Lori Attanasio Woodring received her Bachelors Degree from Cornell University and her Masters Degree, Professional Diploma and  Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is a licensed psychologist in New York and Connecticut where she currently has a private practice working with children and parents. For the past 20 years Dr. Woodring has worked with children and parents in school, hospital, and private settings. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School at Fordham University. Her research with children and families has been presented at national and international conferences.

Dr. Woodring is also the author of the book “My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home”. She was inspired to write her first book after her personal experience moving to London and back to the United States 5 years later. Her 4 daughters, all under the age of 7, had very different reactions before, during, and after the move. Moving is among life’s biggest stressors. While relocating is extremely hectic and disruptive for parents, it can also be quite stressful for kids. Children thrive on familiarity and routine and moving to a new home, no matter how near or far, can be very unsettling. Her workbook is intended to guide children through the experience, process their emotions, and move forward with a sense of calm and excitement.


Fordham University, New York, NY, 2000
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology

Fordham University, New York, NY 1998
Professional Diploma In School Psychology

Fordham University, New York, NY 1995
Master of Science in the Psychology of Bilingual Students

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1991
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies


Connecticut State License in Psychology (LN# 002597)
New York State License in Psychology (LN# 014819)
Connecticut State Certification in School Psychology
New York State Certification in School Psychology
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Professional Experience

The Parent Practice, London, UK
Facilitator, 2010-2011

Fordham University, Graduation School of Education, New York, NY
Director and Supervisor of the Association for South Bronx Catholic Schools (ASBCS), 2002-2006

Westport Public Schools, Westport, CT
School Psychologist, 2003-2005

Stamford Public Schools, Stamford, CT
School Psychologist, 1998-2002

Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Clinical Intern in Child/Adolescent Psychology, 1997-1998

Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, Children’s Day Hospital, New York NY
Psychology Extern, 1996-1997

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, NY
Learning Disabilities Diagnostic Evaluator (Bilingual), 1994-1996

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, 2001-2003
Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York, NY
– Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities,
– Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
– Clinical Practicum

Research Experience

Interviewer/Researcher, 1995-1996
Cicatelli Associates, Project Independence, New York, NY

Research Assistant, 1994-1995
Fordham University, New York, NY

Independent Publisher Book Award; Silver Medal in Children’s Interactive Books; 2014.

Fordham University Rose and Mary Niles/Dr. Anthony Mattola Book Award; 1996 and 1997.

Psi Chi Best Research Award; 1997; Eastern Psychological Association meeting.

Woodring, L. (2015). Mi gran mudanza, muy emocionante y un poco aterradora: Libro de ejercisios para niños que se mudan a un nuevo hogar. CT: Child’s View Press.

Woodring, L. (2013). My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home. CT: Child’s View Press.

Woodring, L. (2011). Positive parenting tools and techniques. Presented to parents at Knightsbridge School, London, UK.

Woodring, L., Cancelli, A., Ponterotto, J., & Keitel, M. (July 2002). The psychological impact of parental HIV/AIDS on adolescents. Presented at XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Woodring, L. (April, 2001). Role and function of a school psychologist. Presented to high school students at career night, New Canaan, CT.

Woodring, L., Cancelli, A. Ponterotto, J., & Keitel, M. (June, 2000). A Qualitative Investigation of Adolescents’ Experiences with Parental HIV/AIDS. Dissertation Abstracts.

Woodring, L. (February, 2000). Qualitative versus quantitative research. Panel Discussionist, Fordham University, New York, NY.

Woodring, L. (October, 1999). Qualitative Research: data collection, data analysis, validity, and ethics. Invited Lecturer, Fordham University, New York, NY.

Attanasio, L. (June, 1998). The impact of illness on families. Presented to hospital clinicians at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Attanasio, L., Nathan, J., & Timlin, R. (1996). Stigmas against people with AIDS. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psycholocial Association, Washington, DC.

Attanasio, L., (1996). Adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. Presented to Social Workers and Psychologists at the Board of Education, New York, NY.

Attanasio, L., Darwish, D., DiBenedetto, M., Dowalski, J., & Sandler, F. (1995). Doctoral level training in school psychology: Graduate students’ perceptions. Presented at the 1996 NYASP convention, Rochester, NY.

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