Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders

3 Columbus Cir #1425, New York, NY 10019, USA

(212) 342-3800(212) 342-3800

Dr. Vasco Lopes


New York, NY


Vasco Lopes, PsyD, is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center and a senior clinical psychologist at Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). Dr. Lopes specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behaviors, aggression, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation. He has experience treating children through various modes of intervention including parent training, teacher behavioral consultation, and cognitive behavior therapy. Dr. Lopes typically treats children with a multi-modal approach- focusing on giving parents and teachers the tools needed to help their child thrive and children the coping skills needed to best manage their behavior and emotions. Dr. Lopes earned his doctorate in school psychology from St. John's University in 2011 and completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at Andrus, a day and residential treatment center for children with severe emotional disturbances. Dr. Lopes went on to complete a clinical and research fellowship in the Pediatric Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL) at Fordham University where he developed a specialization in diagnosing and treating children with severe emotional dysregulation. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Lopes served as a staff psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, in their ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorder Center. Dr. Lopes specialized in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatments for disruptive behavior disorder and severe emotional dysregulation. Dr. Lopes is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Kazdin's Parent Management Training (PMT). He has co-authored several publications on topics related to child psychopathology, including a leading article in the American Journal of Psychiatry on a new child psychiatric disorder- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Dr. Lopes has also presented to various professional and parent groups on topics related to childhood ADHD, disruptive behaviors, emotional dysregulation, and parenting behaviors, and has made several media appearances, including HuffPost Live, ABC Eyewitness News, and the Katie Couric Show.



St. John’s University, PsyD, 2011
St. John’s University, MS, 2008
St. John’s University, BA, 2006




Fordham University (fellowship)

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