Alice Medalia, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, NY State Office of Mental Health Cognitive Health Services
Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Columbia University Medical Center
Columbia University Faculty Profile
2012 Brain Behavior Foundation Productive Lives Award Winner
CNN feature on cognitive remediation in psychiatry
Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcome
Clinical Director, The Lieber Clinic
Director of Rehabilitation, Columbia University Psychiatry, Midtown
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Contributing Author, Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcome
Enid Gertmenian-King, LCSW
Mr. Mancini is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned two Master's Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University. He specializes in cognitive remediation, executive functioning skills training, and self-esteem work.
Melanie Monaco, CESP
Supportive Employment and Education Specialist
Melanie is a Certified Supported Employment Support Professional and Supported Education Specialist with diversified experience in providing recovery-oriented supportive employment and educational services to individuals with psychiatric diagnosis. Melanie takes a person-centered approach to employment and education by assisting individuals developing the skills they need to succeed in the competitive work and educational environment. Some of the services provided are; cover letter and resume development, job/volunteer seeking and development, soft skills development, pre-vocational, job coaching, college schedule planning, college application assistance and advocacy.
Emily Nicholas, LCSW
Sheyla Delvecchio studied Special Education at the University of Rio de Janeiro. She received additional training in ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disabilities at Columbia University's Graduate School of Education. Ms. Delvecchio, a senior recovery coach, has specialized training in teaching social skills to people with Schizophrenia (Penn and Roberts), Autism and Asperger syndrome (Birch), and to provide LEAP (Xavier Amador), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Remediation (Medalia, et al.). Ms. Delvecchio works as a recovery coach with individuals and small groups to promote social skills, executive functioning skills, and independent living skills. Ms. Delvecchio is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Sharon Fader, LCSW
Ms. Fader is a licensed clinical social worker with advanced clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She earned her MSW from City College of New York--Hunter College, and a certificate in advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Insititure of Contemporary Psychotherapy. She has training in CBT for psychosis, DBT, and Cognitive Remediation Therapy. Ms. Fader runs treatment groups and sees patients for individual therapy.
Marie Hansen, MA
Ms. Hansen has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is working towards her PhD at Long Island University, Brooklyn. At the Lieber Clinic she works as a recovery coach and cognitive remediation therapist and co-leads our hearing voices group.
Brielle Marino, MA
Ms. Marino received her Master’s degree in mental health counseling from New York University and is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an extern at the Lieber Clinic where she facilitates recovery oriented groups including cognitive remediation, social skills training, and cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis.