John J. DiLallo, M.D. is the Senior Consulting Psychiatrist at CFI-Westchester and Manhattan and runs our Clinical Psychopharmacology service. He is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 14 years of clinical experience helping adults, children and families. Dr. DiLallo attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, and he completed residency and research training at the Harvard Medical School—Cambridge Hospital in 2000. He has extensive clinical experience with adults, children and youth in outpatient, residential, and day treatment settings, and he maintains an active practice in New York City. In his clinical work, Dr. DiLallo focuses on helping clients and families to identify the most essential changes that they would like to make, and then choose the most useful modalities to help them accomplish this. In addition to medications he incorporates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and somatic awareness techniques in helping clients to manage their emotions and behaviors. Outside of his clinical practice Dr. DiLallo is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University. His publication and presentation topics have included best prescribing practices for children and adolescents, adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement techniques, personality subtypes among disruptive adolescents, developmental trauma, and orienting family court justices to psychiatric treatment plans. Since 2008 Dr. DiLallo has directed the oversight of psychotropic medication prescribing practices for the approximately 13,000 children residing in foster care under the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). In this role he has helped to direct an NYU Child Study Center project to disseminate trauma-informed practices in the child welfare system, and he has represented NYC on the New York State Psychotropic Medications Quality Improvement Collaborative, the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Justices Psychotropic Medications Committee.
Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry