Faculty Profile

Dr. Anita Jose, Ph.D.

Anita Jose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Research: Relationship Satisfaction, Relationship Aggression, Intimate Partner Violence

Professional Interests

Dr. Anita Jose is a New York State licensed Psychologist with 10+ years of research and clinical experience. She recieved her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University, and completed her predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jose is a credentialed member of the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. 

Currently, Dr. Jose is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center. As Director of Child Welfare Services at University Behavioral Associates (a subsidiary of Montefiore), Dr. Jose ensures the provision of quality assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention services to high-risk and high-needs families involved with the New York City child welfare system. She has extensive experience in grant submission, as well as program implementation, development, oversight, and ongoing quality improvement.

Her academic research focuses on the couple-related areas of relationship satisfaction and relationship violence, where she has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Dr. Jose has disseminated her work to psychology graduate students through training seminars on relationship violence and cultural competence, and through providing individual supervision. Within the wider community, Dr. Jose has served on relationship violence and child welfare related panels in the Bronx, and has been cited in the media (e.g., Shape Magazine).

Dr. Jose's clinical expertise is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); she also has training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy. In practice, she utilizes a transtheoretical treatment framework, to maintain flexibility and support the therapeutic alliance. Dr. Jose specializes in the comprehensive psychological assessment of adults and adolescents, and the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress. She is experienced in providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D., Graña-Gomez, J.L., & Foran, H.M. (2014). Risk factors for men’s intimate physical aggression in Spain. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 287-297. doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9589-2

Jose, A. (2012). [Review of the book Healing Stress in Military Families – Eight Steps to Wellness, by L.T. DeCarvalho & J.M. Whelan]. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 66, 309-310.

Jose, A., Olino, T.M. & O’Leary, K.D. (2012). Item response theory analysis of intimate-partner violence in a community sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 198-205.

Wetzler, S.& Jose, A., (2012). Passive-aggressive personality disorder: The demise of a syndrome. In T.A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders (pp. 674-693). New York: Oxford University Press

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D. & Moyer, A. (2010). Does premarital cohabitation predict subsequent marital stability and marital quality? A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 72, 105-116.

Jose, A., Rajaram, S., O’Leary, K.D., & Williams, M.C. (2010). Memory for partner-related stimuli: Free recall and frequency estimation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 658-670.

Jose, A.  & O’Leary, K.D. (2009). Prevalence of partner aggression in representative and clinic samples. In K.D. O’Leary & E. Woodin (Eds.), Psychological and Physical Aggression in Couples: Causes and Interventions (pp. 15 – 35). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jose, A. & Goldfried, M.R. (2008). A transtheoretical approach to case formulation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 212-222.

Selected Presentations:

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D., Grana-Gomez, J.L., & Foran (2011). Risk factors for male physical aggression in Spain. Poster presented at the 45st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jose, A., Olino, T.M. & O’Leary, K.D. (2010). Male-to-female aggression using the revised Conflict Tactics Scale: An item response theory (IRT) analysis. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Jose, A. (2009, November). Prevalence and Vulnerability Factors for Partner Aggression in the United States. In K.D. O’Leary (Chair), Universal or Country-Specific Vulnerability Factors for Partner Violence: Intervention Implications. Symposium conducted at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Jose, A., & O’Leary, K.D. (2009). Assessing relationship quality in a dating sample: A comparison of two measures. Poster presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D., Rajaram, S. & Williams, M.C. (2009). Memory of partner interactions: Reality-based or schema dependent? Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Society of Psychotherapy Research, Santiago de Chile.

Jose, A., Rajaram, S., O’Leary, K.D., & Williams, M.C. (2008). Rating and recall of partner related stimuli as a function of relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D. & Moyer, A. (2007). Does cohabitation affect subsequent  marital stability and quality? A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

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