Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research and Clinical Interests

The methodology and process of psychotherapeutic healing and transformation has been a driving theme in both my clinical and research endeavors. Integrative models have been of particular interest to me, and I have worked with a number of useful intervention models and strategies. In my work with drug-addicted individuals, I have found identity theory and positive reinforcement strategies to be particularly compelling. On a policy level, I have made a case for the adoption of “Gradualism”, a treatment paradigm that seeks to integrate the best of the harm reduction and abstinence-oriented approaches to create better treatments for addicted individuals.

As a psychotherapist, I have been practicing Schema Therapy, an approach that draws on the cognitive, behavioral, Gestalt, and psychodynamic traditions. The revitalization and incorporation of Gestalt therapy techniques, particularly chairwork, in a cognitive-behavioral context, has also been a central concern, and I am currently working on a project to re-introduce “chairwork” to the world of psychotherapy. Lastly, psychometrics and test development have been areas of interest as well.


(1994) PhD in Clinical Psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

(1988) MA in Psychology, The City College

(1985) BA in Psychology, Hunter College

(1978) BA in History, Hunter College


(2005-Present) Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Psychology

(2000-Present) Psychotherapist and Research Director, Cognitive Therapy Center of New York

(1997-2005) Clinical Psychologist, The Rockefeller University

(2000-2005) Adjunct Associate Professor, Program in Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University.

(2002-Present) Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University

(1995-1997) Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

(1991-1993) Psychology Fellow, Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center.


(1988-Present) American Psychological Association

(1994-1995; 1997-Present) New York State Psychological Association

(2005) President, NYSPA Division on Addictions

(2001) President, NYSPA Division on Addictions

(1999) Representative to Council, NYSPA Division on Addictions

(1999-2003) Member, Drugs and Society Seminar, Columbia University

(2003-Present) Reviewer, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Psychotherapy

(2002) Founding Member, Schema Therapy Research Network

(2002-Present) Board Member, Institute for Professional Development in the Addictions

(2000-Present) Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center


(1994) Ackerman Award for Scholarship in Psychology, The City College

(1994) Barmack Dissertation Award, The City College

(1985) Sidney Wolff Scholarship, Hunter College

(1985) Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), Hunter College

(1978) Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), Hunter College

Selected Publications

Chairwork, Schema Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy

Kellogg, S. H. (2004). Dialogical encounters: Contemporary perspectives on “chairwork” in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 41, 310-320. Available at:

Kellogg, S. H. (2009). Schema therapy: A Gestalt-oriented overview. Gestalt!, 10 (1). Available at:

Kellogg, S. H., & Young, J. E. (2006). Schema therapy for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 445-458.

Addiction and Recovery

Kellogg, S. H., Burns, M., Coleman, P., Stitzer, M., Wale, J. B., & Kreek, M. J. (2005). Something of value: The introduction of contingency management interventions into the New York City Health and Hospital Addiction Treatment Service. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 28, 57-65.

Kellogg, S. H., Stitzer, M. L., Petry, N. M., & Kreek, M. J. (2007). Motivational incentives: Foundations and principles. Promoting awareness of motivational incentive – An awareness campaign. Available at:

Kellogg, S., & Triffleman, E. (1998). Treating substance-abuse patients with histories of violence: Reactions, perspectives, and interventions. Psychotherapy, 35, 405-414.

Kellogg, S. H. (1993). Identity and recovery. Psychotherapy, 30, 235-244.

Gradualism and Harm Reduction

Kellogg, S.H., & Kreek, M. J. (2005). Gradualism, identity, reinforcements, and change. International Journal of Drug Policy, 16, 369-375. Available at:

Kellogg, S. H. (2003). On “Gradualism” and the building of the harm reduction-abstinence continuum. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 25, 241-247. Available at:

Kellogg, S. H., & Tatarsky, A. (2009). Harm reduction psychotherapy. Encyclopedia of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery (pp. 444-449). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Kellogg, S. H., McHugh, P. F., Bell, K., Schluger, J. H., Schluger, R. P., LaForge, K. S, Ho, A., and Kreek, M. J. (2003). The Kreek-McHugh-Schluger-Kellogg Scale: A new, rapid method for quantifying substance abuse and its possible applications. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 69, 137-150.



Scott Kellogg, PhD
FAS Psychology Department
New York University
411 Lafayette St. Room 337
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7876