Melech Press, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology, Undergraduate Chair of Psychology

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  • Campus:
    Lander College of Arts & Sciences

For twenty-seven years Dr. Press was on the faculty of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, teaching both in the College of Medicine and in the Occupational Therapy Program in the College of Health-Related Professions.  He came to Touro in 1997, where he now serves as the Undergraduate Chair of Psychology. He also has a private practice in psychology.





Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, New York University
Smicha, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
M.H.L., Yeshiva University

B.A., Chemistry, Yeshiva College

Area(s) of Expertise

Behavioral and learning disorders of children and adolescents
Empirically-supported therapies
Judaism and psychological issues
Psychological dysfunctions in the Jewish community
Altered states of consciousness
Scientific and philosophical issues as they interface with Judaism

Regular Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Advanced Topics in Psychology
Psychology and Halacha