for Addiction Problems (MAP): A new behavioral intervention to assist treatment of substance use disorders. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2020, 8, 664-672.


Recent Book Chapters and Books

Bartolomeo F, Stafford A, Gerber A. Emerging adulthood: A review of developmental perspectives. In Z. Kahn & J. Martinez (Eds.), Emerging Adults in Therapy. 2022. pp. 3 -19. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Katzman JW, Geppert C. Adjustment disorders. In: Sadock and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Eleventh Edition. BJ Sadock, V Sadock (Eds). 2017-2020.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Williams.

Katzman J, O’Connor D. Ensemble! Using the Power of Improv and Play to Forge Connections in a Lonely World, 2020 Berkeley: North Atlantic Books/ Penguin Distribution.

Katzman J, O’Connor D. Life Unscripted. Using Improv Principles to Get Unstuck, Boost Confidence, and Transform Your Life. 2018. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, Penguin Distribution.

Katzman J.  Using Improvisation Skills to Improve Communication for Workplace Wellness.In: Workplace Wellness: From Resiliency to Suicide Prevention.  Springer Nature (in press).

Fowler JC, Goldberg M, Groat MD. Projective testing in psychotherapeutics (Update). In Hersen, M. Sledge W. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy, Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. 2017. Elsevier.

McCormick, P, Zonana J. Standardized assessment and measurement-based care. In: Study Guide to Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition. PR Muskin, AL Dickerman, CC Holderness, VP Liu (Eds), 2021.

Zonana J. The case of Simona Moya: Patient death and support for the doctor. In: Gordon-Elliott, J & Rosen, A (Eds.) Early Career Physician Mental Health and Wellness: A Clinical Casebook. 2019, pp. 167-179. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Zonana, J. Biomedical pathways: Graduate student well-being in the biomedical Sciences. In: Elden, N & Shanok, A (Eds.) Thriving in Graduate School: The Expert’s Guide. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. Publication August 2021.

Recent Conference Presentations


Groat MD & Kayatekin SM. (2022). Psychoanalysis and psychotherapeutic hospitals: treatment applications. CoChair, American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, Boston, MA. 

Groat, MD. (2022). Preventing Suicide and Fostering Equity through the Integration of Individual, Group, Family and Systemic Interventions. American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, IL. 

Katzman JW. (2022). “Resilience” and “Uncertainty Tolerance.” Project ECHO Behavioral Health Workforce Resilience Program, Resilience Workgroups.

Marotta R, Dougherty KC, Buono F, Garakani A, Brown M, Stacy W, Mann, L. (2022). Long-term effects of clozapine and oxytocin on functional recovery and sobriety maintenance in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Florence, Italy.



Cabassa Miskimen A, Zhou C, Spellun J, Zonana J. (2021). Adapting a Student-Run Free LGBTQ+ Mental Health Clinic in Response to COVID-19. BNGAP LGBT Health Workforce Conference, April 2021. New York, NY.

Garakani A, Larkin K, Buono FD, Goldberg JF. (2021). Effects of Childhood and Adult Trauma on Affective Lability in Patients with Bipolar Disorder. American Psychiatric Association, Virtual Meeting.

Groat MD. (2021). Advancing Treatment of the Suicidal Patient: Integrative Approaches.  West Coast Symposium of Addictive Disorders, Cape Cod, MA & La Quinta, CA. 

Groat, MD, Sulkowicz K, Kersun J, Tisano F. (2021). The Business of Practice: Navigating boredom. Workshop chair, American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, New York, NY. 

Katzman JW. (2021). “Mentalization,” “Resilience” “Emotion Regulation” “Uncertainty Tolerance.” Project ECHO First Responder Resilience Program.

Marotta R. (2021). Addressing the Common Course of Schizophrenia: Effect of Clozapine and Sublingual Oxytocin on Substance Use Relapse and Long-Term Life Trajectories.? American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.

Marotta R. (2021). Oxytocin as an Augmentation to the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Clozapine: Improvement in Negative Symptoms and Life Paths.? New York Presbyterian Westchester.

Marotta R. (2021). Oxytocin as an Augmentation to the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Clozapine: Improvement in Negative Symptoms and Life Paths. Grand Rounds Presentation, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital.

Szwed S, Wickersham M, Harrison B, Bhatia S, Kostas J, Koo, A, Spellun J, Zonana, J. (2021). Integrating LGBT Mental Health Education into Medical School Curricula. APA Annual Meeting.

Zhou C, Wickersham M, Spellun J, Zonana, J. (2021). Adapting the student-run clinic model to help address LGBTQ mental health disparities in New York City. APA Annual Meeting.

Zonana, J. (2021). Patient and Provider Experience with Telemedicine. Panelist, Digital Health Operations Research Institute, 5th Virtual Research Symposium, New York Presbyterian Hospital, September 2021.

Zonana, J. (2021). Increasing LGBTQ+ Equity. The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.



Katzman JW. (2020).  Psychic Deadness as Understood through the Lens of the Walking Dead, American Academy of Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.

Marotta R, Cutts Dougherty K, Bihl I, Rowe D, Garakani A, Buono FD.  (2020). Can Augmented Sublingual Oxytocin Decrease Negative Symptoms within Treatment Resistant Schizophrenic Populations: A Pilot Study. Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society.

Zonana, J. (2020). A Model for LGBTQ Mental Health Care and Medical Student Training. AGLP Educational Zoom Session.



Garakani A, Buono F, Cerrito B, Collins ED, , Larkin K, O’Connell J, O’Shea A, Smith E. (2019). Evaluating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Individuals with Personality Disorder with and without Comorbid Substance Use Disorder, Proceedings of the 172nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco.

Katzman JW. (2019). Life Unscripted. Applied Improvisation Network International Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, New York.

Katzman JW. (2019). Unscripting: Using Improvisational Theater to Move Beyond Personal Limitations. American Psychiatric Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco.                                                                 

Katzman JW. (2019). Development of a Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. American Academy of Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, Annual Conference, San Francisco.

Katzman JW. (2019). Improvisation in the training of psychotherapists. American Academy of Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, Annual Conference, San Francisco.

Marotta R, Cerrito B, Rowe D, Collins ED, O’Connell J, Garakani A, Buono FD. (2019). Concurrent usage of sublingual oxytocin and clozapine to treat the positive and negative symptoms within individuals with treatment resistant schizophrenia. Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Orlando, FL.

Zonana, J. (2019). Student Led LGBT Health Initiatives: Medical Student Pride Alliance & LGBTQ Free Mental Health Clinic. Panelist/Presenter, 7th Annual LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY.



Katzman JW. (2018). Transformations in Behavioral Health – the New Mexico Experience. National Association of Health Services Executive, Webinar.

Zonana, J. (2018). Improving LGBTQ Mental Health Care: A Systems Perspective. Panelist in Issues in Diversity in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds.



Katzman JW. (2017). Life Unscripted.  Applied Improvisation Initiative International Conference, Irvine, CA and Los Angeles, CA.

Katzman JW. (2017). Attachment and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. National Conference, American Academy of Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.

Katzman JW. (2017). Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. University of Indiana, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds.

Katzman JW. (2017). Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. University of Alabama Psychiatry Residency Program. Eight week televideo didactic presentation.

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