Name: Dr. Esther Loring Crispi
Title: Associate Professor, Psychology
Office Location: Dyson 322
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2537
Email: Esther.Crispi@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://foxweb.marist.edu/users/lori.crispi
Degrees Held:

BA Syracuse University - English
MA Marist College - Psychology
PhD Fordham University - Applied Developmental Psychology
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Post-doctoral training/courses:

(April, 2014) Imagine the Sound of a Dream: A Day of Jungian Thought in Words and Music, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytic Psychology, NYC. Curated by Royce Froehlich. Featuring Composer/Percussionist Adam Rudolph and Members of the Go: Organic Orchestra Sound Artist Johannes S. Sistermanns. Jungian Analysts Jane Selinske and Gary Trosclair.

(July, 2013) Bullies, Victims, and Heroes. One week, intensive summer study program at C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytic Psychology, NYC.

(April, 2012) What is the Archetype of Love?  Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A daylong workshop led by David Rottman, MA. C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytic Psychology, NYC.

(June, 2010) Symbol Magnets: Symbol, Dream, I Ching and the Pauli Effect in the Development of Jung's Synchronicity Theory. C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytic Psychology, NYC. Robert Moss.

(July, 2007) Positive Psychology: The Neurobiology of Spirituality. Cape Cod Institute: George Vaillant.

(June, 2006) Completion of CITI: Social & Behavioral Investigator Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects. Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.

(Nov, 2005) Visual Art and the Brain: At the Interface of Art and Science. Sponsored by the CUNY Science and the Arts, the National Science Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences. NY. NY. V.S. Ramachandran.

(Aug, 2005) Clinical Neuropsychology: Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century. Cape Cod Institute: Elkhonon Goldberg.

(Sep, 2003) Adolescent Brain Development: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities. Sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences, Science and Technology Meetings Program and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. NY, NY.

(Aug, 2003) Neuropsychological Assessment of Children: The Developmental Systems Perspective. Cape Cod Institute: Jane Holmes Bernstein.
 

Certifications:

NY State licensed psychologist (inactive)

Certified CPR

Bio:

My research has focused on projects related to neuropsychology and development.

As a research scientist on an NIH-funded grant, I administered the Bayley-III, Vineland, and Fagan measures in order to examine all facets of the development of at-risk infants and children.

I also authored three grants designed to improve the quality of life of individuals in long term care who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease that were funded by the NY State Department of Health/Bureau of Long-term Care. As primary investigator for the grants and later as an assessment rater in clinical drug trials, I administered numerous neuropsychological and psychosocial assessments with members of this population.

I have a background as a programmer/systems analyst in education and manufacturing and continue to utilize technology in the classroom.

I am a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley. I live in Orange County with my recently retired husband who was a special education teacher in the Newburgh City School District. Our daughter graduated from Marist in January, 2006 with a dual major in Studio Art and Psychology. She is currently enrolled in an accelerated BSN program at Pace University in order to become a Registered Nurse.

Interests:

Web Design

Awards & Honors:

Abilities First 2013 Volunteer of the Year

Publications:

Pilch*, S. & Crispi, E. L. (2010, March). Brief demonstrations to help foster student engagement in a history of psychology course. Published proceedings of a workshop presentation at the conference "24th Annual Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations", SUNY Farmingdale, Tarrytown, NY.

Quinn, E., Pisacano*, L., Crispi, E. L., & Scileppi, J. (2009, March). The effect of service dog training programs on youth offenders and inmates. Published proceedings of a poster presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Teed, E., Scileppi, J., Boeckman, M., Crispi, E. L., Regan, J., & Whitehouse, D. (2007).The Community Mental Health System: A Navigational Guide for Providers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Crispi, E. L., & Trapani*, S. (2006, April). Student knowledge and attitudes regarding aging. Published proceedings of the 2004 Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology. ERIC system, ED490667 (pp. 90-95).

Crispi, E. L., & Rokeach, M. (2003). The buddy program: A mentoring team approach to improve quality of life of dementia residents in nursing homes. Activities Directors' Quarterly for Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Patients, 4(4), 27-36.View at: Online abstract from publisher

Crispi, E. L., Vangel*, P., & Wetter*, S. (2003, March). Community needs assessment for a college gerontology program. Published proceedings of a poster presentation at the conference "Teaching and Learning of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations", SUNY Farmingdale, Ellenville, NY.

Crispi, E. L., & Heitner, G. (2002). An activity-based intervention for family caregivers and residents with dementia in nursing homes. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 26(4), 61-72.View at: Online abstract at Haworth Press

Crispi, E.L., & Heitner, G. (2001). Optimal Visiting Model. In New York State Dementia Grant Programs. New York State Department of Heath/Bureau of Long Term Care.

