Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City. The Department of Family Medicine is housed within the larger organization of the Institute for Family Health (IUFH).
At Beth Israel, Dr. Fader is responsible for teaching and researching Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques and cultural competency in healthcare settings. Dr. Fader has over fifteen years of experience as a Motivational Interviewing trainer and has participated in the “Training for Trainers” program, making him part of the nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Dr. Fader received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked with Drs. Mary Larimer and G. Alan Marlatt. He then completed an internship in clinical psychology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to expertise in Motivational Interviewing, and cultural competency in healthcare, Dr. Fader has clinical and research interests in: sport psychology, family therapy, clinical work with under-served populations, multiculturalism in patient-care, psychotherapy with Spanish-speakers, addictive behaviors across the lifespan, harm reduction and alternative medicine.
Dr. Fader is a team psychologist to the NY Mets baseball team. He maintains an active clinical practice in New York City.
Dr. Fader writes a blog for Psychology Today entitled The New You.