Dr. Saborsky is a DeSales University alumnus (2002) who returned to DeSales as faculty in 2009. She earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology (2004) and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2007) from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Her dissertation looked at new mothers, 4-6 months postpartum, with postpartum depressive symptoms and the relationship these symptoms had with child harming thoughts. This study was published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (Please Note: Study under last name Humenik). During her time at La Salle, Dr. Saborsky also worked in several clinical settings such as Friends Hospital an inpatient psychiatric hospital, Silver Springs/Martin Luther School a residential treatment facility which primarily serves children and adolescents who have suffered trauma and abuse, and Woods Services providing assessment and treatment to children and adolescents with special needs.
Dr. Saborsky completed her doctoral residency (2006-2007) with the May Institute in Randolph, MA a premier facility in New England which serves individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other mental illness. Here she worked at the May Center for Behavioral Health primarily with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and families at the Saint Anne’s Hosptial Fernandes Center for Children and Families. During her time with the May Insitute, Dr. Saborsky completed a case study which looked at a 7-year-old female with severe self-injurious behavior. Dr. Saborsky’s research on this case has been published in the Spring 2008 issue of the Behavioral Development Bulletin (Please Note: Study is under last name Humenik).
Prior to her return to DeSales University, Dr. Saborsky spent two years at the NYU Child Study Center in the Anita Saltz Insitute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, with Dr. Carrie Masia Warner. Here she worked primarily as project director on a study which provided Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and nonmedical physical complaints (e.g. headaches, stomach aches, chest pain) due to anxiety. An article on the Pilot Study for this research project was published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Additionally, Dr. Saborsky worked with Dr. Salvatore Manuzza and Dr. Rachel Klein as a diagnostic interviewer on the Long Island Jewish Longitudinal ADHD study with adults who had been diagnosed with ADHD as children. She also worked with Dr. Howard Abikoff as a diagnostic interviewer on a study looking at two treatment programs for preschool ADHD. In addition to her research at the Child Study Center, Dr. Saborsky was adjunct faculty with the NYU Master’s program in General Psychology.
Dr. Saborsky is very excited to be back at DeSales University where she hopes to share her teaching, research and clinical experience with the undergraduate DeSales students.
- Postpartum Depression
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Selective Mutism
- Architectural Aesthetics in Psychological Facilities
Courses Taught at DeSales:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Human Development
- Research Methods
- Child Psychopathology