About Dr. Lipton

Utilizing an integration of psycho-educational strategies with clinical hypnosis and biofeedback producing permanent emotional and behavioral change.

Treating children (10 years and older), adolescents and adults. Integrating state-of-the-art technology in biofeedback and clinical hypnosis with cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Intensive multi-day treatment sessions individually tailored for out-of-state patients.

Result-focused treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sexual dysfunction, attention deficit disorder, marital discord and smoking cessation.


University of Wisconsin B.S. 1966 - Psychology - Madison, Wisconsin
State University of New York Ph.D. 1970 - Clinical Psychology - Buffalo, New York
Cornell University M.P.A. 1972 - Hospital and Health Care
Services Administration - Ithaca, New York

Professional Experience: Clinical Psychologist

Private Practice in Baltimore, MD Providing:

Individual, conjoint, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults

Treatment of stress-related disorders utilizing clinical hypnosis and biofeedback Additional services provided include psychodiagnostic evaluation and testing, and consultation

Forensic evaluations including custody, competency, criminal responsibility, and emotional injury

Baltimore, Maryland - January 1977 to the Present
Buffalo, New York - January 1970 to January, 1977
Ithaca, New York - December 1971 to December 1972


"Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired", Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D. and Marc B Lipton, Ph.D, M.P.A

Wynwood, New York, New York, 1989

"Chronic Fatigue and Other Ailments", Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D., and Marc B Lipton, Ph.D., MPA,

Wynwood, New York, New York, 1991(originally published as "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired")


Chaiklin, Harris; Marcus, Fred; Ephross, Paul; Lipton, Marc, "Translating Theory Into Practice:

The Making of An Applied Sociologist" Sociological Practice 6, 1, Fall,1986

Strategic Marketing: How to Achieve Independence and Prosperity in Your Mental Health Practice Reviewed by Marc B. Lipton Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training Journal of the Division of Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association Volume 3, Spring 1999, Number 1.

Specialized Professional Activities:

Commission Member Governor's Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Commission: State of Maryland 1992 –1993

Staff Associate Taylor Manor Hospital
Ellicott City, Maryland 1989 – 1995

Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland 1979 – 1986

Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Maryland,
Baltimore, Maryland 1979 –1983

Assistant Professor Department of Human and Family Relations, Buffalo State College,
Buffalo, New York 1970

Member Committee on Alcoholism
Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland Mayor’s Representative

Mayor's Representative Governor's Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
State of Maryland

Reviewer National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of Science Extramural Policy and Project Review Branch
Contract Review Unit

Chairperson Western New York Committee on Alcohol Problems, Advisory to the New York State Association of Councils on Alcoholism,
Buffalo, New York
1973 -1974

Co-Chairman Erie County Task Force on AlcoholProblems, Buffalo, New York
1972 -1973

Evaluation Consultant Community Mental Health Services
Administration Training Program
Division of Community Psychiatry
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 1973

Consultant, Organizational Development, Elmira Psychiatric Center
Elmira, New York 1971 -1972

Consultant Niagara Falls Memorial Medical
Center, Methadone Maintenance Program
Niagara Falls, New York 1972

Instructor Psychology, Niagara County Community College,
Niagara Falls, New York 1968 -1970

Executive Director, Lois Pope Foundation, Inc.
Manalapan, Florida - December 1989 – May 1992

Responsible for the initial planning and implementation of a multi-million dollar philanthropic foundation Participated with Board of Directors in establishing initial Foundation priorities and procedures of operation Worked with organizations in the design of grant programs compatible with established Foundation guidelines.

Clinical Affiliate, CIGNA Corporation:
Hartford, Connecticut June, 1987-1992
Responsible for evaluation and triage of employees and their family members referred by industries in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area that are affiliated with CIGNA Corporation's Employee Assistance Program contract services.

Assistant Commissioner of Health
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Addiction Services,
Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, Maryland January 1978 - November 1984

Responsible, as the first Assistant Commissioner of Health for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Addiction Services for the City of Baltimore, for developing local designate agency capacity to plan, develop, implement and contractually manage a comprehensive system of mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and drug abuse services of seventy five (75) programs, with a total gross program cost in excess of thirty (30) million dollars.

Responsible for:

The development of annual and long range service system objectives, through consultation with agency directors, regional and State Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse Administrations.Developed and implemented policies for involvement of providers and citizens in ongoing planning and management of program services.

Provided ongoing consultation to City Departments to insure a coordinated approach in addressing the multiple needs of residents with mental health, mental retardation and addiction problems.

Participated, as a member of the Mayor's Legislative Cadre, to review existing and introduce new Federal legislation impacting upon the overall health, education, and employment status of City residents. Planned and assisted in the implementation of new health and human service programs for City residents, through participation on the Mayor's Human Resources Cabinet.

Provided 24 hr/day, 7-day a week, on-the-scene mental health consultation to the Baltimore City Police Department, for suicide threat, barricade, and hostage situations.

Secured funding for the first alcoholism treatment program for youth funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in the United States. Added Baltimore City to the Federally funded Drug Abuse Warning Network.

Promoted the first involuntary psychiatric unit in a general hospital in Maryland, at Provident Hospital, and the first general hospital unit for the treatment of the psychotic alcoholic, at the same institution.

Developed pre-admission screening units and expanded aftercare treatment services in the City's community mental health centers. Developed several psycho-social rehabilitation programs to care for our chronically mentally ill citizens. Expanded activity center programming for adult mentally retarded citizens from a capacity of 382 in 1980 to 765 in 1983.

