Co-Director, FDU Student Counseling & Psychological Services
Interests, courses taught:
Multidisciplinary mental health treatment of college students.
Support of academic services through workshops and programming for students, staff, and faculty. Specialty topics include, but not limited to:
- Anger Management
- Stress Management and Relaxation
- Assertiveness Training
- Communication Skills Training
- How to Appropriately Identify and Refer a Psychologically Distressed Individual
- Home Sickness
- Culture Shock and Acculturation
Credentials, capsule biography:
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University - Ferkauf Graduate School.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology - Bergen Neuropsychology Group
New Jersey Licensed Psychologist since 1992
- National Register for Health Care Providers in Psychology
- American Psychological Association
- New Jersey Psychological Association
- National Academy of Neuropsychology
- National Police Defense Foundation
Association for University and College Counseling Center Director
- Owner of : Mednick Psychological Consulting & Clinical Services, LLC, Englewood, NJ Specializing in:
- Cognitive remediation and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy treatment of and recovery from mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, Post Concussion Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Chronic Pain.
- Consulting, Training, and Workshops for educational institutions, corporate businesses, and private small businesses and institutions on mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, Post Concussion Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain, Anger Management, Stress Management, Assertiveness Training, and a variety of other mental health issues.
Publications, press mentions:
- Objects of Affection, FDU Magazine, Winter/Spring 2009, 13-15.
- Crisis on the Campus, Psychology Today's Blues Buster, May 2002, p.6.
- Mending Minds: Lessons from College, Psychology Today, May 2002.
- How to Help College Students Deal with the Attacks, The Bergen Record, Oct. 11, 2001, F2.
- Dealing with Conflict at School, The Bergen Record, Apr. 14, 1998, E5.
- Errant "Mud Lady" Found, Sent Back to Jail, Daily Record, Feb. 9, 1996, A3.
Mednick, D. Protecting Students Beyond Stopping Violence. Journal News, April 10, 2008, 4B.
Mednick, D. The Psychology of Collecting. The Old Timer’s Bulletin, 1994, 35(2), 51-52.
Davidson, R.J., Mednick, D., Moss, E., Saron, C., and Schaffer, C.E. Ratings of
emotion in faces are influenced by the visual field to which stimuli are presented.
Brain and Cognition, 1987, 6, 403-411.
PERSONAL COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY: The Counseling Service offers individual and group counseling for students seeking to work through personal problems. Students come in for a variety of reasons, including emotional, social, and other personal concerns. We help students to: gain a greater understanding of themselves and their values; identify problems and attitudes which contribute to them; explore alternative courses of action; and develop skills to cope with the problem(s).
Sessions are strictly CONFIDENTIAL and Private.
All Services are free for any FDU student.
MISSION: The Wellness Center-Counseling Service complements the academic experience of the student body by facilitating healthy personal, social, and intellectual development of our students. Life circumstances, skills deficits, and/or mental health problems may at times interfere with a student's ability to successfully achieve important academic and life goals. Our unique environment and role allow us to help students identify their problems, manage their emotions, learn new problem-solving skills, and successfully meet the academic and social challenges of university life.
This is accomplished by offering:
* Counseling, Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Advocacy, and Mental Health Referrals
* developmental, preventative, and remedial counseling to university students
* consultation, educational and training services to the university community
* experiential workshops on essential life skills (i.e, Assertiveness, Stress Management, Sleep Hygiene)
LOCATION: S-CAPS House (Corner of Lone Pine Lane and Residence Drive)