Psychologist

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Dr. Fuller has been practicing clinical psychology since 2000. He has treated hundreds of individuals and couples with a variety of issues. His private practice is located in Manhattan.
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Dr. Fuller’s varied experiences conducting research, treating patients, training professionals, and working with the public have given him insights into cognition, emotion, and behavior, enhancing his understanding of the human condition. He is currently the Director of Research of the Albert Ellis Institute and a Clinical Research Associate at St. John’s University.

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J. Ryan Fuller, Ph.D. is a New York licensed clinical psychologist. He has given scientific presentations in the US, Canada, Russia, and India on a variety of topics including Aggression in the Schools, Scientific Methodology, Life Satisfaction, and Anger Management.

He has published in peer reviewed journals, as well as in other media, on the role of therapy in the workplace, Positive Psychology, Anger Management, Coping Skills after Gastric Bypass Surgery, Loneliness in Obesity, and The Role of Interpersonal Relationships in Happiness.

Dr. Fuller has given professional trainings for federally funded programs such as C.O.R.E. and Look AHEAD to medical professionals and patients on such topics as Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Obesity Management in a Primary Care Practice; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing, Relaxation Techniques, and Social Support for Lifestyle Change in Patients with Diabetes and other Chronic Health Conditions; and Overcoming Overeating.

He has also provided professional training to mental health clinicians in the areas of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Anger Management, Addictions, and Couples Therapy. Dr. Fuller has conducted workshops and given lectures to the public in areas as diverse as Dating in the 21st Century: Real Life and Internet Dating, Coping with Unemployment, Dealing with Clutter, and Time Management.

As an expert in the field he serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy and as an Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer for Health Psychology, Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and Psychological Reports.

He has held various clinical and research positions, including, the Director of Research at the Albert Ellis Institute, Director of Behavior for the Obesity Research Center’s Weight Loss Program housed in Columbia’s Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, and a Clinical Research Associate at St. John’s University. He is currently the Clinical Director of New York Behavioral Health.

Dr. Fuller’s varied experiences conducting research, treating patients, training professionals, and working with the public have given him insights into cognition, emotion, and behavior, enhancing his understanding of the human condition.

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Private Practice Approach to Psychotherapy

Dr. Fuller seeks to reduce the intensity and frequency of client’s emotional pain and suffering and self-defeating behaviors. He also helps clients cultivate skills to achieve their goals and life satisfaction, with a strong emphasis on cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT) and techniques. He uses these and other techniques specifically suited to the individual. This approach helps clients efficiently overcome current problems, whether they are critical (acute) or long-standing (chronic) issues.

Scientifically based methods are emphasized and when empirically supported treatments do not exist, clinical judgment and reliance on theory is used to provide clients with customized and comprehensive treatment of his or her specific conditions.

He focuses on the present, while helping clients to understand how historical events and relationships may still be influencing their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings today. Active methods of coping with the here-and-now are emphasized.

Clients quickly learn cognitive and behavioral skills that allow them to deal more effectively with their life circumstances.

Cognitive Behavioral Theory

His approach to most problems is rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Theory (CBT). Simply put, he addresses the whole person by assessing and treating:

  • Cognitions – what we think
  • Behaviors – what we do and say
  • Emotions – how we feel
  • Relationships – how we interact with others

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can be applied to many kinds of problems and can operate within different value systems. If you have a specific concern or issue, please do not hesitate to contact him by phone or email. He will be happy to speak with you about your unique issue.

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J. Ryan Fuller, Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist

Curriculum Vitae

 

J Ryan Fuller, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1619
New York, NY 10168

Office:(212) 551-1184

www.NewYorkBehavioralHealth.com

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

Clinical Director

New York Behavioral Health, New York, NY

April 2007 to present

Lecturer

New York University

January 2011 to present

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Director of Research

Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY

May 2004 to October 2008

 

Clinical Research Psychologist

St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY

August 2005 to September 2008

 

Director of Behavior

New York Obesity Research Center-
Weight Loss Program (NYORC-WLP),
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

October 2005 to March 2008

 

Coordinator of Research and Staff Therapist

Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY

July 2003 to May 2004

 

Senior Behaviorist

New York Obesity Research Center-
Weight Loss Program (NYORC-WLP),
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

October 2004 to October 2005

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

St. John’s University
Psychology Department, Jamaica, NY

August 2003 to August 2005

 

