Lauren Behrman earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and began private practice in 1985. She completed Postdoctoral Training in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in 1990. She has evaluated and treated children and families since 1976 at Schneider Children’s Hospital, Nassau BOCES, and was Chief Psychologist at the Child Development Center of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services from 1985-1994. She has taught and supervised doctoral candidates and was an adjunct professor in the graduate psychology departments at Long Island University, Yeshiva University and New York University.
Dr. Behrman has focused on developing services for children and families in the process of divorce since 2000, taking professional trainings in High-Conflict Co-parent Counseling, Parent Coordination, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Practice and Mediation.
In 2002, Dr. Behrman led an effort to create a New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Along with Hon. Evelyn Frazee, Dr. Behrman was the first co-president of AFCC-NY and a Board Member for 10 years, returning for another term in 2016. She also served three terms as a board member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP) and serves multiple roles on Interdisciplinary Divorce Teams. She trains professionals in Basic Collaborative Divorce Practice, and facilitates collaborative support groups. Dr. Behrman has presented extensively at IACP, NYACP, FDMCGNY, and at APA, written articles and guest lectured at Law Schools.
Dr. Behrman has a private practice in Manhattan, White Plains and Katonah, NY.
Zimmerman, J. & Behrman, L. Parental communication: how to talk with one another. Article in The American Bar Association Section of Family Law “Family Advocate” Summer, 2015.
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