Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he serves as clinical professor and supervising doctor.. He is recognized as one of the world's leading voices on Internet, computer, and digital media behavior, and a pioneer concerning compulsive and addictive use. He is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell with Internet overuse when it came out in 1999 as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on Internet and digital behavior. Dr . Greenfield is a Doctoral graduate of Texas Tech University, and completely a VA Medical Center Internship, and State Psychiatric Hospital Residency; he recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared numerous times on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and many others. He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of Internet use and abuse and the dopamine/tech-use connection... a topic he was discussing in the late 90's. Dr. Greenfield's recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet use, and recently on Smartphone's and distracted driving. His clinical Interests and specialties include: Compulsive use of the Internet and digital technology; neurobiology and neuropharmacology of computer, Internet, and video game use, technology and its impact on the family; The evolutionary biology of addiction; Smartphone use and distracted driving; Technology abuse issues in business and legal arenas; Treatment specialties in: Addiction medicine and sexual medicine/sex therapy, Compulsive online sexual and video gaming behavior, EMDR treatment, and Imago relationship psychotherapy, general psychiatric issues, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psych Association, Connecticut, The Connecticut Association of Treatment for Sex Offenders, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He resides and practices in Connecticut.
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I believe that I am effective as a Medical Psychologist because I utilize a combination of traditional and cutting edge techniques combining psychotherapy, Neurophysiologic approaches like EMDR, solution-focused counseling, and Imago Relationship Therapy to produce an effective and results-oriented approach.The goal is to secure change in your life. Whether you are dealing with an alcohol problem, Internet/computer addiction, a marital or relationship issue, reducing past trauma/anxiety. I have a strong background in neurobiology and psychopharmacology.
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