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Stanley Greenspan (born 1941) is a clinical
professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science and
Pediatrics at George Washington
University Medical School and a practicing child psychiatrist. He lives in Bethesda,
Maryland. He is Chairman of the Interdisciplinary Council on
Developmental and Learning Disorders and also a Supervising
Child Psychoanalyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. A
graduate of Harvard College and Yale Medical
School, Dr. Greenspan was the founding president of Zero To
Three Foundation: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and
Families and former director of the National Institute of Mental
Health.s Clinical Infant Developmental Program and Mental Health
Study Center. His teaching inspired noted acting coach Elaine Hall
to create The Miracle Project, a nonprofit, Sherman Oaks, California based theater
group for children with autism and other afflictions shown in the
2007 documentary, Autism: The Musical.
The developmental model Dr. Greenspan formulated guides the care
and treatment of children and infants with developmental and mental
health disorders, and his work has led to the formation of regional
councils and networks in most major American cities. He has been
recognized internationally as a foremost authority on mental health and
disorders in infants and young children, having received awards
from the American Psychiatric Association, The American
Orthopsychiatric Association. In 1981, he received the Ittleson
Prize, the American Psychiatric Association's award for child
psychiatry research . He
also received d the Blanche F. Ittleson award from the American
Orthopsychiatric Association for outstanding contributions to
American mental health. In 2003, he received the Mary S. Sigourney
Award for distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis. He has
testified before Congress numerous times on policies affecting
children and families. 
Since 1975 he has written four monographs and 40 books including
The Course of Life: Psychoanalytic Contributions to
Understanding Personality Development with G. H. Pollock in
1980, with an update in 1989–90. He has also created two videos
including First Feelings, which is an introduction to his
orientation into social-emotional development. Both in the popular
press and in peer-reviewed articles, he has written about a wide
variety of subjects that affect human development.
Greenspan recently orchestrated and edited the writing of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic
Manual (PDM), a new manual intended to supplement the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
currently used to diagnose psychological disorders.
- 1985. First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional
Development of Your Infant and Child from Birth to Age 4.
(with Nancy Thorndike Greenspan). Viking Press.
- 1987. Infants in Multirisk Families. Greenspan et al.
(Ed.) International Universities Press.
- 1989. The Development of the Ego: Implications for
Personality Theory, Psychopathology, and the Psychotherapeutic
Process. International Universities Press.
- 1989. The Essential Partnership: How Parents and Children
Can Meet the Emotional Challenges of Infancy and Childhood
(with Nancy Thorndike Greenspan). Viking Penguin.
- 1992. Infancy and Early Childhood: The Practice of Clinical
Assessment and Intervention with Emotional and Developmental
Challenges. Madison, CT: International Universities
- 1993. Playground Politics: The Emotional Development of
your School-Aged Child (with Jacqui Salmon). Perseus Books.
- 1995. The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and
Enjoying the Five "Difficult" Types of Children (with Jacqui
Salmon) Perseus Books. www.perseusbooks.com.
- 1997. The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging
Intellectual and Emotional Growth. With Serena Wieder, Ph.D..
Perseus Books. www.perseusbooks.com
- 1997. The Growth of the Mind and the Endangered Origins of
Intelligence. (with Beryl Benderly). Perseus Books,
- 1997. Developmentally Based Psychotherapy.
International Universities Press.
- 1999. Building Health Minds: The Six Experiences that
Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young
Children. (with Nancy Breslau Lewis). Perseus Books,
- 2000. The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child
Must have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish. Stanley I. Greenspan,
M.D. and T.B. Brazelton, M.D.. Perseus Books.
- 2002.The Secure Child: Helping Our Children Feel Safe and
Confident in a Changing World. Perseus Books.
- 2003. Engaging Autism: The Floortime Approach to Helping
Children Relate, Communicate and Think, by Stanley I.
Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D.. Perseus Books.
- 2003. The Clinical Interview of the Child. 3rd
edition, with Nancy Thorndike Greenspan. American Psychiatric
Publishing, Inc. www.appi.org.
- 2004. The Greenspan Social Emotional Growth Chart: A
Screening Questionnaire for Infants and Young Children.
Harcourt Assessment, PsychCorp. www.psychcorp.com.
- 2004. The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and
Intelligence Evolved from Early Primates to Modern Humans by
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Stuart Shanker, D.Phil. DaCapa
- 2006. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, by
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D.. American
Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. www.appi.org.