Daniel F. Seidman, PhD
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.
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.