Dr. Richard J. DioGuardi

              Clinical & School Psychologist

Dr. Richard J. DioGuardi - CV
 Richard J. DioGuardi, Ph.D.

Ph.D., St. John’s University, May 2003, Clinical Psychology

New York State Licensed Psychologist (License #: 016999)

New York State Certified School Psychologist

M.A., St. John’s University, 2000, Clinical Psychology

B.A., Cornell University, 1996, Psychology 

Professional Experience

Psychologist  (Private Practice)  

Duties:   Individual and family therapy, psychological and psycho-educational testing, school-based consultation; providing treatments for disruptive behavioral disorders (i.e., ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder), eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, specific phobias, somatoform disorders, PTSD, sleep disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; behavioral modification and parenting skills training.

School Psychologist (Per Diem), Southern Westchester BOCES  
April, 2008 – Present

:   Psychological testing and collaborative consultation, on a per diem basis, for students with autism spectrum disorders in kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Children in the program receive services as part of Project AIIM (Applied Intensive Intervention Model).

School Psychologist (Per Diem), Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES 
September, 2008 – Present

Duties:  Psychological and educational testing; parent and teacher consultation; classroom behavior observation; adaptive behavior testing.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Iona College
August, 2005 - August, 2012

Duties: Department Chair (06/2009 – 06/2010); Acting Director – School Psychology Program (08/2007 – 01/2008); Psi Chi Advisor (09/2005 – 08/2007); Graduate and undergraduate course instruction in educational psychology, psychological tests and measurements, personality assessment, intellectual and educational assessment, child psychology, group dynamics, personality and social psychology and behavioral assessment and intervention; student academic advisement; research activities.

Psychologist, East End Psychological Associates
March, 2006 - March 2007

Duties: Individual psychotherapy, social skills and assertiveness training, treatment of disruptive behaviors and aggression, depression and anxiety disorders; parent training.

SAMSHA Grant Psychologist, North Shore University Hospital
Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center, Department of Psychiatry
April, 2003 – January, 2005

Duties: Co-Principle Investigator – The Reliability and Validity of the Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress, Adolescent Version (SIDES-A); Research Coordinator – Group Treatment for Adolescents Exposed to Chronic Traumatic Stress; Research Coordinator – PTSD in Adolescent and Young Adult Accident Victims; data management; clinical research developing and implementing manual-based interventions for adolescents exposed to chronic trauma; written reviews of psychological assessments for PTSD and trauma reactions in adolescents; grant writing for NIMH and SAMSHA research proposals.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, St. John’s University, Department of Psychology 
January, 2003 - May, 2005

Duties: Graduate and undergraduate course instruction in Physiological Psychology,
Interviewing and Counseling, and Principles of Learning; instructional support, research 
mentorship, and academic advisement.

Clinical Psychology Intern

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford Hospital / The Institute of Living
September, 2001 – August, 2002 

Duties: Intake evaluation and diagnosis, treatment formulation, inpatient and outpatient child & adolescent psychotherapy, case management, psychological testing; group and family therapy; collaboration with outside roviders and schools, brief therapy intervention and psychiatric consultation to pediatric patients in emergency room, oncology, cardiology, rehabilitation, and pulmonary departments; case presentations.

School Psychology Intern, Scarsdale Union Free School District 
Scarsdale High School & Edgewood Elementary School 
September, 2000 – June, 2001 

Duties: Individual and group counseling; cognitive, achievement, and personality testing; teacher and parent consultation; classroom behavioral observations; Individualized Education Plan (IEP) preparation; participation in Child Study Team and Committee on Special Education meetings; crisis intervention, workshop presentations. 

Clinical Psychology Extern, Nassau University Medical Center 
September 1999 – May 2000 

Duties: Child and adult psychotherapy; parent consultation; group therapy for adult inpatients; intellectual, cognitive, achievement, and projective testing; case presentation; treatment and discharge plan development. 

Psychology Extern, Long Island Jewish Medical Center 
Adolescent Pavilion (Inpatient) - Hillside Hospital 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Outpatient)  - Schneider Children’s Hospital 
September 1998 – May 1999 

Duties: Individual, family, and group psychotherapy with adolescent inpatients; family and individual therapy with child outpatients; psychological testing; treatment and discharge planning; behavior plan development; consultation with CSE and outside providers. 

Counselor / Therapist, St. John’s University Counseling Center 
September 1996 – May 1998 

Duties: Individual vocational and personal counseling for undergraduate and graduate college students; group counseling for students on academic probation and with undecided majors; development and presentation of workshops concerning the following topics: conflict resolution, communication skills, excessive Internet use and managing time on-line, and gambling and personal risks; National Screening Day semi-structured interviews. 

