Helping Children Cope with Anxiety in and Uncertain World, by Andrew Eisen Andrew Eisen


Andrew Eisen is a professor in FDU’s School of Psychology and directs the University’s Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic. A licensed psychologist in both New York and New Jersey, he has become a nationally renowned expert in child anxiety and was recently profiled in a New York Times feature by parenting columnist Michael Winerip.

In addition, Eisen has focused on related problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and Asperger’s Syndrome. He has written numerous articles and chapters and has co-authored or co-edited seven books including Helping Your Socially Vulnerable Child: What To Do When Your Child Is Shy, Socially Anxious, Withdrawn or Bullied; Treating Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Step-by-Step Evidence-Based Approach; and Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents.

Eisen received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. During graduate school, he was involved in research at the university’s Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders and became inspired to help anxious youth live more productive lives.

After completing his clinical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, he began teaching at FDU in 1992. “I really appreciate being at a University that has many resources, yet still has the intimate feel of a small college,” he says. “Getting to know the students, helping them learn and guiding them as they prepare for careers as mental-health professionals has been especially rewarding.”

In a very accomplished career, he says he is most proud of the fact that he has been able to obtain his goals even though he is hearing impaired. “I’m not a big believer in disabilities, only abilities.”

For more information about Eisen and his work, contact him at eisen@fdu.edu. For more information about Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CADC) and its programs, go to http://alpha.fdu.edu/ucoll/ps/anxiety.html.

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