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Harold S. Koplewicz
Founder & Director
New York University Child Study Center

Harold Koplewicz is founder and director of the NYU Child Study Center, vice-chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Koplewicz has appeared frequently on national television shows to discuss child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition, he has authored several books, including the textbooks Depression in Children and Adolescents, It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and their Parents and Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Hope and Discovery.

He has won several awards for his work, including the 1997 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and the 1997 Reiger Service Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in recognition of his work in the development of school-based mental health programs. He serves on the National Advisory board of Parents Magazine, and since 1997 has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

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