New York State Licensed Psychologist (2014)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Post-doctoral Fellowship (Adult Outpatient Psychology), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals
Pre-doctoral Internship (Adult and Adolescent Psychology), Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University
Psy.M., Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University
B.A., Child Development and Spanish (cum laude), Tufts University
Prior to beginning her doctoral training, Dr. Brofman worked as a case manager for children with special needs at SKIP of NY, Inc., and then as a clinical research coordinator at Columbia University Medical Center, where she coordinated clinical research on mood disorders and stress during pregnancy. Dr. Brofman's doctoral research focused on the role of the psychologist in reproductive medicine. Her clinical training included work at Rutgers University's Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Lutheran Medical Center’s Sunset Terrace Family Health Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, Jacobi Medical Center, and Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. Dr. Brofman has enjoyed working extensively alongside physicians and other interdisciplinary providers throughout her career, and continues to do so regularly in order to provide comprehensive care to patients.
TEACHING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Dr. Brofman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She created an original curriculum, launched, and taught the first two semesters of Perinatal Mental Health: Clinical and Counseling Perspectives, a master's level course within the new curriculum in Reproductive and Maternal Well-Being at Teachers College. This exciting and cutting-edge certificate program, pioneered by the Sexuality, Women and Gender Project, opened in January, 2016, and is one of the only master’s level programs nationwide offering instruction in this specialty area. Dr. Brofman worked collaboratively with the team at Teachers College towards the course becoming part of the permanent curriculum in 2018. Perinatal Mental Health offers a fresh lens on the increasingly complex experiences of reproductive life transitions in the 21st century, including both clinically relevant and normative adjustment experiences. The certificate program welcomes non-matriculated students, including post-graduate professionals, as well as Columbia students. For more information, or to apply, click here.
Dr. Brofman is a member of a number of local, state, and national professional organizations. She has been an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's Mental Health Professional Group since 2011. In 2015, she was elected to the Mental Health Professional Group's Continuing Education (CE) Committee, which ensures that psychologists nationwide earn continuing education credits for attending ASRM's professional development activities. Dr. Brofman served as Chair of the committee in 2018-2019. The CE committee has also been involved in ASRM's efforts to spearhead the first (2016) online Mental Health Professional Certificate Course on the psychosocial aspects of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. Dr. Brofman has served as a peer reviewer for this course.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Dr. Brofman completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (2015), as well as the Postpartum Stress Center's Postgraduate Postpartum Depression Certificate Training (2015). As a staff psychologist at the Seleni Institute, she has trained mental health and healthcare professionals in perinatal mental health since 2016.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Psychological Association
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG), MHPG Continuing Education Committee, 2015-2019 term; Chair 2018-2019