James Korman, Psy.D.
James R. Korman, PsyD, ACT, is Director of the Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center and Director of Integrative Medicine at Summit Medical Group in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. In addition to his positions at Summit Medical Group, Dr. Korman is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School in Newark.
Before joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Korman was Associate Residency Director and Director of Behavioral Science of Mountainside Family Practice Associates at Mountainside Hospital in Verona, New Jersey. His professional experience includes Staff Psychologist for Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, Director of Psychiatric Inpatient Services for St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, and Director of Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates in Wayne, New Jersey. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, New Jersey Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and American Balint Society.
As a proponent of cognitive therapy, Dr. Korman has delivered local, regional, and national presentations to educate both patients and professionals about the effectiveness of this treatment approach. A gifted teacher, he has supervised and trained medical residents, doctoral interns, psychology staff, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and clinicians. He also has helped design and implement competencies that ensure medical residents are adept at interpersonal interaction, communication, professionalism, and patient care and medical knowledge, among other skills.
Dr. Korman’s expertise includes treatment for anxiety, panic, persistent worry, depression, adjustment to life circumstances and medical conditions, chronic pain, and insomnia. He notes, “I work together with my patients to develop realistic and achievable goals in a supportive and collaborative environment. My approach is to utilize the very best evidence-based and effective treatments to target negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that cause and maintain symptoms.”