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Claire Haiman, PsyD

Director, Mental Health Services

Claire Haiman, PsyD joined the Columbia University Medical Center Student Health Service in 2015.  Prior to joining SHS, Claire had been at the Counseling Services of the New School University and at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where she had worked in both the Eating Disorder Treatment/Research Unit and the Department of Neuroscience.  Dr. Haiman received her doctorate from Rutgers University and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. 

Dr. Haiman specializes in mindfulness-based body-focused psychotherapy and is trained in Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  She has worked with survivors of trauma as well people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.


  • PsyD Rutgers University
  • BA Wesleyan University

Certifications & Licensure

  • SEP, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Licensed to practice clinical psychology in the state of New York

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Psychologist, New School University Counseling Services
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of Neuroscience, New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Clinical Psychologist, Lucy Wicks Clinic, Department Psychiatry, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Published Articles

  • Haiman, C. (2013). Bridging the Split: Integrating Psychodynamic
  • and Body-Centered Therapies. International Journal of Body Psychotherapy, 12, 15-26.
  • Attia, E., Haiman, C., Walsh, B.T., & Flater, S (1998). Does fluoxetine augment the inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa? American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 548-551.
  • Haiman, C. & Devlin, M.J (1999). Binge eating before the onset of dieting: a distinct subgroup of bulimia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 25, 151-157.
  • Pike, K.M. & Haiman, C. (1996). Eating disorders: risk, treatment, and prevention. Psychological Health, 1, 5.

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence Award, Rutgers University


  • United States Association of Body Psychotherapy
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility