Marc Galanter (psychiatrist)

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For the law professor with the same name, see Marc Galanter

Marc Galanter is Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.[1] He is Deputy Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at New York University’s Dept. of Psychiatry, which is a part of the Nathan S. Kline Institute World Health Organization Collaborating Center.[2][3] His studies have addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, and self-help treatment for substance abusers.

Galanter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1969-1971) where he did his residency in psychiatry.[1] After that he was a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health, and then an NIH Career Teacher.[citation needed] He later served as President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) (1976-1977), the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (1991-1992), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (1999-2001).[4]


  • Galanter, Marc, ed. (July 1989). Cults and New Religious Movements : A Report of the American Psychiatric Association (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. ISBN 978-0890422120. 
  • Galanter, Marc (June 1993). Network therapy for alcohol and drug abuse : a new approach in practice. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465000999. 
  • Galanter, Marc (20 May 1999). Cults : Faith, healing, and coercion (2 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195123708. 
  • Galanter, Marc (7 July 2005). Spirituality and the healthy mind : science, therapy, and the need for personal meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195176698. 
  • Pargament, Kenneth I.; Exline, Julie J.; Jones, James W., eds. (2013). "Charismatic groups and cults: A psychological and social analysis". APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. pp. 729–740. ISBN 1-4338-1079-4. 

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  1. ^ a b Marc Galanter. "Marc Galanter - NYU School of Medicine". Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  2. ^ Marc Galanter. "Marc Galanter, MD". Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Nathan Kline Institute". Retrieved 2015-03-05. The Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at New York University’s Dept. of Psychiatry is a part of the Collaborating Center, and is headed by Deputy Director Marc Galanter, MD. 
  4. ^ Marc Galanter. "Biography and Statement - Marc Galanter- MD- FASAM". Retrieved 2015-03-05.