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    Dr. Anna Odom is a clinical psychologist at New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center and teaches part-time at the New School for Social Engagement. She has taught at The New School since 2003, where she created the course, Introduction to Neuropsychology, which she has taught since. Dr. Odom's research and clinical work focuses on the treatment of substance use disorders and personality disorders, especially in adolescents. She and her colleagues developed a manualized treatment for borderline personality disorder in adolescents.


    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The New School for Social Research, 2005

    M.A., Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, The New School for Social Research, 2000

    Professional Affiliations:

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, 2014-Current

    Attending Clinical Psychologist, Bellevue Hospital Center, 2014-Current

    Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2010-2014

    Assistant Attending Psychologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2010-2014

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Psychology, The New School for Public Engagement, Department of Social Sciences, 2010-current

    Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007-2010

    Professional Associate in Psychology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center, 2007-2010

    Part-Time Instructor of Psychology, The New School for Public Engagement, Department of Social Sciences, 2003-2010

    Recent Publications:


    Kotbi, N., Han, B, Cheng, D., & Odom, A. (2015). Opana ER induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). International Medical Case Reports Journal, 8, 97-98.

    Lubarsky, L., Odom, A., Bernstein, B., & Kotbi, N. (2014). Understanding the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids: A case report. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8(4), 288-289.

    Kotbi, N., Singh, A., Kneifati-Hayek J., Odom, A., & Alexopoulos, G. (2014). Citalopram in agitated and delusional demented patients who failed treatment with antipsychotic agents. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 2010(26), E62.

    Kotbi, N., Oliverira, E., Francois, D., & Odom, A. (2012). Mania, cocaine, and rhabdomyolysis: A case report. American Journal of Addictions, 21(6), 570-571.

    Chiu, P., Juul, N., Odom, A., Francois, D., Kotbi, N., & Alexopoulos, G. (2012). A 49-year-old male with progressive disorganization and unipolar depression. Psychiatric Annals, 42(11), 366-368.

    Francois, D., Odom, A., & Kotbi, N. (2011). A case of late-life onset mania during Varenecline assisted smoking cessation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(6), 658-659.

    Foelsch, P., Odom, A., Arena, H., Krischer, K., Schmeck, K., & Schluter-Muller, S. (2010). The difference between identity crisis and identity diffusion and its impact on treatment. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 59(6), 419-434.

    Kotbi, N., Mahgoub, N., & Odom, A. (2010). Depression in older adults: How to treat its distinct clinical manifestations. Current Psychiatry, 9(8), 39-46.


    Foelsch, P., Schluter-Muller, S., Odom, A., Arena, H., Borzutzky, A., & Schmeck, K. (2014). Adolescent Identity Treatment (AIT): An Integratic Approach for Personality Pathology. New York: Springer.

    Research Interests:

    Substance use disorders

    Personality disorders in adolescents

    Awards And Honors:

    Honors and Awards

    Clinical Scholar Recipient, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014

    International Psychoanalytic Association Research Advisory Board, 2008

    Howard F. Hunt Research Award of Distinction, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2007

    NYSPA Organization of Future Psychologists Service Award, 1999

    Professional Affiliations

    American Psychological Association

    American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Conference Committee

    International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP), Ethics Committee

    New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)


    Current Courses:

    Intro Neuropsychology

    Theories of Personality (Open Campus)

    Theories of Personality (Spring 2020)

    Theories of Personality