Adjunct Associate Professor
NJ Psychologist Practice

Dr. Mike Abrams, ABPP is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology with a speciality in cognitive behavior therapy.  He has been a practicing clinician for more than 25 years. He is a fellow and supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute where he studied and worked closely with Dr. Ellis, with whom he published several books, chapters, and articles. Dr. Abrams has received commendations from the New Jersey governor, the Hudson County executive, and the Jersey City mayor for his volunteer efforts. His commitment to pro-bono work includes his being among the first psychologists to counsel people with AIDS at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in the early 1980s. He is currently working with the Mayor of Jersey City to develop a program to end homelessness in that city. Prior to becoming a psychologist, he earned an MBA from the NYU Stern School and worked in organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, and Citibank. 


CUNY - Graduate Center
CUNY - Graduate Center
CUNY - Brooklyn College
CUNY - Baruch College
NYU - Stern School
PhD in Psychology
MPhil in Psychology
MA in Psychology
Post-MBA certificate in Statistics
MBA in Finance


  • Mentor, American Board Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
  • Examiner, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Fellow, American Board Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Diplomate and Fellow Albert Ellis Institute

Post Doctoral Training

Columbia University
Albert Ellis Institute

Selected Publications

Seides, R. & Abrams, M. (2015). Predicting diabetic compliance with a brief 5 factor scale (in submission).

Abrams, M. (2014). A Sexual Irrational Belief is Associated with Several Measures of Sexual and Emotional Problems and Reports of Life Trauma, Erdélyi Pszichológiai Szemle 2, 3-28.

Abrams, M. (2012). Helping couples deal with intimacy and sexuality. In Vernon A. (Ed.) Cognitive and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy with couples.  New York: Springer

Abrams, M.  & Stephan, S. (2012).  Sexual abuse and masochism. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 12, 231-239. 

Abrams-Dengelegi, L. and Abrams, M (2009). The Role of a Community Mental Health Center in a New Jersey Public School System.  Revista de Psihologie Scolara, vol 4, Dec 2009,  Asociatia Nationala a Psihologilor Scolari Eds, Romania.

McMahon, J. & Abrams, M. (2009).  Author Motivation: An Interview Examining Personality Theory. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 9, 107-117.

Abrams, M. & Abrams- Dengelegi. (1997). The paradox of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy.  The Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 15, 133-156.

Abrams, M. & Ellis, A. (1996).  Rational emotive behaviour therapy in the treatment of stress.  In S. Palmer & W. Dryden (Eds.) Stress Management and Counselling: Theory Practice, Research and Methodology. London: Cassell

Abrams, M. & Ellis, A. (1994). Rational emotive behaviour therapy in the treatment of stress. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 22, 39-50.

Abrams, M. (1991). The Eating Disorder Inventory as a predictor of compliance in a behavioral weight-loss program. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 10, 355-360.

Abrams, M. & Reber, A. (1988). Implicit learning: Robustness in the face of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 17, 425-439.

Sclafani, A. & Abrams, M. (1986). Rats show only a weak preference for the artificial sweetener aspartame. Physiology & Behavior, 37, 253-256.


Abrams, M. (2015). Sexuality: Development, Differences, and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Press (Expected Release 10/15).

Ellis, A., Abrams, M., Abrams, L (2008). Theories of Personality: A critical perspective, Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Press

Ellis, A. & Abrams, M. (1994). How to Cope with a Fatal Illness: The rational management of death and dying, New Jersey: Barricade Books.

Ellis, A., Abrams, M. & Dengelegi, L. (1992). The Art and Science of Rational Eating, New Jersey: Barricade Books.


Tel: 800-681-3114

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