Media Interviews & Articles 2017-2022


Dr. Laurie Zelinger is a frequent contributor to the media. As a Media Referral Service member of American Psychological Association, and former Media Ambassador for the New York State Psychological Association, Dr. Zelinger is available for interviews that share information about childhood issues with the public. She and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred, often work as a team when providing journalists with the clinical information they are seeking.

The following sample represents a partial list of her most recent contributions and shows the range of venues and topics of her media interviews. Dr. Zelinger also wrote a column which she developed for the New York State Association of Play Therapy Newsletter, called “Grin and Share It,” where she shared humorous anecdotes about her contacts with children and their parents (of course changing names and any identifying data). Dr. Zelinger welcomes additional opportunities to help the public through media.


Most Recent


The Specialist, “Please Explain Alzheimer’s Disease to Me & Please Explain Vaccines to Me because I HATE SHOTS!” by Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S (Winter, 2021) Please turn to page 66 to see the article by Laurie., “Pediatric Psoriasis – Parents’ Coaching Guide” by Jen Sinrich (May 27, 2021)

PLAYTHERAPY, “Expanding Social Stories Beyond the Autism Spectrum” (pdf 1.1M) (June, 2020)

Newsday, “The psychology of isolation: Tackling issues your child may be facing, by age group ” by Beth Whitehouse (April 8, 2020)


Magazines, Newspapers & Newsletters


LIHerald, “Adjusting to the new norm during the coronvirus (sic) outbreak” (Mar. 26, 2020)

Centennial Media, Single issue, Wellness section, Raising Kids. “Coping with Developmental Disorders” by Katherine Schreiber. (May, 2019)

Newsday. “Wantagh, Port Washington dads connect to kids with snack-bag drawings” by Beth Whitehouse (March 15, 2019). Dr. Zelinger is quoted towards the bottom of the article.

OFTimes, Oceanside Federation of Teachers Newsletter, “Former Oceanside Psychologist to Publish Her Third Book” (It is actually her 4th book.) March, 2019.

CNN. “Helping children process hate: A Jewish perspective” by Elissa Strauss (November 15, 2018)

“Beating the Back to School Blues: Child psychologists share tips” in an interview with Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger. (July 13, 2018)

Motherly. “Going back to school after a tragedy: How to help your children cope” by Heather Marcoux (February 16, 2018)

Irish Independent Newspaper. “Life Parenting: Calm in the face of terror” Interview with Kathy Donaghy (May 25, 2017)

Christian Science Monitor. “Manchester Attack: Explaining Terrorism to Children”by Sara Miller Llana (May 23, 2017)

Newsday. “Ariana Grande Concert Attack: Helping Kids Cope With the News” by Beth Whitehouse (May 23, 2017)

Gazeta Wyborcza. “Jak rozmawiać z dzieckiem o terroryzmie?” Iinterview with Monika Rebala in Poland (May 25, 2017)

London Telegraph. “How do I stop my kids worrying about the big bad world?” by Tanith Carey (April 27, 2017)


Online Contributions


Click on the image to view Part 1 of the webinar.
CLICK HERE to view Part 2 of the webinar. (July 9, 2020)

CHC Online, “Help Your Children Cope With Traumatic Events” (Jan. 2020)

Parents, “How to Get Your Child to Go to Therapy” by Gia Miller (Oct. 31, 2019)

Parents, “Is It Ever Appropriate For My Kid to Talk Back to an Adult?” by Gia Miller (Sept. 13, 2019)

LI Herald, “Explaining mass shootings to children” by Matthew Ferremi (Aug. 15, 2019)

Parents, “Getting Your Kid to Open Up” by Teri Cettina (May 2, 2019)

Romper. “7 Facts About Middle Children That Prove They’re The Royals Of The Family” by Steph Montgomery (April 24, 2018)

Boston Globe. “Police take notice of mannequin hanging from tree outside Sudbury home” by Travis Anderson (October 10, 2017)

Insider “‘Middle child syndrome’ isn’t exactly real — but that doesn’t mean parents shouldn’t take it seriously” by Emily DiNuzzo (August, 2017). “How To Talk About The Ariana Grande Concert Attack With Young Girls & Boys” by Jon Hecht (May 23, 2017)




#ConversationsLIVEDr. Laurie Zelinger and Illustrator Ann Israeli stop by  (September, 2017)


Archived Media from 2007 thru 2016

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