Kamala Greene Génecé, Ph.D

Psychologist

Dr. Génecé is a NY state licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of addiction treatment programs and the utilization of cognitive-behavioral techniques for the treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

Dr. Génecé received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), and completed post-doctoral work at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University (now known as Center on Addiction). Dr. Génecé has extensive clinical and research experience in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, depressive, and substance abuse disorders. She has also has taught and supervised graduate students, psychiatry residents, and Addiction Fellows on the process of disseminating cognitive-behavioral treatments to diverse treatment settings, in addition to conducting specialized trainings for professionals in motivational interviewing techniques. Dr. Génecé’s current position is as the Clinical/Administrative Director of the NY Region at Phoenix House. In this role, Dr. Génecé works to develop and implement best-practices in substance abuse treatment throughout NYC and LI. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Dr. Génecé served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Montefiore Medical Center, where she was the Chair of the Quality Committee and provided administrative and clinical leadership to over 200 staff members serving 3000 patients annually. In addition, Dr. Génecé has served as the Administrative Director of Addiction Treatments at Bronx Lebanon Health Center (BLHC), where she oversaw five levels of ASAM addiction care, and as the Director of Program Design & Evaluation at the Institute for Community Living (ICL), both in New York City.