Treatment with Dr. Steinberg

Dr. Marlene Steinberg is the developer of psychiatry's widely-validated diagnostic examination for dissociative disorders, the SCID-D (American Psychiatric Press). Following more than a decade of research at Yale school of Medicine, Dr. Steinberg now maintains a private practice in Naples, Florida, treating patients seeking an accelerated, compassionate,  and individualized outpatient treatment option for addressing their dissociative symptoms. You may contact Dr. Steinberg via email by clicking here.

Dr. Marlene Steinberg

Dr. M. SteinbergDear Prospective Patient,

Difficulty in finding informed, competent, and compassionate treatment for dissociation is a common dilemma. There are only a limited number of therapists who are highly experienced in evaluating and treating dissociative disorders.

I have developed a private intensive outpatient treatment program specializing in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of dissociative and complex post-traumatic symptoms.  This program is geared toward high-functioning clients who can travel to seek treatment with me in Naples, Florida. The program is particularly suited to people motivated to making significant progress in addressing their symptoms over a time span as short as several weeks. In the intensive outpatient program, I personally work with the client one-on-one for extended daily sessions throughout their treatment for as many weeks as indicated. Treatment is highly individualized, and unlike other intensive programs, there are no group sessions, and the use of medication is minimized. For those interested initially only in diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations, a period of one week is recommended.

Those who have experienced this work with me report that the results of such intensive treatment are life changing, representing progress that usually takes years of conventional once-or-twice-weekly therapy sessions. As a testimonial of treatment success, I include below letters I recently received from patients (and one from a patient's spouse) who had worked intensively with me. Both patients had been experiencing pain and dysfunction which significantly interfered with their joy in life, and now after intensive treatment with me report significant and meaningful improvement. They also report an ability to further amplify those gains post-treatment on their own using skills learned during therapy. Although working intensively one-on-one with a psychiatrist specialized in dissociative disorders uniquely addresses the needs of my clients, this individually-intensive mode of treatment is not common in the field, and for that reason the cost of our sessions is usually not covered by insurance.

Should you wish to find out more about my services please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail.

Sincerely,

Marlene Steinberg, M.D.
Naples, FL

 


Testimonial Patient 1 | Testimonial Patient 2 | Testimonial Patient's Spouse


M. Steinberg
EDUCATION
B.A. 1970-74 Brooklyn College, Summa Cum Laude, Psychology, New York
1975 Columbia University, Masters Program, Counseling, New York
M.D. 1981 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medicine, New York
Internship 1981-82 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital, Psychiatry
Residency 1982-85 Yale University School of Medicine, Psychiatry, New Haven, Ct.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
1985-87 Yale University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Mental Health and Clinical ResearchYale University School of Medicine
1988-89 Yale University School of Medicine
Research Fellow, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit, Department of Psychiatry
PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Elected by peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America, 1994 to present

President's Award of Distinction in recognition of exceptional contributions to the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Presented at the 11th annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation on November 4, 1994 in Chicago

Seymour Lustman Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 1986

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS (Totaling Over 2.2 Million Dollars)

Steinberg, Marlene, Principal Investigator, The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Dissociative Disorders; National Institute of Mental Health, Type: R29, First Independent Research Support and Transition Award, Period: 4/1/89 - 3/31/92

Steinberg, Marlene, Principal Investigator, Supplement, Field trials of the Mini-Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders in Hispanics; National Institute of Mental Health, Type: RO1, Period: 7/93 - 7/94

Steinberg, Marlene, Principal Investigator, The Mini-Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders; National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Type: RO1, Period: 5/15/92 - 4/30/97

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Member, American Psychiatric Association's Advisory Committee, for DSM-IV, Dissociative Disorder section. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders (DSM-IV) American Psychiatric Association Press, Wash., D.C., 1988 – 1994

NIMH Grant Reviewer: 1994-1998

 

Journal Referee: The American Journal of Psychiatry
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Dissociation
Psychological Science
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders
Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Diplomate 04/1992

Licensed: Florida; Massachusetts; Connecticut (Inactive)

