Leora Trub

Leora Trub

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology - NYC


Awards and Honors

  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists, 2013, Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship from the National Register
  • APA Division 39, 2013, Early Career Psychologist Travel Award, Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis
  • CUNY Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, 2007, David Ertel Award for Work with Children


PhD, CUNY, New York, NY, 2011
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003
Psychology & Jewish Studies

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Thinkfinity Initiative for Innovative Teaching, Technology, and Research Grant Competition
2012. Pace University$15,000.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

PSY 234: Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 296: Topics: Pschlgy Scl Ntwrkng
PSY 327: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 328: Mentored Lab Class Semester 2
PSY 332: Grp Relations & Intrview Tchnq
PSY 337: Intro to Psycholgcl Counseling
PSY 380: Experimental Psychology I
PSY 381: Experimental Psychology II
PSY 395: Indpndnt Study in Psychology
PSY 396: Topic: Mentored Lab Class
PSY 509: Practicum in Trauma & Sub
PSY 509: Psychotherapy Practicum
PSY 604: Developmental Psychology
PSY 627: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 628: Mentored Lab Class Semester 2
PSY 695: Independent Stdy in Psychology
PSY 696: Topics: Mentored Lab Class
PSY 699: M.A. Thesis
PSY 701: Doctoral Mentored Lab Class
PSY 726: Evidence-Based Practice
PSY 829: Family Interventions
PSY 839: Psychoanalytic Theory
PSY 842: Crisis Intrvn: Brf /Short Term
PSY 848: Substance Abuse Counseling
PSY 874: Group Interventions
PSY 875: Brief Interventions
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


(What) do you believe?: Therapist spiritual/religious/non-religious self-disclosure
Psychotherapy Research. , pages 1-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2016.1233365

Textual Healing: Proof of Concept Study Examining the Impact of a Mindfulness Intervention on Smartphone Behavior
Mindfulness. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0697-y

“I am here for a reason”: minority teachers bridging many divides in urban education
Race Ethnicity and Education. , pages 1-13. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2016.1248822

Discrimination, Internalized Homonegativity, and Attitudes Toward Children of Same-Sex Parents: Can Secure Attachment Buffer Against Stigma Internalization?
(2017, September). Family Process. Vol 56 (Issue 3) , pages 701-715. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/famp.12255

Insecure attachments: Attachment, emotional regulation, sexting and condomless sex among women in relationships
(2017, June). Computers in Human Behavior. Vol 71 , pages 140-147. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.052

Left to Our Own Devices
(2017, May). Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Vol 14 (Issue 2) , pages 219-236. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1551806x.2017.1304118

Texting Under the Influence: Emotional Regulation as a Moderator of the Association Between Binge Drinking and Drunk Texting
(2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Vol 20 (Issue 1) , pages 3-9. https://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0468

The paradox of phone attachment: Development and validation of the Young Adult Attachment to Phone Scale (YAPS)
(2016, November). Computers in Human Behavior. Vol 64 , pages 663-672. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.07.050

Sexual orientation and first-year college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs
(2016, May). Journal of American College Health. Vol 64 (Issue 4) , pages 292-299. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2015.1117469

Instagram #Instasad?: Exploring Associations Among Instagram Use, Depressive Symptoms, Negative Social Comparison, and Strangers Followed
(2015, May). Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Vol 18 (Issue 5) , pages 247-252. https://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2014.0560

Getting Close from Far Away: Mediators of the Relation between Adult Attachment and Blogging Behavior
(2014). Computers in Human Behavior. , pages 245-252.

Psychometric properties of the modified PTSD symptom scale among women with PTSD and Substance Use Disorders receiving outpatient group treatments
(2014). Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment.

Training in intersectionality sensitivity: A community-based collaborative approach
(2010). American Family Therapy Academy Monographs. Vol 4 (Issue 15) , pages 5.


Attachment, discrimination, and internalized homonegativity: Can attachment security buffer stigma internalization?
(2015). Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting,

Instagram=#Instasad?: Associations among Instagram, depression, social comparison, and strangers followed
(2015). American Psychological Association Annual Convention,

Why We Text So Much: Psychometric Properties of the Mindful Messaging Questionnaire
(2015, March). 2015 Eastern Psychological Association Conference. Philadelphia.

Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Workshop
(2014, November). Presented at the Pace University Counseling Center for Pre-doctoral trainees

The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversay Celebration of the Psychology Department at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
(2014, June). Talk presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Psychology Department of City College, CUNY

How accepting are we? Psychotherapists and their Religious Clients
(2014, April). Workshop presented at Society for the 2014 Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference,

Emotional Texting Questionnaire: the Development of a Scale of the Emotional Components Underlying Texting Behavior
(2014, March). Presented at the 2014 Eastern Psychological Association Conference,

Adolescence: When Brain and Body Collide
(2013, November). Talk presented at Mount Sinai Adolescent Mental Health Center in New York, NY

Sexual Abuse, Trauma and Suicidality: Understanding the Complexities and Strengthening your Skills
(2013, October). Talk presented at the Disctrict Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY

Caught in the Web: Use of Blogging to Gain Closeness and Distance
(2013, August). Paper presented at 2013 APA Convention,

Do you want to know?: Psychologists' Spiritual/Religious Self Disclosure in Therapy
(2013, August). Symposium presented at 2013 APA Convention,

How Technology is Changing Our Children, Our Relationships and Ourselves
(2012, September). Day-long workshop presented at the 2012 Clinical Workshop Series of the Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island

Children & Teens: The Construction of Personal Identity and Peer Relationships in the Cyber Era
(2012, April). Presented at the 13th Annual Julie Gutterman Memorial Lecture hosted by JFS,

A Study of the Preparation of Conservative Rabbis for their Pastoral Counseling Role
(2005, June). Paper presented at the Conference for the Network for Research in Jewish Education,

Challenges and coping for homeless domestic violence survivors and their families in transition from welfare to work
(2005, June). Poster presented at the International Conference on Family Therapy, AFTA-IFTA,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • APA Division 39 Psychoanalysis Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis
  • New York State Psychological Association

Related News and Stories

In the Media

According to psychotherapist Gin Lalli, who spoke to the Guardian last summer, successful relationships are all about adapting. Couples who stayed together through the pandemic “tend[ed] to have good communication and an understanding of each other, and their vision of their future together is more aligned,” she said. It echoes previous findings, like in 2018, when Pace University’s Leora Trub found that couples with similar texting habits reported greater relationship satisfaction.

In the Media

Leora Trub, a psychologist at Pace University, says that if her clients have issues with texting, she asks them to be mindful of their needs and the needs of the person with whom they’re texting. She doesn’t prescribe texting rules, so spend less time worrying if what you’re doing is “right” or “wrong” and more time having fun communicating. That’s your first step.