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Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, at Weill Cornell Medicine. 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 is the Founder and Director of the Youth-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (Y-DBT) at Weill Cornell Medicine. Y-DBT program specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Specialties & Expertise
- 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
- Anxiety Disorder
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
Clinical & Academic Positions
Assistant Attending Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education & Training
- Ph.D., Yale University, 2007
- M.Phil., Yale University, 2004
- M.S., Yale University, 2003
- M.A., Columbia University, 1996
- B.A., St. John's University, 1993
- A.A., Odessa State University (Ukraine), 1991
Honors & Awards
05/2007 James B. Grossman Best Dissertation Prize, Yale University
09/1993 Gold Medal for the Highest Academic Average, St. John's University
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
2001-2005 Yale University Fellowship, Yale University, Department of Psychology
Dr. Francheska 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.