Secured funding for the first minority providers of mental retardation services in the State, and increased the number of providers of mental retardation services in the City from three in 1979 to thirteen in 1983.
Increased the utilization of City drug abuse treatment programs and expanded services to drug-abusing youth.

Organized the City Employee Assistance Program for 32,000 employees into what is now considered a national model for such programs.
Funded new community-based alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs.

Program Manager, Mental Health Emergency Clinic
E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital
Buffalo, New York August 1976 - January 1978

Responsible for:
The administration and management of a twenty-four (24) hour a day, seven (7) day a week, mental health emergency clinic serving seven thousand clients annually.

Directed twenty six (26) clinical staff, including psychiatric attendings, psychiatric residents, nurses, social workers, and community mental health workers in the evaluation, management, and dispositional determinations of clients experiencing emotional crises.

Responsible for the design and implementation of in-service training programs and innovative approaches in crisis intervention and management.

Developed and coordinated reciprocal agreements with a wide range of community and institutional mental health and health related facilities in Erie County, New York.

The Mental Health Emergency Clinic was the sole entry point of all admissions to an acute care psychiatric service of eighty (80) beds servicing residents of Erie County, New York, and a major entry point for Erie County's comprehensive community based mental health care delivery system.

Director, Addiction Services, Erie County Department of Mental Health
Buffalo, New York June 1973 - August 1976


The program planning, development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive network of alcohol and drug abuse preventive- education, treatment, and rehabilitation services which included 27 programs with annual operating budget totaling eight (8) million dollars, for a population base of 1,200,000 people in Erie County, New York Supervised a professional staff in the discharge of these activities.

Responsible for project management of annual services system objectives through consultation with agency directors and Regional and State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Authorities.

Administered the annual review of new and proposed services through program/budget analysis and for the development of an annual and comprehensive plan for alcohol and drug abuse services Participated in establishment of priorities with the Commissioner and made determinations on the allocation of resources through contracts to service agencies.

Responsible for the development and implementation of service system support objectives including: the development of program standards, guidelines and evaluation procedures, the development of manpower training and education plans and programs, the development of new funding sources at the County, State, and Federal levels.

Created planning mechanism for involvement of providers and citizens in decision-making and program operation including Drug Directorate, Professional Advisory Committee on Alcoholism Designed the plan for integration of addiction services into catchmented community-based service operations.

Designed program service modalities to provide a range of social and environmental approaches to complement more traditional clinical intervention strategies.

Participated, as a member of the Commissioner's Executive Committee, in the overall planning and development of policy and procedures for a comprehensive system of mental health care and addiction services.

Director, Drug Addiction Services, Erie County Department of Mental Health
Buffalo, New York December 1971- June 1973

(Responsibilities as defined above, excluding alcoholism services)

Clinical Psychologist, Ithaca College Health Center
Ithaca, New York September 1970 - December 1971

Participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing a total range of health and mental health care services to Ithaca College students Responsibilities included the provision of individual, conjoint, and group psychotherapy on an outpatient basis Served as on-call consultant to medical staff of college infirmary.

Supervising Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychiatry Service Erie County Department of Mental Health

Buffalo, New York, March, 1970 – August 1970
Responsible for: (as the first staff member of this new service)

The development and implementation of initial agency service plans and objectives Worked with County Director of Probation, Sheriff's Department, Police, Family, City and Supreme Courts, Jail, and Penitentiary to develop policies and procedures for servicing the mental health evaluation and consultation needs of the criminal justice system in Erie County, New York Performed mental status and psychodiagnostic evaluations on defendants referred by City, County, and Supreme Courts. Provided case consultation to the Department of Probation, Parole, and Penitentiary.

Responsible for assignment and coordination of all Qualified Psychiatrist examinations ordered in Erie County.

Initial objective for the agency was reached during this period, which was the development of a psychiatric unit in the Erie County Holding Facility in order to preclude transfer of clients to the County Hospital, eliminating unnecessary delays and expense previously associated with psychiatric evaluations provided to the Courts.

Clinical Psychologist, Monsignor Carr Psychiatric Clinic
Buffalo, New York December 1969 – August 1970
Participated as a member of a multi-disciplinary clinic staff in the provision of individual, conjoint, family, group and behavior therapy with both adolescents and adults.

Clinical Psychologist, Adolescent Unit, Buffalo State Hospital
Buffalo, New York December 1969 – August 1970
Participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing inpatient psychiatric services to an adolescent population

Provided individual and family psychotherapy Consulted with rehabilitation agencies in the community in developing integrated and appropriate treatment plans for individual clients; supervised para-professional staff and delivered in-service training lectures to the Unit Team .

Clinical Psychologist, Family Court Psychiatric Center
Buffalo, New York January 1968 – June 1968
Psychodiagnostic evaluation of juvenile family court offenders; psychological, psychiatric, and social information integrated by an interdisciplinary evaluation team and utilized to reach a final determination in the form of a recommendation to Family Court Judges.


Clinical Psychology Trainee May 1967 – December 1969
Veterans Administration Hospital
Buffalo, New York

Resident, Hospital Administration May 1971- September 1971
Elmira Psychiatric Center Elmira, New York

Licensed Psychologist:
Maryland: 1184
New York: 4065 (Inactive)

Favorite Quotes

God, give me the courage to change what I can change, the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Neibuhr - 1926

I have worried about many things in my life, most of which have never happened.
- Mark Twain

40 Years Clinical Treatment Experience!

•Individual Psychotherapy
•Couples Counseling
•Group Psychotherapy
•Family Counseling
•Psychological Testing
•Forensic Evaluations
•Psychotherapy Psychological Testing