STAFF OF PARK EAST PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, P.C.

Jerry A. Lublin, Ph.D. is one of the founding members of Park East. He has had a wide range of professional experience in counseling and psychotherapy. His experience in many psychotherapeutic treatment modalities - ranging from cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy to interpersonal psychotherapy - gives him the flexibility to adapt his therapeutic approach to fit the client's presenting problem.

Dr. Lublin has worked with clients ranging in age from young children and adolescents to adults and retired individuals. Individual and group psychotherapy, couples counseling as well as play therapy and family therapy are among the treatments he utilizes.

In his varied professional career Dr. Lublin has done extensive psycho-educational diagnostic testing for children and adults. He has conducted seminars and workshops on a variety of topics from parenting strategies to stress management for executives. He has consulted at pre-schools as well as at several corporations.

Joette Warren, Ph.D. A founding member of Park East, Dr. Warren has been practicing individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy for over 40 years. Her focus as an individual therapist is on helping clients gain freedom to be aware of what they feel and to make decisions about how they can express those feelings in their daily living. She is a highly interactive therapist, guiding the direction of exploration within a session, challenging the restrictive beliefs that the client may have held since childhood, and advising behavior outside the session.
As a family and marital therapist, Dr. Warren's focus is on identifying the repetitive patterns of communication between the family members which foster the problems that have brought them to therapy. She then helps the family or couple acquire new and more productive behaviors.
Dr. Warren has led many seminars - in schools on parenting issues such as setting limits and dealing with anger, at Mohonk Mountain House on women's issues, in Senior Centers on managing change, and at IBM on fostering personal power in the workplace. For nine years, Dr. Warren directed a training program for psychotherapists at Park East.

Victoria Beech, Ph.D., joined the staff of Park East in 1981. She works primarily with children and families. Her approach focuses on changing the behaviors and underlying emotions that affect relationships. Stress, life transitions, anxiety and family difficulties are addressed in a pragmatic and direct manner so that people can extricate themselves from patterns of thoughts, emotional responses and behaviors that cause them distress.

Dr. Beech has an extensive background in child development, child and family therapy and diagnostic evaluations of children. Her neuropsychological evaluations focus on identifying factors that inhibit learning and affect unproductive behaviors. Her recommendations for remediation are practical and provide parents and their children with a path towards growth and change.

Dr. Beech is a speaker and a consultant to businesses and independent schools, conducting seminars and workshops and advising executives and administrators on a broad range of issues. She has conducted numerous presentations in the skills of communication at national conventions and conferences. These have included speaking to Women in the Bar, the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She has also taught at the New School for Social Work and the Bank Street School of Education.

Bea Plasse , DSW joined the Park East staff in 1993. Prior to this, she was a mental health coordinator at the VIP Community Services, working with mentally ill and chemically dependent adults.

Dr. Plasse's work with individuals and couples draws upon her knowledge of psychodynamic, attachment, and cognitive theory and practice. Her unique perspective focuses on resilience, the search for meaning and an individual's inherent drive toward health and happiness. Her work also includes body mind awareness that incorporates breathing and movement.

Dr. Plasse has been involved in trauma work both domestically and internationally, having served on the staff of Safe Horizon Solace Program for Victims of Torture and the Refugee and Immigrant Fund where she currently serves as a board member.

Dr. Plasse has published articles on her clinical treatment and research with homeless women and parents in recovery for substance abuse. These have appeared in the NASW Journal Social Work , The Journal of Social Work with Groups and the International Journal of Poetry Therapy . Additionally, she authored a chapter in the 2005 edition of the anthology, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations and the Life Cycle. Dr. Plasse is currently an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work.