Clinical Fellow

Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY

June 2001 to July 2003

Conducted individual and group psychotherapy

 

Adjunct Faculty

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

January 2000 to 2004

Taught Introductory Psychology and Behavior Modification

 

School Psychology Intern

William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, NY

August 2000-2001

 

Instructor SAT and GRE

Kaplan Test Preparation, Amherst, MA

1998

 

Research Assistant

Anger Program, Psychology Department, Hofstra University

September 1998 to September 2002

 

Research Assistant

PREP Program, Psychology Department, The University of North Carolina

Spring 1996 and Fall 1996

 

Research Assistant

Self-Concept Study, Psychology Department, The University of North Carolina

Spring 1995

State Psychiatric Hospital Volunteer

John Umstead Hospital, Butner, NC

Volunteered in the Work Activity Center

Spring 1995

 

EDUCATION

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 12/96

 

Hofstra University

Master of Arts with Distinction: Clinical Psychology & School Psychology, 5/99

Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology & School Psychology, 5/04

 

HONORS

Julia Vane Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholar

• Full Scholarship to Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology

Arnold Horowitz Memorial Scholarship

Robert Bane Memorial Scholarship

 

PUBLICATIONS

Fuller, J.R. (2014). Anger Management. In Translating Psychological Research into Practice. Springer Publishing.
Fuller, J.R., DiGiuseppe, R. , Fountain, T., O’Leary, S., Lang, C. (2010).  An open trial of a comprehensive anger treatment program on an outpatient sample anger.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Fives, C. J., Kong, G., Fuller, J. R., DiGiuseppe, R.  (2010).  Aggression, anger, and irrational beliefs in adolescents. Cognitive Therapy & Research.
Fuller, J.R. (2008).  Loneliness: Antecedent and Sequel of Obesity.  In the Encyclopedia of Obesity.  SAGE Publications.
McDermut, W., Fuller, J.R., DiGiuseppe, R., Chelminski, I., Zimmerman, M. (2008).  Trait Anger and Axis I Disorders: Implications for REBT.   Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Froh, J. J., Fives, C. J., Fuller, J. R., Jacofsky, M. D., Terjesen, M. D., & Yurkewicz, C.  (2007).  Interpersonal relationships and irrationality as predictors of life satisfaction. Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 1-11.
Moran, D.J. & Fuller, J.R.  Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and Psychological Adjustment after Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Health Magazine (2006).
Blau, S., Fuller, J.R, & Vaccaro, T.  (2006).  Rational-Emotive Disputing and the Five-Factor Model:  Personality dimensions of the Ellis Emotional Efficiency Inventory.  Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 24(2), 87-100.
Lachmund, E., DiGiuseppe, R., & Fuller, J. R.  (2005).  Clinicians’ diagnosis of a case with anger problems. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 39(4), 439-447.
Fuller, J. R. (2004). Effects of diaphragmatic breathing, overt typical and rational verbalizations on heart rate, galvanic skin response, and self-reported anger in response to verbal insults. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 65(5-B), pp. 2624.
DiMattia, D. & Fuller, J.R. (2003). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in the Workplace. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy, 5, 30-52.
Kassinove, H., Owens, S., Roth, D. & Fuller, J.R. (2002).  Effects of Trait Anger and Anger Expression Style on Competitive Attack responses in a Wartime Prisoner’s Dilemma Game.  Aggressive Behavior, 28, 117-125.
Fuller, J.R. & Kassinove, H. (1999).  Review of Silberman, M., When Your Child is Difficult (Solve Your Toughest Child-Raising Problems with a Four-Step Plan That Works). Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 13(3), 269-272.

 

CURRENTLY UNDER EDITORIAL REVIEW

Anger symptoms of clinic-referred outpatients with a community sample by Psychological Reports.