Therapist, Psychological Practicum, St. John’s University
Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies
September 1996 – May 2001  

Duties: Clinical intake interviewing and report writing; individual child psychotherapy, play therapy and parent consultation; consultation with teachers and Committee on Special Education; research scale administration; individual adult psychotherapy; provision of support and process groups for first-year clinical psychology doctoral students; attendance at colloquia and workshops; weekly individual supervision. 

Mental Health Worker, New York - Presbyterian Hospital 
Department of Psychiatry, Westchester Division 
Division of Child and Adolescent Services 
June – August 1995 

Duties: Fulfillment of nursing staff responsibilities; application of interpersonal therapeutic relations with patients; provision of group therapy and assistance with the coordination of therapeutic activities; measurement and charting of patient vital signs; implementation of patient privilege system; formal inpatient observations; assistance with restraint procedures.


Romero, P., DioGuardi, R. J., & Hodges, E. V .E.  (2010).  Antecedents of victimization 
from known and newly acquainted peers following the transition to high school
Manuscript submitted for publication to Psychology in the Schools.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2010).  RTI and comprehensive assessment for SLD identification.  
The Westchester Psychologist, 54(4),

Theodore, L. A., DioGuardi, R. J., Hughes, T. L., Aloiso, D., Carlo, M., & Eccles, D.  (2009).  
class-wide intervention for improving homework performance.  Journal of Educational 
and Psychological Consultation, 19(4),

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2008).  Use of electronic discussion boards to enhance classroom 
P. Oswald, K. Zaromatidis, J. Levine, & G, Indenbaum (Eds.), Teaching of 
Psychology: Ideas and Innovations.  Proceedings and Papers of the 22nd Annual Conference 
on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology (pp. 16-21).  White Plains, NY.  (ERIC 
Document Reproduction Service No. ED504072)

DioGuardi, R.J. (2008). Getting ahead on the early career super-highway. NYSPA Notebook, 20(3),20-21.

Theodore, L. A., DioGuardi, R. J., Bray, M. A., Kehle, T. J. (2006). Language-related 
. In L. Phelps (Ed.), Chronic health-related disorders in children: Collaborative 
medical and psychoeducational interventions. Washington, DC: APA Books. 

DioGuardi, R. J., & Theodore, L. A. (2006). Understanding and addressing victimization 
among students
.  In S. R. Jimerson & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence 
and school safety: From research to practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 

Theodore, L. A., Bray, M. A., Kehle, T. J., & DioGuardi, R. J. (2003). Contemporary review 
of group-oriented contingencies for disruptive behavior. Journal of Applied School 
Psychology, 20,

DioGuardi, R. J. (2003). Self-esteem influences on change in aggressive behavior: Do high, 
unstable, and inflated self-appraisals promote aggression? (Doctoral dissertation, St. John’s 
University, 2003).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 51 (5-B), 2384. 

Theodore, L. A., Bray, M. A., Kehle, T. J., & DioGuardi, R. J. (2002). School psychology in 
Greece.  School Psychology International, 23(2), 148-154. 

Mentore, J. L., & DioGuardi, R. J. (2000). The MPA-NOFP Mentoring Program in 
development: Participants' perspectives. NYS Psychologist, 12(1), 48 - 50.


DioGuardi, R. J.  (2011, June). Cyberbullying: Electronic aggression among today’s
Individual presentation for the 74th annual convention of the New York
State Psychological 
Association, New York, NY.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2010, July).  The relationship between self-perceived social competence 
aggression in middle school children.  Poster presented at the 19th World Conference 
of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Storrs, CT.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2010, May).  Low self-perceived social competence and global self-worth 
as risk factors for peer victimization.
  Poster presented at the 73rd annual convention of 
the New York State Psychological Association, Fairport, NY.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2009, October).  Cyber-bullying: Incidence, characteristics, and 
intervention.  L
earning community presentation on social networking at Iona College, New 

DioGuardi, R. J., & Cullen, K.  (2009, May).  Essentials of contemporary report writing.  
presented at the 72nd annual convention of the New York State Psychological 
Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2008, August).  Electronic discussion boards: Uses, management, 
and scoring rubrics.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the American 
Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

DioGuardi, R. J., Minardo, J., & Wagner, L.  (2008, May).  ECP private practice workshop 
series I: Starting a private practice
.  Paper presented at the 71st annual convention of the 

New York State Psychological Association.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2008, March).  Use of electronic discussion boards to enhance classroom 
.  Paper presented at the 22nd annual Teaching Of Psychology conference, White 
, NY

DioGuardi, R. J., Minardo, J., & Wagner, L.  (2008, May).  ECP private practice workshop 
series I:
Starting a private practice
.  Paper presented at the 71st annual convention of the 
New York State Psychological Association.

