Media Interviews & Articles 2019-2023

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


Newsday, “Mego Corp. of Great Neck to launch A.I.-powered robot for kids” by Victor Ocasio (Nov. 27, 2023)

Newsday, “Explaining the Israel-Hamas war to children: Tips from experts” by Beth Whitehouse (Oct. 14, 2023)

Newsday, “How To Talk To Kids About the Mass Shooting” by Beth Whitehouse (May 26, 2022)

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.


Magazines, Newspapers & Newsletters, “Pediatric Psoriasis – Parents’ Coaching Guide” by Jen Sinrich (May 27, 2021)

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

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.


Online Contributions


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

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)


Archived Media from 2007 thru 2018

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