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Dr. Kathy Pruzan has been intimately involved in managing and developing the evaluation process at CMC. Her clinical work focuses on seeing clients for initial consultations, working with individuals using CBT techniques, and seeing family members using the CRAFT approach. Her background is in the treatment of individuals who have difficulties with anxiety, mood disorders, and acting out behaviors. She has previous experience utilizing DBT at Bellevue Hospital, as well as working with adolescents in residential and day treatment. Dr. Pruzan has experience working with people on the Autistic Spectrum who have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. She also has an interest in sport psychology, and has worked with athletes at all levels on issues related to performance, anxiety, and substance abuse. Dr. Pruzan also coordinates graduate internships at CMC.

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