Randy Fingerhut, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology, Psychology
Wister Hall M-8

Dr. Fingerhut received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Emory University in 1994 and his Ph.D. 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 perinatal mood and anxiety. 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 teaches Introduction to Ethics, Advanced Ethics, Advanced CBT, Mechanisms of Change, and Practicum Seminar for the Psy.D. program. 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


  • Postdoctoral: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Center for Cognitive Therapy
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
  • B.A., Psychology, Emory University


  • PSY 700: Psychotherapy I: Individual Approaches
  • PSY 702: Foundations of Psychotherapy: Mechanisms of Change and the Therapeutic Process
  • PSY 740: Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  Theory and Application
  • PSY 785: Introduction to Professional Practice, Ethics, and Conduct
  • PSY 792: Professional Ethics
  • PSY 794/795: Practicum Seminar

Representative Publications

Knapp, S. J., VandeCreek, L., & Fingerhut, R. (2017). Practical ethics for psychologists: A positive approach (3rd ed.). American Psychological Association.  doi: 10.1037/0000036-000

Hirsch, N. M., Fingerhut, R., & Allison, K. C. (2017). The Prenatal Distress Measure: adaptation of the postpartum distress measure for a prenatal sample. Journal of Women’s Health, 26, 1193-1200. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2016.5962

Gola, J., Beidas, R. S., Antinoro-Burke, D., Kratz, H., & Fingerhut, R. (2016). Ethical considerations in exposure therapy with children.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23(2),184-193. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.04.003

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.

Skowron, A., Fingerhut, R., & Hess, B. (2014).  The role of assertiveness and cognitive flexibility in the development of postpartum depressive symptoms.  Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 32, 388-399. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2014.940518

Sweeney, A. C. & Fingerhut, R. (2013).  Examining relationships between body dissatisfaction, maladaptive perfectionism and postpartum depressive symptoms.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 42, 551-561.  doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12236

Representative Presentations

Fingerhut, R. & Tingleff, H. (2013, July).  Examining the Feasibility of CBT Training via Skype.  Paper presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Hirsch, N. M. & Fingerhut, R. (2016, April). Adaptation of the Postpartum Distress Measure for a Prenatal Sample. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Knapp, S., Cowan, M. H., & Fingerhut, R. (2016, June). Advanced Ethical Decision-making: A Scientifically Informed Approach.  Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Annual Convention.  Harrisburg, PA.

Pahl, F., Bush, J., & Fingerhut, R. (2014, November). Experience of Nervios in Pregnant Latinas. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Wesley, K., Popick, V., Bordfeld, A., Myers, S., Sweeney, A., & Fingerhut, R.  (2010, November). Self-care practices and perceived stress levels among psychology graduate students. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Professional Memberships

  • 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