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CNYPA Snapshot

The CNYPA Snapshot is our new bi-monthly blog that features a different psychologist within the CNYPA membership. The intended audience includes our fellow CNYPA members, as well as the general public – who both may be interested in obtaining psychologically-minded information and fostering connections with the wonderful psychologists who serve Central New York’s diverse population.

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CNYPA Snapshot: Afton Kapuscinski, PhD

Afton Kapuscinski, PhDWork Location
Syracuse University Psychological Services Center

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
As a young person I was interested in “big questions” about life - like “how do we actually know what is real?” and “do people really have free will?” I ... Read More

CNYPA Snapshot: Brian K. Thomson, Ph.D.

Brian K. Thomson, Ph.D.Work Location
Hutchings Psychiatric Center (Chief Psychologist)

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
Undergraduate “Psychology 101” class – from then on, I was hooked.

Briefly describe your area of specialty:
My degree is in Child Clinical ... Read More

CNYPA Snapshot: Anne Reagan, Psy.D.

Dr. Anne Reagan, Psy.D.Work Location
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
I always had been interested in working with children, and being involved with the medical field. I explored various careers where I could have an impact on children and families. During college I ... Read More

CNYPA Snapshot: Christine Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Christine AllenWork Location
600 East Genesee Street, Suite 208 Syracuse, NY 13202

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
I took a psychology class at 16 in high school and decided that I wanted to be a psychologist. I was fascinated by what made people the same and different, about how the brain worked, ... Read More

CNYPA Snapshot: Deborah Pollack, PhD

Deborah Pollack, Ph.D.Work Location
I have a private practice in Dewitt and I also supervise doctoral students in the clinical psychology program at Syracuse University and pre-doctoral interns at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
I’ve always been fascinated by ... Read More

CNYPA Snapshot: Brian P. Rieger, Ph.D.

Brian Rieger, Ph.D.Work Location
Director, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology
Director, Upstate Concussion Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University

How did you become interested in the field of Psychology?
Like most practitioners, the main attraction for me was the opportunity to help others.

Briefly ... Read More

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