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Dr. Michael R. Petronko

Michael R. Petronko, Ph.D., ABPP, FAAIDD, FAClinP

Dr. Michael R. Petronko (Ph.D., Florida State) joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers as research professor and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) in 1992. The ADC is a major training/research clinic for Rutgers University graduate students. He is a Diplomat in Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Dr. Petronko served from 1976-1991 as Director of the Division of Psychological Services at Farleigh Dickinson University, where he also held the rank of Professor. Between 1971-1976, he was Chief Psychologist of the American Institute for Mental Studies. During graduate school, Dr. Petronko received a Veterans Administration (VA) Fellowship, and subsequently received one of the first federal grants awarded to a non-VA facility to provide readjustment counseling to Viet Nam Veterans. He has maintained an active research, training and clinical interest in evidence-based treatments, especially cognitive behavioral treatments, of anxiety disorders for 40 years. Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), especially resulting from War, have represented specialties; with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, and Trichotillomania representing subspecialties.

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