Yosef Sokol, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Doctor of Clinical PsychologyAdjunct Professor, Psychology

School of Health Sciences

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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

Honors and Awards

  • RR&D Career Development Award CDA-2, Veteran Affairs 2021
  • H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Hofstra University 2017
  • Lander Award for the best Jewish research from the 22nd Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research for “Measuring Religious Observance among Orthodox Jews” 2011
  • Distinguished Student Research Award, Touro College 2011
  • Professor Arthur Budick Memorial Award for Excellence in Literature, Touro College 2011

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.

Publications

  • Y Sokol, C Rosensweig, C Levin, S Glatt. "Temporal self-appraisals associated with suicide-related thoughts and behaviors." Journal of affective disorders 350, 148-154, 2024
  • Y Sokol, C Silver, S Glatt, L Chennapragada, S Andrusier, C Padgett, .... "Long COVID coping and recovery (LCCR): Developing a novel recovery-oriented treatment for veterans with long COVID." Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 36, 101217, 2023
  • Y Sokol, S Glatt, C Levin, P Tran, C Rosensweig, C Silver, S Hubner, .... "Recovery after a suicidal episode: Developing and validating the Recovery Evaluation and Suicide Support Tool (RESST).." Psychological assessment 35 (10), 842, 2023
  • Y Sokol, S Andrusier, S Glatt, L Dixon, J Ridley, CH Brown, Y Landa, .... "Feasibility and acceptability of continuous identity cognitive therapy as a recovery-oriented suicide treatment for Veterans: A study protocol." Contemporary clinical trials communications 35, 101193, 2023
  • Y Sokol, Y Wahl, S Glatt, C Levin, T Tran, M Goodman. "From Pre-Contemplation to Active Growth: A Modified Transtheoretical Model for Suicidal Recovery." PsyArXiv, 2023
  • JC Geraci, A Dichiara, A Greene, M Gromatsky, EP Finley, D Kilby, .... "Supporting servicemembers and veterans during their transition to civilian life using certified sponsors: A three-arm randomized controlled trial.." Psychological Services, 2023
  • C Levin, S Nenninger, D Freundlich, S Glatt, Y Sokol. "How future self-continuity mediates the impact of job loss on negative mental health outcomes among transitioning veterans." Military Psychology, 1-13, 2023
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Memberships and Affiliations

  • APA

In The News

Rethinking how to help people with suicidal thoughts, Jewish Standard


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