Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD, studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these problems.
His groundbreaking book, Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents, is the first and only book to provide a completely parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety. It is full of detailed guidance and practical suggestions for parents on how to: understand childhood anxiety and OCD; talk with an anxious child; avoid common traps and pitfalls, such as being overly protective or demanding; and identify ways they’ve been enabling a child’s anxious behaviors.
Professor Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects and the author of research papers, books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is the father of three great boys.