Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Office: Wister M-12
Dr. Fingerhut received his BA degree in Psychology from Emory University in 1994 and his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from The University of Miami. He completed a clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center in 1999 and a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Health System, Center for Cognitive Therapy in 2000. In 2000, Dr. Fingerhut joined the Psychology Department at La Salle as an Adjunct Professor. He became a full-time faculty member in 2003. Dr. Fingerhut’s research interests have focused on understanding psychosocial risk factors associated with postpartum depression. He is also interested in examining the self-care practices of clinical psychology graduate students. His clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood disorders and postpartum depression.
Dr. Fingerhut has been Director of Clinical Training for the PsyD Program since 2009. He teaches Introduction to Professional Practice, Ethics, and Conduct, Advanced Ethics, and Practicum Seminar for the PsyD program and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy for the Master’s program in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. He is also a licensed psychologist and owns a private practice in Wynnewood, PA. In his spare time, Dr. Fingerhut enjoys cooking, running, and travel.
Areas of Expertise
- CBT - Certified in Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
- Ethics - Member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee
- BA, Psychology, Emory University
- PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
- Postdoctoral: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Center for Cognitive Therapy
- PCC 610: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Counseling & Psychotherapy
- PSY 785: Introduction to Professional Practice, Ethics, and Conduct
- PSY 792: Advanced Ethics
- PSY 794/795: Practicum Seminar
Appolonio, K. K. & Fingerhut, R. (2008). Postpartum depression in a military sample. Military Medicine.
Humenik, A. L. & Fingerhut, R. (2007). A pilot study assessing the relationship between child harming thoughts and postpartum depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14, 360-366.
Myers, S. B., Sweeney, A. C., Popick, V., Wesley, K., Bordfeld, A., & Fingerhut, R. (2012). Self-care practices and perceived stress levels among psychology graduate students. Training and Education In Professional Psychology, 6(1), 55-66.
Bordfeld, A., Bush, J., DeAngelo, M., Skowron, A., Sweeney, A., & Fingerhut, R. (2011, November). Prenatal anxiety: screening and risk factors. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Toronto, CA.
Juryea-Gaston, B.L., Fingerhut, R., Frum, D.F., Valadez, C., & Ellway, K. (2010, November). An empirical test of a cognitive vulnerability model specific to postpartum depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Knapp, S. & Fingerhut, R. (2011, April). Advanced principle-based ethical decision making. Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Spring Continuing Education and Ethics Conference. Harrisburg, PA.
American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania Psychological Association - Fellow
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Academy of Cognitive Therapy – Fellow
Philadelphia Behavioral Therapy Association
Anxiety Disorders Association of America