Dr. Marie Ribarich
Dr. Marie Ribarich is an assistant professor of psychology and counseling in the Graduate School. Dr. Ribarich joined The College of New Rochelle in 2003 as the head of the Graduate School Division of Human Services. Since that time, she has served as assistant dean of human services, associate dean, and dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Ribarich transitioned to full-time faculty in September 2015 and is a much sought-after instructor, advisor, and mentor. She teaches courses in addiction, psychopathology, differential diagnosis and treatment planning, group counseling, and couples counseling.
Dr. Ribarich’s research interests are in the area of addictions, including their comorbidity with other behaviors and disorders, such as eating disorders and self-injury. She has presented locally and regionally on the topic of addictions, especially the effects of parental substance abuse on the emotional and cognitive development of children.
Prior to her tenure at the College, Dr. Ribarich’s professional experience included administrative and clinical responsibilities in the Department of Behavioral Health Services at North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove, NY. As the assistant director for Behavioral Health Services, she was responsible for the management of outpatient addiction treatment services, including the Women’s and Children’s Day Treatment program. Dr. Ribarich served as the on-site clinical supervisor for doctoral psychology interns and externs from several local universities. In addition, Dr. Ribarich was the chairperson for the department’s Quality Assurance Committee responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance in all units. Dr. Ribarich also has professional experience as a school psychologist for preschool children with special needs and as grant writer for the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction.
Licensed in New York State as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Ribarich’s private practice focuses on the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Ribarich received her baccalaureate degree in psychology from New York University and her doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical child specialization, from St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York. She completed a year-long post-graduate certificate program in Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions at the William Alanson White Institute in 2013.