Dr. Anthony Puliafico is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. He serves as director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)—Westchester, an outpatient clinic in Columbia University's Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry that specializes in accelerated outpatient care for children, adolescents, and young adults whose lives are impaired by anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders.
Dr. Puliafico specializes in the assessment and cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, and externalizing disorders. His research focuses on the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder and the adaptation of cognitive behavioral interventions for young children.
Dr. Puliafico received his BS with distinction from Cornell University, where he majored in human development, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University. He completed his clinical psychology internship at Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Medical Center, during which time he served as a clinician at the NYU Child Study Center, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). He has published his work in numerous peer-reviewed journals and regularly lectures on the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders.