Rachel Busman, PsyD
Rachel Busman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents. As Director of the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Busman leads a team of clinicians providing evaluation and innovative treatment to children with selective mutism. She oversees the program Brave Buddies,SM which is an intensive program for children with Selective Mutism. She has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teenagers, and young adults struggling with psychiatric disorders, school difficulties, and behavioral problems. Dr. Busman also has specific interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social phobia and specific phobias.
Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Busman worked for 8 years in both the inpatient psychiatric and outpatient community metal health settings. She was a professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, and continues to be an active supervisor to trainees.
She is thrilled to join the board of SMA, as she is truly dedicated to disseminating accurate and up to date information about the assessment and treatment of SM, and reducing stigma.