Harry Voulgarakis, Ph.D., BCBA
SJC Long Island
- O'Connor Hall, Room E307
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Concentration in Neuropsychology Fielding Graduate University
Internship, Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
M.A. in Clinical Psychology Fielding Graduate University
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Arizona State University
B.S. in English and Psychology Southern Connecticut State University
Certification and License:
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA); Psychologist (New York); Behavior Analyst (Connecticut and New York)
Dr. Harry Voulgarakis is an Assistant Professor of Child Study, and a psychologist and behavior analyst specializing in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. He specializes in neuropsychological assessment, behavioral assessment, and the implementation of evidence-based treatments including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), applied behavior analysis (ABA), functional analytic psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based procedures. Dr. Voulgarakis enjoys working closely with families to provide system level support. He has specialized training and a particular interest in pediatric health psychology and works within a family systems model on health-related concerns and complex behaviors. In additional to clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Voulgarakis enjoys research and mentorship and frequently presents at conferences as well as supervises graduate students in behavior analysis.
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Pediatric health psychology; developmental effects of chronic illness; family adjustment and caregiver strain; genetic syndromes and behavioral phenotypes; behavioral interventions to support complex learning profiles
Voulgarakis, H. (2019). Tales of Behavior Analysis: Understanding Family Centered Care and Sociocultural Barrier. NYSABA Annual Conference, Albany, NY.
Weissman, J., Grossman, H., Meyering, K., Halpern, D., Zweifach, J., Voulgarakis, H., Foss-Feig, J., & Siper, P. (2018). Cognitive Functioning In Individuals with ASD And Their Unaffected Sisters in Minority Populations. International Neuropsychological Society.
Voulgarakis, H., Saulnier, C., Bendell-Estroff, D., Bush, P., & Field, T. (in review). Behavioral phenotypes associated with gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Voulgarakis, H., Bendell-Estroff, D. & Field, T. (2017). Autism and obesity: a population based analysis. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 13, 46-49.
Voulgarakis, H. & Cody, K. (2016, March). Addressing Executive Functioning Deficits for Behavior Analysts. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis 12th Annual Conference. New Haven, CT
Voulgarakis, H., Forte, S., Giacomelli, C., Bendell-Estroff, D., & Krous, H. (2016). Effects of antecedent manipulations and social reinforcement to increase lateral sleeping in a premature infant with obstructive sleep apnea. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 196-199.
Voulgarakis, H. and Forte, S. (2015). Escape extinction and negative reinforcement in the treatment of a pediatric feeding disorders: a single case analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 212-214.
Voulgarakis, H., & Kaplan, L. (2015) Ethical Issues in School Consultation. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis 11th Annual Conference. New Haven, CT
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela