About Dr. Allured
Private Practice in Greenwich Village and Huntington, NY
Faculty, Postgraduate Program for Psychotherapy and
Psychoanalysis, Derner Institute of Advanced
Psychological Studies at Adelphi University
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Ferkauf Graduate School of
Yeshiva University. Supervise Individual psychotherapy
and Marriage and Family Therapy
Faculty, Brookhaven Institute for the Integration of Psychoanalysis and Theology
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Rutgers University
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Pace University
Member: American Psychological Association
Member: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
My initial clinical training was in existential-based therapists that were in vogue on the West coast in the early 70’s. Additionally, I trained in body-oriented therapies, here-and-now oriented Gestalt therapy, and implementing insight-meditation in a holistic treatment environment. As much as I valued this work and saw first-hand it’s effectiveness, I noticed that I most respected other professionals who had come from a more “solid” traditional background and then discovered the added depth and effectiveness of alternative treatments. I felt that I was going at it backwards.
In the late 1980’s, after many years of practicing within this perspective, I uprooted my family to pursue state-of-the-art traditional education and training, obtaining my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, trained in hospitals such as Bellevue and Bronx Psychiatric and then did post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis at New York University. I worked hard and was fortunate to receive some of the best training available in the world in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis.
I have continued to be actively involved in teaching and training students in psychotherapy as well as in my own continued learning and education. I moved to New York to be on the leading edge of my field and continue to re-find and be challenged by that pursuit.
I am also a visual artist and have exhibited my photography in juried and one-person shows and have held private classes and workshops on photography. My eye for aesthetics is an intricate part of how I work with other artists as well as others.