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Charles Fishman, MD

​About Dr. Fishman:

Dr. Charles Fishman has forty years of experience treating families, adolescents, and patients diagnosed with eating disorders.  He is currently the clinical director at Reconnect Family Services and NZ Eating Disorder Specialists Ltd., both located in New Zealand.

Dr. Fishman designs treatment programs to strengthen the family and the young person’s place within it. He also manages an outpatient client in West Auckland to provide therapy to children with less severe behavioral problems.

Dr. Fishman is Board-Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. An Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr Fishman is recruited for his supervision and teaching in Europe, South and Central America, United States, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand and Australia.

Dr Fishman was the Clinical Director for Maori Mental Health Waitemata District Health Board, in which he provided direct clinical care and developed programs to build a comprehensive system of care for the Maori community of West and North Auckland. Author of Enduring Change in Eating Disorders. Supported with qualitative data, he discusses the five step model of Intensive Structural Therapy

Other publications by Dr. Fishman include Intensive Structural Therapy (1993), Treating Troubled Adolescents (1989), Evolving Models of Family Change (1986) with Dr. Bernice Rosman and Family Therapy Techniques (1981) with Salvador Minuchin.

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