CV

(click HERE to download a pdf version of my CV: Updated 5/1/15).

Overview of my Professional Psychologist Experience.

I have over 20+ years professional experience as both a one-on-one Psychologist and also as a provider of Psychological assessments for lawyers and insurance companies. Areas in which I personally deal:

  • Civil Matters
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment on the Job
  • Interference with Custody
  • Work Related Stress
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Harassment
  • Fitness to Return to Work
  • Capacity to Live Independently

4/93 – Present: Medical Staff  St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
5/01 – 5/05: Clinical Chief, Section of Psychology in Department of Psychiatry    St Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
3/89 – 9/90: Psychologist Department of Psychiatry  St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
6/96 – 3/99: Medical Staff Union Hospital, Union, NJ  07083
9/90 – 9/93: Director of Psychological Services, Department of Psychiatry, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
3/88 – 3/89: Principal Clinical Psychologist  Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park, NJ 2/87 –
3/88: Staff Psychologist  Foster Boarding Home, Refugee Assistance Program, and the Nursery at Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Mt. Loretto, Staten Island, NY

CIVIL CASES*:
  • Employment Discrimination—Essex County; 2014; settled
  • Personal Injury—Atlantic County; 2008; Plaintiff won
  • Immigration—2011; 2013; Plaintiffs won
  • Medical Malpractice—Essex County; 2011; Plaintiff won
  • Medical Malpractice—Morris County; 2013
  • Worker's Compensation—Essex County;
  • Workplace Discrimination—Essex County; Pending
 * Names of individual attorneys are available upon request

Forensic

11/89 – Present PRIVATE PRACTICE 2 West Northfield Road  Suite 209   Livingston, NJ  07039 Psychological assessments for lawyers and insurance companies for civil and criminal claims of but not limited to:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual harassment on the job
  • interference with custody
  • work related stress
  • employment discrimination
  • employment harassment
  • fitness to return to work
  • capacity to live independently

Co-editing of Psychoanalytic Inquiry

PROLOGUE Phyllis Sloate; Eileen Kohutis Pages 377 – 379

Concreteness, Metaphor, and Psychosomatic Disorders: Bridging the Gap Eileen A. Kohutis Pages 416 – 429

EPILOGUE Phyllis Sloate; Eileen Kohutis Pages 474 – 476

Litigation & Mediation Forensic Presentations

  • A Lawyer’s Guide to New Jersey Custody evaluations:  The Mental Health Perspective. August 15, 2014. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Working successfully with the difficult client: November 26, 2013.  Invited participant: New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Invited participant:  You’re not BFF’s:  Understanding the Parameters of Attorney-Client Relationships.  September 28, 2013. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Morristown, NJ
  • Invited panel: Child Custody in the 21st Century: August 16, 2013. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Atlantic City. NJ.
  • Examining the Child Custody Expert: June 16, 2012. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Using Psychological Experts in Family Law Cases: November 21, 2011. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  Iselin, NJ.
  • Dealing with the Psychologically Impaired Client: May 7, 2011. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Divorce, Elder and Estate Mediation: Overcoming legal and psychological barriers to settlement   November 13, 2010. New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Somerset, NJ.
  • Using the Psychological Expert to Win Your Case October 23, 2010. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. New Brunswick, NJ
  • Personality Disorders in your Law Practice October 21, 2010. Bergen County Bar Association and the Mental Health Law Committee. Hackensack, NJ.
  • The importance of forensic psychiatry and psychology in civil litigation. July 24, 2009. Panel speaker, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Livingston, NJ
  • What mediators need to know about “difficult” clients.  May 9, 2009.  New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Woodbridge, NJ
  • Early Neutral Screening Evaluations.  April 20, 2009, Hunterdon County Bar Association.  Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, NJ.

