Barbara Gelfand, LCSW

I have over 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker and my experience has taught me that regardless of how things look in the moment, our life stories are continually unfolding in unexpected ways, and it’s always possible for things to get better.

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Education & Credentials:

Education of Barbara Gelfand, LCSW

Master in Clinical Social Work, New York University, 1987

Post-graduate studies:

  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis-CPPNJ (formerly Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey)
  • Family Therapy Program, Rutgers-University Behavioral Healthcare (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey)
  • Sex and Relationship Therapy Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson’s Medical School
  • Advanced Clinical Practice Seminar, New York University
  • Zelda Foster Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, New York University

Master Trainer, Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Completion of 500-hour Soma Yoga Teacher Certification

Continuum Movement and Embodied Meditation practitioner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Department of Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital supporting physician practices in internal medicine, geriatrics, oncology, endocrinology, pulmonary, cardiology and gastroenterology, 2001 to present.

Private practice since 1990.

Certified Clinical Supervisor approved by the NJ State Licensing Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE)