Shilpa R Taufique
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Shilpa R Taufique, PhD


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About Me

Shilpa R. Taufique, PhD, is Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Chief Psychologist of the Division of Psychology, and Chair of the Psychiatry DEI Steering Committee for the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition, Dr. Taufique is the Director of the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) at Mount Sinai Morningside, an internationally-recognized clinical service that provides integrated treatment and education for NYC’s most vulnerable youth and young adults.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 20 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 AMAE Health Clinical 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.


Dr. Taufique and a CARES Alum are profiled and interviewed by Nicole Wallace on MSNBC's Deadline: A Special Report, Conversations with Children.

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:

Dr. Taufique and Dr. Edwards discuss How to Discuss Racism with Children and Adolescents. (view clip here:

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Addiction, Behavioral Health