Welcome to the Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation
The mission of the Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation is to educate mental health practitioners and other health professionals beyond their formal training. Our major goal is to provide expertise and information in the field of mental health and related fields to all practitioners and enable them to keep abreast of new developments in research, practice, and theory. We offer outstanding, up-to-date continuing education for the treatment of children and adults and we are committed to the values of ethical care, diversity, and social awareness and responsibility.
Call: 617-754-1265/941-932-2671, M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM EST
Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation – Lawrence E. Lifson, MD
LAWRENCE E. LIFSON, MD, is a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a faculty member at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a co-chair for Continuing Education Program at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Lifson is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s “Outstanding Psychiatrist in Education Award”. He is the 2016 Recipient of Tufts Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award and has received the 2018 American Psychoanalytic Association Edith Sabshin Teaching Award. He is editor of Understanding Therapeutic Action: Current Concepts of Cure and The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law and The Psychology of Investing.