Anna Pecoraro, B.Mus., M.A., Psy.D.

United States

Anna Pecoraro, B.Mus., M.A., Psy.D., is a psychological researcher, psychotherapist, and musician. She earned her bachelor of music degree in music education/voice from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology of Widener University in Chester, PA. She completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Widener University, with rotations at the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on NIH-funded research in substance abuse. Dr. Pecoraro specializes in the acquisition, preservation, analysis, and teaching of songs related to the Pogroms and the Shoah and performs and records these under the stage name Channa Aizenberg of Voloshyn. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, she has sung with the New York Philharmonic and New Jersey Symphonies. She was a 2006 fellow of the Yale Child Study Center’s Psychoanalytic Research Training Programme and a 2006-07 fellow of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis, where she pursued Holocaust-related research. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on her own Holocaust-related qualitative and quantitative research. She also pursues empirical research on trauma-related deficits in affective mentalization and co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Her most recent book, a fundraiser for the medical care of Dr. Albert Ellis, The Survival Guide for the Teenage Brain: How NOT to Drive Yourself Crazy, is available at .