About Dr Joseph Shrand

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Dr Joseph Shrand MD, is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), a new intervention unit for at-risk teens which is part of the respected High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr Shrand is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Currently he also teaches psychiatry residents-in-training as a member of the Brockton VA staff, and has been an Assistant Child Psychiatrist on the medical staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Shrand has served as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent outpatient program at McLean Hospital, has run several inpatient psychiatric units, and was until recently the Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for High Point Treatment Centers in Plymouth. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community based program that tends to adults with significant developmental disability and serves on various Boards involved in national mental health issues as well as global fair-trade concerns. He helped to design the Independence Academy, the first sober high school on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and currently sits on the Steering Committee. Dr Shrand routinely gives lectures on Theory of Mind and its application to re-conceptualize the behaviours of patients. Among colleagues and staff, he is affectionately called “Doctor Joe,” as he was “Joe” in the original children’s cast of the PBS series ZOOM.

His books Outsmarting Anger: Seven Strategies to Defuse our most Dangerous Emotion and Manage your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World are available in bookstores,  www.amazon.com  and other online venues.  Both books are available in Kindle. He may be contacted via Editorial_Feedback@hms.harvard.edu  for speaking enquiries; for media inquiries contact Janet Appel at Tel: 212-258-2413 or 917-282-1785; or JanetAppel54@aol.com  His book Outsmarting Anger is available on Amazon:



Articles by Dr Joseph Shrand

  1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Strategies for Defusing Anger

    Listed in holistic psychotherapy

    Deeper inside your brain resides the limbic system. This more ancient portion of the brain, the product of millions of years of evolution, directs our impulses and emotions, and hou...

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