About Drs. Blumenfield & Strain

Dr. StrainJames J. Strain, M.D.

Dr. Strain is professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Attending at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  He has had a profession long interest in the psychological care of the medically ill. He has directed Consultation – Liaison psychiatry programs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Mount Sinai.  He has trained more than 120 fellows in psychosomatic medicine.  Dr. Strain has pioneered research with regard to mental health training of non-psychiatric physicians, compliance of physicians with research protocols, and the development of an electronic health record for psychiatric and medical comorbidity.  He has been active in the stress related disorders in the development of DSM-IV and DSM-5, in particular, the adjustment disorder.  He was the only psychiatrist on the workgroup of the Institute of Medicine to develop the guide  lines manual to the development of guidelines for the practice of medicine.  Dr. Strain has over 500 publications and has given more than 750 national and international lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and medical co-morbidity.

Michael Blumenfield, M.D.Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Dr. Blumenfield is the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York where he had been director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center. He is a former Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association and is currently President  of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry. Dr. Blumenfield has published numerous papers and has co- authored books titled, Psychological Care of the Burn and Trauma Patient, Psychosomatic Medicine and co-edited books titled Psychotherapy Supervision, Intervention and Resilience After Mass Trauma as well as co-editing the text book Psychosomatic Medicine with Dr. Strain. Dr. Blumenfield relocated to Los Angeles where he has a private practice and writes a blog titled PsychiatryTalk.com.

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