Dr. Richard Shadick

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapy, Testing

Have you suffered a loss from a divorce? Lost a loved one in unexpected or traumatic circumstances or perhaps to suicide? These are some areas of my expertise but I have broad experience in many areas. Please read on to learn more about the work I do. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or visit the links to the left to learn about my clinical and research work.

I work with teens,  adults, and families. I have particular expertise in those who have experienced divorce, survivors of trauma, and those who have lost loved ones to suicide. I also work extensively with college students with such issues as academic performance, identity, and substance use. I am certified with American Association of Suicidology as s suicide prevention specialist. 

With my clients I create a safe and supportive environment and find that clients are better able to openly explore their feelings in that way. I strive to understand the concerns my clients come to me with and to empower them to effect change in their lives.

I practice therapy primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which means that I believe one's previous relationships and experiences have an influence on one's present problems. By exploring both the past and the present, clients are better able to develop relationships and make changes in their lives. I also work from a cognitive-behavioral approach when there are specific problems that need to be worked on in a brief period of time.

What can you expect in a first meeting? You will get an opportunity to talk about the concerns you are experiencing as well as the history of your problem. We will also talk about your broader life so that I may understand who you are as a person. At the end of the meeting you will be able to ask questions and hear my ideas about how to develop solutions for your concerns.

 

Office Location:

242 East 19th Street (between 2nd and 3rd)

New York NY 10003

 

 

Dr. Richard Shadick is the Director at Pace University’s Counseling Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Pennsylvania State University and a certificate in psychoanalysis at William Alanson White Institute. He frequently presents at conferences on issues related to depression and suicide, trauma, divorce, college students, and bereavement.

He provides psychotherapy for college students, adults,  families, and couples. He has particular expertise in those who have experienced divorce, survivors of trauma, and family members who have lost loved ones to suicide. He provides psychological testing services to individuals, schools, and select organizations. In addition to general personality testing, he specializes in school and college leave of absence and re-enrollment assessments and NYPD appeals.

He trains mental health professionals nationally to prevent suicide with diverse students, assess and manage suicide risk, and is a consultant to high schools on suicide and homicide risk. He has published articles and a book chapter on suicide prevention with college students.  He has been awarded federal and state grants on suicide prevention  in diverse college student populations and underage drinking and has a private practice in Gramercy Park in midtown Manhattan.

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Grants Awarded

2016-Center for Social Innovation/SAMHSA -$40,000 to expand behavioral health and substance use recovery programs at Pace University and in New York City.

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014-Mental Health Association of New York State- $40,000 over four years to develop a NYC Counseling Center Suicide Prevention Consortium

2013-Stacie Mathewson Foundation-$10,000 grant to build services for college students in recovery.

2013-Avon Health Relationships Grant-$5,000 grant to promote healthy relationships and prevent sexual assault in college. 

2008 – 2011- Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration-Garrett Lee Smith Memorial suicide prevention grant, ProjectOpen-$220,000 to develop a college-based program to prevent suicide in diverse college students.

2008- NewYork State Office of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Consortium-$19,000 for development of peer programs with Asian Americans and Latinas to prevent suicide in college students.

2008- Officeof Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services-$9200 “Underage Drinking: Not AMinor Problem: College Edition” Grant awarded for program development anddissemination of media to prevent underage drinking at Pace University.

2008 - Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services-$1500 forinvestigation of college student substance abuse using the CORE survey.

2006 – Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services- $3000 forUnderage Drinking: Not A Minor Problem: College Edition. A grant awarded todisseminate underage drinking campaign materials.

2005 – 2008- Substance Abuse Mental Health ServicesAdministration-Garrett Lee Smith Memorial suicide prevention grant, ProjectHope-$144,000 to develop a college-based program to prevent suicide indiverse college students.

 


Select Publications

Dagirmanjian, F., McDaniel, A., & Shadick, R. (2017). Sexual Orientation and College Students’ Reasons for Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs. Substance Use and Misuse.

Shadick, R., Backus Dagirmanjian, F., Trub, L., & Dawson, H. (2016). Sexual Orientation and First Year College Students’ Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs. Journal of American College Health, 64, 292-299

Shadick, R., Backus Dagirmanjian, F., & Barbot, B. (2015).  Suicide Risk among College Students: the Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Race. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Vol 36(6), 2015. pp. 416-423.

Brownson, C., Becker, M., Shadick, R., Smith, S. & Nitkin-Kaner, Y. (2014). Suicidal Behavior and Help Seeking Among Diverse College Students. Journal of College Counseling, 17, 116-130.

Shadick, R. & Akhter, S. (2014). Suicide Prevention with Diverse College Students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 28, 117-131.

Shadick, R. & Akhter, S. (2013). Suicide Prevention in a Diverse Campus Community. In Taub, D. & Robertson, J. New Directions for Student Services . New York: Josey Bass, 141, 71-81.

Raskin, R. H., Fenichel, A., Kellerhouse, B., & Shadick, R. N. (2002). In the Shadow of the World Trade Center: A View of September 11th, 2001. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 17, 17-38.

Borkovec, T.D., Shadick, R.N., & Hopkins, M.H.  (1991).  The Nature of Normal and Pathological Worry.  In R.M. Rapee & D.H. Barlow (Eds.) Chronic Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Mixed Anxiety-Depression.  New York:  Guilford.

Heimberg, R., Klosko, J.S., Dodge, C. Shadick, R.N., Becker, R., Barlow, D.H.  (1989).  Attributional style, depression, and the anxiety disorders:  A further test of the specificity of depressive attributions.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 13, 21-36. New York:  Guilford.

Technical Reports

Shadick, R. N. (2002). September 11: Three Lessons Learned. Campus Safety Journal. Los Angeles: Bricpac.

Borkovec, T.D., Shadick, R.N., & Hopkins, M.H.  (1989).  The Nature of Normal Versus Pathological Worry: Report for the DSM IV TaskForce.