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Pantaleno Psychological Services, PLLC

Helping teens, adults, their families, and professionals who work with them

New York State Certified School Psychologist and a New York State Licensed Psychologist.

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For teens and young adults...

There is so much to share with you that will hopefully help to always bring you back to your original goodness. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or other mood states which are getting in the way of a happier life, there is so much to share with you that will help you.

For parents...

It is not easy these days. The electronic 24/7 nature of your children’s lives seems to pull them away from you, especially their reliance on electronic communication instead of talking with and being with you. For some parents, their own issues have become such a burden that the prospect of raising happy and well-adjusted children can seem overwhelming at times. There is hope and help for you as well.

For educators & fellow mental health practitioners...

I stand ready to collaborate with you. As a School Psychologist of thirty plus years, I can appreciate your unique challenges as you try to provide a quality education to our young people. Together, we can tackle any issue and bring it to a better place. Since it is recognized that sound emotional well-being supports a more effective learner, it is often a combination of school-based resources along with outside therapeutic support that can get the job done.

Dr. Pantaleno is proud to have contributed to

Perspectives on School Crisis Response: Reflections From the Field

Perspectives on School Crisis Response: Reflections From the Field is now available on Amazon, and I am honored to be one of the contributing authors. It is a must-read account of a diverse range of school crisis scenarios as told in the first person by the authors who experienced them, with an introduction to each type of crisis by the editors, Jeff Roth and Ben Fernandez. This is essential reading for all mental health school crisis team members, and serves as a resource for consultation about "what to do" in those extraordinary times of school crisis that demand the accumulated wisdom of best practices.

The chapters cover the following topics:

  • School Crisis Response to Transportation Accidents
  • School Crisis Response to the Death of a Student: (My chapter is here: Response to Sudden Deaths: A Primary Role for School Psychologists)
  • School Crisis Response to the Death of a Teacher/Staff Member
  • School Crisis Response to Death By Suicide
  • School Crisis Response to Natural Disasters
  • School Crisis Response to School-Related Violence
  • School Crisis Response to Child Maltreatment
  • School Crisis Response: Current and Future Directions

Order online at Amazon

Read Dr. Pantaleno's chapter on Mindfulness

in Cognitive Behavior Therapies: A Guidebook for Practitioners

This comprehensive book showcases different approaches to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and focuses on the implementation of these various theories in real-world practice. Following an overview of cognitive therapy, practitioners and scholars discuss behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, multimodal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Each theory highlighted includes a profile of the theorist(s), an overview of the theory, a discussion of the therapeutic process, an array of targeted interventions, a verbatim case transcript, an analysis of the limitations of the theory, and reflective sidebars to facilitate learning. The final chapter presents a single case study discussed from the perspective of each particular theory.

Order online: www.counseling.org/bookstore

Dr. Pantaleno has been selected as the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)School Psychologist of the Year for 2013.

He is deeply grateful to all friends and colleagues for these honors and will strive to uphold them and the professionalism they represent.

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