Bow, E. C., DioGuardi, R. J., & Greene, P.  (2007, October).  Innovative collaboration and 
technology across specialties
.  Paper presented at the 13th annual Northeast Conference for 
Teachers of Psychology, Danbury, CT.

DioGuardi, R. J.  (2007, May).  Cyber-bullying among adolescents: Incidence, warning 
and treatment strategies.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New York 
State Psychological Association, Albany, NY.

DioGuardi, R. J., & Theodore, L. A.  (2007, May).  Relational aggression in middle school: 
boys really differ from girls in aggressive encounters?  Poster presented at the annual 
meeting of the New York State Psychological Association, Albany, NY.

Miller, M., & DioGuardi, R. J.  (2007, May).  The impact of parental divorce on attachment 
of college age students.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New York State 
Psychological Association, Albany, NY.

Theodore, L. A., Evola, M., DioGuardi, R. J., & Bray, M. A. (2005, April). Relationships 
among teacher attitudes, student behaviors and school connectedness
. Poster presented 
at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, Georgia.

DioGuardi, R. J., Hodges, E. V. E., & Theodore, L. A. (2004, July). Self-esteem risk factors 
for childhood aggression: high, unstable, and inflated self-appraisals
. Poster presented at 
the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. 

Habib, M., DioGuardi, R. J., & DeRosa, R. (2003, May). ACCT: Adolescents coping with 
chronic trauma
.  Paper presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand 
Rounds, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY. 

DioGuardi, R. J. (2003, October). Bullying, victimization, and peer pressure. Parent 
education colloquium at Guggenheim Elementary School, Port Washington, NY. 

DioGuardi, R. J. (2002, October). The DSM-IV diagnostic classification system. Guest 
lecture at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. 

DioGuardi, R.J. (2002, July). Conversion disorders in children: Diagnostic challenges and 
treatment in pediatric c
are. Paper presented at the Psychology Department Grand Rounds, 
The Institute of Living (Hartford Hospital’s Mental Health Network), Hartford, CT. 

DioGuardi, R. J. (2001, August). Adolescents on-line: In search of Internet-dependent 
behavior and beliefs
. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological 
Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Byely, L., Hogan, J. D., & DioGuardi, R. J. (1999, October). Leta Stetter Hollingworth's 
contributions to the psychology of women, study of gifted children, and clinical 
. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Psychological 
Association, Lake George, NY. 

DioGuardi, R. J., Johnson, A., Mentore, J. L., Minardo, J. (1998, October). Shaping future 
psychologists: Student Activism in New York State
. Poster presented at the annual meeting 
of the New York State Psychological Association, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Berger, N., & DioGuardi, R. J. (1998, October). Fear and loathing in Albany: The current 
state of politics and psychology
. Colloquium presented at Long Island University, Brooklyn, 

DioGuardi, R. J. (1998, April). Gambling and personal risks. Paper presented at the 
University Counseling Center, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY. 

DioGuardi, R. J. (1997, December). Caught in the web: Excessive Internet use and 
managing time on-line
. Paper presented at the University Counseling Center, St. John’s 
University, Jamaica, NY. 

Segal, H. G., DeMeis, D. K., DioGuardi, R. J., Keene, S., & Pringle, T. (1995, November). 
The effect of gender on imagining the future: Data from the Anticipated Life History 
. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, 
Toronto. Canada. 

Awards and Recognition

New York State Psychological Association Virginia Sexton Award for Outstanding Research, Teaching, and Service, 2008.

Psi Chi Certificate of Appreciation

Faculty Development and Travel Award, Iona College (2006, 2008)

Marquis Who’s Who in America

American Psychological Association Travel Award, 2001

New York State Psychological Association Grace Lauro Memorial Award                    

Certificate of Academic Excellence, St. John’s University, 1999, 2003

New York State Psychological Association NOFP Service Award (1999, 2000)


American Psychological Association

Member, APA Divisions 16 (School Psychology) & 53 (Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology)

New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)


National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)


Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA)


Psi Chi – The National Honor Society in Psychology


Significant Professional Activities

New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), Representive to Council for Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Division (01/2012 - Present)

President, School Psychology Division, Westchester County Psychological Association (05/2010 – 05/2012)


President, Early Career Psychologist Division, New York State Psychological Association (01/2011 – 01/2012)


President-Elect, School Psychology Division, Westchester County Psychological Association (05/2009 – 05/2010)


New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), Convention proposal reviewer, 2010.

New York
Psychological Association Organization of Future Psychologists (NOFP):


        Chair (1999-2000); Chair-Elect (1998-1999); Campus Representative (1997-1998)

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