Cathleen Adams has over 25 years of clinical experience working in mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, and private practice settings in California, Connecticut and New York.
American Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association
National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists
She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1987, and a postdoctoral certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from New York University in 2007.
Dr. Adams was the Director of Training and Education in Psychology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City for 10 years, with training responsibilities for psychology interns and externs, and psychiatric residents. She has held teaching, research, and clinical associate appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, at NYU and at the New School for Social Research.
Dr. Adams is currently a member of the teaching faculty at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies in New York, NY.
In Connecticut, in addition to private practice, Dr. Adams is a Bereavement and Hospice Volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association in Guilford, CT, where she leads "Comfort in Motion" walking groups for bereaved individuals. In addition, she volunteers her skills as a guitarist and songwriter for individuals in Hospice.
Other interests include Pet Therapy. Dr. Adams is currently training to become a Pet Therapy Handler and her Collie, Roscoe, is training to become a Certified Therapy Dog. They plan to provide services to the elderly and children in need of animal comfort, and to bring the use of animal assisted therapy to the Connecticut Shoreline through the development of Pet Partners intervention teams.
Her most recent professional presentation (May 2015) entitled, "Mother-Daughter Attachment: Stories of Estrangement and Repair," was presented In Toronto, Canada, at the International Sandor Ferenczi Conference.