Yosef Sokol, PhD

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

School of Health Sciences

Biography

Dr. Sokol received his PhD in clinical psychology from Hofstra University and is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. He is also currently MIRECC Health Specialist Research Scientist at the Bronx VA Medical Center, where he oversees a variety of funded research projects, which includes the involvement of Touro PsyD students. His work seeks to understand how personal identity deficits, and in particular, deficits in ‘future self-continuity,’ a sense of persistence of the self into the future, relate to the development and recovery from suicide-related symptoms. His research has been designed to develop and evaluate efficacy of a recovery-oriented treatment for post-suicidal patients, as well as develop a theoretical model of post Covid-19 psychiatric conditions that integrates direct medical and psychiatric sequala with psychosocial downstream effects of loss of functioning. His research findings have led him to articulate a recovery-oriented treatment for individuals with a recent episode of acute suicidal symptoms: ‘Continuous Identity Cognitive Therapy (CI-CT)’. Dr. Sokol’s teaching will emphasize the development of cognitive therapy skills, and practical application and utilization of research in clinical settings.

Education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Hofstra University

Research

Dr. Yosef Sokol's areas of clinical research has been designed to develop and evaluate efficacy of a recovery-oriented treatment, Continuous Identity Cognitive Therapy (CI-CT), for post-suicidal patients, as well as to develop a theoretical model of post Covid-19 psychiatric conditions that integrates direct medical and psychiatric sequela with psychosocial downstream effects of loss of functioning.