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Cognitions, Interpersonal Relations, and Life Satisfaction in Outpatients.  Fuller, J.R., Hickey, M., Levine, & Kong, G.
Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Shortened General Attitude and Beliefs Scale (SGABs). Fuller, J.R., Esposito, M., Chen, M.
Effects of Diaphragmatic Breathing, Irrational and Rational Beliefs on EKG, GSR, and Anger. Fuller, J.R., Kassinove, H., Chen. M.
The Comorbidity of Anger Symptoms with Personality Disorders In Psychiatric Outpatients

 

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Cognitive Therapy & Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Differences in Theory and Techniques (April 2009), Brooklyn College Graduate Counseling Program
Psychometric Properties of the Shortened General Attitudes and Beliefs Scale
J. Ryan Fuller, Maria A. Esposito, & Grace Kong. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA (2008).
Fuller, J.R., Hickey, M., Levine, Doyle, K. (August, 2007).  Cognitions, Interpersonal Relations, and Life Satisfaction in Outpatients. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Fuller, J.R., Fountain, T., O’Leary, S., DiGiuseppe, R. (November, 2006).  A Pilot Study of Anger Treatment with an Outpatient Sample.  Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
Fuller, J.R..  (November, 2005).  Cognitive-Behavioral Group Psychotherapy for Anger. Paper presented as part of a symposium on The Clinical Face of Anger: Clinical Presentation, Comorbidity, and Treatment at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
DiGiuseppe, R., Ahmed, A.G., & Fuller, J.R.  (November, 2005).  Anger Symptoms of Clinic-referred Outpatients and a Community Sample. Paper presented as part of a symposium on The Clinical Face of Anger: Clinical Presentation, Comorbidity, and Treatment at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
Fuller, J.R., Ahmed, A.G, DiGiuseppe, R., McDermut, W., & Zimmerman, M..  (November, 2005).  Axis I Comorbidity of Outpatients with Anger Symptoms. Paper presented as part of a symposium on The Clinical Face of Anger: Clinical Presentation, Comorbidity, and Treatment at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
McDermut, W., & Fuller, J.R.. (November, 2005).  Axis II Comorbidity of Outpatients with Anger Symptoms. Paper presented as part of a symposium on The Clinical Face of Anger: Clinical Presentation, Comorbidity, and Treatment at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
Terjesen, M., Fuller, J.R., Froh, J.J.. (November, 2005).  Expanding Our Conception of Clinical Pathology: The Role of Adaptive Cognitions in Life Satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
Froh, J.J., Terjesen, M., Fuller, J.R., Fives, C.J.. (November, 2005).  Quality of Life Enhancement and Symptom Relief as Complementary Goals in Psychotherapy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C..
Fuller, J.R.  (November, 2004).  REBT Group Homework. Paper to be presented as part of a symposium on Rational   Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Group Psychotherapy: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going? at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.
Fuller, J.R., DiGiuseppe, & Ahmed, A.G. (November, 2004).  Anger Symptom Differentiation: Outpatient Versus Normals. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.
Fuller, J.R., Kassinove, H., Kelter, J., & Pastor, S. (August, 2004). Effects of Diaphragmatic Breathing, Overt Irrational and Rational Verbalizations on Heart Rate, Galvanic Skin Response, and Self-reported Anger in Response to Verbal Insults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA.
Fuller, J.R., DiGiuseppe, R., Canella, C. (August, 2004).  Can Anger Be a Disorder Distinct from Depression?.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA.
Fuller, J.R.  (May, 2003).  Anger Treatment.  Professional Presentation for Continuing Education Credit. St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY.
Fuller, J.R., Torres-Gallegos, M.T., & Kassinove, H.  (November, 2003).  Effects of Vocal Amplitude and Body Posture on Barb-induced Anger. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
Fuller, J.R., Froh, J.J.,  Jacofsky, M.D., Terjesen, M.D., Fives, C., & Fuller, J.B. (November, 2003). Symptomology and Optimal Functioning as Orthogonal Constructs: Implications for Science and Practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
Fuller, J.R., & Kassinove, H. (August, 2002).  Effects of Anger on Attack Responses in the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Allen, K., Fuller, J.R., Henkel, N., Terjesen, M., & DiGiuseppe, R. (August, 2002). Effects of Homework on Outcome Questionnaire in REBT Group. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Kassinove, H., Fuller, J.R.  (November, 2000). The Experience, Expression, and Treatment of Clinically Angry Men. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Anger: Implications in Community and Clinical Populations at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA .
Kassinove, H., Fuller, J.R. (August, 2000). Interpersonal Insults, Anger, and Aggression: Rational Responses to Aversive Verbalizations. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Anger and Aggression: Episode Analysis, Prevention, Reduction, and Peace at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C..
Fuller, J.R. & Diebold, J.  (January, 2000)   Aggression: Etiology, Expression, and Treatment Strategies. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Clinical and Family Problems: Empirically Based Solutions for the 87th Indian Science Congress Section of Psychology and Educational Services, Pune, India.
Kassinove, H., Owens, S., Roth, D. & Fuller, J.R. (November, 1999).  Anger and retaliation in a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Canada.
Fuller, J.R., Kassinove, H. (August, 1999). Anger Disorders: frequent, ignored, and possibly/absolutely universal. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Cultural Universals in Psychopathology at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Kassinove, H., Fuller, J.R.  (April, 1999) Science and Single Subject Research Designs. International Professional Seminar at V.M.  Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Fuller, J.R. (January, 1999) Anger and Aggression in Adolescence. Paper presented at the international conference on Emerging Issues in Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Fuller, J.R. (January, 1999) Conceptualizing Anger: Constructs, Manifestations, and Treatment. Invited lecture   given for the Golden Jubilee Year, University of Poona, Pune, India.

