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Joseph Matthew Pirone PhD

Joseph Matthew Pirone, PhD

Joseph Matthew Pirone, PhD

Professor, Psychology

Academic II, Room 2237


Joseph Matthew Pirone is a Professor of Psychology, teaching in the Sam Draper Honors Program at RCC. He became a full Professor in 1984.

Dr. Pirone’s research interests are connected with the Assisi Institute of Jungian studies in Connecticut, the Enneagram Institute in New York, and the Bert Hellinger Family Constellations Healing Methods, USA.

For many years his course Adler/Jung/Moreno, Conflict Resolution inspired students seeking careers in peace studies and religious, ethnic and racial conflict transformation. Two former students were awarded scholarships for their co-curricular work in the Hellinger methods taught by Dr. Pirone and Certifier Suzy Tucker.

A graduate and former training faculty member of the Alfred Adler Institute of New York, Dr. Pirone has woven the strands of his various training into a highly effective method of transforming addictive behavior as well as reducing painfully conflicting dynamics in families blighted by Parent Alienation Syndrome.

More recently he has been training mentors for gifted underprivileged students of diverse backgrounds in the East Ramapo School District, and supervising student volunteer work in community service.

Dr. Pirone is a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Nyack, NY, and the Association of Christian Psychotherapists.


  • BA Russian Language and Literature, Fordham University, 1967
  • MA Russian Language and Literature, Institute of Contemporary Russian Studies, Fordham University, 1968
  • MA Clinical Psychology, Fordham University, 1970
  • PhD Psychology, Fordham University, 1984


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship, Russian Area Studies


  • Multiple publications and scholarly presentations in areas of Dissociation Identity Disorder, Addiction Transformation through Enneagram Counseling, Transforming Parent Alienation Syndrome through workshops and mentoring student volunteers