About Dr. Panish
Dr. Panish is a clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to adults in Las Vegas since 2003. Before relocating to Las Vegas, she provided psychotherapy to the firefighters and other 9/11 first responders at the Counseling Service Unit of the New York City Fire Department.
Dr. Panish received her B.A. in Psychology from Baruch College‑City University of New York, and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University’s Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. The Derner Institute has achieved international recognition for its prominence in the field of psychology. She completed her clinical psychology internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and Gouverneur Hospital in New York City. Her Bellevue internship was in the Department of Psychiatry of Bellevue Hospital Center which is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine. Both hospitals are fully accredited by the American Psychological Association as is the Derner Institute.
Along with her training in both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dr. Panish completed advanced postdoctoral training where she received a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Los Angeles Institute & Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Panish is a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. Fellow status (FAPA) is the highest membership level in the American Psychotherapy Association. She is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Psychologists credentialed by the National Register must meet rigorous educational and internship standards and have extensive clinical experience as healthcare professionals exceeding basic licensure requirements.
Dr. Panish has worked in a wide variety of settings, including adult male correctional facilities in the New York City jail system, acute inpatient psychiatric care, and outpatient mental health care. She has extensive clinical training working with a full range of psychiatric and psychological problems. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds and of different sexual orientations.
Dr. Panish is a former Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Baruch College – City University of New York (CUNY). She has also published in the Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, Journal of Adolescence and Journal of Personality & Individual Differences.
Lutwak, N., Panish, & J. Ferrari,, J. R. (2003). Shame and guilt: Characterological vs. behavioral self‑blame and their relationship to fear of intimacy. Personality & Individual Differences, 35, (4).
Lutwak, N., Panish, J., Ferrari, J. R. & Razzino, B. (2001). Shame and guilt and their relationship to positive expectations and anger expressiveness. Adolescence, 36, (144).
Panish, J. & Stricker, G. (2002). Perceptions of childhood and adult sibling relationships. NYS Psychologist, Vol. IX, No.1.
Panish, J. & Stricker, G. (2001). Parental marital conflict in childhood and influence on adult sibling relationships. Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, 2, (1).
Presentations at American Psychological Association’s (APA) Annual Conferences
Panish, J. & Stricker, G. (1999). Factors that may Influence Relationships Between Adult Siblings. 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass. Family Psychology Division 43, Poster Session.
Panish, J. & Stricker, G. (2000). The Effects of Marital Disharmony vs. Divorce on the Adult Sibling Relationship. 108th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. Family Psychology Division 43, Poster Session.
Licensure & Certification
Psychologist License Nevada State
Psychologist License New York State
Certificate from Los Angeles Institute & Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
Credentialed Health Service Provider in Psychology, National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Division 39, APA, Psychoanalytic Psychologists
Member, Nevada Psychological Association
Member, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Affiliate Member, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
The Fifth Annual Psychology Applied Research Award ‑ by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and The Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice.