Amy Margolis, Ph.D.

Amy Margolis received her Ph.D. in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2000. She completed her Post Doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology with Ursula Kirk and Steve Peverly, at Teachers College, Columbia University.

In the first decade of her career, at the Brooklyn Learning Center Dr. Margolis established a comprehensive assessment and treatment program for children with learning disabilities and attention disorders, and created a pediatric neuropsychology training program with post doctoral and externship training opportunities. She developed Homework Therapy TM for children with learning disabilities and attention disorders, which combines tutoring, cognitive remediation and psychotherapy techniques into a single treatment.

In her role as director she has graduated over 25 students from the training program and has mentored five doctoral dissertations.

Dr. Margolis joined Dr. Bradley S. Peterson in the Center for Developmental Neuropsychiatry at Columbia University to research the biological bases of learning disabilities in 2010 as a research fellow. In July 2013, Dr. Margolis was appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University. Dr. Margolis is Principal Investigator of the first research project sponsored by Promise Project at Columbia, aimed at understanding the neural correlates of reading disabilities.