The Academy Welcomes Harold I. Kaplan, M.D., B.C.E.T.S.

It is with great pleasure that The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress welcomes Dr. Harold Kaplan as a member and Diplomate. Dr. Kaplan was recently appointed to serve on the Academy’s Board of Scientific & Professional Advisors. He is currently professor of psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, an appointment dating back to 1980. Since that time he has been an attending psychiatrist at Tisch Hospital (the University Hospital of the NYU Medical Center) and Bellevue Hospital of the NYU Medical Center. He is co-director of NYU Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education Program in Psychiatry and is consultant psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. From 1958 to 1980, he was professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College and director of Psychiatric Education, heading the undergraduate, residency, and continuing education programs in psychiatry, and he was a visiting psychiatrist at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University. He received his M.D. from New York Medical College in 1949 at the age of 21, interned at Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, and served his psychiatric residency training at Kingsbridge Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, and Jewish Board of Guardians (in child psychiatry). He has received awards for academic excellence in psychiatry from the Alumni Association of New York Medical College (1983), the Distinguished Service Award in Psychiatry from the Association of Psychiatric Outpatient Centers of America and the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School (1982), and a Founders Day Award for Scholastic Achievement for NYU (1988).

During his tenure at New York Medical College, he was the principal investigator of 10 educational grants in psychiatry from NIMH, several specializing in the psychiatric training of women physicians. He was a member of the Preparatory Commission on Psychiatric Education for NIMH and the American Psychiatric Association during 1973-1975. In 1957 he was certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has served as an Assistant and Associate Examiner of the American Board for 12 years. He received a Certificate of Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for his work as chairman of their committee on Education during 1973-1975. Professor Kaplan was certified in psychoanalysis in 1955 by New York Medical College. He has published many papers in numerous psychiatric journals and has authored and edited numerous books. He is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Physicians, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society and treasurer of the NYU-Bellevue Psychiatric Society.

He presently makes his home in New York City, where he is married to actress Nancy Barrett. He has three children, Jennifer, Peter Mark, and Phillip. He maintains an active general psychiatric practice in Manhattan, which includes individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, and psychoanalysis. In his leisure time he enjoys travel, fine food, and reading nonfiction.

Books by Harold I. Kaplan, M.D., B.C.E.T.S. and Benjamin J. Sadock, M.D.

Synopsis of Psychiatry

Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry

Study Guide and Self-Examination Review for Synopsis of Psychiatry

Comprehensive Group Psychotherapy

The Sexual Experience

Clinical Psychiatry

Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Comprehensive Glossary of Psychiatry and Psychology

Pocket Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

Pocket Handbook of Emergency Psychiatric Medicine

Studies in Human Behavior, 1-5

(with A.M. Freedman)

Modern Group Books I-VI

The Human Animal

©1997 by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Inc.