EDUCATION

Masters of Social Work, Columbia University, May l977

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Barnard College, June l974

 

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

FAMILY INSTITUTE OF WESTCHESTER:  Clinical externship in family therapy, l981-l983

 

FAMILY STUDIES with DR. SALVADOR MINUCHIN: Advanced training for family therapists, l984-l986.

 

FAMILY THERAPY SUPERVISION: Training for supervisors with DR.SALVADOR MINUCHIN, l986-l987.

PUBLICATIONS

 

Blogger, The Huffington Post

 

Creator/Editor: "Medicinejam" Blog; 2010-Present

 

"Family Therapy and All That Jazz", Family Therapy Networker, 2009

 

“The Jazz Consultation: Improvisation in Family Therapy” in Family Therapy as An Alternative to Medication: An Appraisal of Pharmland.  Phoebe S. Prosky  and David Keith, editors  2003 

 

“The Family Conference: A Jazz Jam”   Original article  published in FAMILIES, SYSTEMS & HEALTH;  1998

PRESENTATIONS

 

Many presentations for STFM from 1987-present.. These include featured speaker at the annual dinner of "The Family in Family Medicine" Conference in 2002.

 

Grand Rounds presenter at Beth Israel Dept. of Family Medicine in 2001.

 

Other speaking engagements include: Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Dept. of Family Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Medical Center.

 

Featured Presenter at the First Annual Creativity Conference, Dept. of Psychiatry, Suny-Upstate, 2008

 

Featured Presenter, Annual Conference, State of Kansas AAMFT, 2007 

 About Amy Begel, LCSW, LMFT  

Amy Begel has enjoyed a nearly thirty year career as a family therapist, teacher of family physicians, consultant, speaker and writer. In addition to her busy private practice in Chelsea, she maintains an active teaching schedule with the Family Medicine residency program at The Institute for Family Health. She divides her time between this work and her teaching in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and Beth Israel’s integrative medicine Center for Health and Healing.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH

Family therapist/Behavioral Science Faculty

Family Medicine Residency

2010-Present

 

CENTER FOR  HEALTH AND HEALING, BETH  ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER

2003-present

 

Private Practice in Family Therapy

1982-Present

Family therapy practice includes treatment of couples, family therapy with children with behavioral problems, individual consultation. Collaborative work with family physicians and other professionals.

 

FAMILY SYSTEMS MEDICiNE CONSULTANT, MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER

2002-present

 

 

MINUCHIN CENTER FOR THE FAMILY

1998-2011

Partner and faculty member

 

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CONSULTATION SERVICE

1997-2008

Seminars, worshops and curriculum development for departments of primary care related to interpersonal, psychosocial aspects of medical practice. 

 

DIRECTOR, FAMILY-SYSTEMS MEDICINE TRAINING

1999-2003

Creator and Director of Family-Systems Medicine training for physicians in primary care residencies throughout New York.  

 

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Behavioral Science Consultant

1999-2001

 

LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY PRACTICE, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FACULTY

1986-2003

 

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY THERAPY

1985-1986

 

AFFILIATED THERAPIST/INTERIM CLINIC DIRECTOR

1984-1986

 

Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, STAFF THERAPIST/TEAM SUPERVISOR

 l978-l982

 

GRADUATE EXPERIENCE

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Student Intern, Day Hospital, l977

 

Bureau of Child Guidance

Student Intern, Morris High School, l977

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

American Balint Society

 

RELATED ACTIVITY

ETHICS COMMITTEE, Steering Committee, Lutheran Medical Center  l995-2002

RESEARCH on efforts to improve discussion of advance directives in the office setting, l997 

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