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Daniel Kirschenbaum, Ph.D.

Daniel Kirschenbaum, Ph.D.

Member, RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School

My Clinical Expertise:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Structured Eating
  • Obesity & Overeating
  • Weight Loss

Dr. Daniel Kirschenbaum, a clinical psychologist, was director of the Eating Disorders Program at Northwestern University Medical School, where he remains professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences. He is also president of Wellspring, the leading provider of treatment services for overweight young people in North America and a member of CRC Health Group. Dr. Kirschenbaum is a fellow and diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology in the American Psychological Association and former president of its Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology. He has served as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee, the National Basketball Association, the Ladies Professional Golf Association, the Chicago Bears, and numerous professional journals and major corporations.

Professor Kirschenbaum has provided invited addresses at many professional conferences worldwide, received numerous grants for research, and published 10 books and more than 150 journal articles on weight loss, sport psychology, and related topics. His book, The Nine Truths about Weight Loss, was unanimously endorsed by the board of directors, American Council on Exercise, as “the best book ever written for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off” and his approach to the psychology of golf was awarded the top prize for mental skills training in the first Science of Golf competition (2001) by the World Scientific Congress on Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland) and Golf Magazine.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Director, Eating Disorders Program at Northwestern University Medical School
  • President of Wellspring
  • Member, CRC Health Group
  • Fellow and Diplomate, Clinical Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • President, Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Consultant: United States Olympic Committee, National Basketball Association, Ladies Professional Golf Association, Chicago Bears, and numerous professional journals and major corporations
  • Lecturer, many professional conference worldwide
  • Recipient: numerous grants for research
  • Published 10 books and more than 150 journal articles
  • Author, “The Nine Truths about Weight Loss”; unanimously endorsed by the board of directors, American Council on Exercise, as “the best book ever written for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off”
  • Awarded the top prize for mental skills training in the first Science of Golf competition (2001) by the World Scientific Congress on Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland) and Golf Magazine for his approach to the psychology of golf

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