Donna Demetri Friedman, PhD, LCSW Executive Director
Donna Demetri Friedman, LCSW, MA, PhD., Adjunct Associate Professor, is an adult, child, and mother-infant therapist. She is the Executive Director of Mosaic Mental Health in the Bronx where she has worked for the past 25 years. She began working at Mosaic Mental Health in 1992 as a second year intern from NYU. She received her PhD in 2015 from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and her dissertation was on infant research with Dr. Beatrice Beebe at NYSPI at Columbia University. Dr. Demetri Friedman has taught at the NYU Silver School of Social Work since 1999, teaching Theories of Attachment and Early Childhood and Child Development. She is a therapist in the Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project. She co-edited a special issue on attachment for The Journal of Clinical Social Work (JCSW) as well as a book, Attachment-based Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents. She is on the editorial board of JCSW. She received the Outstanding Alumna Award for her work in infant mental health in 2009. Dr. Demetri Friedman completed the Three-year Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program of the Contemporary Freudian and IPTAR analytic institutes in October 2015. Dr. Demetri Friedman is the parenting consultant to the 92nd Street Y.