David Dybdal, MD, PhD - Compassionate, Effective Psychotherapy and Medication Management
 
 
Dr David Dybdal, MD, PhD
David Dybdal, MD, PhD
 
Education:
1991-2001  MD  Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine
1991-2001  PhD Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine, Pharmacology
1987-1991  BA   Georgetown Univ. College of Arts and Sciences
 
Postdoctoral Training:
2012-2015 Fellowship, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy
2010   Mind Body Stress Reduction Course & Training , MGH
2008-15 Fellowship, Graduate Program in Spirtuality, Concord Institute
2004-06  Fellowship, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, MGH, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2002-05  Residency in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General /Mclean Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2001-02  Internship, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA      
 
Licensure and Certification:           
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2006-)
Medical License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2003-)
 
Academic Appointments:
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (2005-)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (2002-05)
 
Hospital Appointments:
Associate Director, Acute Psychiatry Service, Mass. General Hospital (2007-08)
Attending Physician, Acute Psychiatry Service, Mass. General Hospital (2005-09)
Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry, Mass. General Hospital (2005-)
Resident in Psychiatry, Mass. General Hospital and McLean Hospital (2002-2005)
 
Major Administrative Responsibilities:
T-Group Leader - MGH/Mclean Psychiatric Residency (2014-)
Medical Director, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherpy (2012-2016)
Training Committee,  Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherpy (2012-)
Psychiatrist, PACT Team, Prakash and Ellenhorn LLC (2009)
Member, Emergency Department Executive Committee, MGH (2007-08)
Faculty, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, MGH (2007-2010)
Member, Steering Committee, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, MGH (2007-10)
Member, Annual Meeting Committee, AGPA (2007-12)
Member, Psychiatry Residency Training Committee, MGH/McLean  Hospital (2004-07)
Psychiatrist & Supervisor, Mental Health Services, Fisher College (2004-10)
Chief Resident, Psychotherapy & Outpatient Services, MGH (2004-05)
 
Clinical Activities
Private Practice Psychiatrist, Boston, MA (2004-)
     Provide psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services, including brief or long term treatments, psychodynamic, behavioral, supportive, substance abuse counseling, and group modalities; specializing in young adult and college populations.
 
Fisher College, Psychiatrist & Supervision of  Staff (2004-09)
     Supervise and coordinate mental health services. Consult and educate school president, deans, counselors, affiliated health staff, interns, RA’s, RD’s, and students.  Present on topics such as substance abuse, depression, suicide, and psychiatric medications.  Provide substance abuse counseling, including mandated treatments.  Assess safety and risk, and treatment for high acuity cases.
 
Anna Maria College  (2010-2012) Psychiatrist and Supervisor
     Supervise and consult to the Director of Mental Health Services.  Present on topics such as substance abuse, depression, suicide, and psychiatric medications.  Assess safety and risk, and treatment for high acuity cases
 
Northern Essex Community College (2014-) Psychiatrist and Supervisor
 Supervise and consult to the Director of Mental Health Services.   Assess safety and risk, and treatment for high acuity cases.

PACT Team, Collaborating Psychiatrist, Prakash and Ellenhorn LLC (2009-)  
    Psychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic, severe mental illness; including coordination, leadership, supervision, and instruction of multidisciplinary treatment team.
 
Attending Psychiatrist & Associate Director, Acute Psychiatric Service
MGH (Attending 2005-09; Associate Director 2007-08)
     Psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, treatment, and disposition of patients presenting to the MGH emergency room.  Manage milieu, coordinate resources, provide leadership, supervision, and instruction to attendings, residents, psychology interns, nurses, and adjunct administrative personnel.  
 
Forensic Activities:
Served as Forensic Psychiatrist, providing consultation, and expert opinion in forensic cases

Professional Society Involvement:
Cambridge Insight and Meditation Center, Member (2008-)
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Member (2004-)
Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Member (2004-)
New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Member (2004-)
American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Member (2004-)
American Psychiatric Association, Member (2003-)
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, Member (2003-)
 
Awards and Honors:
"Best 10 Psychiatrits, Boston, MA" - Yelp.com (2011-2017)
"Three Best Rated,  Boston, MA" - ThreeBestRated.com (2105-2017)
Making A Difference Grant - “Sensory Resources for Psychiatric Patients” MGH  (2007)
Anne Alonso Fellowship -American Group Psychotherapy Association  (2005)      
Harvard Medical School Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)      
APA/Lily Resident of the Year Research Award (2003)      
Tufts Medical School Excellence in Teaching Award (2002)           
PHS-NRSA Award from NIH - Subthalamic Control of Substantia Nigral Activity (1996)
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Assoc. Foundation: Neuroscience Research Fellowship (1994)
Ruggle's Scholarship, Full Tuition Scholarship (1991)
 
