Teaching

Teaching of Students in Formal Courses

College Undergraduate Courses and Lectures

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1986 – 1986 “Introductory Ethics”
Department of Philosophy, Semester long course, 40 students.

1987 – 1987 “Introductory Logic”
Department of Philosophy, Semester long course, 40 students.

1988 “Nietzsche’s Conception of Community”
Fourth Annual UNC-CH Department of German Colloquium, March 19, 1988.

1990 “Dostoevsky and Nietzsche: Linkage Between Narrative and Christianity”
Department of Religious Studies Lecture and Colloquia Series, November 14, 1990.

1991 – 1991 “Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Religion”
Department of Religious Studies, Intensive 5 week summer course, 20 students.

1992 – 1992 “Introduction to the Psychology of Religion”
Department of Religious Studies, Semester long course, 40 students.

Smith College

1997 – 2004 “Literature and Religion”
Department of Religious Studies Semester long course, 15-40 students per semester.

1999 – 2002 “The Psychology of Religion”
Department of Religious Studies Semester long course, 35-40 students per semester.

2001 – 2002 Senior Thesis Advisor, “Deviant Behavior and Religion”
Department of Religion, year long intensive, 1 student

Mt. Holyoke College

1998 – 1999 “The Varieties of Religious Experience”
Department of Religious Studies, Semester long course, 20 students.

Harvard College

2009-present “The Psychology of Religion”
Freshman Seminar, Semester long course, 15 students.

Harvard Summer School

2010-present “The Psychology of Religion”
Summer long course, 15 students.

Graduate Level Courses and Lectures

Harvard University

1993 – 1995 “The Psychology of Religion”
Harvard Divinity School, Semester long course, 45 students.

1994 – 1996 “Religion and Literature”
Harvard University Extension School, Semester long course, 40 students.

Harvard Medical School

2004 – Psychiatry Preceptor, Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC). Intensive year long work with one HMS III student for 12 months, 4-5 hours per week

2004 – Outpatient Psychiatry Preceptor, Core Clerkship in Psychiatry (PS500M.6), Harvard Medical School, introduction to outpatient care of psychiatry patient, 4 hours with each student every week, 1-2 students per month

2005 – Introduction to the Profession, HMS 1 students, 2 students, 2 hours per year

2006- Advanced Psychiatry Clerkship in a Community Hospital (PS509M.6), Harvard Medical School, advanced rotation for students who have completed the core rotation, 4 hours with each student every week, 1 student per month (twice a year on average)

2011-present MA750-Medical Ethics and Professionalism, Seminar, HMS 10 students, 17 weeks, 2 hours per week

2015- present   Into the Wild Blue Yonder—Preparing for Internship (IN855). Lecture 40-50 fourth-year medical students, 2 hours once per year

2015 – present  Health and Human Rights.   Seminar.  6 MA in Bioethics students. Semester long course.

2015 – present  Critical Reading of Contemporary Books in Bioethics.   Seminar.  9 MA in Bioethics students. Semester long course.

Teaching at Cambridge Health Alliance

1994 “The Use of Hypnosis in a Depressed, Suicidal Patient”
guest lecture in Dr. John Mack’s seminar “Use of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness in Psychotherapy”, January 14/28, 1994. Multidisciplinary staff, 50 attendees, 3 hours.

1995 – 1996 “Ethics and Values in Psychiatry”
seminar for 4th year psychiatry residents, 10 week course, 8 residents/year

1998 – 2000 “Ethics in Psychiatry”
Fourth Year Resident Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, 10 week course, 8 residents/year

2005-present “Ethical Issues in Child Psychiatry”
Core Seminar, Child Psychiatry Fellowship, Child Psychiatry Fellows, 5 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2005 “Soul Loss”
guest presentation in Dr. Inge Hoffmann’s seminar “From Depression toward Creativity”, April 13, 2005. Multidisciplinary staff, 15 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2005 “Informed Consent in Child Psychiatry”
Transition to Practice Seminar, Child Psychiatry Fellowship, April 28, 2005. Child Psychiatry Fellows, 6 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2005 “Boundary Issues in Child Psychiatry”
Transition to Practice Seminar, Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program, June 9, 2005. Child Psychiatry Fellows, 6 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2005-present “Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians”
Introduction to Social Work Seminar, Social Work Interns, 18 attendees, 2 hours.

