Faye Walkenfeld, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Behavioral Science

Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Development, parenting, attachment, memory, cognitive development, Jewish, religious and cultural identity


Faye Walkenfeld is an associate professor and the director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, as well as the founding deputy chair of psychology at Touro‚Äôs School for Lifelong Education. She earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brooklyn College. Dr. Walkenfeld maintains a private practice in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, and her current research focuses on issues of shifting cultural identities, particularly in Jewish Orthodoxy, and the implications for mental health.  


  • B.A., Psychology, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Recent Publications

Stern, B & Walkenfeld, F. F. (2012). The Akeres Habayis: Changing times, redefined roles. The Klal Perspectives Journal: A Forum for Discussion of Challenges Facing the Torah Community, Winter 2012, 1(12)39-42.

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