Litigation & Mediation Forensic Publications

  • Kohutis, E. A.  The Role of Psychological testing in personal injury cases July 24, 2009. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Livingston, NJ
  • Kohutis, E. A.  Detecting deception: Malingering in forensic litigation. July 24, 2009. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Livingston, NJ
  • Kohutis, E. A.  An Introduction to Capacity Assessments.  February 17th, 2009.  Guest article for the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

Clinical

11/89 – Present PRIVATE PRACTICE 2 West Northfield Road  Suite 209   Livingston, NJ  07039  Individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with adults and adolescents; psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and couples suffering from depression, anxiety, physical illnesses, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, physical abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, identity confusion, pathological mourning, infertility, personality disorders, conduct disorders, crisis intervention, and substance abuse. Psychological evaluations for physicians to assess cognitive function and personality disorders to facilitate treatment. 5/01 – 5/05 Clinical Chief, Section of Psychology in Department of Psychiatry St Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 4/93 – Present Medical Staff Psychologist St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 6/96 – 3/99 Medical Staff Psychologist Union Hospital Union, NJ 07083 9/90 – 9/93 Director of Psychological Services, Department of Psychiatry St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey

Developed and maintained therapeutic milieu for acutely ill psychiatric patients; oversaw proactive program development of therapeutic environment; supervised Social Work and Occupational Therapy Departments on therapeutic interventions; monitored psychiatric internships for the Department of Psychiatry; coordinated interdisciplinary Quality Assurance program; represented the Medical Center and the Department in Community Affairs 3/89 – 9/90 Psychologist Department of Psychiatry St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey Coordinated interdisciplinary treatment team meetings; performed psychological evaluations; trained psychiatric residents on appropriate group therapy and therapeutic interventions; instructed medical students on psychological assessments; supervised psychology graduate students on group process and psychotherapy; conducedt group therapy sessions with patients; provided in-service training seminars to staff. 3/88-3/89 Principal Clinical Psychologist Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park, NJ Prepared psychological assessments on patients in acute care, admissions, and intensive treatment unit of a long-term psychiatric facility; conducted individual and group therapy with patients; supervised psychology interns; taught psychology interns administration, scoring and interpretation of the Rorschach; coordinated interdisciplinary treatment team to develop patient's plan to facilitate discharge; consulted with other team members and patient's family to discuss patient's progress. 2/87-3/88 Staff Psychologist Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park, NJ Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mt. Loretto, Staten Island, NY Foster Boarding Home, Refugee Assistance Program, and the Nursery Administered and interpreted psychological tests to make diagnoses and recommend treatment for American and Vietnamese children and adolescents in foster boarding homes; conducted individual psychotherapy, play therapy, and crisis intervention; member of interdisciplinary treatment team to develop and monitor childrens' and adolescent's progress in foster homes and school; presented in-service training to staff; facilitated bi-weekly support groups for caseworkers.

 

EDUCATION:

Yeshiva University, Ph. D., 1983; Experimental Psychology. Yeshiva University, M.A., 1983; Psychology. Trenton State College, B.A., 1975; Psychology.

POST-DOCTORAL STUDY:

Certificate in Psychoanalysis–Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey, June 1996 Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy–Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey, June 1992

Clinical Presentations:

Psychological Influences on Physical Symptoms

Kohutis E.A.  June 15, 2006.   Psychoanalytic treatment of  a patient with irritable bowel syndrome:  From concrete to the symbolic. American Psychoanalytic Association.  Washington, D.C. Kohutis, E. A. 2000, April.  Somatic Disorders. New Jersey Psychological Association, Woodbridge, NJ Kohutis, E.A.  1999, December.  Somatizing Disorders. Seminar for faculty and residents in Department of Internal Medicine St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ. Kohutis, E. A.  1997, March.  Coping with irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable Bowel Support Group, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Kohutis, E. A. and others 1997, May. Control your stress and enjoy your life. St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ. Kohutis, E. A.  1996, November.  Living with irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable  Bowel Support Group, Overlook Hospital,   Summit, NJ. Kohutis, E. A.  1995, October.  What is irritable bowel syndrome?  Diagnosis and treatment considerations. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ. Kohutis, E. A. 1991, October.  Coping with stress. Hadassah, Millburn-South Orange, NJ. Kohutis, E. A. (1991, May).  Stress on the job. Professional Secretaries

