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Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD

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Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD

Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Family & Community Medicine

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  • American Psychological Association

  • North Carolina Psychological Association

  • NPI: 1639245012

Clinical Interests

  • Family Therapy, Pediatric Trauma, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Training in Behavior Management, School-based Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychology

Education & Training

  • BS

    1994 - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • MSEd

    1998 - Simmons College

  • MEd

    2001 - University of Virginia

  • PhD

    2005 - University of Virginia

  • Internship

    2005 - Clinical Psychology: Dartmouth Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship

    2006 - Clinical Psychology: Dartmouth Affiliated Hospitals


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Dreams, GABA Modulators, Anti-Anxiety Agents, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Antipsychotic Agents

Recent Publications

  • Relational Mindfulness for Psychiatry Residents: a Pilot Course in Empathy Development and Burnout Prevention.
    Bentley PG, Kaplan SG, Mokonogho J. Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Oct; 42(5):668-673.
  • What Can We Learn About Family-Based Obesity Treatment From Family Therapists?.
    Bishop JA, Irby MB, Kaplan SG, Arnold EM, Skelton JA. . 2015; 2:2333794X15607316.
  • Family Systems Theory and Obesity Treatment: Applications for Clinicians.
    Kaplan SG, Arnold EM, Irby MB, Boles KA, Skelton JA. . 2014 Feb; 6(1):24-29.
  • Associations between sleep disturbance and suicidal ideation in adolescents admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit.
    Kaplan SG, Ali SK, Simpson B, Britt V, McCall WV. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2014; 26(3):411-6.
  • Psychopharmacologic treatment of refractory pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder.
    Ferren T, Palmes GK, Kaplan SG. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2013 Sep; 23(7):509-12.
  • Sticker charts: a method for improving adherence to treatment of chronic diseases in children.
    Luersen K, Davis SA, Kaplan SG, Abel TD, Winchester WW, Feldman SR. Pediatr Dermatol. ; 29(4):403-8.
  • The effect of reminder systems on patients' adherence to treatment.
    Fenerty SD, West C, Davis SA, Kaplan SG, Feldman SR. . 2012; 6:127-35.
  • Using motivational interviewing to meet core competencies in psychiatric resident training.
    Kaplan S, Elliott H. Acad Psychiatry. ; 35(1):46-50.
  • Motivational interviewing in a family-based pediatric obesity program: a case study.
    Irby M, Kaplan S, Garner-Edwards D, Kolbash S, Skelton JA. Fam Syst Health. 2010 Sep; 28(3):236-46.

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