M.A. — Adelphi University
Dr. Daniel J. Tieman works as a staff psychologist within the Child & Adolescent Program at The Family Institute. In this capacity, he primarily works with children, adolescents and their families while integrating CBT and Dynamic principles in a humanistic and empathic manner. Dr. Tieman's approach focuses on stressing the importance and quality of the working relationship and mutually agreed upon goals. He actively considers clients' readiness for change throughout the therapeutic process while serving as a source of encouragement, motivation for positive change, and support.
Prior to coming to The Family Institute, Dr. Tieman completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Stony Brook University Consortium Post-Doctoral Program. In this capacity, he worked across two outpatient settings and within the hospital's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP). As the head liaison psychologist at CPEP, he was responsible for the introduction of initiatives that included the incorporation of a psychological lens to medical personnel (psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses) and in the treatment of clients on the milieu. Dr. Tieman graduated from LIU Post's APA-accredited dual-orientation clinical Psy.D. program and has been trained as both a psychodynamic and CBT clinician. Dr. Tieman completed his pre-doctoral APA-accredited internship at MercyFirst, a residential treatment facility treating youth within the foster system experiencing complex trauma, PTSD, mood disorders and disruptive behavioral disorder.
Dr. Tieman has significant clinical experience delivering evidenced-based CBT / DBT treatments for anxiety disorders that include: GAD, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety and Trichotillomania. He incorporates evidenced-based treatments such as exposure-response prevention (ERP), Behavior Activation, TF-CBT and Habit Reversal Training. Dr. Tieman has worked within the child-welfare system for 2.5 years (treating high risk teens w/ gang involvement, conduct d/o, trauma, PTSD). Dr. Tieman finds it beneficial to incorporate mindfulness, meditation, exercise, healthy eating and likes to think holistically to best serve his clients. He is also very energetic and passionate about clinical work. Dr. Tieman incorporates creativity into the therapeutic process as much as possible.
Dr. Tieman's clinical interests include child and adolescent disruptive behaviors, third-wave CBT (ACT/DBT) for both adults and youth, relational psychotherapy, trauma-focused treatment, residential care, behavior analysis, parent-training, CBT for mood and anxiety disorders and case formulation. He has worked across a variety of settings for the past 10 years, including residential, day program, hospital, school and outpatient. The variety of Dr. Tieman's clinical experiences have allowed him to develop into a skilled, creative and flexible clinician.
Dr. Daniel J. Tieman is currently the coordinator of the Rainbows Program (a support group for children managing some form of familial challenge). In this capacity, he supervises clinical trainees.