Meet Dr. Fran Dalis, PsyD, LMSW, RPT-S


About Dr. Dalis

I am a Clinical Psychologist and a graduate of the Postdoctoral Fellowship of The Gordan F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University’s Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychoanalytic program.

I serve as the Director of Long Island University’s (LIU) Psychological Services Center (PSC), Associate Professor and the former Co-Director of Clinical Training, which allows me to work with the second, third and fourth-year clinical psychology, doctoral candidates. I am an ally and as part of my responsibilities for the PSC, I provide supervision to Graduate Student Therapists (GST) in treatment of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

I teach developmental psychology, adult & child psychopathology, family therapy & clinical interventions, and cognitive psychology courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

I have over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional and specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. My approach is employing integrative, evidence-based interventions, including CBT, ACT, and Psychodynamic therapy.

I provide a neutral space for young people to express their needs and help families develop adaptive communication skills. As a diagnostician, I provide psychological testing for gifted students and those with special needs who require school accommodations.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Fran Dalis, LMSW, PsyD, RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Director, Psychological Services Center
Associate Professor
Long Island University – Post

Graduate Postdoctoral Fellow – Adelphi University – The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapy

PsyD, M.S. Long Island University-Post
LMSW Adelphi University
B.S. St. John’s University

My Philosophy

What to expect

My treatment philosophy is to work collaboratively with families to provide children, adolescents, and emerging adults an open, empathetic, safe space to express the challenges they face. I strive to assist young people in looking for evidence of their resilience. As a Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor (RPT-S), I am dedicated to learning and teaching cutting-edge, child-focused interventions.

To accomplish the goal of assisting families in learning adaptive communication, I provide caregivers with information on what to expect in each developmental phase of their child’s development. Young people have few choices when meeting society’s demands and fulfilling school requirements, social pressure, and family obligations. I strive to help them recognize their strengths, learn to communicate respectfully, and identify and share their core values as they pursue their immediate and long-term goals.