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Lawrence Kutner

Psychologist, columnist and authority on parent/child communications. Mr. Lawrence Kutner is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  For seven years, he wrote the internationally syndicated, award-winning “Parent & Child” column for the New…

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Psychologist, columnist and authority on parent/child communications. Mr. Lawrence Kutner is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  For seven years, he wrote the internationally syndicated, award-winning “Parent & Child” column for the New York Times and was a child development columnist and contributing editor of Parents and Parenting magazines for more than a decade. He also is the author of six books on child development and parent-child communication, including the recently published book he co-authored entitled Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do.  Since 1991, he has served as the president of Health Communication Consultants, Inc. in Belmont, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Kutner also is a national Emmy award-winning television documentary producer and reporter, who has worked for public radio and television. He sits on the board of the Rosalyn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism at the Carter Center in Atlanta. In addition to Harvard, he has been on the faculties of the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University.

Dr. Kutner received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. He also trained at the Mayo Clinic. His wife, Dr. Cheryl Olson, will join him in Virginia.

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