Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D
Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Perepletchikova has extensive experience in psychotherapy with adults, adolescents and children with severe affective instability, disruptive behavior problems, trauma-related psychopathology, depression, suicidality and self-harm behaviors.
Dr. Perepletchikova has a long-standing interest in child development and psychopathology. After completing her B.A. degree at St. John's University and graduating with gold medal for the highest academic average, Dr. Perepletchikova received graduate training in two disciplines, developmental and clinical psychology. She obtained M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1996 and received Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University Department of Psychology in 2007 with James B. Grossman Best Dissertation Prize. During her internship and post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Perepletchikova gained expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She obtained intensive and advanced intensive trainings in DBT with Marsha Linehan's Behavioral Tech. Further, Dr. Perepletchikova have been established as able to deliver DBT with adherence and calibrated as a reliable DBT adherence rater by Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. She also has extensive training and experience in Parent Management Training, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for adults and children, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for children.
Dr. Perepletchikova's current research focuses on adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy to pre-adolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation. This line of research has been funded by the NRSA/NIMH Research Fellowship in Functional Disabilities Interventions, NIMH K99/R00 Path to Independence Career Development Award and a grant from the Green Chimneys Residential Care Treatment Facility.
Dr. Perepletchikova is available for child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy. Her office is located at the Outpatient Services at Weill Cornell Medical College Westchester Division.
Office hours by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment please call (914) 682-5464.
Original research and theoretical treatise
Perepletchikova, F., Ansel, E., & Axelrod, S. (in press). Borderline personality features and history of maltreatment in mothers of children receiving child protective services. Child Maltreatment.
Perepletchikova, F. (2011). On the topic of treatment integrity. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 148-153.
Perepletchikova, F., Axelrod, S., Kaufman, J. Rounsaville, B. J., Douglas-Palumberi, H., & Miller, A. (2011). Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children: Towards a new research agenda for paediatric suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16, 116-121.
Axelrod, S., Perepletchikova, F., Holtzman, K., & Sinha, R. (2011). Emotion regulation and substance use frequency in women with substance dependence and borderline personality disorder receiving Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37, 37–42.
Perepletchikova, F. (2009). Treatment integrity and differential treatment effects. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 16, 379-382.
Perepletchikova, F., Hilt, L., Chereji, E., & Kazdin, A.E. (2009). Barriers to implementation of treatment integrity procedures: Survey of psychotherapy outcome researchers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 212-218.
Perepletchikova, F., Treat, T., & Kazdin, A.E. (2007). Treatment integrity in psychotherapy research: Analysis of the studies and examination of the associated factors. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 829-841.
Perepletchikova, F., & Kazdin, A. E. (2005). Treatment integrity and therapeutic change: Issues and research recommendations. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12, 365-383.
Perepletchikova, F., & Kazdin, A. E. (2004). Assessment of parenting practices related to conduct problems: Development and validation of the Management of Children's Behavior Scale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 385-403.
Martinez, J., Kent, J. M., Coplan, J., Browne, S., Papp, L., Sullivan, G. M., Kleber, M., Perepletchikova, F., Fyer, A.,Klein, D. F. & Gorman, J. M. (2001). Respiratory variability in panic disorder. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 14, 232-237.
Book, book chapters and non-experimental articles
Perepletchikova, F., & Goodman, G. (in press). Pre-adolescent children with emotional and behavioral dysregulation: Psychosocial interventions research. In, S. Axelrod, A.E. Fruzzetti, L.W. Choi-Kain & P.D. Hoffman (Eds.), Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization Based Therapy: Common, compatible and distinguishing techniques and strategies. Guilford Press.
Sigmund Karterud, & Perepletchikova, F. (in press). The differences and similarities in therapeutic strategies used in Mentalization-Based Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In, S. Axelrod, A.E. Fruzzetti, L.W. Choi-Kain & P.D. Hoffman (Eds.), Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization Based Therapy: Common, compatible and distinguishing techniques and strategies. Guilford Press.
Perepletchikova, F. (in press). Assessment of treatment integrity in psychotherapy research. In, T. Kratochwill & L. Sanetti (Eds.), Treatment Integrity: Conceptual, Methodological, and Applied Considerations for Practitioners.APA Press.
Perepletchikova, F. (2011). Adolescent Use Disorder. In Levesque, R.J.R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. NY: Springer.
Perepletchikova, F. & Kaufman, J. (2011). Genetic and environmental predictors of depression. In D. Romer, S. Jaffee, & K. Kendler (Eds.). The dynamic genome and mental health: The role of genes and environments in development (pp. 272-293). NY: Oxford University Press.
Kaufman, J. & Perepletchikova, F. (2011). Promoting resilience in maltreated children. In K. Dodge & M. Rutter (Eds.), Gene-environment interaction effects in developmental psychopathology (pp.159-188). NY: Guilford Press.
Perepletchikova, F., & Kaufman, F. (2010). Emotional and behavioral sequelae of childhood maltreatment. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 22, 610-615.
Perepletchikova, F. (2010). Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. In K. Cheng & K. Myers (Eds.), Child and adolescent psychiatry: The essentials (3nd ed.) (pp.70-88). Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.
Perepletchikova, F. (2009). Treatment integrity in treatment outcome research. Verlag: Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG
Perepletchikova, F., Kaufman, J., & Krystal, J.H. (2008). Practitioner Review: Adolescent alcohol use disorders: Assessment and treatment issues. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1131-1154.
Perepletchikova, F., & Kazdin, A. E. (2005). Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. In K. Cheng & K. Myers (Eds.), Child and adolescent psychiatry: The essentials (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.
Honors and Awards
05/2007 James B. Grossman Best Dissertation Prize, Yale University
09/1993 Gold Medal for the Highest Academic Average, St. John's University
06/1993 Dean's Honor List for the Outstanding Scholastic Performance, St. John's University
02/1993 Member of the PSI CHI National Honor Society for Psychologists
10/1992 Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
07/2011 NIH Summer Research Institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trails
2009-2010 NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services Fellowship
2007-2010 NRSA/NIMH Research Fellowship in Functional Disability Interventions, Yale School of Medicine
2005-2006 Robert M. Leylan Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, Department of Psychology
2001-2005Yale University Fellowship, Yale University, Department of Psychology
- Adult Psychotherapy
- Child Psychotherapy
- Adolescent Psychotherapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Parent Counseling
- Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury
- Disruptive Behavior Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mood Disorder
- Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder
Contact and Practices
- B.A., St. John's University, 1993
- M.A., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1996
- M.S., Yale University, 2003
- M.Phil., Yale University, 2004
- Ph.D., Yale University, 2007