Daniel F. Seidman, PhD

Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Dr. Seidman is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a member of the Columbia University Behavioral Medicine Faculty, and also maintains a private practice, which includes adults and older adolescents.

Dr. Seidman is author of the book Smoke-Free in 30 Days: The Pain-Free, Permanent Way to Quit with a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz (Fireside Trade Paperback Original, January 2010). Dr. Seidman is also Co-editor and a contributing author to the book "Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide (1999). His research interests include developing innovative approaches to assist underserved and highly addicted smokers.

He is also currently a consultant at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Seidman has a Ph.D from Columbia University in Clinical Psychology, and attended the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program.

Gender

  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Internship: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Research

I have been interested in whether the Internet can be harnessed as a tool to change behavior (Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2010, Page 48). In particular, whether an online interactive intervention modeled on an in-person treatment can produce long-term behavior change.

Research Interests

  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety disorders / Depression and bipolar disorder
  • Tobacco Dependence

Selected Publications

  • Daniel F. Seidman: Smoke-Free in 30 Days: The Pain-Free, Permanent Way to Quit with a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz (, January 2010)., Simon and Schuster (Fireside Trade Paperback Original), New York, NY, 2010
  • Daniel F. Seidman, Ph.D.; J. Lee Westmaas, Ph.D.; Steve Goldband, Ph.D.; Vance Rabius, Ph.D.; Edward S. Katkin, Ph.D.; K. Joanne Pike, M.A.; Dawn Wiatrek, Ph.D. and Richard P. Sloan, Ph.D. : Randomized Controlled Trial of an Interactive Internet Smoking Cessation Program with Long Term Follow-Up. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2010;39: 48
  • Seidman DF, Albert D, Singer SR, Barrows Jr RC, Tepper LM, Ovalles M, Albin J: Serving Underserved and Hard-Core Smokers in a Dental School Setting. Journal of Dental Education 2002;66 (4)
  • Seidman DF, Covey LS, Editors: Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician’s Guide, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, Mahwah, NJ, 1999
  • Seidman D, Covey L: A Comprehensive Psychological Approach to Preventing Relapse. In Seidman, DF and Covey, LS (Eds.) Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician’s Guide\, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, Mahwah, NJ, 1999