About Dr. McWelling Todman
Dr. Todman completed his Bachelor's Degree at Swarthmore College. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research, followed by Internship at the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice at NSSR. In addition to teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of psychopathology, addictions, and research, he is the Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Master's Program, and the Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology.
Dr. Todman's research focus may be broadly defined as an interest in psychopathology along the schizophrenia spectrum, a critical and progressive dialogue around chemical and behavioral addications, and the potential for insight and self-monitoring of psychotic and addictive behavior. He is also interested in the assessment and classification of psychiatric disorders. Lastly, Dr. Todman has an acute interest in the psychological derivatives of boredom and boredom proneness.
Awards and Honors:
Principal Investigator. Title: The Rehab Project Faculty Development Award-Research (6/2001 - 5/2002)
Outstanding Leadership Award in Community Mental Health Services. Trustees of Columbia University, 1996
Community Service Award, Harlem Hospital, 1995
Marrow Prize for Dissertation Excellence, Graduate Faculty, New School, 1986
New School Scholarships, Graduate Faculty, 1980 - 1984
Recent and Notable Publications:
Todman, M. & Lehr, E. (2009). Boredom and Boredom Proneness in Children: Implications for Academic and Social Adjustment. In M. Todman (Ed.) Self-Regulation and Social Competence: Psychological Studies in Identity, Achievement, and Work-Family Dynamics. Athens: ATINER Press.
Todman. M. & Colleagues. (2008). Boredom. Hallucination-proneness and Hypohedonia in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders. in K. Yip (Ed.) Schizoaffective Disorder: International Perspectives on Understanding, Intervention, and Rehabilitation. New York: Nova Science Publications.