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 5:00 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 31ST 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 2019 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; and Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Addictions Program, Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Albanese has published extensively in the area of alcohol and substance use disorders with particular expertise in the area of substance use disorders and co-occurring 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.

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Brown is one the country’s leading thinkers and teachers of psychological trauma and has taught workshops on psyhcological trauma both nationally and internationally. 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, which is his latest book.

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is a Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Research. 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.

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian

 

 

 

 

 


Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD is Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the Clinical Director of 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.

Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

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.

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD

Paulo Lizano MD, PhD is an Instructor 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 association editor for Schizophrenia Research.

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Institute of Early Life Adversity Research, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin; 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 of Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology and The Bipolar Book: History, Neurology and Treatment.

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 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.

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 and the Brain and Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of Civilization.

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

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.

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.