Ken A. Verni, Psy.D.       Professional Background

 Dr. Ken A. Verni       Approach to Therapy          Mindfulness & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  
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2001                            Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Department of Clinical Psychology;Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Rutgers, The State University, Piscataway, NJ

1996                            Masters in Clinical Psychology (Psy.M.), Department of Clinical Psychology Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Rutgers, The State University, Piscataway, NJ

1992                            Bachelor of Science with Honors, Psychology.
                                   Rutgers College, The State University, New Brunswick, NJ

Professional Licenses: Practicing Psychologist: New Jersey, License # 4119

Current Professional Positions

Private Practice, Clinical Psychology                                  November 2002 to Present
Highland Park, NJ
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Director of NJ Center for Mindful Awareness                  December 2010 to Present
Training and Consultation Specialist                                  September 2009 to Present
Behavioral Research and Training Institute-
UMDNJ/University Behavioral Health Care

Past Professional Positions:

Associate Director of Mindfulness-Based                           September 2007 to December 2010
Stress Reduction Center of N.J.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ                        Initial hire date: January 1998
Prior to my current part-time position at UMDNJ, I worked at UMDNJ for 12years providing direct clinical services for adolescents at various levels of care including psychiatric inpatient and therapeutic day school settings. From 2002 forward, I functioned as the supervising psychologist for the early adolescent day school program and also provided trainings and supervision for the doctoral candidates in the internship program at UMDNJ.

Publications and Press:

Ken A. Verni, Psy.D. How to live Sanely in an Insane World: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Action.  Newsprint article originally published in Greater Media Newspapers: News Transcript, 2009.

Ken A. Verni, Psy.D. The Potential Impact of Mindfulness Meditation Practices on Identity Development and Psychological Stability for Adolescents New Jersey Psychologist. Winter 2007, Vol 57, No. 1. Pgs 24-27.