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.
About Amy Begel, LCSW, LMFT
Masters of Social Work, Columbia University, May l977
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Barnard College, June l974
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.
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
INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH
Family therapist/Behavioral Science Faculty
Family Medicine Residency
CENTER FOR HEALTH AND HEALING, BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
Private Practice in Family Therapy
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
MINUCHIN CENTER FOR THE FAMILY
Partner and faculty member
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CONSULTATION SERVICE
Seminars, worshops and curriculum development for departments of primary care related to interpersonal, psychosocial aspects of medical practice.
DIRECTOR, FAMILY-SYSTEMS MEDICINE TRAINING
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
LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY PRACTICE, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FACULTY
DIRECTOR OF FAMILY THERAPY
AFFILIATED THERAPIST/INTERIM CLINIC DIRECTOR
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, STAFF THERAPIST/TEAM SUPERVISOR
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Student Intern, Day Hospital, l977
Bureau of Child Guidance
Student Intern, Morris High School, l977
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
American Balint Society
ETHICS COMMITTEE, Steering Committee, Lutheran Medical Center l995-2002
RESEARCH on efforts to improve discussion of advance directives in the office setting, l997
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