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Dr. Jephtha Tausig-Edwards (Dr. Jeph)

Dr. Jeph has been a licensed psychologist for over 20 years, working with children, teens, young adults and the elderly from all walks of life. She has her own practice in New York City and is the supervising psychologist for Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket. Her clinical experience includes Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training & Research, Richmond University Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the Bellevue Hospital Center. She is also a visiting scholar at Teachers College – Columbia University and a clinical instructor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Jeph received her doctorate with distinction in clinical psychology from Columbia University. She holds three masters; a master of philosophy in clinical psychology from Columbia University; a master in clinical psychology from Teachers College, and a master in general psychology from New York University (NYU). She earned her undergraduate degree in fine arts at NYU.

She has presented at scientific meetings, such as the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and in clinical settings for Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket, the Nantucket Dept., and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She has also taught at Columbia University, The New School for Social Research and Mt. Sinai Medical Center for over a decade. Dr. Jeph has received numerous awards for her work and dedication to the field of psychology, including the United Hospital Fund’s Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Award in 2014, being elected as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York State Psychological Association Award for best graduate paper, “Women’s Behavioral Response to the Risk of HIV”.

Dr. Jeph is a proud Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and belongs to the China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), American Psychological Association (APA), National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and Association for Psychological Science (APS). She is also a dedicated member of and volunteers with many social service organizations such as the New York City Junior League (where she received the Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2005), the Women’s City Club of New York and Nantucket Community Sailing. Her full Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

 

Terri Feldman Katz, M.D.

Terri Feldman Katz, M.D. is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree from George Washington University. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She practiced geriatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center while serving as assistant professor of clinical medicine. She then joined the Geriatric Division at Montefiore Medical Center serving as Director of the Geriatrics residency elective program and Medical Director of the Geriatrics Hospitalist Program before starting the Center for Dynamic Aging in 2002.

Dr. Katz is co-owner and founder of The Center for Dynamic Aging, with offices in Teaneck and Fort Lee, New Jersey. With compassion and care, she devotes herself to meeting the medical and psychosocial needs of elderly patients, and to helping their families adjust to changing care-giving roles. She has lectured on a variety of topics pertaining to the elderly, and has published her research on making treatment decisions for frail hospitalized elderly patients.

Dr. Terri Katz’s is proud of her new venture – Next, Because Memory Matters. Working with a neuropsychologist and social worker their mission is dedicated to maintaining memory and good quality of life. Identifying and treating memory problems requires a coordinated effort from different disciplines. It often involves both the patient and their family and friends, but due to the sensitivity of this problem, it needs to be addressed with understanding and privacy. Next, Because Memory Matters is on the forefront of the interplay between memory, mood, physical activity, and social interactions.

 

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