behavioral treatment, informative internet links,
and psychological services
offered by Dr. Ellis Katz and associates.
Ellis H. Katz, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Health Service
7 Essex Green Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
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
Demitri F., Md. Papolos, Janice Papolos.
Bipolar Disorder: A Guide
for patients and families
Francis Mark Mondimore, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore,
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir
of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison.
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
Pathologist currently working at a residential
facility for children with developmental disabilities,
Ellis H. Katz, Ed.D.
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
including upcoming conferences,
please visit www.PDPs.org.
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
clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical
School for many years.
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
picture with daughter, Paula (on left)