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Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D.


Clifford N. Lazarus is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of The Lazarus Institute. Dr. Clifford Lazarus is the current world authority on Multimodal Therapy (MMT) as originated by his late father, Professor Arnold Lazarus. In addition to his Multimodal CBT psychotherapy practice, Clifford Lazarus specializes in health psychology and collaborative psychopharmacology.

Clifford Lazarus received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in psychology from Rutgers University where he was a Henry Rutgers Research Scholar. Prior to entering into private practice, he was the Associate Director of Global Medical Institutes, P.A. (formerly Princeton Biomedical Research, P.A.), an organization dedicated to evaluating new generation psychiatric medications for pharmaceutical companies and the Food and Drug Administration.

Clifford Lazarus consults nationally and internationally on MMT, health psychology, evidence-based psychological treatment, and integrating medical and psychological interventions. In addition to his numerous professional publications, he has authored the popular books "Don’t Believe It For A Minute: Forty Toxic Ideas That Are Driving You Crazy;" and "The 60-Second Shrink: 101 Strategies For Staying Sane In a Crazy World” (both of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages). He is also the author of a widely used therapy assessment questionnaire, the "Multimodal Life-History Inventory." In addition to his clinical and consultation work, for five years, Clifford Lazarus co-hosted a weekly, listener-call-in radio program, “Mental Health Matters."

Among his various awards and recognitions, he has been honored by the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register for his contributions to the efforts of training in psychopharmacology for psychologists, and is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Flores in Buenos Aries for his academic, scientific and professional contributions.

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