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Justin R. Misurell, PhD

NYU Langone Provider
NYU Langone providers are employed by NYU Langone Health as part of our physician network, known as the Faculty Group Practice.
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I fell in love with child clinical psychology in college, when I participated in a study looking at the impact of social and emotional learning programs on children living in the inner city. The project was inspirational and led me to spend more time working with underserved children struggling with behavioral issues.

My graduate work with children and families affected by child abuse and trauma focused on the development of game-based cognitive behavioral therapy. I have found this type of therapy to be more engaging and accessible to children and their families and to increase attendance and participation in therapy sessions.

This approach uses reward systems, positive praise, and structured therapeutic games that allow caregivers, children, and clinicians to collaborate during sessions to achieve goals. I’ve written several articles, book chapters and, recently, a full-length book on the subject.

I now use this therapy approach extensively in my treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and tic disorders and Tourette syndrome, as well as those who’ve experienced trauma. As clinical director of NYU Langone’s Child Study Center in New Jersey, I believe treatment is most effective when caregivers are closely involved, and when interactions are positive and enjoyable.

My treatment methods are anchored in evidence-based principles that incorporate the theory of experiential learning. Children and families learn best by doing. As such, the therapeutic games and activities I use in my practice are designed to provide multiple opportunities to rehearse skills such as anger management, relaxation, and cognitive coping skills.

I was a proud recipient of an Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • anxiety disorder
  • depressive disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • phobia
  • panic disorder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
Treatments
  • cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • trauma therapy
Conditions
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • oppositional defiant disorder
  • selective mutism

Positions
Education and Training
  • PhD from Fordham University, 2010

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

Child Study Center - New Jersey

411 Hackensack Avenue, 7th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Child Study Center

1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Interests

game-based cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, child sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders

Research Summary

Dr. Misurell has conducted research examining clinical effectiveness of GB-CBT through both individual and group modalities, has served on multiple dissertation committees and has trained and supervised several doctoral and master’s level clinicians. His work has demonstrated how GB-CBT can be modified and successfully applied in various settings and with different populations. Dr. Misurell has presented numerous times on the topics of child abuse, trauma, and the game-based approach and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals. Most recently he co-authored, Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Treatment Approach.

Academic Contact

Phone

201-465-8109

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