Davidson, Larry 1960–
Davidson, Larry 1960–
PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1960, in New York, NY; son of Bernard (an engineer) and Faye (a homemaker; maiden name, Bernstein) Davidson; married October 28, 1990; wife's name Maryanne (a nurse practitioner); children: Abigal, Alana, Alexa. Ethnicity: "Caucasian/Jewish." Education: Emory University, B.A. (psychology), B.A. (philosophy and religion), and M.A. (philosophy), all 1982; Duquesne University, M.A. (psychology), 1983, Ph.D., 1989; attended Yale University, between 1988 and 1992. Politics: "Democratic." Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Cooking, family life.
CAREER: Writer. Yale University, New Haven, CT, postdoctoral fellow in clinical and community psychology, 1990–92, instructor, 1992–93, assistant professor, 1993–99, associate professor of psychology, 1999–, fellow of Calhoun College and director of mental health education program, 1996–, director of program for recovery and community health, 2000–. Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, assistant director for outpatient program development and research, 1994–96, coordinator of outpatient psychology training, 1995–96, associate director of outpatient division, 1996–97, director of psychosis program, 1996–2001, deputy director of clinical services, 1997–98, president of medical and profes-sional staff, 1998–2000, director of clinical services, 1998–2000, director of behavioral health policy and research, 2000–. Mental Health Network of South Central Connecticut, chair of consumer involvement committee, 1991–94; Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, senior clinical officer and mental health policy director, 2000–. Guest lecturer at Trinity College, Burlington, VT, 1997, University of Toronto, 2000, and Nova Southeastern University, 2001; expert witness for legal proceedings; participant in conferences and symposia; consultant to John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation research network on mental health and the law.
MEMBER: American Psychological Association (president of Mutual Support Interest Group, 1998–2000; chair of systems reform and under-served populations committee, 2003–), American Psychiatric Association (member of Expert Panel on the Development of Practice Guidelines for the Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia, 1998–), Society for Community Research and Action (fellow), Yale Society for Phenomenology and Psychiatry (member of organizing board, 1988–96), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, Phi Sigma Tau.
AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished Young Investigator Award and Garmezy scholar, Society for Life History Research, 1990; Karl Jaspers Prize, Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, 1991; Chairman's Award for outstanding clinical, teaching, and administrative contributions, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Yale University, 1998; Seton Elm and Ivy Award, Yale University and City of New Haven, 2002; grants from National Institute of Mental Health, State of Connecticut, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, and Donoghue Foundation.
Living outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability, edited by L. Spaniol, C. Gagne, and M. Koehler, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University (Boston, MA), 1992; The Humanistic Movement: Recovering the Person in Psychology, edited by F.J. Wertz, Gardner Press (New York, NY), 1994; Mental Disorder, Work Disability, and the Law, edited by R. Bonnie and J. Monahan, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1996; Consumers As Providers in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, edited by C.T. Mowbray, D.P. Moxley, and others, International Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (Columbia, MD), 1997; and Psychological Treatments for Early Course Psychosis, edited by J. Gleeson and P. McGorry, Whiley (London, England), 2004. Contributor of nearly 100 articles and reviews to medical and scientific journals, including Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, Practice: Journal of Psychology and Political Economy, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Journal of Mental Health Administration, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Social Issues, Children's Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice, and Humanistic Psychologist. Member of editorial board, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 2004–.