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 an 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 the author of the Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell with tech overuse when it came out in 1999.
Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical/psychiatric groups throughout the world, and has appeared numerous times on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News, The O’Reilly Report, Anderson Cooper, and NBC News, and HBO. His work has also been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, and numerous other popular publications. 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 why digital technologies are abused, how we can achieve balanced use of digital technology, the neurobiology of compulsive Internet use, and most recently on compulsive smartphone use. He is the author of numerous professional journal articles and book chapters on Internet, computer, and digital behavior. Dr. Greenfield recently released the education DVD: Raising Generation D: A Guide for Parents Raising Children in the Digital Age.
Dr. Greenfield is a fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psychological Association and a member of American Society for Addiction Medicine, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He resides 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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