David R. Castro-Blanco

David R. Castro-Blanco

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David R. Castro-Blanco
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology
, Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology
Office: 103H

About David R. Castro-Blanco

Dave Castro-Blanco joined the Medaille faculty in January, 2018, as a Clinical Associate Professor. In July, 2018, he assumed the role of Director of Clinical Training in the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Castro-Blanco received his B.A. and Ph.D. from St. John’s University, in New York. His Post-Doctoral work was conducted at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he received a four-year NIMH sponsored Fellowship to conduct clinical research in the area of adolescent suicide prevention.

Prior to joining the faculty at Medaille, Dr. Castro-Blanco held full-time faculty positions at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Long Island University (Brooklyn) and Adler University, where he was Director of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology for two years. In addition, he was a member of the voluntary faculty at the New York University Child Study Center, He has also been very active in the American Psychological Association’s program accreditation process, having participated in numerous program site visits as chair.  He holds a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is licensed as a Psychologist in New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Castro-Blanco also coordinates the Child-Adolescent and Family Emphasis area (CAFÉ) in the doctoral program, as well as Clinical Assessment Coordinator.  His primary areas of clinical and research interest include assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy and the assessment and treatment of school and academic anxiety. In addition, Dr. Castro-Blanco continues to research suicide and non-suicidal self-injury, particularly in young people. 

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