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Adam S. Weissman, PhD

Dr. Weissman is a renowned pediatric psychologist and healthcare innovator with a mission to broaden equitable and inclusive access to evidence-based mental healthcare. He is the Founding President and Chief Psychologist of The Child & Family Institute, a world-renowned clinical psychology practice with over 50 mental and behavioral health programs and specialists, cutting edge clinical research and training programs, and large-scale pro bono initiatives for underserved children and families—and families in global crisis—through his 501(c)(3) Weissman Children’s Foundation.

Dr. Weissman is a prolific author and researcher, and foremost expert in the transdiagnostic assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety, depression, attention, habit, and behavior disorders, including the development of his new compassion-focused parent therapy and a book series for young children with worry. He received his B.A. in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers and Harvard University, with certificates in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Ethical AI Applications to Business Strategy, from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan. Formerly on faculty at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weissman is an Adjunct Professor/Clinical Supervisor at Columbia University-Teacher’s College. He is Past-President of the Westchester County Psychological Association, and recipient of the county’s 40 Under 40, Healthcare Heroes, and Public Health Awards, as well as the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Practice Award, one of the field’s highest honors.

Beyond Psychology:

While Dr. Weissman wears many hats, his favorite role is “daddy” to his two young sons, Skyler (4) and Lucas (1.5). An avid traveler and adventurer, Dr. Weissman and his wife, Annie, have visited 50 countries across six continents, including their wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and their nine-week honeymoon across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Southeast Asia, where they presented at the World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies in Melbourne and taught English to teenagers in Laos. A former college athlete and a cappella co-founder, Dr. Weissman is a fantasy football enthusiast, a campfire guitarist, and an avid collector of autographed music and sports memorabilia.

Read Dr. Weissman’s full CV here. 

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