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Event Title:  Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Helping Families Help a Loved One with a Mental Illness
Date:   Sep 25, 2013
Time:   12:15PM - 2:00PM ET
Location:   Columbia University
School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
(at 121st Street)
Room C03
New York, NY 10027
Description:   Dr. Lloyd I. Sederer
Medical Director, NYS Office of Mental Health
Adjunct Professor, Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health
Medical Editor for Mental Health, The Huffington Post/AOL

LLOYD I. SEDERER, M.D., is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health system. As New York’s “chief psychiatrist”, he provides medical leadership for a $3.7 billion per year mental health system which annually serves over 700,000 people. Previously, Dr. Sederer served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in NYC, Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital, and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association.
The American Psychiatric Association honored Dr. Sederer this year with the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents and recognized him as the Psychiatric Administrator of the Year in 2009. He also has been awarded a Scholar-in-Residence grant by the Rockefeller Foundation and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He has published seven books for professional audiences and two books for lay audiences, as well as over 350 articles in medical journals and non-medical publications like, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Commonweal Magazine, and Psychology Today.
His new book, The Family Guide to Mental Health Care (foreword by Glenn Close), is for families of people with mental illness. His even newer book, co-authored with Jay Neugeboren and Michael Friedman, is The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (The DMOM), a parody on the DSM. Dr. Sederer’s website is


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