FACULTY POSITIONS
1987-1989 Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
1989-1997 Associate Research Scientist, Dept of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
1997-2000 Research Affiliate in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
1997-2001 Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
2001-2003 Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
CONSULTANCIES
1985-1987 Depression Research Unit, Yale University School of Medicine. Psychiatrist in double blind clinical trials utilizing short-term therapy for depression, and standardized rating scales
1985-1987 New Haven Halfway House
1987-1989 APT Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, Treatment of cocaine abuse patients in double blind clinical trials
1990-1992 East Haven Human Services. Supervision, teaching and medical back-up
PRIVATE PRACTICE
2009-Present Private Practice, Naples, FL
1998- 2008 Private practice, Northampton, MA
1985-1998 Private practice, New Haven, CT
PUBLICATIONS
  BOOKS
 

Steinberg M, Schnall M: The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation-The Hidden Epidemic, HarperCollins, 2001, 2000. Translations: Spanish, Italian, Chinese

Steinberg M: Handbook for the Assessment of Dissociation: A Clinical Guide. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1995

Steinberg M: The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders-Revised (SCID-D). Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, Second Printing, 1994, 1993

Steinberg M: The Interviewer's Guide to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders- Revised. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, Second Printing, 1994, 1993

Translations of the SCID-D are available in numerous languages including Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Hebrew.

  ARTICLES/ CHAPTERS
 

Steinberg, M, Siegel, H: Advances in Assessment: The differential diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia, in Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology. Editor: Moskowitz, A., Wiley, UK 2008

Steinberg M: Depersonalization, in Encyclopedia of Stress, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 660-665, 2006

Steinberg, M., Barry D, Sholomskas D, Hall P: SCl-90 Symptom patterns: Indicators of Dissociative Disorders, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, vol. 69, No. 3, 2005, 237-249

Steinberg M: Advances in Assessment of Dissociation in Trauma Survivors and PTSD, in Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD: A Handbook for Practitioners. Edited by Wilson J and Keane T., New York, Guilford Press, 2005

Steinberg M, Hall P,Lareau C, Cicchetti, D: Recognizing the Validity of Dissociative Symptoms and Disorders using the SCID-D-R: Guidelines for Clinical and Forensic Evaluations. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal,Vol 10, 133-149, 2001

Steinberg M: Depersonalization, in Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. Edited by Gabbard G. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1695-1714, 2001

Steinberg M: Advances in Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Disorders: The SCID-D-R. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 146-163, Spring 2000

  JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
 

Steinberg, M: Psychogenic Amnesia, Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry-Seventh Edition. Edited by Sadock B,and Sadock V. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, 1544-1548, 2000

Steinberg, M: Depersonalization Disorder, in Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry-Seventh Edition. Edited by Sadock B,and Sadock V. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, 1564-1569, 2000

Putnam F, Noll J, Steinberg, M: Dissociative Disorders Measures, in Handbook of Psychiatric Measures, American Psychiatric Association, Wash, DC, 617-630, 2000

Steinberg M: Depersonalization, in Encyclopedia of Stress, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 660-665, 2000

Steinberg M: Assessment of Dissociation in Trauma Survivors and PTSD, in Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD: A Handbook for Practitioners. Edited by Wilson J and Keane T., New York, Guilford Press, 1996

Steinberg M: Treatment of Depersonalization, in Synopsis of Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: The DSM-IV Edition. Edited by Gabbard G, Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1996

Steinberg M: Psychological assessment of dissociative disorders, in Handbook of Dissociation: Theoretical, Empirical, and Research Perspectives. Edited by Michelson LK, Ray WJ,. New York, Plenum Press, 1996

Steinberg M: Depersonalization, in Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. Edited by Gabbard G. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1995, pp 1633-1653.

