The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

N. & C. Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award 2017 to Daniel Schechter

Dan Schechter portrait

Dr. Daniel S. Schechter completed undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory and Columbia College before pursuing an MA in music at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Schechter then obtained his MD at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He went on to complete postgraduate training in general and child
psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian. He proceeded to do both psychoanalytic training and a National Institutes of Health research fellowship in psychobiological sciences, followed by a National Institute of Mental Health K-award at the New York
State Psychiatric Institute. Toward its completion in 2008, Dr. Schechter was recruited to the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland to direct pediatric consult-liaison and parent–child research. He has been deputy
chief of service since 2015. He is also clinical research project leader for the Stress and Developmental Psychopathology cohorts within the Swiss National Center for Competence
in Research on the Synaptic Basis of Psychiatric Disorders (NCCR-Synapsy). In January, Schechter plans to return to New York as the Barakett Associate Professor of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, where he will direct the Center for Trauma, Stress, and Resilience and Perinatal and Early Childhood Mental
Health Services.

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The AACAP Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award, supported by the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Foundation, recognizes the best published or unpublished paper written by a member of AACAP. The winning paper addresses the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy in clinical practice and fosters development, teaching, and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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