Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
- New School for Social Research, Ph.D., 2003
- New York University, M.A., 1992
- Wesleyan University, B.A., 1985
Dr. Kurtz is a licensed clinical psychologist with certification as a reading and learning disabilities specialist. Through her private practice in Greenwich Village she provides child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy; psychological and neuropsychological evaluation; and parent counseling.
- Course Developer, Hidden Sparks and Learning Lenses Pilot Course, New York, NY: July and October 2011
- Medical Student Instructor, New York Medical College: 2000-2001
- Reading and Learning Disabilities Specialist, Private Practice: 1987-2000
- Teaching Assistant, New York University, New York, NY: Fall 1993
- Dance Teacher, Head Teacher, Associate Teacher, St. Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY: 1985-89
Publications and Presentations
- Kurtz, V. 2009. “Communicating with Parents.” Workshop for educators. New York, NY.
- Kurtz, V. 2008. “Instructing Children with Attentional Weakness.” Workshop for educators. New York, NY.
- Kurtz, V. and Philip, S. 2007. “Learning Differences and Differentiated Instruction.” Workshop for educators. Calcutta, India; New Delhi, India.
- Mandel, J. and Kurtz, V. 2003. "Intensive Stress Reduction for Adolescents: A Weekend Retreat for High School Students Evacuated on 9/11/01." Workshop presented at the 8th National Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health Programs, Portland, OR.
- Kurtz, V. & Schober, M. 2003. "Readers Judgments of Various Interpretations of Theme in Short Fiction." Paper presented at The Society for Text & Discourse, Madrid, Spain.
- Kurtz, V. and staff of the Child and Family Recovery Program (2002). "Planning for the Anniversary of Traumatic Events (September 11, 2002): A Practical Guide for Educators."
- Kurtz, V. & Schober, M. (2001). "Readers’ Varying Interpretations of Theme in Short Fiction. " Poetics, 29 (3) 139-166.