134 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876 908.333.4646

Peter DeNigris, Psy.D.

Peter DeNigris, Psy.D.

908.333.4646 x 104

pdenigris@somersetpsych.com

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Dr. Peter DeNigris earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology in 2004 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. His general practice includes evaluating and treating adolescents and adults using a cognitive-behavioral approach, which is widely considered to be the most effective treatment modality for a multitude of problems. Two of Dr. DeNigris’ primary areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders. Additional specialties include treatment of sexual behavior problems as well as forensic evaluations assessing level of risk and fitness for duty.

Many of Dr. DeNigris’ clinical experiences involve working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. His research includes developing and implementing a model for treating adolescents affected by trauma who were resistant to traditional modes of psychotherapy. The model, called “Community-Based Intervention for Trauma-Affected Adolescents (CITA),” was applied to adolescents who were directly affected by the terrorism at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Dr. DeNigris remains active with traumatic response, as he is a certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor for the State of New Jersey.

In addition, Dr. DeNigris is a member of the Medical Staff at Morristown Medical Center.  When not engaged in clinical service, Dr. DeNigris serves as President-Elect of the New Jersey Psychological Association and as Past-President of the Alumni Organization at the Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.

 

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • DeNigris, P.N. & Hiscox, S. (Spring 2016).  Psychological and bonding evaluations in parental rights cases:  One approach for structuring conclusions.  New Jersey Psychologist.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (February 2014).  What to do if you walk in on Someone Trying to Commit Suicide.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (February 2014).  What to do if Your Loved One is having a Severe Panic Attack.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (Summer 2008). Trauma in youth: Reactions and interventions. Journal of Psychiatry and Law.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (Summer 2008). Book review of E.G. Mart. Issue focused forensic child custody assessment. In Journal of Psychiatry and Law.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (Spring 2008). Book review of L.L. Schwartz. When adoptions go wrong: Psychological and legal issues of adoption disruption. In Journal of Psychiatry and Law.
  • DeNigris, P.N. (2005). Book review of J.T. McCann. Stalking in children and adolescents: The primitive bond. In Journal of Psychiatry and Law.