Dr. David Greenfield
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
8 Lowell Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
860-561-8727 Fax: 860-561-8727
(Private practice website)
Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction (virtual-addiction.com) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading voices on Internet, computer, and digital media behavior, and a pioneer concerning compulsive and addictive use. He is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell with Internet overuse when it came out in 1999 as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on Internet and digital behavior.
Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared numerous times on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and many others. He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of Internet use and abuse and the dopamine/tech-use connection…a topic he was discussing in the late 90s.
Dr. Greenfield’s recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet use, and recently on Smartphone’s and distracted driving. Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psych Association, Connecticut Association of Treatment of Sex Offenders, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He resides and practices in Connecticut.
Licensure / Certification / Qualifications:
• Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School
• Connecticut Licensed Psychologist (#001399)
• New York Licensed Psychologist (#009628)
• Connecticut Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#000558)
• Certificate of Proficiency in Addictions, APA College of Professional Psychology (#AD001519)
• National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (#40025)
• Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (#3443)
• Clinical Member, CATSO-Connecticut Association of Treatment for Sex Offenders
Dr. Greenfield earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology, including a minor in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, from Texas Tech University. He earned his MA in College and Community Counseling from New York University and his BA in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dr. Greenfield is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) I & II as well as Energy Medicine and Energy Healing from the Institute for Healing Arts and Sciences in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
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