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Joseph A. Shrand M.D.


Joseph Shrand, M.D., is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Faculty member on the medical staff of Boston Children's Hospital, and the Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Care in Massachusetts. Before that, he had been the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of High Point Treatment Centers in Massachusetts, and the creator and Medical Director of Castle (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), an intervention unit for at-risk teens. He is also the founder and President of Drug Story Theater. Shrand has served as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent outpatient program at McLean Hospital, has run several inpatient psychiatric units, and is currently the Medical Director of the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for High Point Hospital in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community-based program that tends to adults with significant developmental challenges, and the Medical Director of Northeast Family Services. Shrand is the author of Manage Your Stress (2012), Outsmarting Anger (2013), (winner of the Books for a Better Life best Psychology book of 2013), The Fear Reflex (2014), Do You Really Get Me? (2015), and Unleashing the Power of Respect: The I-M Approach (winner of the 2023 Independent Press Best Group Psychology Book of the Year). He is the originator of The I-M Approach and you can listen to him on his podcast The Dr Joe Show: Exploring Who We Are and Why We Do What We Do. He is Joe from the original 1972 cast of ZOOM.

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