About Dr. Albina T.

Everyone Calls Her “Dr. Albina” or “Dr. T.”

ALBINA M. TAMALONIS, PSY. D.

333 West 86th Street
Suite 1901B
New York, NY 10024
Tel (917) 747-9682

email: dr.albina.t@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

January, 1990 Pace University, Psy.D, (Doctor of Clinical Psychology, in both child and adult).
American Psychological Association (APA) approved.

January, 1990 Pace University, M.S. Ed, (Master of Science in School Psychology).
Graduated with Distinction. APA approved.

August, 1981 Northern Illinois University, M.A. (Master of Arts in Research Psychology).
APA approved.


June, 1975 Queens College of City University of New York,  B.A. (Bachelor of Arts, Psychology).
Magna Cum Laude.



PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

August, 1990 New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  No. 010319-1

October, 1991 First person privileged at Kings County Hospital Center to use hypnosis with psychotic, hospitalized patients.

October, 1995 American Society of Clinical Hypnosis approved consultant to train mental health professionals for certification in clinical hypnosis.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

August, 2015. Treating Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Traditional and Milton H. Erickson Psychotherapies and Active Guided Meditation with Music. The EDS National Foundation Medical Conference, Baltimore, MD, 3 hours.

March, 2015. Treating Chronic Illness, Injuries and Aging Using Brief Therapy and Active Guided Meditation with Music. Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis, New York, NY, 1.5 hours.

March, 2013. Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using Brief Therapy and Hypnosis. Weil Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2 hours.

September 2012. Treating Addictions and Eating Disorders Using Traditional and Ericksonian Therapies with Active Guided Meditation and Music. Danish Psychological Association, Copenhagen, Denmark. 16 hours.

December, 2011. If You Could Be Calm About Being angry, What Would It Be Like? 11th International Milton Erickson Congress, Phoenix, AZ. 3 hours.

July, 2011. The Ripple Effect & Psychic Bodywork,  New Age Health Spa, Neversink, NY. 2 hours.

March 2011. Keynote Speaker on overcoming the Trauma of 9/11 NYC and presented four Workshops on Anger, Anxiety, IBS and Addictions. Hope After Trauma Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 16 hours.

October, 2011. Integrating Active Guided Meditation with Psychotherapy. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, NY. 1.5 hours.

August, 2010. Anger Management with Music. APA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. 1.5 hours.

March, 2010. Exercising in the Zone for Depression and Anxiety Reduction. Annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Boston, MA. 1.5 hours.

September, 2009. Eating Disorders and Addictions. Anxiety Reduction. XVIII International Society Of Hypnosis Congress, Rome, Italy. 3.5 hours.

May, 2008. Stress Reduction and Coping Techniques for dealing with a Chronic Illness. Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois, Chicago, Ill, 2 hours.

February, 2008. Learning Relaxation Techniques; Anger Management Techniques; Incorporating Exercise Into Your Life; Overcoming Fears and Phobias; Experiencing The Ripple Effect: Leading an Addiction Free Life. Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa, George, South Africa, 4 days.

December 2007. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. 10th International Ericksonian Congress, Phoenix, AZ, 15.5 hours.

July, 2007. Breaking Addictive Patterns by Using Self Hypnosis. New Age Health Spa, Neversink, NY, 2 hours.

March, 2007. Advanced Hypnotic Training on Addiction. Milton H. Erickson Institute of Spain, Madrid, Spain. 16 hours.

October 2006. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. Milton Erickson Association of Texas, Dallas, TX, 4 hours. 

August, 2006. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. Centro Ericksonio de Mexico A.C. 17th International Congress, Acapulco, Mexico, 48 hours.

May 2006. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. NYSPA's 69th Annual Convention, Lake Placid, NY, 4 hours.
November, 2005. The Ripple Solution: Leading an Addiction-free Life for Adolescents. Kindertagung 2005 by Milton H. Erickson Institute of Rottweil, Heidelberg, Germany, 3 hours.

September, 2005 The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. European Society of Hypnosis: 10th ESH Congress, Gozo, Malta, 21 hours.          

June, 2005. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. European Congress of Ericksonian Hypnosis & Psychotherapy, Cracow, Poland, 32 hours.

December, 2004. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. The 9th International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ.

October, 2004. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. The New Age Health Spa, Neversink, NY.

March, 2004. The Ripple Effect Solution: Leading an Addiction Free Life. American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Anaheim, CA.

June, 2003 Vicious Cycles and the Ripple Effect. The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Dallas Texas, Dallas, TX.

May, 2003. Treating Eating Disorders by the Ripple Effect. The New Age Health Spa, Neversink, NY.

March, 2003. The Ripple Effect: Leading an Addiction Free Life. 1st World Congress of Ego State Therapy, Bad Orb, Germany.

December, 2002. The Ripple Effect: Six Changes to a New Way of Life for a Lasting Solution. The Brief Therapy Conference, The M. Erickson Foundation, Orlando, FL.

September 2002 A Multidimensional Ericksonian Approach to the Treatment of Addiction. 9th Congress of the European Society of Hypnosis, Rome, Italy.

March, 2001 Vicious Circle, Hypnosis and the Ripple Effect. American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Reno, NV.

November, 2000. Hypnosis and the Ripple Effect. New Therapist, Johannesburg, South Africa.

December, 1999. A Multidimensional Ericksonian Approach to the Treatment of Addiction. Seventh International Congress On Ericksonian Approaches To Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ.

