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About Dr. Raskin

I have been a practicing psychologist for more than 30 years. Since I retired from my academic
position at Teachers College, Columbia U., I have spent more time focusing on the issues I have
been passionate about since I started graduate school, such as gender equality, work/family
dynamics, individual growth, helping couples, and assisting with military transitions. It is
wonderful to see someone come into their own, whether it is a new or revised sense of

I practice both in New York and in Connecticut. I care deeply about helping people know who they are and learn what matters to them.  I'm married, have an adorable son and even more adorable daughter-in-law. I also love to laugh, and my family makes sure that I do, often!

B.S., Pennsylvania State University,
M.Ed., (Counseling) Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., (Counseling Psychology) New York University,

Recent Occupational History
May, 2010-present
Executive Coach, Program in Social Intelligence, Columbia University Business School


May, 2010-May, 2012
Faculty, Columbia Coach Certification Program, Columbia University Business
School/Corporate Learning Solutions Group, Teachers College, Columbia University


June, 2011-December, 2011
Faculty, Urban Education Leadership Program, Teachers College, Columbia University


June, 2005-2010
Associate Professor, Eisenhower Leadership Development Program, Dept. of Behavioral
Science and Leadership, USMA/Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.


June, 2004-March, 2006
Program Associate, Working Families, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, N.Y., N.Y.


September, 2010-present
Professor Emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.


September, 2001- August, 2010
Associate Professor, Department of Organization and Leadership,
Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.


October, 1980-present
Independent Practice in psychotherapy, marital therapy, career coaching, executive

Special Training and Certifications

  • Gottman Marital Therapy (levels I, II, III)

  • PTSD Training, Center for Deployment Psychology

  • MBTI®

  • Hogan Development Survey™

  • Birkmann Method ®


Consulting Activities

  • Columbia Executive Education Program (2007-2019)

  • Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation Teachers College, Columbia U. (2007-2009)

  • Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, USMA (2007)

  • Counseling Psychology Program Seoul National U., (2008)

  • Columbia Business School, Columbia U. 

    • MBA Program (2008-2016)

    • EMBA Program (2008-2016)

    • CCCP Program Leadership Lab (formerly Program in Social Intelligence) (2008-2016)

  • Union Theological Seminary (2009-2011)

  • Einstein Medical School (2009-2012)

  • United Nations (2010-2914)

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (2010)

  • Yeshiva University (2011-2012)

  • Baruch College, City University of New York (2012)

  • Sea Change (2015)

  • The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University (2015)

Professional Activities

  • N.Y. State License #006169 (1979-present)

  • Member, New York State Board for Psychology (1982-1992)

  • Site Visitor, American Psychological Association (1981-2000)

  • Founding Member, Sloan Work-Family Network (1997-2006)

  • CT State license #3263 (2012-present)


Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School: Treating Adults (2015)

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association (1975- present)

  • Fellow, Division of Counseling Psychology (2008- present)

  • Division of Psychology of Women (1977-present)

  • Fellow, Division of Psychotherapy (2011-present)

  • Division of Independent Practice (2005-present)


Editorial Activities



  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (2009)

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy (2011)

  • Elder Recognition Award, Society of Counseling Psychology (2010)

  • USMA saber, Eisenhower Leader Development Program students (2010)

Service Activities

  • Penn State University College of Liberal Arts Mentoring Program

  • Founding Member, Sloan Work-Family Research Network

  • Executive Committee, Stand Beside Them ( )

  • Supervisor, LMSW’s, Homeless Vets Program, Services for the Underserved

  • Provider, Give an Hour

  • Facilitator, Veteran Multicultural Training Certification, Resilience Center for Veterans and

  • Families, Teachers College, Columbia University


Recent Scholarly Papers

  • Raskin, P. M. (2002). Career development of women. In Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia

  • Raskin, P.M. (2005). Commentary: Spending time at work and at home. In B. Schneider and L. Waite (Eds.). Being together, being apart: Dual career families and the work-life balance. Cambridge University Press.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2005, rev.ed.). Confident communication. In E.L. Rigolosi, Management in nursing: An experiential approach that makes theory work for you (rev.ed.). NY: Springer.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2006) Career development of single parents. In Greenhaus & Callanan, G.Encyclopedia of Career Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

  • Raskin, P.M. (2006). Women, work, and family: Three studies of roles and identity among working mothers. American Behavioral Scientist, 49, 1354-1381.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2006). Book review: Pitt-Catsouphes, M., Sweet, S., & Kossek, E. Work and Family Handbook, Personnel Psychology, 59 (4), 959-961.

  • Raskin, P. M. (2008). Work-family balance. In Leong et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume III. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2010). Adolescence. In C. S. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. New York: Springer

  • Raskin, P. M. (2013). Work-family issues: Challenges and advances for families In Clasus-Ehlers (Ed.), Handbook of Cross-Cultural School Psychology for Mental Health Practitioners. New York: Springer.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2018). “She’s woke.”: Journal of Clinical Psychology,1-7.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2020). Introduction. Serving those who serve: Psychotherapy with military clients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, ? pp. 1–4.

  • Raskin, P.M., & Gettas, G. (2007). Continued labor force participation: Individual differences. In T. Ghilarducci and J. Turner & (Eds.) Work options for mature Americans. Notre

  • Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.


Selected Convention and Conference Presentations

  • Raskin, P.M. (2000). The women, work and family project: The first two studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., February.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2003). Working longer: A win-win proposition. Discussant, Roundtable Workshop, “Work Options for Mature Americans, University of Notre Dame, December 8.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2004). Continued labor force participation and individual differences “Uncharted” territory? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Social Insurers, Washington, D.C., February.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2004). Work-family issues in the superintendency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, March

  • Raskin, P.M. (2004) Work-family issues in the academy. Invited presentation, Columbia University Human Relations Department, New York, June.

  • Raskin, P. M. (2006). Teaching the sociology of work-family: The Sloan Work-Family Network Encyclopedia. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, August.

  • Raskin, P. M. (2008). Executive Coaching: The United States Model. Keynote presentation, Korean Group Counseling Association, Seoul, December.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2009). Work-Family Issues and Counseling Psychology: A fortuitous match. Fellows presentation, Division 17. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, August.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2012). Why mentoring and sponsorship matter, especially for women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, April.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2012). Panelist, It’s a balancing act: The work-life tightrope. Program Series, The Organization Development Network of New York, New York City, December.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2013). Discussant: Single Service Members. Military Families Research Institute Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, June.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2014). Reuniting: Finding each other after deployment. Paper presented at the U.N. Committee on the Family, New York, March.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2015). When being in two places at once is not enough: Work-family issues for clinicians. Workshop for Greenwoods Counseling Referral Service, Litchfield, CT, March.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2015 Transferring military skills. Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (VET). NYU Poly Incubator, NewYork, NY, June.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2015) Where are we now? The 2015 work-family research agenda. Panelist, Work-life balance: The perpetual issue. New England Women in the Law Conference, Hartford, CT, June.

  • Raskin, P.M. (2016). When the pond gets murky: Psychological issues in executive coaching. New York ICF meeting, New York, New York, June.

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