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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

    Translational Science Institute

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    • Fax: 336-716-6830

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    • 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 - Adolescent Psychiatry: Dartmouth Affiliated Hospitals

    • Fellowship

      2006 - Adolescent Psychiatry: Dartmouth Affiliated Hospitals


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    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. Glob Pediatr Health. 2015; 2:2333794X15607316.
    • Family Systems Theory and Obesity Treatment: Applications for Clinicians..
      Kaplan SG, Arnold EM, Irby MB, Boles KA, Skelton JA. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 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. Patient Prefer Adherence. 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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