Joann Vaccaro, Ph.D.
Joann Vaccaro, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice for over 23 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University and her doctoral training at Hofstra University’s Clinical and School Psychology program. She has an advanced certificate in School Building and School District Leadership. Dr. Vaccaro specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Vaccaro has been an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, School of Education in the graduate School Psychology Program as well as Hofstra University. She works with children, adolescents and adults. She served as the Chief Psychologist for Oceanside Union Free School District, where she led the mental health team and worked collaboratively with schools to provide support for children. Dr. Vaccaro has been selected for recognition as a “Model School Psychology Intern Field Supervisor” by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and its Graduate Education Committee. She is currently the Director of Pupil Personnel and Student Services at Mount Pleasant Central School District. Dr.
Vaccaro is trained in the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) in order to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders.