Dr. David Sitt

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Dr. David Sitt is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City. As the founder and president of the Mindful Consulting Group, Dr. Sitt conducts one-on-one therapy, coaching, and meditation training with a diverse client population. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults with ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Sitt uses a strength based approach consistent with positive psychology and is certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Dr. Sitt's therapeutic style captures cutting edge techniques used in CBT, Psychodynamic, and Phenomenological orientations. 

 Dr. Sitt also serves as the Deputy Chair of the Dept. of Psychology at Baruch College (CUNY), where he has been teaching since 2001. Dr. Sitt conducts grant-funded research exploring the impact of technology on interpersonal communication, social engagement, and emotional well-being. His courses include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Positive Psychology, as well as master-level courses in mental health counseling. As a teacher, Dr. Sitt transforms 400-student lectures into intimate classroom experiences where the students in the last row participate as if they were in the first. Dr. Sitt's passion for teaching has led to him being ranked #8 in the country on RateMyProfessor.com, among other accolades.

 

Dr. Sitt’s previous clinical experiences includes working in highly esteemed centers such as the Hallowell Center, NYU Child Study Center, NYU School of Medicine, and the Institute of Behavior Therapy. In these institutions, he researched adult and adolescent ADHD, learning disabilities, PTSD, and CBT modalities. His research and studies in these areas has enabled him to treat his clients with a refined knowledge based on a wide range of experiences.

 Dr. Sitt has found creative ways to use his educational expertise outside of the academic sphere. He has worked with clients such as Stamford Hospital, Naked, McGraw Hill, Research Insight Group, and The Howard Stern Show. Dr. Sitt has presented lectures at elementary and high schools such as Barkai Yeshivah, Magen David Yeshivah, and the Yeshivah of Flatbush to educate both students and parents on the impact of technology on our communication and emotions. He also brought mindfulness to many through workshops at WeWork.

Education

  • Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School- Yeshiva University, 2006
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School- Yeshiva University, 2002
  • B.A. in Psychology, Baruch College (CUNY), 1999

 

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships:

  • Baruch College Faculty Face of Baruch, 2011/2012
  • Phi Eta Sigma, Honorary Member, 2009
  • Teaching Fellowship, Stern College for Women-Yeshiva University
  • 2003-2004 Magna Cum Laude, Baruch College, 1999
  • Dean’s List, Baruch College, 1996-1999
  • Baruch College Honors Program, 1995-1999
  • PSI-CHI Society, 1998
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1996

 

Grants-In-Aid:

  • PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Class A).
  • Teaching with Technology Grant. Baruch College’s Computing and Technology Center, 2010-2011. Role: Principal Grantee.
  • Teaching with Technology Grant. Baruch College’s Computing and Technology Center, 2009-2010. Role: Principal Grantee.

 

Writings:

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, Exhibitions:

  • “Stream of Consciousness: Taking Psychology into the Digital Age through an Online Streaming Talk Show.” Lecture given at The 14th Annual Teaching with Technology Conference, March 2011, New York, NY.
  • “The How of Happiness: Lessons from Positive Psychology.” Lecture given at Baruch College Golden Key National Honor Society, October 2010, New York, NY.
  • “Medication Adherence and Treatment Response in a Trial of Mixed Amphetamine Salts IR vs. XR in Adult ADHD.” Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2010, New York, NY.
  • “Reliability of the ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS) v1.1 Symptom Checklist to Rate Adolescent ADHD Symptoms.” Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2010, New York, NY.
  • Adler, L. A., Shaw, D. M., Spencer, T. J., Newcorn, J. H., Hammerness, P., Sitt, D. J., Minerly, A., Davidow, J. V., & Faraone, S. V. (2009). Preliminary reliability of the ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS) v1.1 Symptom Checklist to rate adolescent ADHD symptoms. American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kelly, A. M., Uddin, L. Q., Gaffari, M., Adler, L. A., Rotrosen, J., Sonuga-Barke, E. J., Shaw, D., Sitt, D., Shehzad, Z., Margulies, D. S., Castellanos, F. X., & Milham, M. P. etc. (2007). Decision making in ADHD: effects of risk, certainty and incentive salience. New York Academy of Sciences Conference. New York, NY.
  • “Adherence to Stimulant Medications in Adults with ADHD.” Paper presentation at New York University Research Colloquium, Sept. 2007, New York, NY.
  • “Updated reliability and validity of the Time-Sensitive ADHD Symptom Scale (TASS) in Adults.” Paper presentation at annual conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2007, Boston, MA.
  • Adler, L., Maya, E., Shaw, D., Sitt, D., & Morrill, M. (2006). Issues in the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD by primary care physicians: surveys of primary care providers & individuals participating in a screening day for adult ADHD. Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologium (CINP) Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • “Atomoxetine Treatment of Adults with ADHD and Comorbid Social Anxiety Disorder.” Paper presentation at New York University Research Colloquium, Sept. 2006, New York, NY.
  • “Issues in the Treatment and Diagnosis of ADHD by Primary Care Physicians.” Paper presentation at the American Psychiatric Association Conference, May 2006, Toronto, CAN.
  • “Patterns of psychiatric comorbidity with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.” Poster presentation at annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2006, San Diego, CA.
  •  “Reliability and Validity of the Time-Sensitive Adult ADHD Symptom Scale (TASS).” Paper presentation at annual conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2006, San Diego, CA.