2006-present “Ethics and Professionalism in Mental Health”
Cambridge Hospital Summer Intensive Seminar of Psychology Interns and PGY2 Adult Psychiatry Residents, Psychology Interns and Adult Psychiatry Residents, 10 attendees, 1 hour.

2006-present “Cross-Cultural Issues and Religious Diversity”
guest presentation in John Chirban’s “Spirituality and Psychiatry” seminar for Cambridge Health Alliance PGY3 Adult Psychiatry Residents, September 20, 2006. Adult Psychiatry Residents, 8 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2006 “Maddening Depression”
guest presentation in Dr. Inge Hoffmann’s seminar “From Depression toward Creativity”, October 11 and 18, 2006. Multidisciplinary staff, 15 attendees, 1.5 hours.

2007 “Physician Impairment”
Cambridge Health Alliance, PGY 1 Adult Psychiatry Resident Transition to Psychiatry Seminar, June 6, 2007.

2007-present “Medical and Psychiatric Ethics”
Fourth Year Resident Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, 8 week summer course, 8 residents/year

Invited Presentations at Grand Rounds and Conferences

Local

1995 “Nietzsche on Ambivalence and the Limitations of Rationality: Implications for Psychotherapy”
Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance June 7, 1995

1997 “Physician Assisted Suicide”
Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA, May 11, 1997.

1998 “Uncertainty and Truth Telling in Medicine: Narrative Implications”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, January 22, 1998.

1998 “Ethics in Psychiatry”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, May 19, 1998.

1999 “Truth-Telling in Medicine”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, April 6, 1999.

2000 “Compromising Ourselves: Modern Healthcare”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, April 18, 2000.

2000 “Confidentiality”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/ Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA , November 21, 2000.

2001 “Humanistic Concerns in Psychiatry”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, September 18, 2001.

2002 “Narrative Aspects of a Physician-Patient Encounter”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, March 19, 2002.

2003 “Ethical Issues Concerning Access to Health Care”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, April 15, 2003.

2003 “Compromising Positions, Compromised Persons”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, December 16, 2003.

2004 “Ethical Issues Surrounding Physician Well-Being”
Ethical Issues in Medicine curriculum for 3rd and 4th year Tufts medical students, Baystate Medical Center, the Western Campus of Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, December 8, 2004.

2005 “Caregivers in Need: Ethical Issues and Concerns”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, March 15, 2005.

2005 “Alien Encounter?”
guest presentation in Dr. Inge Hoffmann’s seminar “From Depression toward Creativity,” Cambridge Health Alliance May 18, 2005.

2006 “Top Ten Ways to Receive an Invitation from the Board of Registration in Medicine”
(with Scott Liebert, Esq.), BIDMC/Harvard Pathology, Grand Rounds, February 2, 2006

2006 “Ethical Issues and Concerns about Medical Student Health”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, March 29, 2006.

2006 “Keeping the Healer Healthy”
Grand Rounds, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, April 11, 2006.

2006 “Original Research: US Medical Student Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Geneva Conventions and Military Medical Ethics”
Baystate Medical Center/Tufts Medical School, Ethics Grand Rounds, Springfield, MA, May 16, 2006.

2006 “Physician Well-Being”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, November 29, 2006.

2007 “Ethical Issues as Pertinent to Medical Student Health”
Baystate Medical Center Ethics Curriculum/Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA, May 30, 2007

2007 “Physicians Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, July 25, 2007

2007 “Disruptive Behaviors in the Workplace”
Grand Rounds, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, October 30, 2007.

2008 “Transforming Violence: A Play Reading of Ariel Dorfman’s Death & the Maiden”
panelist, Victims of Violence/Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, February 13, 2008

2008 “Physician Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, November 5, 2008.

2010 “Adolescent Substance Abuse and Depression”
Mini Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, March 12, 2010.

2010 “Big Pharma and Medicine: An Unholy Alliance”
Collaborative Office Rounds, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, April 16, 2010.

2010 “The Cambridge Integrated Clerkship in Psychiatry: Considerations and Implications”
Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Symposium on Medical Student Education, Cambridge, MA, May 13, 2010.

