Healthcare Practitioners

Ronald D Saletsky, PhD

Ronald D Saletsky, PhD
Appointed 09/01/89
220 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Internship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1990
  • PhD: Case Western Reserve University, 1990
  • MS: University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1986
  • BS: University of Massachusetts, 1982

Clinical Interests

  • Foster care/adoption, Parent-child relationships, Play therapy, Psychological aspects of pediatric illness, Multidisciplinary approaches to health care

Research Interests

  • Adaptation to type 1 and type 2 diabetes in childhood, Children and foster care, Emotional development in children

Specialties & Certification

  • Child Clinical Psychology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Treats

  • Adults and Children

Treatments/Services

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • School Consultation
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Well Child Care

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Publications

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Research Abstract

The ENHANCE Clinic: Medical, Psychological and Developmental Care for Children in Foster Care. With S. Blatt, V. Meguid, C. Church, M. O''Hara, D. Franklin, J. Anderson

ENHANCE services for children in foster care provides comprehensive medical care for approximately 500 children in foster care in Onondaga County. The clinic is a unique multidisciplinary (pediatrics, child psychiatry, development, department of social services) venture. We are conducting research on the medical, developmental and psychosocial status and needs of this population and how to best meet them.

Selected References

Blatt SD, Saletsky RD, Meguid V, Church CC, O''Hara, M, Haller, S and Anderson, J: A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to providing health care for children in foster care. Child Welfare, 1997.

Rosenfeld AA, Pilowsky DJ, Fine P, Thorpe M, Fein E, Simms M, Halfon N, Irwin, MA, Saletsky RD, Alfaro J and Nickman S: Children in family foster care: An update for child and adolescent psychiatrists. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1998.

Kamen BA, Saletsky RD. Pain: Above all, do no harm, or make sure the pain is worthy of the result. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 2000. 17:195-97.

Saletsky RD. Personality disorders in children and adolescents. In Readings: A journal of commentary in mental health by Kernberg P, Weiner AS, Bardenstein K. 2000:15:Ch 3.

Saletsky RD, Church C, Irwin M. ENHANCE Foster Care Program. Zero to Three, 2000. 19:3:38-9.

Saletsky RD. On playing a poor hand well. In Readings: A journal of reviews and commentary in mental health by Katz M. 1998. 13:1.

Rosenfeld AA, Pilowsky DJ, Fine P, Thorpe M, Fein E, Simms M. Halfon N, Irwin M, Saletsky RD, Alfaro J, Nickman S. Children in family foster care: An update for child and adolescent psychiatrists. Journal of the Amderican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1997. 36:4:448-57.

Blatt SD, Saletsky RD, Meguid V, Church CC, O'Hara M, Haller S, Anderson J. A comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to providing health care to children in foster care. Child Welfare, 1997. 76:2:331-48.

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