Personal Background

I live in Park Slope with my wife of 27 years. I have two sons:  an 18 year-old who attends Rice University and  a 17 year-old who attends Brooklyn Tech High School. Outside of work and family, my major interests are tennis, skiing, and bridge.

For the last 23 years I have been in private practice in lower Manhattan. This location enables me to maintain a practice with a diverse clientele. About half of my clients work in the Wall Street area. Many others come from nearby neighborhoods such as Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park City, Brooklyn Heights, Jersey City, Hoboken and other parts of Manhattan.

My clients range in age from late teens to seventies, both men and women. About half of my appointments are with couples.

Current Training Position

Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Graduate Faculty


  • B.A. City College of New York
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany


  • Licensed Psychologist: Connecticut–1980; New York–1982
  • Certified Gottman Therapist
  • Hendricks Institute: Body Centered Therapy; Conscious Relationship Training
  • Institute of Imago Relationship Training: Imago Therapist; Workshop Presenter

Advanced Training

  • Gottman Method
  • EMDR
  • Hypnosis
  • Imagery

Training Positions Held

  • Rutgers University: Graduate faculty
  • New York Center for Cognitive Therapy: Postgraduate trainer in schema therapy

Publications and Presentations

  • Bricker, D.C. 1978. Myths of romantic love, Rational Living, 13 (1), 31-36.
  • Bricker, D.C. 1984. Multimodal therapy as a framework for the EAP counselor, EAP Digest, 4 (3), 18-21.
  • Bresler, J.A., Bricker, D.C., Phillips, D.J., Stutman, S.C., and Seligman, E. An Integrative Approach to Working With Dreams. Paper presented at Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Oakland, California, May, 1989.
  • Bricker, D.C. and Young, J.E. 1991. A client's guide to schema-focused cognitive therapy. New York: Cognitive Therapy Center of New York.
  • Young, J.E. and Bricker, D.C. What to do When Cognitive-behavior Therapy Doesn't Work. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New York, New York, 1991.
  • Bricker, D.C., Young, J.E. and Flanagan, C. 1993. Schema-focused cognitive therapy: A comprehensive framework for characterological problems. In Cognitive Therapies in Action, (K. Kuehlwein and H. Rosen, Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bricker, D.C. What Can We Learn From the Other Hendricks? Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for Imago Relationship Therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 1996.
  • Bricker, D.C. An Integration of Schema Therapy and the Gottman Method. Paper Presented at the First Annual Conference on Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Seattle, Washington, September, 2004.
  • Bricker, D.C. The Gottman Method. Workshop presented at the convention of the New York State Psychological Association, Ellenville, New York, May 2005.
  • Bricker, D.C. ACT and the Gottman Method. Paper presented at The Second World Conference on ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioural Science, London, July, 2006.
  • Bricker, D.C. Gottman Method and Positive Behaviors Checklist: Preliminary Clinical and Research Findings. Paper Presented at the Third Annual Conference on Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Seattle, Washington, September, 2006.