Andrew Ursino, Ph.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Syracuse University. Licensed in New York State as a health service provider in psychology since 1989, he was a senior staff psychologist at R. H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Syracuse NY from1977 to 2008 where he served as coordinator of the psychological assessnent service and program director of the forensic unit among other assignments. From 2008 to 2009 he was the clinical director of the Sex Offender Treatment Program at a NY state prison. Since 1993 he has also served as voluntary faculty (Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology) in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Since 2009, he has engaged in the full time private practice of clinical and forensic psychology.
Prior to his psychiatric hospital employment, his professional positions included directing the child-adolescent psychology service at Syracuse Developmental Center; serving as a staff development specialist for the NY State Dept. of Mental Hygiene’s Central NY Regional Education Center. . Dr. Ursino has taught in elementary schools, trained police in techniques of crisis intervention and conflict mediation, and served as an instructor or supervisor of psychology graduate students, psychology interns, nursing students and medical residents for such institutions as R. H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse University, SUNY Albany, LeMoyne College, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, and St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center’s School of Nursing.
Dr. Ursino maintains a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology primarily serving adolescents and adults with severely disabling psychiatric conditions or psycholegal problems.
Forensic psychological assessment and consultation, individual and group psychotherapy.
assessment of severe psychopathology, psychosocial disability assessment, and mental health consultation to primary care providers on management of psychiatric disorders and psychological aspects of various medical disorders.
Areas of Expertise
Primarily treating adolescents and adults presenting:
Neurodevelopmental and cognitive disorders;
Psychotic disorders (schizophrenic spectrum);
Mood disorders including bipolar disorder and variants;
Functionally disabling ersonality disorders;
Severe anxiety disorders including OCD;
Forensic assessment of violent and sexual offender risk;
Impulse control disorders;
Attention Deficit Hyperactiviety Disorder in adults.