Understanding the human mind and using my knowledge and clinical skills to help people have always been my passion. Throughout the years I have been trained in a variety of clinical orientations that allow me to tailor my work to my patients’ needs and preferences in a fully transparent way. My work with patients also brings up many questions about human functioning and change that I investigate in my research. In return, my research provides me with insights into the therapeutic process that make my clinical work more effective.
Dr. Bloch-Elkouby is a post-doctoral psychology fellow at the Richard and Cynthia Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder and the Brief Psychotherapy Research program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. She turned to psychology as a second career after a degree in law. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University where she was mentored by J. Christopher Muran, an internationally renowned psychotherapy researcher. She completed her doctoral internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital where she has been an active member of the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program since 2012. Her doctoral research focused on the evaluation of psychotherapy outcome and treatment failure and yielded several convention papers and peer-reviewed papers currently under review. Dr. Bloch-Elkouby’s clinical work and research are intertwined and enrich each other. Her clinical orientation follows a flexible mindset that integrates several evidence-based treatment approaches. She presented her clinical work at international conferences and in a peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Dr. Bloch-Elkouby is the proud mother of three children whose love is a continual source of inspiration.