Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Organizational Skills Training; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Selective Mutism.
Richard Gallagher, PhD, is an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and the director of special projects for the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders as well as coordinator of the Selective Mutism Program at the Child Study Center. Dr. Gallagher's interests include the treatment of children with Selective Mutism and organizational skills training. He has designed and evaluated several parent education programs including Thriving Teens - a program to help prevent smoking and substance abuse in young teens.
Dr. Gallagher earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Temple University. He completed postdoctoral studies in neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also served an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Human Development and Personality Institute of the Educational Testing Service.
Dr. Gallagher has been with the Child Study Center for over 15 years. He has served as clinical director of mental health services for the Port Washington School District Alternative High School, co-led and founded the specialty internship track in child and adolescent psychology in the Bellevue Hospital/NYU Psychology Training Program, was the initial director of the clinical postdoctoral program at the Child Study Center and served as director of the Parenting Institute.
Dr. Gallagher is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the New York Neuropsychology Group. Dr. Gallagher has served on scientific review committees for the National Institute of Mental Health and been a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has consulted for the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and the child advocacy groups, Children Now and the New York Corporate Counsel on After-School Time. He has been interviewed for numerous media outlets including New York Times, Parents Magazine, the Today Show, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and Good Morning America.