Dr. Danielle Knafo is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst. She is an associate professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island Universityís C.W. Post campus. She took her BA in Literature and Psychology and her MA in Clincial Psychology at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. She received her Ph.D. from CUNY and her Psychoanalytic Training from NYU. She has taught at a variety of academic institutions (New School for Social Research, Brooklyn and City Colleges, Adelphi University, Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan Universities) as well as postdoctoral (Tel-Aviv Universityís School for Psychotherapy) and psychoanalytic institutes (Israel Psychoanalytic and Derner). She is currently a faculty member and supervisor at Dernerís postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis.
Dr. Knafo has an expertise in the psychology of art and has lectured and published extensively in that area. Her book, Egon Schiele: A Self in Creation, is a psychoanalytic study of the artistís self-portraits. She is also interested in issues related to terrorism and the treatment of trauma, and is the editor of the 28-chapter volume, Living with Terror, Working with Trauma: A Clinicianís Handbook.
Dr. Knafo has extensive experience treating diverse patient populations. She has been employed in a number of psychiatric institutions, clinics, and the court system, as well as in private practice. Due to her multicultural background, she has also worked in several different cultural settings emphasizing ethnic and language diversity (she is fluent in four languages). Her interests in culture and gender infuse both her teaching and writing.
Dr. Knafo maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY. Her area of expertise is psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She also specializes in the treatment of creative individuals, survivors of trauma, immigration and cross-cultural adaptation, and severe psychopathology. She works with adults and adolescents, individuals and couples.
She is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Adelphi's Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Israel Psychoanalytic Institute, the Tel-Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, New York Universityís Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the American Psychological Association.