Dr. Robert Reiner, PHD

Dr. Robert Reiner, PHD

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Dr. Robert Reiner, PHD is a psychologist in New York, NY. He graduated from University Of Alabama and specializes in psychology, counseling, and more.Read his story

114 E 90th St Apt 1A

New York, NY 10128

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This content was provided by Dr. Reiner "Robert H. Reiner PhD BCN BCB, Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates (BA), has been practicing psychology since 1981. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to get his Ph. D. in clinical psychology at the University of Alabama and serve his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Reiner can frequently be seen and quoted in the news and media and is often called upon to make appearances on major news networks for his expert opinion. Throughout his career he has served as psychological consultant for several corporations as well as an expert witness for a number of criminal trials. He is well known for his work in treating anxiety and phobias through biofeedback and virtual reality therapy. He has been credited for this work in articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, Newsweek and Time Out magazine. He has specifically had great success in treating patients for fear of flying which was documented on an episode of The National Geographic Show featuring Dr. Reiner's work with a phobic patient. He is a co-author of, The Fearless Smile Overcoming Dental Phobia, a book on the subject of people suffering from dental phobias and how they can be effectively treated. The book, published in Jan. 2012 was written by Dr. Reiner along with two well-known Manhattan dentists. Dr. Reiner currently serves on the Ethics Board at the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and teaches neurofeedback certification courses on a regular basis. He served on the faculty at NYU Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, from 1980 to 2015 and is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania psychology department. He frequently presents on the topics of biofeedback, neurofeedback and virtual reality therapy at conferences all over the country. The following is a list of his most recent presentations to professionals and students. Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback (MSBMB), Grand Rapids, MI, November 2016 – Biofeedback, virtual reality and other technologies used to facilitate the suppression of anxiety. Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, October 2016 – Virtual reality and mental health. Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, October 2016 – Visiting Professor: Neurofeedback, peripheral Biofeedback and other recent technological advances in the field. International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Orlando, FL, September 2016 – The New Exposure Therapy: Virtual Reality, HRV, loRETA, pEMF and tDCS Biofeedback Resources International, Instructor, November 2016 – Professional EEG Neurofeedback Certification Program Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), March 2016, Virtual Reality and Biofeedback; 16 Years of Technological Advances Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS), October, 2015 – Virtual Reality and Heart Rate Variability Training International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Denver, Co, October 2015 – Incorporating the Integration of Virtual Reality, HRV and pEMF (Neurofield) Training into your Clinical Practice Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), June, 2015 – Webinar, Biofeedback and Virtual Reality East Meets West, New York, NY, September 2014 – Workshop on integrating Virtual Reality and Biofeedback Into Your Clinical Practice with Dr. Nicholas Dolgris, founder of Neurofield."
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This content was provided by Dr. Reiner "At Behavioral Associates, our diverse staff of more than 15 licensed psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers provides care for patients exhibiting a wide range of psychological conditions.

We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) alone or in combination with BiofeedbackNeurofeedbackVirtual Reality Therapy (VRT) and QEEG assessment. While we view medication as a last resort, our psychiatrists are available to prescribe when deemed necessary.

Whether you are seeking individual, couplesfamily or grouptherapy, our techniques provide long lasting results in a shorter period of time compared to other types of psychotherapy.

Dr. Robert Reiner, PhD, Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates, personally meets each patient for an initial consultation to assess their personal needs and match them with an appropriate therapist."

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6  Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Counseling
  • Neurofeedback
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Reiner does not have any board certifications listed.

16  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Personality Testing

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Alabama
    Medical School | Graduated

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I received treatment for fear of flying and am extremely satisfied. The sessions with Dr. Reiner helped me face my fear and learn how to relax while in flight.
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I left my appointment feeling better than I felt in quite some time. It was nice to feel like I could open up and be myself without judgment. I am hopeful and looking forward to working with Dr. Reiner and his team .
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