Dr. Janice Lindsay-Hartz practiced clinical psychology for over 42 years in Miami, Florida. She has been a pioneer in the research and understanding of both troubling emotions such as shame and guilt, and wonderful emotions, such as joy, elation and gladness. One of her classic articles is, after 31 years, still among the top twenty cited articles ever appearing in American Behavioral Scientist. She dedicated herself to helping people understand, tolerate and change troubling emotions, and learn how to cultivate more joyous and positive emotions
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz earned her Bachelor of Science degree, in biology, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1970, graduating summa cum laude, and elected to Sigma Xi (a national, academic, scientific honor society). After teaching science to junior and senior high school students at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia and engaging in neuroscience research at the University of Pennsylvania Psychology Department, she then went on to earn her Masters and her Doctorate (Ph.D., 1980) in Clinical Psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts. After receiving honors for her graduate work (National Science Foundation Fellowships, Clark Scholar), she also published several articles and book chapters. She has given numerous professional talks nationally and locally.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz completed her internship in Princeton, New Jersey, at an APA-approved site, the Community Guidance Center. There, she received specialty training in psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral approaches. She completed her residency in psychology in Miami, Florida, at Grant Center Hospital, a residential psychiatric treatment hospital for adolescents and children. She also obtained specialty training
in family systems and marital therapy during a two year post-doctoral program at the Nathan Ackerman Institute of Family Therapy in New York City. She was credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and was a member of the American and the Florida Psychological Associations.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz has been a professor in the doctoral psychology program at Nova Southeastern University, School of Psychology; and currently, she is an affiliate professor at the Counseling Center, University of Miami. She was on the affiliate Medical Staff of Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital. She was in full-time private practice. She also provided supervision of and consultation with other licensed psychotherapists.
A life-long student of science and psychology, Dr. Lindsay-Hartz made it her mission always to learn the latest approaches, and to continue to learn about new areas. She was skilled in a variety of treatment approaches, including in-depth psychoanalytic psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples therapy.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz sought out advanced training in several areas. She had extensive training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and child play therapy. She has obtained training in teaching mindfulness meditation through the Residential Training Retreat for Professionals, taught by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Univeristy of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness. She taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course in mindfulness meditation, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and shown through scientific research to have positive results for a variety of psychological and physical ailments. Dr. Lindsay-Hartz followed the scientific basis for meditation through the Mind and Life Institute and attended their conferences.
Dr. Lindsay-Hartz also obtained training to work with adults and children who have developmental problems, including autism. She trained with Drs. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Weider, and incorporated the DIR™ model.