Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist. She maintains a private practice in Scarsdale, New York, and works part-time in the Harrison schools. Caren received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology with a School Psychology Certificate from St. John’s University. She completed her internship and post doctoral training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Caren also trained at the Albert Ellis Institute and is a Fellow and Supervisor in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Caren has enjoyed working as the camp psychologist at Camp Ramah in Nyack, New York, for the past five summers. She wrote Ramah’s staff new training manual and has expanded her unique training work to other camps. Outside of camp, Caren has held numerous leadership positions. She is the past president of the School Division of the Westchester County Psychological Association and co- chair and co-founder of Parents and Professionals Advocating for Students (PAPAS) at Westchester Day School (WDS), a Jewish Day School. Caren has authored numerous articles and led workshops on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, helping children and adults with stress and worry, executive functioning, and psychological assessment. She recently developed workshops that focus on combining best practices in psychology with Jewish tradition and principles. In addition, Caren and her daughter, Emily, have developed a program that helps children feel more comfortable around dogs— The S.A.F.E. Doggy Program. Providing interactive workshops to youth leaders is a highlight of Caren’s professional life.