About

Rachael Silverman, Psy.D.

I am a native Floridian who attended Pine Crest School in both Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. I graduated Emory University with my Bachelors of Arts and Nova Southeastern University with my doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.). Currently, I am a Florida licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. My training and work experience includes schools, medical centers, university-based clinics, hospitals, and private practices. As a knowledgeable professional, I have years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as well as couples and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

It is important to me to be an active, respected member of our community on both a personal and professional level. As the current President of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Palm Chapter and the Florida Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Network Chair (incoming for 2016), I lead the development and implementation of policies that will have a positive impact on the field of psychology and our community. Some of the other leadership positions I currently hold are Editor-in-Chief of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Academy of Couple & Family Psychology newsletter, and Early Career Psychologist Board Member of the ABPP Academy of Couple & Family Psychology. In addition, I have my vendor badge approved by the Palm Beach School District Police Department. This allows me to provide services at any Palm Beach County school. I am also a qualified, court-appointed expert witness for Broward County and Miami-Dade County. I have been a featured guest on Miami’s radio station Power96.5 (owned by CBS Radio Stations Inc.) morning show discussing relationships. As a member of numerous local and national organizations, such as the Society for Family Psychologists, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Boca Raton’s Promise, and many more, I stay involved and connected to a large network of professionals. Every Wednesday morning from 8-9am, I have a segment on the Steve O and Rene Show on WBZT radio, station 1230 AM. I discuss various mental health topics and answer questions live on the radio. Examples of these topics include relationships, divorce, behavioral management, communication skills, stress management, parenting, addiction, anxiety, depression, education, bullying, and so much more!

 

HONORS/LEADERSHIP

  • Florida Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Network Chair, (incoming) 2016 – 2017
  • Florida Psychological Association Board of Directors, Early Career Psychologist, (incoming) 2016 – 2017
  • Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter, President, 2015 – Present
  • Early Career Psychologist Co-Chair for Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter, 2015 – Present
  • Early Career Psychologist Board Member of American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology Board, 2013 – Present
  • Heart Award for Commitment to Service, South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, Florida City, FL, 2012
  • Elected Student Representative, Palm Chapter, FL, Florida Psychological Association, 2009 – 2011

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

  • 10/15 Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • 3/13 SAMHSA National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) Training Tracking Number: #20-391226 (SAMSHA)
  • 4/13 Trauma Addictions Mental Health and Recovery Training (TAMAR) Course
  • 9/11 Certified in CPR, AED, and Emergency Response Training by American Heart Association (annually renewed)
  • 10/11 University of South Florida – Florida Forensic Examiner Training
  • 12/10 Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF) Functional Assessment Rating Scale Trained and Certified
  • 4/09 Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) Certified Quit Smoking Now Facilitator

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Academy of Couple and Family Psychology Board
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Florida Psychology Association (FPA)
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
  • SPARC (Spirit of Arc) of Broward
  • APA Division 12 – Clinical Psychology
  • APA Division 42 – Psychologists in Independent Practice
  • APA Division 43 – Family Psychologists
  • APA Division 7 – Developmental Psychology
  • APA Division 37 – Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
  • APA Division 53 – Child, Adolescent, and Family
  • Psychologists of Florida Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • International Family Psychologists Committee
  • FPA Child and Adolescent Division
  • Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) Division 39 of APA
  • Boca Raton Promise – The Alliance For Youth

Professional Posters and Presentations

Silverman, R. (Presented – #6728). Self-compassion and social phobia. Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) 57th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, March 2010.

Edwards, E., Meyers, M., Tourin, C., and Silverman, R. (April, 2015). “The Role Psychology Plays within the Legal System”. Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter (3CEUs), Faulk Center, Boca Raton, FL.

Heller, R., Kaslow, F., Levine, L., Nierenberg, B., and Silverman, R. (2015, June) “Competency and the Importance of ABPP Certification”. Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter (3CEUs), Hanley Center, West Palm Beach, FL.

Silverman, R. (2014, August). “Board Certification in Couple and Family Psychology: The Process and Benefits for Early Career Psychologists.” 122nd Annual American Psychological Association Convention (APA), Washington, D.C.

Book, L., Silverman, R., & Zuckerman, T. (2011, August). “It’s OK to Tell” Prevention Program. Lotus House, Miami, FL.

Thrasher, R., Silverman, R., & Boca Raton Promise’s Mental Health Youth Advocacy Team. (2010, September). Panel Member for Community Preview of Friends Presentation. Faulk Center, Boca Raton, FL.

Editor-In-Chief of American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Academy of Couple & Family Psychology (ACFP) Newsletter Issues:

Spring 2015: http://www.familypsych.org/aacfp/newsletters/Spring2015.pdf

December 2014: http://www.familypsych.org/aacfp/newsletters/December2014.pdf

July 2014: http://www.familypsych.org/aacfp/newsletters/July2014.pdf

December 2013: http://www.familypsych.org/aacfp/newsletters/Dec2013.pdf

July 2013: http://www.familypsych.org/aacfp/newsletters/July2013.pdf