Jo Hariton, Ph.D.
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Jo Hariton, Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Jo Hariton, Ph.D. is on the faculty in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Westchester Division. She teaches family therapy to second year Child Psychiatry residents, and play therapy to first year Child Psychiatry residents when they do their inpatient rotation on our child psychiatry unit. In 2019, the Child Psychiatry residents at the Westchester Division awarded her “Teacher of the Year”.     

Dr. Hariton founded the Social Skills Training Program for Children and Adolescents at NYP Westchester Division.  Her faculty practice includes the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is integrative, utilizing psychodynamic, relational, and cognitive-behavioral approaches depending upon the clinical need.  Her clinical interests include individual therapy, family therapy and couples therapy Dr. Hariton’s research interests have been on friendship and peers and the efficacy of social skills training.       

Specialties and Expertise


  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology


  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Children of Divorce
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescent and Childhood Disorders
  • Mood Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Psychology


Dr. Hariton’s undergraduate degree is from Goucher College. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in clinical social work from N.Y.U. Her Ph.D. Practicum was at the Child and Adolescent Division of New York Hospital, Westchester Division.  She completed Psychoanalytic Training from the Postgraduate center for Mental Health.  

She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society.  She has presented her work at national meetings, and has written articles and book chapters on the topic of social skills training.   


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year Award, Psychology Postdoctoral fellows, NYPH Payne Whitney Westchester, 2007

NASW Westchester Award: Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2009

Teacher of the Year Award, Child Psychiatry Residents, NYPH, Westchester Division, 2019

Who’s Who in America


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professional Associate - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Social Work in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., New York University, 1992
  • M.S.W., Columbia University, 1973


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported