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For additional questions regarding Cape Cod Summer Seminars please contact:

Kim Miele at 617-754-1265 or miele6288@gmail.com

FACULTY PROFILES

COURSE DIRECTOR

Lawrence E. Lifson, MD

Lawrence E. Lifson, MD, is a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Lifson is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s “Outstanding Psychiatrist in Education Award”. He is editor of Understanding Therapeutic Action: Current Concepts of Cure and The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law and The Psychology of Investing.

 

WEEKEND SEMINARS Faculty

Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, DSc (hon.)

Clinical Psychopharmacology: A Master Class

Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, DSc (hon.) is a Professor of Psychiatry and in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Psychopharmacology Program and International Consortium for Bipolar Disorder Research at McLean Hospital. He has authored nearly 2300 scientific articles and several books, including Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, third edition. He also wrote the chapters on psychopharmacology for the standard American textbook of pharmacology, Goodman and Gilman’s Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics for several decades, and serves on editorial boards of leading journals in pharmacology and psychiatry.

 

WEEK-Long SEMINARS Faculty

David Treadway, PhD

Treating Couples Well: A Model for Creating Collaborative Couples Treatment

David Treadway, PhD is a nationally known therapist and author who has been giving workshops and trainings around the country for the past thirty years. He is the co-author of Home Before Dark: A Family Portrait of Cancer and Healing. His previous books are Intimacy, Change, and other Therapeutic Mysteries: Stories of Clinicians and Clients, Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts his own Grief and Before It’s Too Late: Working with Substance Abuse in the Family. He is the author of over thirty articles and is a 2002 Psychotherapy Networker award winner for an article selected as one of the best ten pieces in their 25 year history. Dr Treadway has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20 and other television shows as well as hosting his own radio program on family communications.

 

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Psychopharmacology: A Master Class

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD is Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Nemeroff is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He is the author of over 1000 scientific articles and book chapters. He is also editor of Management of Treatment –Resistant Major Psychiatric Disorders and Co-editor Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology and The Bipolar Book: History, Neurology and Treatment.

 

Susan Pollak, EdD, MTS

Mindfulness and Compassion: Enhancing Practice and Personal Wellbeing

Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D is co-founder, senior teacher and advisor at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pollak is the President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is the co-editor of The Cultural Transition; contributing author to Mapping the Moral Domain; Evocative Objects; and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Dr. Pollak is co-author, with Thomas Pedulla and Ronald Siegel, of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.

 

Joan Klagsbrun, PhD

Focusing-Oriented Therapy: Using the ‘Felt Sense’ to Optimize Clinical Effectiveness

Joan Klagsbrun, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Lesley University. She is a Certifying Coordinator for the International Focusing Institute and has taught Focusing to therapists and health care professionals internationally for over three decades. Dr. Klagsbrun is widely published in the area of Focusing, she is the recipient of The Alice Ladas Research Award from the US Association for Body Psychotherapy for her research on Focusing with women with breast cancer.

 

Carl Salzman, MD

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment

Carl Salzman, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has served as Chairman, American Psychiatric Association Benzodiazepine Task Force. He has been awarded the Elvin V. Semrad Award for Outstanding Teaching in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association for Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Education, Heinz E. Lehmann Award from the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene for his contribution to psychiatric research, Teacher of the Year Award from CME and “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Education” by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. He has also been on numerous editorial boards including The American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Salzman is author of over 300 publications and 7 books including Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology, 4th edition.

 

Alan I. Green, MD

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment

Alan I. Green, MD is the Raymond Sobel Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Director, Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute. An internationally recognized translational investigator in the clinical neuropharmacology of schizophrenia and substance abuse, Dr. Green is currently the Principal Investigator of two NIH grants. He has published nearly 200 scientific articles and has received numerous awards, including the “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research” from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and the “Outstanding Teaching Award” at the Brocton VA Medical Center.

 

Russell G. Vasile, MD

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment

Russell G. Vasile, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Affective Disorders Consultation Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Vasile has published in diverse areas related to the assessment and treatment of anxiety and affective disorders. Dr. Vasile is also a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a past recipient of the Elvin V. Semrad Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

 

Roscoe Brady Jr. MD, PhD

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment

Roscoe Brady Jr. MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychopharmacology Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also the director of the Research Concentration in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is the recipient of the Jonathan F. Borus Outstanding Early Educator Award at Harvard Medical School. His academic interests include mood state switching in bipolar disorder and he is the Principal Investigator of a NIH funded longitudinal neuroimaging study.

 

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Research Psychiatrist at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Dr. Coffey is a former Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is an associate editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Robert M. Goisman, MD

The Widening Scope of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Robert M. Goisman, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the former Director of Medical Student Education at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. His research interests have included behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, and psychosocial rehabilitation in chronic mental illness. Dr. Goisman is a past recipient of the Elvin V. Semrad Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He is a past recipient of the “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award” from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society for Public Sector Service. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2011 he received the Special Faculty Prize for Sustained Excellence in Teaching from Harvard Medical School.

 

Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

The Widening Scope of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair, Public Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

 

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH

Treating Attachment Pathology in Adult Clients

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is the author of 15 books including two on developmental psychopathology, Human Feelings and Transformation of Consciousness and Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair.

 

John Ratey, MD

A New Prescription: Exercise and Other Groundbreaking Techniques

for the Treatment of ADHD, Aggression, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

John J. Ratey, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, part time, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ratey has been a leading teacher and researcher on brain and personality and treatment of aggression and the development of disabilities as well as the psychological and cognitive benefits of exercise and play. He has written extensively on Attention Deficit Disorder, learning disabilities, brain differences that affect social skills and has published Shadow Syndromes, a book that has helped broaden our understanding of how the brain affects everyday life. Dr. Ratey is the author of co-author of more than 85 scientific publications and eight books including Driven to Distraction and The User’s Guide to the Brain and Spark: The New Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain and Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of Civilization.

 

Ronald Siegel, PsyD

Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Clinical Hour

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School. He serves on the Board of Directors and faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Back Sense; and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. He is a long time student of mindfulness meditation and teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields.

 

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Clinical Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH is Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine and Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ghaemi is also the recipient of a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy and a Master of Public Health in the Clinical Effectiveness Program of Harvard School of Public Health. He is Director, Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ghaemi has authored over 100 scientific articles or book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He is the author of 4 books including, Mood Disorders: A Practical Guide. His most recent book (a New York Times Best Seller) is, A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness.

 

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Research Psychiatrist at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Dr. Coffey is a former Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is an associate editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Research Psychiatrist at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Dr. Coffey is a former Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is an associate editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Research Psychiatrist at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Dr. Coffey is a former Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is an associate editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2017: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Research Psychiatrist at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Dr. Coffey is a former Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is an associate editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.