2010 “Depression and Addiction: Psychopharmicological Consideration and SBIRT Implications”
Addiction Medicine: Prescribing During the New Era of SBIRT, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA, October 16, 2010

2011 “Physician Health and Well Being”
Cambridge Health Alliance, April 28, 2011

2012            “Forbidden Talk: Race, Class, Religion, and Ethnicity in Psychiatric Practice.” Sobremesa. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Boston. November 16, 2012

2012            “Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Campus —Update and New Research,” at the Critical Issues & New Research in Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Crime on College Campuses Conference, Harvard Health Publications/Harvard Medical School, April 9, 2012

2013            Psychologists’ Knowledge of Human Rights and Military Medical Ethics. Global Health and Human Rights. Cambridge Health Alliance.   Cambridge, MA. February 25, 2013

2013            Mental Health on Campus and Beyond. Undergraduate Psychiatry Interest Group. Harvard College.   Cambridge, MA. March 7, 2013

2013            Treating ADHD and other Mental Health Issues in the Context of Substance Abuse, Adolescent Medicine Seminar, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. March 26, 2013.

2013            Relationships with Big Pharma in Psychiatric Practice. Transition to Practice Seminar. Child Psychiatry Fellowship, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA. May 22, 2013.

2013            “Clangings: A Poetry Reading by Poet Steven Cramer,” discussant, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA. September 25, 2013.

2013                        “Substance Abuse in Healthcare Professionals: Ethical and Legal Considerations,” Addiction Medicine: A Case-Based Approach to Managing Addiction in Special Populations and Related Issues,” Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA, October 12, 2013

2015                        “Physician Participation in Torture,” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine.                                     Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, January 21, 2015

2015            “Research Based Advocacy in Psychiatry,” Medical Advocacy Elective, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, February 13 , 2015

2015                        “Can’t or Won’t Be Discharged,” Case Commentator, Harvard Ethics Consortium, sponsored by the Harvard Center for Bioethics, Boston, MA, April 3, 2015.

2015                        “Can’t or Won’t Be Discharged,” Case Commentator, Harvard Ethics Consortium, sponsored by the Harvard Center for Bioethics, Boston, MA, April 3, 2015.

2015                        “Seeking Refuge: Psychological Evaluations in Asylum Cases and the Asylum Clinic at CHA,” Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, October 7, 2015.

 

Regional

1995 “The Human Impact of Managed Care”
Massachusetts Health Decisions: Bioethics Cooperative, Mansfield, MA, December 9, 1995.

1996 “The Impact of Managed Care on Providers as Persons”
9th Annual New England Conference of Not-For-Profit Providers of Homes and Services to Older People, Newport, RI, May 30, 1996.

1996 “Balancing Stories and Principles: The Embodied Nature of Ethical Deliberations”
Massachusetts Health Decisions: Bioethics Cooperative: An Intensive Introduction to Health Care Ethics, Sharon, MA, October 3, 1996.

1997 “The Limitations of Psychiatry: Legal and Philosophical Considerations”
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, October 22, 1997.

1998 “The Boundaries of Normality: Psychological, Philosophical, and Narrative Aspects of Religious Delusions”
Five College Faculty Seminar Series in the Study of Religion, South Hadley, MA, March 26, 1998.

1998 “Managed Mental Health Care”
University of Massachusetts School of Management, Amherst, MA, April 23, 1998.

1999 “Ethical Issues in Managed Care”
Boundary Violations: How to Avoid the Slippery Slope, Mass Medical Society and the Health Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, March 10, 1999.

2004 “Assessing, Monitoring, and Supporting Physicians with Addictive Disorders”
Seventeenth Cape Cod Symposium on Addictions, Hyannis, MA, September 11, 2004.

2004 “Supporting Physician Health”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth, MA, November 23, 2004.

2005 “Keeping the Healer Healthy: Issues in Physician Health”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, February 11, 2005.

2005 “Risk Management: Physicians Helping Physicians”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, South Coast St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA, May 19, 2005

2005 “Keeping the Healer Healthy: Issues in Physician Health”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Charleton Hospital, Fall River, MA, November 8, 2005.

2006 “Assessing and Helping Physicians at Risk”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Milton Hospital, Milton, MA, January 10, 2006

2006 “Physician Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, MA, January 23, 2006

2006 “Keeping the Healer Healthy: Issues in Physician Health”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, May 5, 2006.

2006 “Wellness Workshop”
Entire Class of First Year Medical Students, Boston University Medical School, Boston, September 19, 2006

2007 “Physician Well-Being”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Milford Regional Hospital, Milford, MA, January 30, 2007.

2007 “Physicians Helping Physicians”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA, July 10, 2007

2007 “Professionalism and Physician Well Being”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, November 2, 2007.

