Dr. Janice Lindsay-Hartz
retired from her practice of
psychology on May 15, 2015.
This website is currently
being maintained for
informational purposes only.
|Dr. Janice Lindsay-Hartz practiced clinical
psychology for over 35 years in Miami,
Florida. She has been a pioneer in the
research and understanding of both
troubling emotions such as shame and
guilt, and wonderful emotions, such as joy
|elation and gladness. One of her classic articles is, after 24 years, still among the top
twenty cited articles ever appearing in American Behavioral Scientist. She dedicated
herself to helping people understand, tolerate and change troubling emotions, and
learn how to cultivate more joyous and positive emotions.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz earned her Bachelor of Science degree, in biology, from Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1970, graduating summa cum laude, and
elected to Sigma Xi (a national, academic, scientific honor society). After teaching
science to junior and senior high school students at the Germantown Friends School
in Philadelphia and engaging in neuroscience research at the University of
Pennsylvania Psychology Department, she then went on to earn her Masters and her
Doctorate (Ph.D., 1980) in Clinical Psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts.
After receiving honors for her graduate work (National Science Foundation
Fellowships, Clark Scholar), she also published several articles and book chapters.
She has given numerous professional talks nationally and locally.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz completed her internship in Princeton, New Jersey, at an APA-
approved site, the Community Guidance Center. There, she receivd specialty training
in psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral approaches. She completed her residency
in psychology in Miami, Florida, at Grant Center Hospital, a residential psychiatric
treatment hospital for adolescents and children. She also obtained specialty training
in family systems and marital therapy during a two year post-doctoral program at the
Nathan Ackerman Institute of Family Therapy in New York City. She was credentialed
by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and was a member of the
American and the Florida Psychological Associations.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz has been a professor in the doctoral psychology program at Nova
Southeastern University, School of Psychology; and currently, she is an affiliate
professor at the Counseling Center, University of Miami. She was on the affiliate
Medical Staff of Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital, and was a member of both
the American and the Florida Psychological Associations. She was in full-time private
practice. She also provided supervision of and consultation with other licensed
A life-long student of science and psychology, Dr. Lindsay-Hartz made it her mission
always to learn the latest approaches, and to continue to learn about new areas. She
was skilled in a variety of treatment approaches, including in-depth psychoanalytic
psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral
therapy, and couples therapy.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz sought out advanced training in several areas. She had extensive
training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, mindfulness-
based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and child play therapy. She has
obtained training in teaching mindfulness meditation through the Residential Training
Retreat for Professionals, taught by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the
Univeristy of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness. She taught
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course in mindfulness
meditation, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and shown
through scientific research to have positive results for a variety of psychological and
physical ailments. Dr. Lindsay-Hartz followed the scientific basis for meditation
through the Mind and Life Institute and attended their conferences.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz also obtained training to work with adults and children who have
developmental problems, including autism. She trained with Drs. Stanley Greenspan
and Serena Weider, and incorporated the DIR™ model.
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