PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

PETER SELIG, pHd

Peter Selig, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at BHBA. He recently completed his doctoral training at Hofstra University, where he was an active member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy team for three years. During that time, he co-led a skills group for adolescents experiencing emotion regulation difficulties and their parents. He also had the opportunity to work with high risk clients individually and has often worked with adults and young adults utilizing techniques rooted in CBT and DBT. Since joining BHBA, he has become a member of the DBT adherent weekly consultation team, provides DBT to people of all ages, co-leads DBT skills groups, and provides supervision to graduate students from Long Island University Brooklyn and Columbia University School of Social Work.

During his training, Peter developed his skills across a variety of settings. At Hofstra University Student Counseling Services and the Northwell Health Behavioral Health College Partnership, he developed skills in working with young adults experiencing a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. During this time, he began to develop an appreciation for the use of mindfulness in the treatment of these disorders, knowledge that continues to influence his practice today. This experience was fundamental to developing his interest in DBT, where mindfulness is one of the most important components.

During his internship at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA, Peter rotated through several settings within the hospital that allowed him to broaden and deepen his training by working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other difficulties with affect regulation. While in Reading, he was also able to develop an appreciation for a variety of approaches and perspectives on treatments for these disorders.

As a clinician, Peter believes strongly in the importance of viewing the individual in their own context and in striving to understand that context. In pursuit of this, he works to build a warm and supportive relationship with each of his clients, which he hopes can help lead to effective change.