 
Report of Teaching and Leadership:
Leader- T-Group, Massachusetts General and Mclean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program (2012-)
Course Instructor, Student Case Conference, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, MGH (2008-10)
Psychiatrist and Supervision of  Counseling Center, Fisher College, Boston, MA (2004-10)
Mentor - Harvard University Medical Student Mentor Program (2004-05)
Course Co-Instructor,  “Great Concepts in Psychiatry”, MGH/Mclean (2002-04)

Academic Presentations
"Psychiatric Medications 101: Psychopharmacology for the non-MD,"  North Eastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Special Event (2013)
The Shaman's Way: Reconnecting to the Roots of Healing and Remembering Who We Really Are.” American Group Psychotherapy Assoc. Annual Conference (2012)
"Shall We Dance? The Role of Presence, Empathy, and Connection in the Healing Relationship"  North Eastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Breakfast Club (2010)
"Aggressive Enactments and Intolerable Pain in Group Therapy: Embracing Conflict to Create New and Transformative Solutions.” American Group Psychotherapy Assoc. Annual Conference (2010)
 “The Practice of Presence as a Foundational Leadership Skill”, Co-Instructor, APA Chief Residents Executive Leadership Program, New Orleans, LA (2007, 2008)
Case Discussant – Mclean Hospital, Chronic Psychotic Disorders Unit  (2008)  
“Management of Agitation”, Psychiatry Residency, MGH (2007, 2008)
 “Regression in the Service of Training: A Psychodynamic Perspective on Training in Psychotherapy”, American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference (2007)
 “Pharmacology of Antidepressents, Anxiolytics, Mood Stabilizers and Antipsychotics”, Fisher College, Boston MA (2006-10) 
“Club Drugs on Campus”, Fisher College, Boston, MA (2006-2008)
“First Steps in AGPA: Two Group Therapists in Training Reflect upon Their First AGPA Experience” American Croup Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference (2005)
“Borderline Personality Disorder” MGH Inpatient Unit Didactic Presentation (2004)
“Extrapyramidal Symptoms: Etiology and Clinical Correlates” MGH Consultation and Liason Service, Psychosomatic Lecture Series (2004)
“Fundamentals in Pharmacology: Drugs of Abuse”, Georgetown University School of Nursing (1999-2000)

Bibliography
Malkova, L.,  Forcelli, P.A.,Wellman, L., Dybdal, D., Dubach, M., and Gale, K. (2015) Blockade of Glutamatergic Transmission in Perirhinal Cortex Impairs Object Recognition Memory in Macaques
Dybdal, D., Forcelli, P.A., Dubach, M., Oppedisano, M., Holmes, A., Malkova, L., 1 and Gale, K., (2012) Topography of dyskinesias and torticollis evoked by inhibition of substantia nigra pars reticulata: Mov Disord. 28:460-8. Epub
Hodges, K & Dybdal, D. (2012) Welcome to AGPA: Two Group Therapists Reflect Upon Their First AGPA Annual Conference, Group, Vol 36.1, pp. 65-84
Dybdal, D: The relationship between the subthalamic nucleus and substantia nigra pars reticulata in the control of movement and seizure susceptibility in the rodent and primateUMI, Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan  2001
Dybdal, D., Gale, K., Postural and anticonvulsant effects of inhibition of the rat subthalamic nucleus: J Neuroscience, 20 (17):6728-6733, 2000
Dybdal, D., Dubach, M., Vaurio, R., Estabrooke, I., Heath, A., and Gale, K.: Focal inhibition of primate substantia nigra : a new model for human dyskinetic and dystonic syndromes. American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair Abstract, 1998
Dybdal, D., Dubach, M., Vaurio, R., Estabrooke, I., Heath, A., and Gale, K.: Focal inhibition of primate substantia nigra : a new model for human dyskinetic and dystonic syndromes. Soc.Neuroscience Abstract, 1997
Dybdal, D., Dubach, M., Vaurio, R., Estabrooke, I., Heath, A., and Gale, K.: Focal inhibition of primate substantia nigra is anticonvulsant. American Epilepsy Society Abstract, 1997
Fornai, F., Dybdal, D., Proctor, M., Gale,K.:  Focal Intracerebral Elevation of L-Lactate is Anticonvulsant., Eur. J. Pharm., 254 R1-R2, 1994

 
Dr David Dybdal, MD, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Boston, MA