Anthony Rao is a nationally-known child psychologist, who currently consults with parents and educators on helping young people address modern challenges.
Dr. Anthony Rao, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rao worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital and served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, where he trained psychologists and physicians in the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT. Dr. Rao has been a featured expert on documentaries and has been interviewed for articles in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Parents Magazine, among many others. His editorial letters and opinions have appeared in a wide range of publications including Newsweek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.Dr. Rao has lectured extensively at universities, including Tufts University, Emerson College, and Boston University. He regularly presents at conferences, parenting groups, and conducts workshops for professionals around the country who work with children and young adults. His first book, The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys (HarperCollins) is an expose on the current crisis in American boyhood. It urges parents, educators, pediatricians, psychologists, and other developmental experts to reevaluate and radically alter how we raise boys – so boys can be their best, respecting their unique development right from the start.
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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1 hour, 47 minutes