Offered by the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Inquiries may be made to Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

at 617-384-8600 (Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST); email: CEPrograms@hms.harvard.edu.or to The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 617-754-1265.

Faculty Profiles

COURSE DIRECTOR
OF THE 33RD ANNUAL SUMMER SEMINARS

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 a faculty member at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a co-chair for Continuing Education Program at 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 the 2016 Recipient of Tufts Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award and has received the 2018 American Psychoanalytic Association Edith Sabshin Teaching 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.

FACULTY

 

Mark Albanese, MD

Mark Albanese, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance; and Medical Director of the Physician Health Services of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Albanese has published extensively on alcohol and substance use disorders with particular focus in the area of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Roscoe O. Brady Jr. MD, PhD

Roscoe O. Brady Jr. MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychopharmacology 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

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. An Associate Editor, Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, she is the author of more than 200 manuscripts, chapters and abstracts. Dr. Coffey received the Virginia Q. Anthony Award in October 2019 for outstanding woman leader in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Research and Development at the Center for Early Detection, Assessment and Response to Risk. Dr. Yakoobian has trained scores of graduate students, psychiatry residents, and mental health professionals in CBT. She speaks regionally, nationally, and internationally on CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and cognitive remediation. She is co-author of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Guide for Case Managers.

Robert M. Goisman, MD

Robert M. Goisman, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (part-time) 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.

Tim Havens, MD

Tim Havens, MD is a Lecturer on Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School and has served as Senior Vice President of the Levinson Institute, Course Director of the Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (HMS BIDMC ) CME program “Leadership for Physician Executives”, guest lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as other universities both domestic and international. He has written about effective organizational leadership and lectures extensively on leadership development, managing organizational change, executive coaching, and building effective management teams.

Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD is a Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deacon Medical Center. Dr. Keshavan is a world class teacher and researcher in schizophrenia. He has authored over 650 peer-reviewed publications as well as having authored four books and 100 reviews/book chapters. He is editor of Schizophrenia Research and serves on the editorial board of many respected journals.

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and directs a Clinical Neuroscience course for psychiatry residents at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is also the co-director of a psychosis neuroimaging laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His academic interests include neuropsychiatry, neuroscience and neuroimaging biomarkers in psychosis. He is also a deputy editor at the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and associate editor for Schizophrenia Research.

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Matthew P. Nemeroff Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences; Director, Institute of Early Life Adversity Research, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin; past Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; President, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA); past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; member of the National Academy of Medicine; author of over 1100 scientific articles and book chapters, Co-editor, Textbook of Psychopharmacology; Co-editor, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D

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 was the President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy from 2010-2020. 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. Her most recent book is Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child By Caring for Yourself.

John J. Ratey, MD

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 or 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.

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is 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 Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are and 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 and 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.

Russell G. Vasile, MD

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 and The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Faculty Award for Teaching and Mentorship, September 2021.