Women’s Issues

Kohutis, E.A. August 17, 2008.  Conversation Hour co-chair.  Eliza Doolittle’s  dilemma:  Why can’t a woman be more like a man. American Psychological Association.  Boston, Massachusetts, Division 39. Kohutis, E. A. April 12, 2008.  Invited Panel co-chair.  Gender and embodiment:  How bodies are theorized, exhibited and struggled against. American Psychological Association, New York, Division 39. Kohutis, E. A. April  20, 2007.  Love and death:  Failed Autonomy [unpublished manuscript]. American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, Division 39. Kohutis, E.A. August 18, 2007. Symposium Chair:  Mother, Self,  and Other:  Ambivalence and Conflicts in the Hands that Rock the Cradle.  Presented paper:  Pursuit Avoidance in Psychoanalytic Treatment. American  Psychological Association.  San Francisco, California,   Division 39. Kohutis, E.A.  August 12, 2006.   Symposium Chair: Women in crisis. American Psychological Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana, Division 39. Kohutis, E.A.  October 29, 2005.  To be or not to be: A  psychoanalytic perspective on the ambivalence to becoming a mother. New Jersey Psychological Association. Kohutis, E.A. (April 12, 2002)  To Be or Not To Be: Questioning Motherhood. American Psychological Association, New York. Kohutis, E.A. July 31, 2001.  Post-Partum Depression. News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Kohutis, E.A.  October, 11, 2001.  Trauma and loss. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Kohutis, E.A. September 22, 2001.  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and War.  News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ. Kohutis, E.A.  September 15, 2001.  Coping with loss.  News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ. Kohutis, E.A. March 18, 2004. Conflicted identity: Culture as a defense [unpublished manuscript]. American Psychological  Association, Miami Beach, Florida, Division 39. Kohutis, E. A. 1995, May.  Coping with stress. Seminar for teachers of the Little Rock Nursery, Roseland, NJ. Kohutis, E.A.,  et al. 1994, April. Depression: An Overview.  Workshop for the Presbytery, South Orange,  NJ. Kohutis, E. A.   Sibling rivalry.  Mother's Coop, Roseland, NJ Kohutis, E. A. 1993, May.  Short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Seminar to staff  members in the mental health center at John  F. Kennedy Medical  Center, Edison, NJ.

Cross Cultural Influences

Kohutis, E.A. 2000, August.  Saving Face:  A Case of  Unresolved Mourning.  American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. Kohutis, E.A.  March  18, 2004.  Conflicted identity: Culture as a defense [unpublished manuscript]. American Psychological Association,  Miami Beach, Florida, Division 39.

Clinical Publications:

Kohutis, E. A.  2008.  Concreteness, dreams and metaphor:  Their import in a somatizing patient. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychoanalysis.  36, 143-164. Kohutis, E. A.  January 2004. Niche Practice Specifications:  Working with patients with gastrointestinal disorders. American Psychological  Association, Washington, D.C., Division 42. Kohutis, E. A.  1999.  Review of Hidden affects in somatic disorders. Psychoanalytic Books, 10, 322-327. Kohutis, E. A. 1999.  Review of the book Symbolization:  Proposing a developmental paradigm for a new psychoanalytic theory of mind.  Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 68, 483-487. Kohutis, E.A.  1998. A psychological perspective of irritable bowel syndrome.  Journal of Clinical Journal Gastroenterology, 27, 158-161. Kohutis, E.A. Spring, 1998.Ooooh, I'm on  fire:  A psychoanalytic understanding of  irritable bowel syndrome. New Jersey Psychologist, 48, 30-32. Kohutis, E.A. Spring, 1998.  [Guest Editor] Somatizing Disorders:  Mind-Body Connection or Disconnection. In  New Jersey Psychologist, 48, 19-32. Kohutis, E. 1994.  "Psychological aspects  of irritable bowel syndrome,"  New Jersey Medicine, 91,  30-32. Kohutis, E.A. 2001.  A Potentially suicidal Patient. American Family Physician, 64, 879-882. Kohutis, E.A. 2001.   Review of The mystery of things.  Pychoanalytic Psychology, 18, 171-174. Kohutis, E. A.  2000.   Maintaining Interprofessional Relationships:  How difficult patients can undermine your practice (Unpublished manuscript.). Kohutis, E.  Winter, 1992.  "Psychologist- Physician Collaboration,"  New Jersey Psychologist, 42, 25-26 Kohutis, E. A. April 2002.  Giving and taking away:  Generosity and the Need to Mourn.  American  Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.,   Division 39, Section V  

Contact Dr. Kohutis: (973) 716-0174