McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
At McLean, Richard S. Schwartz, MD, focuses on the education of psychiatric residents as teacher, supervisor and mentor and senior consultant for the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is co-director of the Program in Psychodynamics, offering more intensive and advanced training in psychotherapy to residents. Dr. Schwartz has received multiple awards for his teaching. He serves as an associate professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.
Particular areas of interest are issues surrounding social isolation, loneliness, social connection, and lasting marriage. With his wife, Jacqueline Olds, MD, he has co-authored three books for general audiences on these subjects. Together, they have also developed and brought to market a wearable light tracker to improve the effectiveness of bright light therapy in psychiatry.
Olds J, Schwartz RS, Webster H. Overcoming loneliness in everyday life. New York: Birch Lane Press, 1996.
Schwartz RS, Olds J. Marriage in motion: the natural ebb and flow of lasting relationships. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000.
Olds J, Schwartz RS. The lonely American: drifting apart in the twenty-first century. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.