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS CONDUCTED

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (REBT, CT, DBT, & ACT) as Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse and other Addictions, April 22nd, 2011 at Inter-Care
Cognitive Therapy & Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Theoretical and Technical Differences: April 1st, 2009
Roosevelt Hospital, Look AHEAD (NIH Funded): Overcoming Overeating: March 1st, 2008.
Dating in the 21st Century: Communication, Cognitive Restructuring, and Self-talk in an Age of Speed and Internet Dating: September 14, 2006.
Center for Obesity Research and Education (C.O.R.E.): Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Obesity Management in a Primary Care Practice.
Roosevelt Hospital, Look AHEAD (NIH Funded): CBT, REBT, Motivational Interviewing, Relaxation Techniques, and Social Support for Lifestyle Change in Patients with Diabetes and other Chronic Health Conditions: September 25th, 2006.
Roosevelt Hospital, Look AHEAD (NIH Funded): Integration of REBT into
Multidisciplinary Treatment of Obesity Professionals.
Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Anger Presenting Outpatients, October, 2007 (Clinical Seminar).
Advanced Practicum: July, 2007
Primary Practicum: July, 2007
Primary Practicum: January, 2007
Associate Supervision: August, 2006
Advanced Practicum: July, 2006
Primary Practicum: July, 2006
Manualization of Psychotherapy for Anger: January, 2006
Primary Practicum: January, 2006
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anger: November, 2005
Status of Empirically Supported Anger Management, September, 2005
Addictions Practica: August, 2005
Supervisor Primary Practicum: July, 2005
Advanced Practicum: July, 2005
Primary Practicum: July, 2005
The Emotion of Anger: Disorder and Treatment: May, 2005
Supervised Relationship Practica: March, 2005
Primary Practicum: January, 2005
Advanced Practicum: July, 2004
Primary Practicum: July, 2004
Primary Practicum: January, 2004
Coping with Unemployment: December 2003

 

GRANTS AND RESEARCH AWARDS

• Dissertation Research Award Grant Recipient $4000.00
• Indian International Conference Travel Award for Research
• Russian Conference Travel Award for Research

 

 

EDITORIAL MEMBERSHIP

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer, Health Psychology
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer, Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer, Psychological Reports

MEDIA EXPERIENCE AND CONSULTATION

 

Good Morning America,  Road Rage, ABC TELEVISION

THE DAILY – Domestic Violence

Kardashians, Kim and Chloe Take New York , Anger Management and Couples Therapy, E! TELEVISION

Pregnant in Heels, Couples Therapy and Pregnancy & Parenting Preparation,  BRAVO

House Broken (2007).  Principal in NBC/Universal Studios Pilot Television Show.

Babycenter Magazine (2006).  Interviewed regarding REBT techniques to reduce stress during pregnancy.

Caring Today (2006).  Interviewed about the use of REBT in the management

of maladaptive emotions when caring for medical patients.

Obesity Health Magazine

Caregivers’ Magazine

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2005-present NAASO, The Obesity Society

1998-presentAssociation Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

1999-present American Psychological Association (APA)

2012-present NYC Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT)

2012-present Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

 

CONSULTING

Expert Consultant

Granada USA Production Company
House of Fear

March 2008

Research Consultant

Sentry Tech Holding Corporation

October, 2006 – Present

Principal Host

NBC/Universal Studios
House Broken Sizzle Pilot

October 2006

CERTIFICATIONS

Primary Certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Advanced Certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute

Certified Supervisor of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Provisional School Psychologist

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