Dr. Rachael E. Silverman
I am a board certified licensed psychologist in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in clinical, forensic, and sports psychology. I have achieved the highest level of recognition and certification in Couple and Family Psychology because board certification and competency have become an increasing benchmark of clinical practice in professional psychology.
The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is the primary organization for Specialty Board Certification in Psychology, and the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology (ABCFP) is a member board of the ABPP. Board certification in Couple and Family Psychology is the highest recognized level of certification which highlights the professional status and competency of a practitioner. One of the many benefits of being board certified is that I have reciprocity, or in other words, I am able to provide treatment in other states. Here is a link to the updated states: Mobility and Licensure
It is important to me to be an active, respected member of our community on a personal and professional level. As the past President of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Palm Chapter and the 2016-2017 Florida Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Network Chair, I led the development and implementation of policies that have had a positive impact on the field of psychology and our community. Some of the other leadership positions I currently hold are Editor-in-Chief of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Academy of Couple & Family Psychology newsletter, and Early Career Psychologist Board Member of the ABPP Academy of Couple & Family Psychology. In addition, I have my vendor badge approved by the Palm Beach School District Police Department. This allows me to provide services at any Palm Beach County public school. I am also a qualified, court-appointed expert.
I have been awarded the Kaslow Family Fund Award in 2016. The Kaslow Family Fund (KFF) scholarship is intended to assist applicants in applying for Board Certification in Couple and Family Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The KFF offers a scholarship of $750 to assist applicants in obtaining Board Certification in Couple and Family Psychology. Names of recipient(s) will be announced at the ABPP Foundation’s annual reception held at APA and they will be given an award certificate. Award monies will be dispensed after the applicant successfully passes their certification exam and the process is completed. The scholarship may be used to reimburse monies expended on application or examination fees, study materials, and/or travel to and lodging at the exam site. Up to two awards will be given each year.
As a member of numerous local and national organizations, such as the Society for Family Psychologists, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Boca Raton’s Promise, and many others, I stay involved and connected to a large network of professionals.
Elected Positions and Completed Trainings
I have been a featured guest on Miami’s radio station Power 96.5 (CBS Radio Stations Inc.) morning show, and was a co-host every Wednesday morning from 8-9am on the Steve-O and Rene show (WBZT radio, station 1230 AM). I discussed various mental health topics and answered questions live on the radio. Examples of these topics include ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Issues, Divorce and Marital Struggles, Defiant Teens, Anger and Stress Management, Parenting related topics, Addiction, Depression, bullying, etc.! I have been the guest speaker at local events including the National Eating Disorder Association hosts first-ever walk on Boca campus:
I have been on CNN International and featured in articles on Yahoo, Palm Beach Post, and in the Boca Raton Observer magazine. Here is a link to a few of the articles: