New! How Much Time?

New! Newton-Wellesley’s Secret Weapon Against Family Obesity

New! On Becoming a Course Leader

New! The Many Faces of Abuse

New! The Silo Effect

War’s Most Vulnerable Victims

Bipolar Disorders in Children

Diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Q & A with Mary Ann McDonnell and Dr. Howard King

The Meaning of Bipolar

Childhood and Adolescent Depression

A Case Study - The Farley Family

A Family Copes With a Very Depressed Adolescent

Faith's Story: What it is like to be a teen with Depression

Recommended Readings for You and Your Patients

Teens, Kids, and Depression

Guest Articles

ADHD: A Pediatrician's Perspective

An Eyewitness to Postpartum Depression

An Introduction to Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Diagnosis at the Bedside of Modern Medicine

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: New Language for Parents and Children

Raising a Child Who Wants to Stay Alive

Some Selected Pages From A Very Touching Book by Jan Hindman, illustrated by Tom Novak

Suicide and the Self-Destructive Child

The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Responding to the Pressure for Fast Answers

The Illusion of Certainty: Do Advances in Psychopharmacology Suggest That Students' Inner Lives Are Irrelevant?

Understanding Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents

War on Terrorism Hits Home for Generation X

When a Parent Has Cancer: Supporting Children and Families

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders in Children

By The Numbers: A Statistical Overview of OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders in Children: An Introduction

OCD is a Treatable Disorder

Overcoming The Diagnosis Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Parent's Story

Provider Guide: Six Questions to Evaluate for the Presence of OCD

Letters from Physicians

Dan Doyle, West Virginia

Parent to Parent

A Family's Experience with Psychosocial Pediatrics

A Pediatrician to Keep

Finding the Right Path to Parenting

Saying Goodbye to Our Pediatrician

Pediatric Psychosocial Assessment and Consultation

A Psychosocial Assessment of the Terrible Twos

Alcoholism and Family Secrets: Implications for Clinical Practice

Is There A Problem: Deciding When to Assess the Emotional Health of the Child?

Reflections on Family-Child-Pediatrician Relationships and the Development of Childhood Obesity

Strategies for Intervention

Taking A History

Peer Review

A Letter from Leslie Barker

Mary Kay Stranik

Peer Review Introduction

Preventive Family Care in Pediatric Practice

A Death in the Family: Helping Parents Help Their Children

Addressing the Emotional Problems of Children and Their Families: The Role of Reimbursement

Developmental Tasks for Successful Parents

Making Time Work for You

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: New Language for Parents and Children

The Prenatal Visit

The Psychosocial Assets of the Pediatrician

Working with Grandparents

Psychosocial Pediatrics

20 Psychosocial Pediatrics Interview Questions That Work

Can You, Too, Practice Psychosocial Pediatrics?

Don't You Need Special Training for Psychosocial Pediatrics?

Shifting from Traditional to Psychosocial Pediatrics

Resources for Psychosocial Pediatrics

Model Programs for Parents of Very Young Children: The JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support

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I would like to thank the following for their generous support, without whom this web site and training program would not exist: The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, The Alden Trust, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Project INTERFACE (Newton Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Education), the Locke Educational Fund at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Aetna Health Plan, the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center,  and the families of my medical practice. 

I hope you find this site useful and encourage any comments.

- Dr. Howard King, M.D.