• Sanders, A., & Szymanski, K. (2012). Emotional Intelligence in Siblings of Patients Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. Socialork in Mental Health Journal , 10(4), 331-342
  • Sanders, A., & Szymanski, K. (2013). Siblings of People Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(5), 554-559
  • Sanders, A., & Szymanski, K. (2013). Having a Sibling Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder: Implications for Attachment with Parental Figures. Social Work in Mental Health Journal, 11, 516-529
  • Sanders, A., & Szymanski, K. (2014). Having a Relative with Mental Illness: Beyond the Traditional Definition of Trauma. In M. Stroinska, V. Cecchetto, & K. Szymanski (Eds.), Expressions of the Unspeakable: Narratives of Trauma. Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH
  • Sanders, A., Szymanski, K., & Fiori, K. (2014). The Family Roles of Individuals with Siblings Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder: Heroes and Lost Children. International Journal of Psychology, 49(4), 257-262
  • Sanders, A., Hilsenroth, M., & Fowler C. (2014). Object Representation Quality, Therapeutic Alliance, and Psychotherapy Process. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78(3), 197-227
  • Josephs, L., Sanders, A., & Gorman B. (2014). Therapeutic Interaction with an Older Personality Disordered Patient. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 42(2), 151-172


Licensing Information
New York State: 021400-1

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
MBA. Organizational Behavior, Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
B.A. Psychology, LL.B. Law , Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Avi Sanders, Clinical Psychologist in New York

Dr. Sanders received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University where he is currently an adjunct professor. His research focused on the impact of mental illness on the client as well as the client's family, trauma and therapy process and outcomes. He has experience working with diverse populations and individuals of all ages, economic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, racial, and sexual identities on a wide range of issues. Dr. Sanders worked with children, adolescents and adults in major clinics and hospitals throughout the New York Metropolitan area.   Beyond his clinical experience, Dr. Sanders functioned in the past as an attorney and a training specialist and lived in different countries, experiences which allow him to understand and relate to the complexities of varying personal and professional circumstances.