DR. JUDITH LANDAU

Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, CIP, CAI, CRS, President and CEO of Linking Human Systems, LLC, and ARISE® Network, and President of LINC Foundation, Inc., is a child, family and community neuropsychiatrist. A former professor of psychiatry and family medicine, she has devoted her career to developing Evidence-Based, Best Practice collaborative care family and community systems and resilience models. She enjoys overcoming challenging patient, family, business and community issues, and unraveling complex systems. Dr. Landau has consulted with addiction and mental health treatment centers, mental health professionals, consultants, organizations and interventionists around the world. Former professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester, and Senior Consultant to the Trauma Studies Program at NYU and Columbia, Dr. Landau draws upon 40+ years of research and experience aimed at facilitating long-term healing for addicted individuals and their families. 

 

Based on her extensive research into relational resilience, Dr. Landau developed the Evidence-Based, Best-Practice Transitional Family Therapy, the first integrative model of family therapy. She subsequently developed Evidence-Based interventions at individual, family, and community level (coining the term “community resilience”) based on this model. These include: LINC Community Resilience, ARISE Continuing Care with Intervention, a method for engaging and treating addicted individuals and their families, and LIFE, applied to reducing intimate partner violence, STDs/HIV/AIDS, and addiction in inner city and minority women. She took early retirement from her academic position to apply these methods in the “real world.” She has conducted several dozen country and state-wide community interventions, numerous executive and business interventions, and a few thousand individual and family interventions.


Author and co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications and books, she has taught in over 100 countries, and trained several thousand trainers, therapists and interventionists. She has been principal investigator on research through WHO, NIDA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, and has consulted to UN, WHO, NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, CDC & P, national and international universities, and international governments including Argentina, South Africa, Hungary, Brazil, Taiwan, all the countries in the former Yugoslavia (most recently Kosovo), Brazil, and to a United States Congressional Committee on the prevention of the consequences of mass disaster. She currently consults to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


A Senior Fulbright Fellow, and Fellow of Orthopsychiatry, Association, AAMFT and NCFR, she is the recipient of awards for AAMFT’s Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy and AFTA’s Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy. Past president of International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) she has served on numerous editorial, national and international association boards.


Dr. Landau continues to explore the interface of trauma, resilience and addiction and its impact on mental and physical health by identifying trauma that spans generations. Her current presentations and TEDX talk, “Family Stories, Secrets and Survival,” focus on family resilience, trauma, addiction, behavioral health, mental illness, and collaborative care. She is an Isangoma or traditional African healer and a member of 4 Winds Indigenous Healers, committed to bridging traditional wisdom and western science.

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