Crispi, E. L. & Rokeach, M. (1998). Family/Resident/Staff Partnership Program. In New York State Dementia Grant Programs. New York State Department of Heath/Bureau of Long Term Care.

Crispi, E. L., Schiaffino, K., & Berman, W. H. (1997) The contribution of attachment to burden in adult children of institutionalized parents with dementia. The Gerontologist, 37, 52-60. Also published in the ERIC system: Accession Number(ERIC): EJ548709.

Crispi, E. L. (1997). Family caregiving after nursing home placement. Caring, 3, 1,3.

Crispi, E. L. & Schiaffino, K. (1995). The contribution of attachment to caregiver burden in adult children of institutionalized parents with Alzheimer's disease. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Service.

Crispi, E. L., & Fisher, C. B. (1994). Development in adulthood. In J. L. Ronch, W. VanOrnum, & N. Stilwell (Eds.), The counseling sourcebook: A practical reference on contemporary issues (pp. 347-361). New York: Crossroads.

Crispi, E. L. (1993). Correlates of burden in family caregivers of institutionalized Alzheimer's and other related dementia patients, NYS Psychologist, 5, 18, 34.

Crispi, E. L., Fisher, C. B., & Ronch, J. L. (1992). Correlates of burden in family caregivers of institutionalized Alzheimer's and other related dementia patients. Unpublished predoctoral research project. Fordham University, Bronx, NY.

Ronch, J. L., & Crispi, E. L. (1998). Opportunities for development via group psychotherapy in the nursing home. Special issue: Group psychotherapy with the older adult. Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.

Ronch, J. L., & Crispi, E. L. (1997). Separation and loss in Alzheimer's disease: The impact on the family. In I. Deitch & C. W. Howell (Eds.), Counseling the aging and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Conferences & Workshops:

Selected workshops I have presented...

"Medical and social implications of Alzheimer's disease". Presentation at the community forum of the Blooming Grove United Church of Christ.

"Psychological disorders in childhood - ADHD, autism, separation anxiety disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder". Three-part presentation at Marist Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie, NY.

"Research in Aging". Three part workshop on research in successful aging: Cultural valuation, social roles, and personal variables. Marist Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie.

"Developmental Theory". Two part presentation of Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development. Marist Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie.

"Stress Reduction Workshop". Presented to the Mid Hudson Graphic Arts Association.

"Trends in Gerontology/Geriatrics". Presented two day workshop through Marist College School of Graduate and Continuing Education for the Public Service Workshops Program, sponsored by the Governor's Office of Employee Relations and the Public Employees Federation.

"The Sandwich Generation". Presentation at conference "Bringing the Pieces Together, Building a Society for All Ages: A conference for those who care for others". Co-sponsored by: Catholic Charities, Dutchess County Assn for Senior Citizens, Dutchess County Office for the Aging, Family Services, Mid-Hudson Managed Home Care, PAZ Healthcare Management, and Volunteer Caregivers Program.

"Development and Aging". Presentation at Marist Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie.

Affiliations:

Member CG Jung Foundation

Volunteer - Blooming Grove, NY Ambulance Corps

30 year member of the Storm King Art Center

(2002-2012) Member of the Board of Directors of Abilities First Programs, Inc. - at-large member of executive board of the board of directors, member of Quality Assurance sub-committees for the Workshop and Integrated Employment Services. (2012 -2014 ) Volunteer teacher - senior education program.

(2008-2011) School of Social and Behavior Science representative on the Academic Affairs Committee.

Member New York State Psychological Association.

Presentations:

Crispi, E. L. (October, 2013). What every psychology major should know. Presentation to the Marist Psychology Club.

Pilch*, S. & Crispi, E. L. (2010, March). Brief demonstrations to help foster student engagement in a history of psychology course. Workshop presentation at the conference "24th Annual Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations", SUNY Farmingdale, Tarrytown, NY.

Quinn, E., Pisacano*, L., Crispi, E. L., & Scileppi, J. (2009, March). The effect of service dog training programs on youth offenders and inmates. Poster presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Crispi, E. L., & Trapani*, S. (2004, March). Student knowledge and attitudes regarding aging. Oral presentation at the conference "Teaching and Learning of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations", SUNY Farmingdale, Monticello, NY.

Crispi, E. L., Vangel*, P., & Wetter*, S. (2003, March). Community needs assessment for a college gerontology program. Poster presented at the conference "Teaching and Learning of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations", SUNY Farmingdale, Ellenville, NY.

*Student