Advisory Council: Deborah Lipschitz, MD

Lipschitz_croppedDeborah Lipschitz is a board certified practitioner in General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who works in private practice in Connecticut. Her expertise in treating children with anxiety disorders, PTSD, behavioral disabilities and complex psychiatric diagnoses have made her a valuable resource to the region’s educational community. Many schools, school-based clinics and pediatricians rely upon her consultation to support their children with more challenging needs.

Dr. Lipschitz received her medical degree from the University of Cape Town and her psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry residency training from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Her clinical background includes wide-ranging roles, including Staff Psychiatrist at the National Center for PTSD; Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) Program at Yale University; and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine. Professional awards and recognition include the AAP/Mead Johnson Fellowship Award, the Leo Davidoff Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and the APA Research Colloquium for Young Investigators.

A member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Dr. Lipschitz has served on its Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. She is also a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She has published many articles on the clinical ramifications and neurobiology of childhood maltreatment, post-traumatic stress disorder and adolescent suicidality.


Board of Directors:

Dana Beyer, MD

Thomas Kaylor

Marvin Pannell, MBA

Vernon S. Thompson, DMin, MEd, MDiv


Advisory Council:

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

Irwin Krieger, LCSW

William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Andrea Leonardi, MA

Deborah Lipschitz, MD

Michael Morris, PhD

Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD

Catherine E. Semcer

Marilyn Price Spivack

Janie Victoria Ward, EdD, MEd