Information about behavioral treatment, informative internet links,

and psychological services offered by Dr. Ellis Katz and associates.

Ellis H. Katz, Ed.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider

7 Essex Green Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

Telephone: 978-531-5571


Q & A: What are some useful books for my family related to bipolar disorder?
                  [formerly known as manic-depression]

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
Demitri F., Md. Papolos, Janice Papolos.

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for patients and families
Francis Mark Mondimore, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1999.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison.

Psychological Services include working with adults, adolescents, and children and families.
Dr. Katz has significant experience and interest in humanely applying behavioral and cognitive
principles to help people with anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, and
phobias), mood (including depression and bipolar disorder), as well as developmental and
behavioral challenges
(including attention deficit, oppositional defiant, autism/Asperger's/pdd,
and mental retardation).

A social skills group for nine to eleven year olds who have difficulty with peer relationships is being
formed. Through role-play and games, the group will focus on helping participants learn skills
related to friendship making and problem solving. Individualized goals will be determined for each
participant. A number of parent meetings will be offered to help families foster their children's social
development. The group will be lead by Linda Savarese M.A., who is a licensed Speech Language
currently working at a residential facility for children with developmental disabilities, and
Ellis H. Katz, Ed.D.

Educator Services include conferences, consultation and training for school personnel,
and are offered through the Professional Development Organization, cofounded by Dr. Katz and
Ronna Fried, Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist and Neuropsychologist
. For further information,
including upcoming conferences, please visit

Dr. Katz has more than twenty-five years experience in the fields of mental health and
developmental disabilities. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Katz is a consultant to Boston
and suburban school systems, as well as to human service organizations and businesses. He was

a psychologist at North Shore Children's Hospital, clinical associate at Massachusetts General
Hospital, and clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School for many years.

Dr. Katz has a Bachelor's from Bates College, having studied his junior year at Tel Aviv
University, a Master's from Northeastern University, and a Doctorate from Boston University.
He previously was employed as director of a mental health center, and as director of clinical
services for a residential facility. Dr. Katz has served on several human rights committees,
including more than a decade as a member of the human rights advisory committee for the
Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation.

Informative link(s): Federation for Children with Special Needs

Silly picture with daughter, Paula (on left)