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




Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where teaches in the psychiatry residency program courses on Sexual Medicine and Internet Addiction. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading voices on process and behavioral addictions and is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell regarding the country’s growing Internet Addiction problem as well as numerous medical journal articles and book chapters; he also serves as an editor for numerous psychiatric and addiction journals.

Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.  He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of process addiction and the dopamine-behavioral addiction connection.

Dr. Greenfield’s recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet and technology use, behavioral addiction medicine, and compulsive Smartphone use.  Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, Fellow and Past-president of the Connecticut Psychological Association, The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy. He received his doctorate in Psychology from Texas Tech University and recently completely his post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology.  He resides and maintains an addiction medicine practice 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)

Legal Services:

• 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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