2007 “Physicians Helping Physicians”
Medical Staff Grand Rounds, South Shore Medical Center, Weymouth, MA, November 27, 2007

2008 “Doctors and Torture: What All Physicians Need to Know”
presentation to the Asylum Network Discussion Group, Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA, January 22, 2008.

2008 “Doctors, Torture, and War”
Physicians for Human Rights, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, March 11, 2008

2008 “Physician Health”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Charleton Hospital, Fall River, MA, October 28, 2008.

2009 “Physician Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, February 6, 2009

2009 “Physician Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry. Bournewood Hospital, Brookline, MA, February 23, 2009

2009 “The Health and Health Care Of U.S. Prisoners: A Nationwide Survey”
Health Care in Prisons, sponsored by Prisoners Legal Services and the Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, March 11, 2009

2009 “Physician Health Matters”
Quincy Medical Center, Quincy, MA, September 17, 2009

2009 “Physician Health Matters”
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA, September 22, 2009

2009 “Health and Human Rights”
Physicians for Human Rights Northeast Regional Advocacy Institute, Boston, MA , November 7, 2009

2010                        “Revitalizing the Single Payer Movement in Massachusetts,” Physicians for a National Health Program, Boston, MA.

2012                        “Doctors of the Dark Side,” discussant, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, November 8, 2012.

2013                        “Mental Health in Immigration Court: Evaluation and Testimony in Immigration Court,” Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, at the Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, May 30, 2013.

2013                        “Mental Health in Detention: Building Trust with Mentally Ill Clients,” Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, at the Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, May 30, 2013.

2015                        “Speak-out: “Health Care in Massachusetts: An ailing model,” sponsored by Massachusetts-Physicians for a National Program and MassCare, Boston, MA, March 26, 2015.

National

2007 “A Novel Dosing Strategy for Delivering Psychiatric Education: Yearlong Pulsed Dosing in Contrast to Conventional 4-6 Week Bolus”
Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, September 21, 2007, Boston, MA.

2008 “Teaching Psychotherapy and Psychodynamics to Medical Students”
Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, September, 26, 2008, Santa Fe, NM.

2009 “Understanding The Geneva Conventions & Why Health Professionals Must Know”
Physicians for Human Rights National Student Meeting. Providence, RI, January 31, 2009

2010 “Medication Assisted Treatment”
Association of Recovery Schools National Conference, July 21, 2010, Boston, MA.

2010 “Physicians in Crisis: How to Proceed if there are Concerns about Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Issues in Colleagues and/or Trainees”
Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, September 22, 2010, Pasadena, CA.

2011 “Ethical Issues in Innovative Social and Behavioral Research Methodologies”
PRIM&R Social, Behavioral, & Educational Research Conference, April 28, 2011, Boston, MA

2011                        “I Want a New Drug,” Plenary Presentation, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA, Nov 4, 2011.

2012            “The Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship in Psychiatry: the Narratives Students tell about Themselves and their Patients.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, October 11, 2012, Nashville, TN.

2012            “Forbidden Narratives: Discussions of Race and Class in the Context of a Longitudinal Psychiatry Clerkship.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, October 12, 2012, Nashville, TN.

2013            “Psychology Graduate Student Knowledge about Ethics and the Geneva Conventions.” Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, August 3, 2012, Honolulu, HI. Presented by co-author Alice Locicero.

2013            “Outreach to State and Local Medical Societies,” Physicians for a National Health Program National Meeting, Nov 2, 2013, Boston, MA.

2013            “Research Based Advocacy,” Physicians for a National Health Program National Meeting, Nov 2, 2013, Boston, MA.

2014            “How Obamacare Fails the Mentally Ill,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 3, 2014. New York, NY.

2014            “Single Payer and the Crisis in Mental Health Care,” Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting, November 8, 2014. New Orleans, LA.

2015            “Right Care in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health,” Lown Institute Annual Conference: Road to RightCare, March 9, 2015. San Diego, CA.

2015            “A Proposal for Mental Health Care in a Single Payer Health Care System,” Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting, October 31, 2015. Chicago, IL.

International

2004 “Physicians for a National Health Program Proposal”
World Social Forum, Boston, MA, July 25, 2004.

2006 “Perils and Pitfalls of Monitoring Physicians with Behavioral Health Problems”
AMA/CMA International Conference on Physician Health, Ottawa, Canada, December 2, 2006.

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