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Dalis, France

Director of the Psychological Services Center.

B.S., Criminal Justice, St. John’s UniversityM.S., Social Work, Adelphi University M.S., Applied Psychology, Long Island University - PostPsy.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University - Post


Director of the Psychological Services Center and associate professor of psychology, specializing in psychodynamic, child-centered, and play therapy interventions with children and adolescents, emerging adults, and clinical supervision/mentorship—former Director of Clinical Training of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Current scholarly and research interests include interventions for gender differences in autism spectrum disorder and affirmative care for LGBTQ populations.

She received her master’s in social work from Adelphi University in 2004 and her New York State License (LMSW) in 2005. Dr. Dalis is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and received her Psy.D from Long Island University in 2019 and her New York State License in Psychology in 2020. Dr. Dalis is a graduate of the postdoctoral fellowship in Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapy from the Gordan F Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University.


With 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, Dr. Dalis specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Her therapeutic approach employs integrative, evidence-based interventions, including CBT, ACT, and Psychodynamic play therapy. Therapeutic populations include autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ identity formation, chronic pain management, depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues.


Psy.D. Committee Chair

Perelman, S., Dalis, F., Feindler, E., Egbert., R. (Study in progress) Safe Zone: Past Present and Future. A Qualitative Study on Safe Zone Training at LIU Post Through the Experiences of Former Student Leaders. [Unpublished Doctoral dissertation Long Island University – Post].

Pearlman, T., Dalis, F., Goodman, G., Diener, M. (2023) I hit rock bottom, Now What? A grounded theory perspective of recovering alcoholics addressing past experiences. [Unpublished Doctoral dissertation Long Island University – Post]

Psy.D. Committee Member

Blum, B, Goodman, G., Dalis, F., Rentrop, C. (2022) Gender, Attachment Patterns, and Mental Representations of Parents and Self as Predictors of Early Adolescents’ Trauma Symptoms [Doctoral dissertation Long Island University - Post].

Meyer, C. Knafo, D., Dalis, F., Kahoud, D. (Study in-progress) Witnessing Homophobia and Transphobia in Academia: Impact on LGBT+ Students when a Third Party Gets Involved. [Unpublished Doctoral dissertation Long Island University – Post].

Doctoral Dissertation
Dalis, F
., Knafo, D., Keisner, B., Novich, J., (2018). Coming out as a gay man: The journey of

self-discovery and disclosure. [Doctoral dissertation Long Island University – Post].


Dalis, F., Knafo, D., Keisner, B., Novich, J., (2020). Coming Out as a Gay Man: The Journey of Self-Discovery and Disclosure. Presentation at Society of Psychotherapy Integration, online conference.

Petitti, C., Dalis, F., Smith, A., Demaria, T., (2015). Modifying Trauma Art Narrative Therapy to Help Children from War-Torn Ukraine Identify Coping Skills. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Haggerty, G., Zodan, J., Dalis, F., Mehra, A., Blanchard, M., Siefert, C.J., Baity, M., & Sinclair, J.S. (2015). Personality prototypes: Validity and reliability with an outpatient sample. Presentation at the Annual Society of Personality Assessment Meeting, Brooklyn, NY.