Steinberg M: Psychological assessment of dissociative disorders in children and adolescents, in Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Edited by Putnam F and Lewis D, 1996

Steinberg M: Systematizing Dissociation: Symptomatology and Diagnostic Assessment, in Dissociation: Culture, Mind and Body. Edited by Spiegel D, Wash., D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1994

Steinberg M: The Spectrum of Depersonalization: Assessment and Treatment, in Psychiatric Update (Volume 10). Edited by Tasman, A., Wash., D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1991

Steinberg M, Hall P: The SCID-D diagnostic interview and treatment planning in dissociative disorders. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 1996.

Steinberg M, Steinberg A: Systematic Assessment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adolescents Using the SCID-D: Three Case Studies. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Volume 59, Number 2, Spring 1995, 221-251

Hall P, Steinerg M: Systematic Assessment of Dissociative Symptoms and Disorders in a Clinical Outpatient Setting. Dissociation, June 1994

Steinberg M, Rounsaville B, Buchanan J, Raakfeldt J, Cicchetti D: Distinguishing between Multiple Personality and Schizophrenia using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, Sept. 1994, 495-502

Steinberg M, Bancroft J, Buchanan J: Multiple Personality Disorder in Criminal Law. The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 21, No. 3: 345 - 355, 1993

Steinberg M, Cicchetti D, Buchanan J, Hall P, Rounsaville B: Clinical assessment of dissociative symptoms or disorder: The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D). Dissociation. Vol. VI, No. 1, 3-15, March 1993

Bremner D, Steinberg M, Southwick S, Charney D: Systematic assessment of dissociative symptoms in PTSD using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Dissociative Disorders, The American Journal of Psychiatry. July 1993

Kosten T, Steinberg M, Diakogiannis I: A Controlled Trial of Mazindol for Cocaine Abuse. The American Journal on Addictions. 1993

Steinberg M, Rounsaville B, Cicchetti D: Detecting dissociative disorders in psychiatric patients. A comparison of a screening instrument and a structured diagnostic interview. The American Journal of Psychiatry. August 1991

Steinberg M: Commentary on Toth and Baggaley. Psychiatry. 54: 184-186, 1991

Steinberg M, Rounsaville B, Cicchetti D: The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R- Dissociative Disorders: Preliminary report on a new diagnostic instrument. The American Journal of Psychiatry 147: 76 - 82, 1990

Steinberg, M, Diakogiannis I, Kosten T: Mazindol in the Treatment of Cocaine Abuse: A Double Blind Investigation. Proceedings of the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, 1990. NIDA Research Monograph, Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse

PRESENTATIONS

Over 120 presentations at international and national conferences including keynote address, grand rounds and workshops in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-traumatic Disorders and Differential Diagnosis.

Selected Presentations

Steinberg M: Florida Psychiatric Society, Annual Meeting. Plenary presentation and seminar. Advances in Identifying Post-traumatic Dissociative Symptoms: The SCID-D-R, Orlando, Nov. 2009

American Psychological Association's Annual Meeting, Workshop Director: 4 hour workshop. Systematic Assessment of Post traumatic Symptoms: The SCID-D, August 2008

Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Plenary presentation: Raising the Standard of Care for Post-traumatic Dissociation: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Conference: Psychological Trauma: Assessment and Effective Treatment of Simple and Complex Trauma Related Disorders, Boston, MA, Sept 9, 2006

Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Workshop: Accurate Detection and Treatment of Dissociation: The SCID-D. Conference: Psychological Trauma: Assessment and Effective Treatment of Simple and Complex Trauma Related Disorders, Boston, MA, Sept 9, 2006

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Student Health Services, Case consultation and presentation: 2005 to 2008 (Twice a year to staff and pre and post doctoral students)

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, Grand Rounds, Update on Detecting Posttraumatic Dissociative Disorders, April 18, 2002

American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting. Invited Symposia Faculty: Assessing Somatoform Dissociation in Abuse Survivors, Detection of Somatoform Dissociation in Trauma Survivors. Washington, DC, May 1999

American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, Course Director: Advances in Detecting Dissociative Symptoms: The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders, Boston, MA, August 1999

University of California, San Francisco. Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Grand Rounds: Early Detection of Dissociative Symptoms and Disorder: The SCID-D Interview. Nov. 6, 1996

 

 

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