Dr. Knight

Candice Knight


Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Psych-Mental Health NP

1 212 995 4359

433 First Avenue
Room 536
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Knight is both a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical psychologist. She directs the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at NYU. She has a long history working as both an academician and clinician. Dr. Knight has a private practice where she conducts psychiatric evaluations, prescribes psychiatric medication, and provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Knight is certified in Structural Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Redecision Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy, including EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has special interests in humanistic-existential psychotherapy training and supervision (gestalt therapy and emotion-focused therapy); mental health public policy; clients diagnosed with anxiety, trauma, and psychophysiological disorders; and integrating music and the creative arts in depth psychotherapy and healing practices.

Post-Master's, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rutgers University, 2011
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 2005
MA, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 1998
EdD, Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Rutgers University, 1986
MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Hunter College, 1975
BS, Nursing, Rutgers University, 1973
AAS, Nursing, Middlesex County College, 1971
Honors and awards
Gestalt Center of New Jersey Clinical Excellence Award (2015)
Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Leadership Award (2011)
Teacher of the Year Award Rutgers College of Nursing; (2010)
New Jersey State Nurses Association Leadership Award (2004)
New Jersey State Nurses Association Psychiatric Nurse of the Year (1990)
Ella B. Stonesby Highest Academic Average Award, Rutgers University (1973)
Professional membership
Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of the NJSNA (Director of Legislative Affairs)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
International Society of Psychiatric Nursing
American Nurses Association
NJ Nurses Assocation
American Psychological Association
Somerset-Hunterdon Psychological Association
American Academy of Psychotherapists
National Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
NJ Society of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

Family therapy

Knight, C. (2014). In K. Wheeler, Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse (2nd ed.) (429-468). Springer Publishing Company.

Humanistic-existential and solution focused approaches for psychiatric advanced practice nurses

Knight, C. (2014). In K. Wheeler, Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses (2nd ed.) (369-406). Springer Publishing Company.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Cognition and Functioning in Schizophrenia

T Rosedale, M. (2014). Journal of Novel Physiotherapies 04, 10.4172/2165-7025.1000191 OMICS Publishing Group.