As a psychologist with over 10 years of experience, Dr. Manetti-Cusa has provided therapy to individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Julian Manetti-Cusa has been licensed in New York State since 2007. He obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, and completed his clinical training in a wide range of settings including Bellevue Hospital Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Maimonides Medical Center, and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Prior to entering full time private practice, Dr. Manetti-Cusa was the director of the Mental Health Program at the World Trade Center Environmental HealthCare Center at Bellevue Hospital. In addition to providing comprehensive mental health treatment services for patients directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks, Dr. Manetti-Cusa coordinated the program’s clinical and administrative services and supervised all the mental health staff. While at Bellevue Hospital he also provided training and clinical supervision to psychiatry residents and psychology interns.
Dr. Manetti-Cusa held a faculty appointment at the NYU School of Medicine and has been involved in clinical research for many years. He was the project director for two clinical research studies at the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, where he focused on the detection and treatment patterns of mental health disorders in primary care patients, including Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. In this setting, he trained and supervised masters and doctoral level clinicians in conducting comprehensive clinical assessments, coordinated the development of clinical measures and assessment instruments, and participated in generating research publications and presentation of data results.
Dr. Manetti-Cusa has been trained in many different treatment modalities such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Therapies (MBCT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, as well as psychodynamic therapy.
Dr. Manetti-Cusa is a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation and throughout his career he has been committed to the integration of Western psychology with Buddhist and Yoga psychologies.