Shilpa R Taufique, PhD
Dr. Taufique is Director of the Division of Psychology, Co-Chair of the Psychiatry DEI Steering Committee for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Chief Psychologist for Mount Sinai Morningside and West Hospitals. In addition, Dr. Taufique is the Director of the Alliance between the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai and Partnership to End Addiction, as well as the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) at Mount Sinai Morningside. She also works with Mount Sinai Health Partners to design and develop behavioral health services as part of integrated health care packages for various organizations.
Dr. Taufique earned her doctorate in Clinical/Child/School Psychology from New York University. She has received numerous awards for her supervision and teaching, including the Faculty Award for Humanism in Psychiatry, and the President’s Award for Excellence from St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. In addition to her work of over 19 years at Mount Sinai, she serves as consultant to other organizations, facilitating team building, culture change and providing leadership development.
Her clinical specialties include program design and development, group and systems dynamics, diversity, equity, and inclusion, mental health and school consultation, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders), and trauma. Dr. Taufique has also served as the Board Chair for Creative Alternatives of NY, and currently serves on The Art Therapy Project (TATP) and the NYC DOE District 79 Advisory Boards.
Dr. Taufique is dedicated to mentoring clinicians in their professional identity development and career pursuits, and actively looks for ways to collaborate across disciplines and enhance the reputation of clinical and training programs to a national level of excellence.
IN THE NEWS: Dr. Taufique discusses how CARES helps struggling students graduate from high school in the Daily News. (PDF attached). Dr. Taufique discusses treating anxiety in children and teens on CBS News. (view clip here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ikawzodFw)
Dr. Taufique and Dr. Edwards discuss How to Discuss Racism with Children and Adolescents. (view clip here: https://youtu.be/Xqn3zj4UnYQ)
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