Medical Expert - Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD, M.Ed

Area of Expertise: Psychiatry
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Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD, M.Ed

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests are in the areas of child and adolescent psychiatry, family therapy, trauma and school-based mental health. His research interests have concentrated on school-based mental health, treatment adherence and the application of a counseling method called Motivational Interviewing (MI).. Prior to receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia's Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology in 2005, Dr. Kaplan worked as a special education teacher in both private and public school settings in the greater Boston area. He completed his dissertation on threats of violence by studients in special education. He joined the Wake Forest Baptist faculty in 2006. He became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2008 and has delivered dozens of trainings to health care professionals and mental health clinicians across North Carolina on the application of MI.


adolescent psychiatry, family therapy, ADHD, parent training in behavior management, school based mental health

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