November, 1998. Strategic Use of Ericksonian Techniques in the Treatment of Childhood Insomnia. Third European Congress on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Venice, Italy.
June 1997. The Use of Hypnotherapy in the Long Term Treatment of AIDS. 14th International Congress of Hypnosis Scientific Meetings, San Diego, CA.

March 1997. An Empirical Comparison of Ericksonian and Traditional Hypnotic Procedures. The Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis, Volume 18, Number 1.

July 1993. Using Hypnosis in the treatment of mental disorders. Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY.

September 1990. Ericksonian Traditional Hypnosis, a comparison and contrast. NY Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Great Neck, NY.

March 1990. An Empirical Test of the relative Efficacy of direct and indirect Hypnotic Procedures. I presented my own scientific research on Visual Memory, 32nd Annual Scientific Conference of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Orlando, FL.

May 1978. Cognitive Factors Reducing Vicious Circle Behavior in Humans. I presented my own scientific research on Addictions, Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, Ill.

 

EXPERIENCE

Private Practice        
Sept. 1990 to Present. New York City.
Treatment of children, teens, adults, couples and families utilizing strategic Ericksonian hypnosis, cognitive, and behavioral techniques.  Eating Disorders groups, Anxiety reduction groups, and Depression seminars.

Clinical Psychologist
Aug. 1994 to Jan. 1997. Psychological Managed Care Consultants, New York, NY.
As senior clinician for Cigna Insurance managed the care and treatment of children, adults, couples and families using brief and solution-focused psychotherapy.  Handled crisis cases, supervised clinicians in hypnotherapy and conducted stress reduction groups.

May 1990 to July 1994. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.
As Senior Psychologist in a treatment team, on an acute admissions unit, assess, diagnose, and plan treatment and discharge for chronic mental patients.  Handled medication management and compliance issues.  Individual, group psychotherapy and stress management groups.  Responsible for in-service seminars and individual supervision of psychology interns.

Clinical Psychology Internship
Sept. 1989 to May 1990. Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens, NY
APA approved. Community Preparation Unit (Adult Inpatient).  Stabilized, chronically ill patients were treated to aid transition into the community.  Included testing, group and individual psychotherapy and anger control, social skills, stress, and smoking cessation groups.  Clearview Clinic (Adult Outpatient), Dooher Unit (Child Day Program) and Iris Hill Nursery Program (Preschool Day Program). Individual, Family, and Group Therapy.

Clinical Psychology Externship
Sept. 1988 to June 1989. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Child/Adolescent Inpatient units. Children ages 8-16. Case management model with therapy and psychological testing.

Sept. 1987 to June 1988. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Adult Inpatient (short-term cases) and Outpatient Units (long term cases). Therapy and Psychological Testing.

School Psychology Externship
Sept. 1986 to June 1987. Valley Stream Extern, Long Island, NY. 
Worked in a J.H.S./H.S. Counseling and Psychological Assessment. Parent/Teacher Consultation.  C.O.H. participation.

Sept. 1985 to June 1986. Covert Avenue School Internship, Long Island, NY
Elementary School.  Counseling and Psychological Testing.  Parent/Teacher Consultation.

 

TEACHING

Sept. 1991 to July 1994. Downstate Medical Center, S.U.N.Y. , Brooklyn, NY
In a small group setting, I taught first year medical students managing human behavior relevant to their future profession, such as thedoctor-patient relationship, the hateful patient, chronic pain and death.

Sept. 1981 to Dec. 1987. College of Staten Island, Kingsborough and Pace University
As an adjunct lecturer taught various undergraduate psychology courses (Introduction; Psychopathology; Adjustment; Physiological; Developmental and Death & Dying). Duties included preparation of lectures, exams and full responsibility for grade distribution.

 

RESEARCH

July 1991 to July 1994. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.
As Director of the Psychology Research Group.  Started conducting research to investigate attitudes and beliefs surrounding hypnosis in the professional staff.

Sept. 1985 to July 1987. Pace University, New York, NY.
Research designed to investigate symptom reduction in Chronic Mental Patients utilizing Biofeedback.

Sept. 1974 to June 1975. Downstate Medical Center, SUNY, Brooklyn, NY.
Psychiatric Research Division.  Data analysis and the formulation of research programs concerned with body movement and its meaning.

 

EARLY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Sept. 1985 to July 1987. Pace University's Center for Psychological Services, Brooklyn, NY
Psychodynamic Therapy, Biofeedback, Cognitive/Behavioral techniques and Hypnosis.

Sept. 1976 to June 1978. Northern Illinois University
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Programs for phobic and anxiety patients

Sept. 1975 to June 1976. Maimonides Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Designed and implemented therapeutic program to aid adjustment, and increases ADL skills for problem children.

 

SPECIAL SERVICES

Participated in the standardization of the 1986 edition of the Stanford-Binet. Administered and scored protocols of minority youngsters in New York City, which tested their intelligence.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1990    Pace University     Graduated with Distinction
1985    Pace University     Psi Chi Honor Society
1975    Queens College    Psi Chi Honor Society
1975    Queens College    Magna Cum Laude
1975    Queens College    Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Natural sciences

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association
Milton H. Erickson Foundation (Training Faculty)
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Member and Approved Consultant)
The Manhattan Society for Clinical Hypnosis (One of the Founding Members and Frequent Presenter)
New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Past Board of Directors and Training Faculty)