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Leonard Lipson, M.A., Psychology

Leonard Lipson, M.A. received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Adelphi University and his Masters in Psychology from the New School for Social Research. He received four years of post-graduate education from The American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He has been in the private practice of psychotherapy for the past 29 years, with offices in Manhattan and Suffern, NY. Mr. Lipson created the Medical Adherence Training program in 1995. The program helps people adhere to what is medically recommended. The program now serves patients throughout the U.S. and is in the process of being put into book form. Mr. Lipson is a member of the Rockland County Psychological Society, The Society for Behavioral Medicine and The NYS Mental Health Counselors Association.

Exuberance Over Exubera: Some Cautionary Notes

We appreciate the over 3000 readers who have requested more information on Exubera. You obviously have an intense interest in finding out the right way to use this exciting new medicine for your patients. Leonard Lipson, M.A. Psychology, LMHC takes a look at some of the psychological challenges that this …

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Diabetes & Depression: What’s Going On and

To quote the lyrics from a song long ago, “Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” That there are connections between depression and diabetes has been established. The exact nature of those connections is under investigation. Obviously, we can’t sit around waiting for the last word on whether …

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Why Examine Your “Urge?

Towards the end of the first article of this series, I suggested that you attend to the experience of the “Urge”, which is what you feel, think and do when you turn away from adherence. I didn’t give you much of an explanation of why you should be doing this, …

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The Mind and Diabetes: Their Many Connections

My college’s motto was “The Truth Shall Make You Free.” It’s a noble sounding idea but, like a lot of what I learned during those years, many things in life are not quite that simple. Effective management of diabetes certainly requires truthful information. Following the motto, we would then expect …

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