Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D.


Dr. Seidman is the Principal Investigator of the grant funded by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation that supports the CEDAR Clinic. Dr. Seidman is one of the program advisors to the CEDAR Clinic and meets regularly with clinical staff. As Director of the Commonwealth Research Center, a research "Center of Excellence" funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), he leads a program on "Early Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis" and works with government officials, consumers, and members of the community to support programs like the CEDAR Clinic.

Clinical Interests:
Dr. Seidman is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, and his specialization is in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment of teenagers and young adults (ages 14-30), particularly those with developmental neuropsychiatric disorders at the borderland of neurology, psychiatry and psychology (schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities). He has over 30 years of experience as a clinical psychotherapist, and as a consultant psychodiagnostician and neuropsychologist.

Academic Interests: Dr. Seidman is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has spent the last 30 years of his career studying the causes of psychotic disorders and trying to advance innovative treatments for these problems. He has published more than 240 papers and has been involved with 60 funded grants since 1978. He is currently Principal Investigator of a number of grants investigating the causes of psychotic illnesses.