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Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD, ABPP

Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

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Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD, ABPP

Research Summary

I have been involved in many research projects. Most recently, I am interested in the effects of mindfulness on ADHD and the genetics of ADHD. I am also involved in several international studies on the use of online behavior in children and adolescents and also on the effects of quarantining on adolescent mental health in Mexico.

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Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Vitulano is an executive coach and clinical psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience in a variety of fields relating to growth and development of individuals seeking personal and professional advancement. He is a clinical professor of psychology at the Yale School of Medicine and responsible for teaching and training professionals for leadership roles. He is the former chief psychologist of the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and president of the Connecticut Behavior Therapy Association. He serves on the Boards of several organizations and journals including the American Psychological Association, Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Journal of Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Larry Vitulano has published widely in several areas such as anger management, behavioral interventions for change, coping with chronic illness, executive coaching, executive functioning and ADHD, group therapy, hypnosis, mindfulness and sports psychology. He is experienced in the integration of assessment and feedback for executive development and leadership enhancement. Larry often utilizes standardized instruments in the assessment phase of coaching, such as the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Team Management Index, and Highlands Ability Battery. Personal development and goal setting are always done with an individual in a personalized approach, matching the executive’s strengths to the organizational needs. This sometimes occurs in concert with team building and organizational interventions. Larry has been actively involved in the practice of executive coaching for over fifteen years. He has lectured extensively on executive coaching and organizational consultation at Yale, University of San Francisco, Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, University of Rome La Sapienza, several universities in Istanbul, the Tavistock Institute and elsewhere. Larry is an active member of the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He has worked with executives from a variety of organizations including Apple, Synchrony Financial Bank, S&P McGraw Hill Financial, ThomsonReuters, Razorfish, GE, BNP Paribas, Coach Inc., Paul Newman Foundation, University of San Francisco, Fairfield University, Malcolm Pirnie/Arcadis, Inc., Kennedy/Jenks Engineering and Kohl’s.

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Selected Publications

  • 45. Vitulano, ML and Vitulano LA. Book Review: The Schmuck in My Office by Jody J. Foster and Michelle Joy. 2017. St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY. J of Amer Academy of Ch and Adol Psychiatry, vol 57, issue 12, pp 982-983, Dec 2018.J of Amer Academy of Ch and Adol Psychiatry, vol 57, issue 12, pp 982-983, Dec 2018.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Motor Disorders43. Vitulano, L.A., M.L. Vitulano, R.A. King and J.F. Leckman. Neurodevelopmental disorders: Motor disorders. In: Psychiatry, 4th ed, A. Tasman, J. Kay, J. A. Lieberman, M.B. First and M.B. Riba (Eds.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2015.
  • 32. Nardone, MJ, Johnson, ND, Vitulano, LA. Executive Coaching as an Organizational Intervention: Benefits and Challenges of a Team of Coaches Working with Multiple Executives in a Client System. In: Mind-ful Consulting, A. Whittle and K. Izod (Eds). London: Karnac Press, 2009.Nardone, MJ, Johnson, ND, Vitulano, LA. Executive Coaching as an Organizational Intervention: Benefits and Challenges of a Team of Coaches Working with Multiple Executives in a Client System. In: Mind-ful Consulting, A. Whittle and K. Izod (Eds). London: Karnac Press, 2009.