Meet AIAFS' Expert Trainers

Mihaela Dranoff, Ph.D.

Mihaela Dranoff, Ph.D., holds a Master's degree in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has extensive experience as a clinical and forensic psychologist working with children and families in the context of abuse and neglect assessments, autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities, child custody and parenting evaluations, and immigration-related assessments. Dr. Dranoff has been qualified and has served as an expert witness by the Superior Courts of New Jersey and New York State. Dr. Dranoff also provides psychotherapy services to children and adults, employing the ecological model of child development and a family dynamics perspective. Prior to becoming the Director of the Montclair Center for Psychological Services, Dr. Dranoff was employed at the Montclair State Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. She also completed a 3-year postdoctoral clinical experience in a local forensic practice and conducted forensic evaluations for the Division of Children's Protection and Permanency for the State of New Jersey. During her doctoral training, she completed clinical placements at the Fairleigh Dickinson Center for Psychological Services, Youth Development Clinic, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Youth Consultation Services. Dr. Dranoff has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University since 2010. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Child Development, Issues in Child Advocacy, Ethical Issues in Multicultural Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.

For more information on Dr. Dranoff, please visit: http://montclairpsychological.com/